Scottish Championship
Raith RoversRaith Rovers0HeartsHeart of Midlothian4
James Keatings scores for Hearts against Raith Rovers

James Keatings scored a hat-trick as Scottish Championship leaders Hearts made it three wins out of three by beating Raith Rovers.

The former Hamilton player netted twice before the break, slotting home from 12 yards and then beating two men to fire his second.

And the 22-year-old completed his treble with a free-kick.

Substitute Gary Oliver completed Raith's misery with a close-range effort in the final minute.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 4Watson
  • 23McKeown
  • 3Perry
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 52mins
  • 14Conroy
  • 9StewartSubstituted forMoonat 65'minutes
  • 6FoxBooked at 32minsSubstituted forVaughanat 71'minutes
  • 7Anderson
  • 11ScottBooked at 35mins
  • 27Nade

Substitutes

  • 8Moon
  • 12Callachan
  • 16Vaughan
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 24Ellis
  • 31Matthews
  • 32Bates

Hearts

  • 13Hamilton
  • 3McHattie
  • 30McGhee
  • 5Ozturk
  • 4WilsonBooked at 78mins
  • 10Holt
  • 12King
  • 17BuabenSubstituted forRobinsonat 56'minutes
  • 6GomisBooked at 55minsSubstituted forOliverat 71'minutes
  • 11Nicholson
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forRoyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Robinson
  • 14Smith
  • 16Oliver
  • 22McKay
  • 25Hollis
  • 29Smith
  • 32Roy
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
6,105

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamHearts
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 0, Hearts 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Hearts 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alistair Roy (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Hearts 4. Gary Oliver (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Ross Perry (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alistair Roy (Hearts).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robinson (Hearts).

  10. Post update

    Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hearts. Alistair Roy replaces James Keatings.

  12. Post update

    Scott Robinson (Hearts) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jack Hamilton.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Booking

    Danny Wilson (Hearts) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Danny Wilson (Hearts).

  19. Post update

    Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hearts. Gary Oliver replaces Morgaro Gomis.

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