Scottish Championship
CowdenbeathCowdenbeath1HeartsHeart of Midlothian2

Cowdenbeath 1-2 Heart of Midlothian

Champions Hearts set a new points record in Scotland's second tier with victory over Cowdenbeath.

Cowden, who were beaten 10-0 by Hearts earlier this season, took the lead when Colin Marshall fired home.

Callum Paterson made up for the disappointment of hitting the bar earlier in the match when he headed Hearts' equaliser.

Marshall fouled Jamie Walker in stoppage time and Brad McKay converted the resulting penalty for the winner.

Robbie Neilson's side move on to 90 points - one better than Hibernian's total at the end of season 1998-99.

And Hearts may yet play a significant role in who finishes second in this season's Championship. They face third-place Rangers in next week's league finale while second-place Hibs, who are a point ahead of the Ibrox side, visit the Falkirk Stadium.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 17Thomson
  • 27Toshney
  • 18Brownlie
  • 5Armstrong
  • 6WedderburnSubstituted forMillerat 64'minutes
  • 4O'Brien
  • 8MilneSubstituted forJohnstonat 82'minutes
  • 7Robertson
  • 26Marshall
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 9Nish

Substitutes

  • 2Campbell
  • 12Kane
  • 20Miller
  • 21Johnston
  • 24Callaghan
  • 25Sneddon
  • 32Halsman

Hearts

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Hamilton
  • 30McGheeSubstituted forKeatingsat 64'minutes
  • 5Ozturk
  • 22McKay
  • 3McHattie
  • 7Walker
  • 21AndersonSubstituted forEl Hassnaouiat 78'minutes
  • 6Gomis
  • 20Sow
  • 2Paterson
  • 23ZeefuikSubstituted forNicholsonat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9El Hassnaoui
  • 11Nicholson
  • 15Gallacher
  • 16Oliver
  • 19Keatings
  • 34McKirdy
  • 36Smith
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
2,394

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamHearts
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home8
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Heart of Midlothian 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Heart of Midlothian 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Brad McKay (Heart of Midlothian).

  4. Post update

    Craig Johnston (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Cowdenbeath 1, Heart of Midlothian 2. Brad McKay (Heart of Midlothian) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Heart of Midlothian. Jamie Walker draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Colin Marshall (Cowdenbeath) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Soufian El Hassnaoui (Heart of Midlothian).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian).

  12. Post update

    Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Osman Sow (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Lewis Milne.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McHattie (Heart of Midlothian).

  17. Post update

    Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Soufian El Hassnaoui replaces Kenny Anderson.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McHattie (Heart of Midlothian).

  20. Post update

    Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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