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Wee Jambos see off Killie: Hearts 1-0 Kilmarnock

30th March 2022

Hearts U18s maintained their winning record with a gutsy 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Oriam. 

Murray Thomas' 76th minute winner wrapped up the points for the Wee Jambos, making it four wins on the spin for Hearts - managed by Donald Park with Steven Naismith away on Scotland duty. 

It also marked the second consecutive match where a Thomas goal proved decisive with the youngster having bagged the winner away to Hamilton Accies last time out. 

After a goalless first half, Mackenzie Ross thought he had broken the deadlock on 72 minutes before seeing his goal ruled out for offside. 

Hearts soon had their lead though; Thomas firing home from close range just minutes later after some great work by substitute James Wilson to tee him up from a cutback. 

The Wee Jambos held on, and secured the win against a quality Kilmarnock side.

The Hearts XI: McFarlane, Friel (Pleisewicz 61'), Tait, Hambrook (Ross 61'), Thomas, Sandilands (Wilson 61'), Forrester, McLuckie, Rathie, Nair (Smutek 85'), Gordon (Simpson 78')

Subs: Paris, Smutek, Chisholm, Simpson, Ross, Wilson, Plesiewicz

The Killie XI: O'Connor, McKnight, Spencer, Holding, Miller, Clark, Leslie, Watson, Wales, Brown, Kirkpatrick, 

Subs: Glavin, Gilmour, Hughes, Holmes