Scottish Championship
HeartsHeart of Midlothian2AlloaAlloa Athletic0

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Greig Spence.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Prince Buaben (Heart of Midlothian).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

  15. Substitution

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

  20. Post update

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