2021/22 Season Review: April & May06 February 2022
Ross County 1-1 Hearts
Hearts played out a 1-1 draw with Ross County in a cinch Premiership encounter in Dingwall.
Alex Iacovitti's opener was cancelled out by a Barrie McKay strike five minutes before half-time as an entertaining spectacle ended with a point-a-piece in the Highlands.
Hearts' final sub saw Makenzie Kirk, son of former Hearts striker and coach Andy, make his senior debut in place of Boyce but there was to be no further action during the 5 minutes of stoppage time as the Jambos settled for a point in Dingwall.
Next up, the first of an Edinburgh Derby double!
Hearts 3-1 Hibs
The Jambos swatted the Hibs aside at Tynecastle to guarantee a return to European football.
Drey Wright gave Hibs a goal after five minutes in Gorgie, but a Halliday double either side of a Stephen Kingsley goal ensured the bragging rights were remaining in the west end of Edinburgh.
Hearts 2-1 Hibs
Hearts saw off Hibs to reach the 2022 Scottish Cup Final after a hard-fought win at Hampden Park.
Two absolute beauties from Ellis Simms and Stephen Kingsley had Hearts two goals up in 20 minutes but Chris Cadden reduced the arrears.
Joe Newell saw red for Hibs in the second half and the Jambos held onto their lead to secure European group stage football next season for the first time in 18 years.
Dundee United 2-3 Hearts
Hearts ran out winners over Dundee United in a five-goal thriller at Tannadice.
Dylan Levitt's early opener was cancelled out by Liam Boyce's close-range effort before half time. The Jambos got their noses in front when Josh Ginnelly rounded the keeper to score before Ryan Edwards' 25-yard strike restored parity. With eight minutes remaining, substitute Ellis Simms slammed an unstoppable effort beyond Benjamin Siegrist to seal all three points.
Hearts 0-0 Ross County
Hearts and Ross County played out a goalless draw in a competitive encounter at Tynecastle Park.
Despite numerous second half chances for the men in maroon, the deadlock wasn't to be broken as they made it ten matches unbeaten.
On 81 minutes it was close as Halliday fed McKay who cut onto his right foot inside the area but his shot hit the side netting.
As we entered the two minutes of added time, Halliday drove at the County area and slid in Boyce who curled his shot agonisingly wide of the post as the Jambos had to settle for the point.
Celtic 4-1 Hearts
Hearts suffered their first defeat in almost three months as Celtic came from behind to win 4-1.
Ellis Simms opened the scoring inside three minutes but Daizen Maeda, Kyogo Furuhashi, Matt O'Riley and Giorgos Giakoumakis scored for the hosts.
The Jambos started the match brightly and took a stunning lead inside three minutes. Liam Boyce nudged on a cross from Alex Cochrane and Simms smashed the ball home from around ten yards.
Motherwell 2-1 Hearts
Hearts were edged out 2-1 by Motherwell at Fir Park in our final away day of the season.
Josh Ginnelly cancelled out Joe Efford’s early opener, only for Ricki Lamie to pounce for the game’s winner ten minutes into the second half.
Hearts 1-3 Rangers
Hearts were defeated by Rangers in the final match of the 2021/22 cinch Premiership season.
Peter Haring's curling effort gave the Jambos the lead, but goals from Cedric Itten, Alex Lowry and Cole McKinnon gave the visitors all three points.
Rangers 2-0 Hearts
Hearts were defeated by Rangers after extra time in the Scottish Cup Final.
After a tense 90 minutes, the Jambos ultimately lost out after goals from Ryan Jack and Scott Wright inside the opening six minutes of the additional thirty.