Reserves defeat Haddington

8th August 2018

Hearts Reserves beat Haddington Athletic 7-1 on Tuesday evening.

Hearts Reserves ran out emphatic 7-1 winners against Haddington Athletic on Tuesday evening.

The Jambos sent a strong Reserve side to Haddington in a match that formed part of the events celebrating the town's 700 year history.

Aidan Keena gave Hearts a great start with a 10 yard header from across ball but this was wiped out on 19 minutes when Harry Cochrane

deflected a corner kick into his own net.

Seven minutes later, Daniel Baur regained Hearts lead following a strong run through the defence, riding two tackles before slotting home a left foot shot. 

On 34 minutes, Keena steered home a through ball before Dario Zanatta pounced on a defensive blunder three minutes later to net a fourth.

On the stroke of half-time, Anthony McDonald scored the goal of the night with a brilliant 30 yard shot into the roof of the net. Hearts made a few second half changes including the luckless Cochrane

who limped out of the action minutes after half-time.

Despite the changes, Hearts dominated proceedings and but for some fine saves from the 'keeper and a few missed chances only a further two goals were added when Keena completed his "hat-trick" on 51 minutes by rifling home a

Baur pass from the edge of the box.

On 59 minutes Chris Hamilton deflected home a Bobby Burns pass to complete the scoring.

HEARTS: Mason (Silva 46); Logan, Baur, Hamilton, Petkov, Trialist (Trialist 59), McDonald, Cochrane (C Smith 48), Keena, Burns (Ritchie 59), Zanatta (Amankwaa 46). Subs not used: Ward, Hickey


By Bill Smith