Scottish League Cup - Second Round
StenhousemuirStenhousemuir1HeartsHeart of Midlothian2

Stenhousemuir 1-2 Heart of Midlothian

Gary Oliver knocked Hearts in front at Ochilview

Championship leaders Hearts continued their bright start to the season with a League Cup win at Stenhousemuir.

But victory came at a cost as both Jordan McGhee and James Keatings were forced off in the first half.

David Smith surged down the right and crossed for the unmarked Gary Oliver to fire home in the sixth minute.

Kevin McHattie found the bottom corner with a shot before Kieran Miller pulled one back for the Warriors before the half-time interval.

Miller's goal was set up by nice chest control from Martin Grehan, while McHattie's strike was set up by Jamie Walker.

Both sides had further chances to score in an entertaining second period, with substitute Osman Sow going closest for Hearts with a header against the crossbar from a corne.

Line-ups

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Fleming
  • 4McMillanBooked at 83mins
  • 3Greacen
  • 5Summers
  • 6Hodge
  • 2Meechan
  • 7DicksonSubstituted forLithgowat 45'minutes
  • 8MillarBooked at 62minsSubstituted forSluddenat 76'minutes
  • 10Faulds
  • 11MillarSubstituted forMcMenaminat 45'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 9GrehanBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 12Lithgow
  • 14Duncan
  • 15Watt
  • 16Sludden
  • 17Shaw
  • 18McMenamin
  • 19Reid

Hearts

  • 25Hollis
  • 22McKay
  • 3McHattieBooked at 60minsSubstituted forEckersleyat 88'minutes
  • 14Smith
  • 30McGheeSubstituted forGordonat 30'minutes
  • 7Walker
  • 8Robinson
  • 10Holt
  • 29Smith
  • 16Oliver
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forSowat 39'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9El Hassnaoui
  • 12King
  • 20Sow
  • 26Gordon
  • 32Roy
  • 41Halliwell
  • 44Eckersley
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
1,768

Match Stats

Home TeamStenhousemuirAway TeamHearts
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away13
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stenhousemuir 1, Hearts 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stenhousemuir 1, Hearts 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Hearts. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

  4. Post update

    Jamie Walker (Hearts) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Osman Sow (Hearts) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hearts. Adam Eckersley replaces Kevin McHattie.

  8. Post update

    Kevin McHattie (Hearts) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Martin Grehan (Stenhousemuir).

  10. Booking

    Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Jason Holt (Hearts) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir).

  13. Booking

    Martin Grehan (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hearts. Conceded by Ciaran Summers.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Walker (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Stewart Greacen (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Osman Sow (Hearts).

  18. Post update

    Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Liam Smith (Hearts).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stenhousemuir. John Sludden replaces Kieran Millar.