Scottish Championship
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Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Alloa Ath

Danny Wilson scores for Hearts against Alloa Athletic
Captain Danny Wilson netted Hearts' second

Scottish Championship winners Hearts recorded a comfortable win over relegation-threatened Alloa Athletic.

Callum Paterson broke the deadlock with a long-range effort just before the break.

Captain Danny Wilson headed in James Keatings' cross for Hearts' second early in the second period.

Iain Flannigan's shot for Alloa whistled narrowly wide before home striker Soufian El Hassnaoui struck from 20 yards.

Alloa's Mark Docherty was sent off late on for a second bookable offence.

Having suffered only their second league defeat of the season against Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday, Premiership-bound Hearts move on to 84 points for the season with four games left.

Second-bottom Alloa are now just three points ahead of Livingston, having played a game more.

Line-ups

Hearts

  • 13Hamilton
  • 2Paterson
  • 22McKaySubstituted forMcGheeat 78'minutes
  • 4WilsonBooked at 72mins
  • 44Eckersley
  • 11Nicholson
  • 21Anderson
  • 6GomisSubstituted forPallardo Gonzalezat 67'minutes
  • 12King
  • 9El Hassnaoui
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forOliverat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Alexander
  • 3McHattie
  • 7Walker
  • 14Pallardo Gonzalez
  • 16Oliver
  • 20Sow
  • 30McGhee

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 2TiffoneySubstituted forRobertsat 60'minutes
  • 4Gordon
  • 14Benedictus
  • 3DochertyBooked at 90mins
  • 30Ferguson
  • 8McCord
  • 16FlanniganBooked at 70mins
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forChopraat 73'minutes
  • 7Cawley
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forLayneat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gibson
  • 9Spence
  • 18Hetherington
  • 25Chopra
  • 26Layne
  • 28Rutherford
  • 29Roberts
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
15,156

Match Stats

Home TeamHeartsAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Heart of Midlothian 3, Alloa Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Heart of Midlothian 3, Alloa Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic).

Billy King (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic).

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian).

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Philip Roberts (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Callum Paterson.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Jordan McGhee replaces Brad McKay.

Booking

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Michael Chopra replaces Graeme Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Isaac Layne replaces Liam Buchanan.

Booking

Danny Wilson (Heart of Midlothian) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Danny Wilson (Heart of Midlothian).

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Soufian El Hassnaoui (Heart of Midlothian).

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian).

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Heart of Midlothian 3, Alloa Athletic 0. Soufian El Hassnaoui (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Nicholson.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Miguel Pallardó replaces Morgaro Gomis.

Attempt missed. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Kenny Anderson (Heart of Midlothian).

David Ferguson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Philip Roberts replaces Jonathan Tiffoney.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Gary Oliver replaces James Keatings.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Attempt blocked. Brad McKay (Heart of Midlothian) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Attempt saved. Morgaro Gomis (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts32273290207084
2Hibernian32177858302858
3Rangers30177657302758
4Falkirk33141094642452
5Queen of Sth31148950371350
6Raith Rovers32126143953-1442
7Dumbarton3296173269-3733
8Cowdenbeath3374222979-5025
9Alloa3248202550-2520
10Livingston3157193248-1617
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