BUCHANHAVEN Hearts travelled to Findon to take on Parkvale on a bright and breezy afternoon.
Hearts had the wind and threatened first when Watson got down the right and he couldn’t get his cross over and the chance was gone.
Bennett saved well from Barron who got too much room to shoot as Parkvale looked for the opening goal but it was Hearts who did take the lead when a Kris Keith free kick was headed past Glennie by Jamie Clark to put Hearts 0-1 up.
Gordon had a good run into the box but his cross was well collected by Glennie. Hearts then made it 0-2 when a John Watson corner was again headed home by Jamie Clark.
Hearts should have made it 0-3 when Watson went through but his shot was blocked by Watt. Bennett then blocked a shot from Irvine and Hearts went in at half time two goals ahead.
Parkvale now had the breeze and took the game to Hearts who were defending well but couldn’t hold out when Young headed home a corner to make it 1-2.
It wasn’t long when Irvine again made 2-2 with another header from a corner with poor marking from Hearts.
Hearts were getting forced back and very rarely threatened and were getting out muscled in every department and
it was no surprise when Parkvale went 3-2 up through Barron.
Hearts sub Burnet had a snap shot saved by Glennie and again poor play from Hearts let in Taylor to score to make it 4-2 and the same player scored again to make it 5-2 completing a miserable second half for the Hearts.
Clark almost pulled one back with a header which just went past.
This was a shocking second half display from Hearts who just couldn’t compete with the enthusiasm of Parkvale once they got back into the game but to throw away a two-goal lead was criminal.
All credit to Parkvale who completely dominated the second half to take all three points.
The next game is at home to Dyce Juniors in a North Regional Cup First Round encounter on Saturday with a kick-off time of 2pm.
HEARTS: Bennett-GK, G.Brown, Clark, Powell, Keith, Fraser, McLeod, L.Brown, Watson, Cunningham, Gordon. Subs: Stuart, Burnett, Duncan, McNeil, Abolghassem.