Hearts B manager Liam Fox praised the attitude of his young Hearts side following their 2-2 draw with Linlithgow Rose at Ainslie Park. The Wee Jambos were ahead early on through Mackenzie Ross, but two quick-fire strikes from Rose saw the men in maroon behind at the break.Makenzie Kirk produced an early goal of the season contender to level the scores on the hour mark and although both sides had chances late on, neither could snatch a winner as it finished a point apiece.
Speaking to the Official Hearts Website at full-time, Fox said:
“I thought it was a very entertaining game for the neutral and I thought we were very good for large spells of the game. “We get the first goal but then credit to Linlithgow, they came back at us and it’s a great strike from the boy to level it up and then Liam makes a mistake. “That is all part of learning and developing and what pleases me is he makes a save at the end of the game which ensures we get a point.“In the second half, I thought we were very brave. We created numerous chances and my frustration is that the boys aren’t getting their rewards for the effort they are putting into games.“I can’t fault the boys for their attitude and application. Linlithgow are an experienced side who have players who have been around the block, so we stood up to that which is a pleasing aspect. “There is no easy game in this league. Every team poses different challenges and that’s the beauty of this league for the boys. They have to raise their levels every week and adapt to different opponents."