Scottish Championship
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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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Danny Wilson.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Barrie McKay.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Callum Paterson.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Christian Nade replaces Mark Stewart.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Mark Stewart.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Barrie McKay (Raith Rovers).

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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