Hearts’ draw fails to inspire the fans

BUCHANHAVEN Hearts took on Lossiemouth United in a First Division match at Raemoss Park at the weekend.

Hearts took the lead when a Clark free kick was deflected and Burnett made no mistake from six yards out, but Hearts didn’t capitalise on some poor defending by Lossie and missed opportunity after opportunity to put the game beyond Lossie within the first 15mins. As so often happens when you don’t take your chances Lossie won a corner which wasn’t cleared and Hayter shot through a ruck of players to level the score at 1-1.

This gave Lossie a huge lift, then Farqhar hit the bar with a wind-assisted effort as Hearts fell out of the game and it began to get scrappy. Hearts subbed Leslie for Josh Abolghassem after the re-start, with Lossie looking threatening on the counter attack and Bennett saved well from Wilson.

Hearts were finding it tough to break down the dogged Lossie defence and Lewis Brown tried a shot on the turn but Fraser gathered well.

Hearts took on Gavin Brown for Watson and Lewis Brown got behind the Lossie back four but couldn’t pick out Burnett in the middle. Again Lossie hit on the counter attack and Bennett was fortunate to see a Wilson shot go past. Hearts tried to get the winner but Fraser saved a Burnett header then Jordan Abolghassem had another header saved by Fraser. The last chance of the game fell to sub Begley when a Kris Keith found him but he headed just over from close range.

This was a disappointing display from Hearts who threatened to over run Lossie early on but let them off the hook by not capitalising on there numerous chances created to put away a poor Lossie side. However, slack play let the visitors get a lift and finish with a draw which neither team needed.

Hearts have a massive game on Saturday as Jeanfield Swifts are the visitors to Raemoss Park in the GA Cup. It will take a massive effort to get something from this game with a kick-off time of 2pm. This cup tie is looking for a match sponsor and anyone interested in supporting the Hearts with sponsoring the game, should call Graeme on (07950) 974466.

BUCHANHAVEN HEARTS: Bennett, Jordan Abolghassem, Clark, Cunningham, Keith, Fraser, Watson, Josh Abolghassem, Burnett, McLeod, L. Brown.

Subs: G. Brown, Leslie, Begley, Campbell.