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Live Reporting

Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Hearts wake-up call

    FT: Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Jon Daly

    Former Hearts forward and coach on BBC Sportscene

    Quote Message: It was a scrappy game, but I think it will show the Hearts players it is not going to be easy for them this season. You've got to give Arbroath credit as they made it hard for them
  2. Arbroath unlucky

    FT: Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Gary Caldwell

    Former Scotland defender on Sportscene

    Quote Message: Arbroath have a great home record, they showed great fighting spirit and showed unbelievable fitness levels for a part-time team
  3. FULL-TIME Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Championship favourites Hearts begin their league campaign with a second victory in a row.

    But part-timers Arbroath made them battle for the three points and will rue a couple of missed chances by Kris Doolan in a first half where they were the better side.

    Craig Wighton's clever chipped finish midway through the second half was enough for the below-par visitors.

  4. Post update

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Hearts can count themselves lucky to survive as a cross into their penalty box creates moments of panic before Michael McKenna sends a wayward drive over the crossbar from the edge of the box.

  5. Post update

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Just as it looked like Arbroath were struggling to create, Michael Ruth sends a low drive just wide following a deflection.

    Three minutes of stoppage time to create another chance.

  6. Ouch!

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Left-back Stephen Kingsley takes a sore one on his ankle and that could be a worry for Hearts ahead of next weekend's Scottish Cup semi-final.

    In this one, it looks like Arbroath are running out of time to muster up a scoring chance never mind an equaliser.

  7. YELLOW CARD McKenna (Arbroath)

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

  8. Wighton's bright spark

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Hearts' Craig Wighton and Liam Boyce celebrate
    Image caption: Craig Wighton (left) put Hearts ahead
  9. Haring on for Walker

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Hearts' turn to make a change, with winger Jamie Walker having picked up a knock and being replaced with Peter Haring.

  10. Donnelly and Gold on for Arbroath

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Another striker on for Arbroath as Luke Donnelly enters the fray along with midfielder David Gold.

    Experienced duo Kris Doolan and Gavin Swankie make way.

  11. Post update

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    So close to a second for Hearts as Liam Boyce has one shot blocked and then sends another drive just wide on the rebound.

  12. Linn for Hilson

    Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Bobby Linn, the veteran top scorer from last season, is sent on to replace Dale Hilson up front for the hosts.

  13. GOAL! Arbroath 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

    Craig Wighton

    Hearts have been threatening after peppering the Arbroath defence with some long balls in a change of tactics.

    Michael Smith launches a long ball from the right-back position, Craig Wighton is in the clear and the forward sends a clever dink over the head of advancing goalkeeper Derek Gaston.

    Goal! - Hearts
  14. Post update

    Arbroath 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

    Liam Boyce is put clear this time, but the Hearts striker lashes his volley high and wide.

  15. Post update

    Arbroath 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

    Better known as a goalscorer, Liam Boyce is proving to be Hearts' main creator.

    This time, he sends Jamie Walker in behind the Arbroath defence, but the winger's low drive deflects off goalkeeper Derek Gaston's outstretched foot.

  16. White for Frear

    Arbroath 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

    That was Elliott Frear's last kick of the ball and the winger makes way for defender Aidy White.

  17. Post update

    Arbroath 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

    Liam Boyce finds Craig Wighton in behind the Arbroath defence, but goalkeeper Derek Gaston is out quickly to block the forward's shot.

    Elliott Frear then sends a powerful drive just wide with Gaston stranded.

  18. Post update

    Arbroath 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

    A precise Michael Ruth cross finds two Arbroath team-mates lurking unmarked at the back post, but they get in each others' way and the chance is wasted.

  19. Ponderous Hearts

    Arbroath 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportscene

    Quote Message: Hearts are going to have to speed up the tempo, otherwise they could be in trouble tonight
  20. Post update

    Arbroath 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

    Hearts have started brightly, as they did in the first half, and a Michael Smith drive is heading for goal only to strike team-mate Craig Wighton on the back.