Scottish League Cup - Second Round
Stenhousemuir1Hearts2

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

Match ends, Stenhousemuir 1, Hearts 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stenhousemuir 1, Hearts 2.

Corner, Hearts. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

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

Foul by Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hearts. Adam Eckersley replaces Kevin McHattie.

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

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stenhousemuir).

Booking

Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir).

Booking

Martin Grehan (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Hearts. Conceded by Ciaran Summers.

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

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

Foul by Osman Sow (Hearts).

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

Foul by Liam Smith (Hearts).

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. John Sludden replaces Kieran Millar.

Foul by Kevin McHattie (Hearts).

Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Osman Sow (Hearts) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jamie Walker (Hearts).

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kristopher Faulds (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Hearts. Conceded by Ciaran Summers.

Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Kevin McHattie (Hearts) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir).

Osman Sow (Hearts) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Corner, Hearts. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. Gary Oliver (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Osman Sow (Hearts) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kieran Millar (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kieran Millar (Stenhousemuir).

Jason Holt (Hearts) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kevin McHattie (Hearts) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Kieran Millar (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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