Scottish Championship
Hearts2Raith Rovers1

Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Raith Rovers

Sam Nicholson and Soufian El Hassnaoui were on target as champions Hearts wrapped up another Tynecastle victory.

A listless game was lifted on 34 minutes when Nicholson ran on to a flick from Osman Sow before shooting low into the corner.

The lead was doubled after the interval when El Hassnaoui picked his spot from the edge of the penalty box.

Calum Elliot reduced the deficit with a cool finish, while Hearts duo Jamie Walker and Gary Oliver hit the post.

This result takes the runaway title winners' home tally to 15 victories from 17 games, with 55 goals scored.

Line-ups

Hearts

  • 15Gallacher
  • 3McHattie
  • 2Paterson
  • 4Wilson
  • 5Ozturk
  • 7Walker
  • 6Gomis
  • 21AndersonSubstituted forMcKirdyat 57'minutes
  • 11NicholsonSubstituted forKeatingsat 69'minutes
  • 20SowSubstituted forOliverat 69'minutes
  • 9El Hassnaoui

Substitutes

  • 13Hamilton
  • 16Oliver
  • 19Keatings
  • 22McKay
  • 23Zeefuik
  • 30McGhee
  • 34McKirdy

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 4Watson
  • 23McKeown
  • 19McKaySubstituted forVaughanat 86'minutes
  • 8MoonSubstituted forFoxat 62'minutes
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Conroy
  • 10Elliot
  • 9StewartSubstituted forNadeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hill
  • 6Fox
  • 7Anderson
  • 11Scott
  • 16Vaughan
  • 20McGurn
  • 27Nade
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
15,405

Match Stats

Home TeamHeartsAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Heart of Midlothian 2, Raith Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Heart of Midlothian 2, Raith Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Danny Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Barrie McKay.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Callum Paterson.

Gary Oliver (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

Attempt saved. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian).

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Christian Nade replaces Mark Stewart.

Attempt missed. Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Mark Stewart.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

Morgaro Gomis (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barrie McKay (Raith Rovers).

Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

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

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin McHattie (Heart of Midlothian).

Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. James Keatings replaces Sam Nicholson.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Gary Oliver replaces Osman Sow.

Goal!

Goal! Heart of Midlothian 2, Raith Rovers 1. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

Foul by Soufian El Hassnaoui (Heart of Midlothian).

Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kevin McHattie (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Osman Sow (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Hand ball by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Liam Fox replaces Kevin Moon.

Attempt missed. Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Sean McKirdy replaces Kenny Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! Heart of Midlothian 2, Raith Rovers 0. Soufian El Hassnaoui (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Paterson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts34283392236987
2Rangers34198765353065
3Hibernian33187860303061
4Queen of Sth34169956391757
5Falkirk341410104643352
6Raith Rovers34126164059-1942
7Dumbarton3496193375-4233
8Cowdenbeath3474233081-5125
9Alloa3459203052-2224
10Livingston3368193550-1521
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