Derby drama for Wee Jambos

18th September 2013

Jordan McGhee grabs last gasp equaliser for Wee Jambos in a night of drama against city rivals Hibs.

Hearts U20s were held to a 2-2 draw by city rivals Hibs last night in a match that had the most dramatic of endings.

The Wee Jambos looked to be taking all three points until the visitors scored two late penalties, but Jordan McGhee was on hand to nod home a stoppage time equaliser to make sure Hearts got a share of the spoils.

Darren Murray's starting line-up featured McGhee and Adam King in defence, Callum Tapping slotted into midfield while Dale Carrick, Gary Oliver and Sam Nicholson made up the front three.

The first half saw chances aplenty with King coming closest for Hearts but his header was cleared off the line by Hibs' Jordon Forster, as both teams went in goalless at half time.

At the restart Oliver headed off the crossbar as the Wee Jambos pushed to break the deadlock. That breakthrough was made on 63 minutes when Nicholson fired home from inside the box.

On the 85th minute Hibs were awarded the first of two penalties. McGhee was judged to have fouled Forster in the box and Ross Caldwell finished from the spot. With only two minutes remaining the second penalty was given, this time Angus Beith was alleged to have made contact with Sam Stanton as he ran towards the touch-line. Again, Caldwell made no mistake from 12 yards.

With Hearts staring defeat in the face the game took another twist as the Wee Jambos refused to give up. Beith swung in a free kick on the edge of the box on the 91st minute, and following a spot of six yard box pinball McGhee eventually headed over the line to salvage a point.

Hearts could perhaps count themselves unlucky not to have taken all three points in a match that had spectators on the edge of their seats. Next up for Darren's boys is the SFA Youth Cup match with Spartans at Tynecastle on Sunday 22nd September, kick-off is 1pm.

You can read an in-depth match report on the HYDC website by clicking here.

On HeartsTV today, manager Gary Locke has the latest news from the dressing-room and looks ahead to the trip to Dingwall this weekend.