Scottish Championship
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Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Alloa Athletic

James Keatings scores for Hearts against Alloa
Keatings struck low to put Hearts ahead

Scottish Championship leaders Hearts maintained their nine-point advantage over Rangers with a comfortable home win against Alloa Athletic.

James Keatings and Callum Paterson scored with first-half strikes to defeat the Wasps.

Stephen Simmons hit the frame of the goal before half-time in Alloa's best attack.

And, in the second half, Miguel Pallardo's 20-yard curler for Hearts came back off the crossbar.

Line-ups

Hearts

  • 1Alexander
  • 2Paterson
  • 5Ozturk
  • 4Wilson
  • 44Eckersley
  • 8RobinsonSubstituted forHoltat 66'minutes
  • 17Buaben
  • 14Pallardo Gonzalez
  • 12King
  • 7WalkerSubstituted forNicholsonat 66'minutes
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forOliverat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Holt
  • 11Nicholson
  • 13Hamilton
  • 16Oliver
  • 22McKay
  • 28Buchanan
  • 30McGhee

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 14Benedictus
  • 5MeggattSubstituted forCawleyat 54'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 8McCord
  • 6Simmons
  • 3DochertyBooked at 55mins
  • 10Holmes
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forFernsat 89'minutes
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 2Tiffoney
  • 7Cawley
  • 11Ferns
  • 15Marr
  • 18Hetherington
  • 31Couser
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
15,224

Match Stats

Home TeamHeartsAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Heart of Midlothian 2, Alloa Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Heart of Midlothian 2, Alloa Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

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

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Greig Spence.

Booking

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Jason Holt (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Prince Buaben (Heart of Midlothian).

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

Billy King (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

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

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

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

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian).

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Jason Holt replaces Scott Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Sam Nicholson replaces Jamie Walker.

Attempt missed. Billy King (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

James Keatings (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian).

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

Scott Robinson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Miguel Pallardó (Heart of Midlothian).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1614204383544
2Rangers17112438152335
3Hibernian1784529181128
4Queen of Sth178453022828
5Falkirk177552322126
6Dumbarton175481635-1919
7Raith Rovers175391936-1718
8Cowdenbeath1642101736-1914
9Alloa1733111528-1312
10Livingston1733111626-107
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