Luck just isn’t on Hearts’ side

BUCHANHAVEN Hearts took on Forres Thistle on a windy afternoon at Raemoss Park on Saturday.

Hearts threatened first when Brown played in Burnett whose cutback fell to Scott McLeod who just shot past Bremner’s right hand post.

Defences were giving nothing away but Bremner saved Thistle when he got lucky when Burnett shot beat him and hit the post and was then cleared.

The chances were few & far between but again Hearts were unlucky when Ritchie crossed but nobody was running in to put the ball into the net,

Thistle did however took the lead in 40 minutes when a poor goal kick put Hearts under pressure and they didn’t get the ball cleared and a shot from Daley beat Bennett at his near post and yet again it was a sloppy goal to concede and it was Thistle’s only shot on goal.

Hearts, as so often this season, had to come out looking to get a goal back and they weren’t far away when Brown got down the left, cut it back to Burnett who didn’t catch the ball right and shot past from a good goal-scoring position.

Hearts kept pushing forward and were awarded a free kick just 20 yards out and Lewis Brown curled a great effort but somehow Bremner touched it onto the bar and it was eventually cleared.

Hearts pressure did pay off and made it 1-1 when a Ritchie corner was headed home by Jamie Clark to give them a deserved equaliser.

Hearts kept on the pressure right to the end but just couldn’t force the winner as the game ended in a draw.

This was a game Hearts should have won with numerous chances being missed, Forres had one shot on goal the whole game and they scored.

Hearts did enough to win this game but they need a break here and there as the luck isn’t on there side at the moment but need something to change in the remaining seven games .

Hearts next game is away to Nairn St. Ninian in a league encounter on Saturday with a kick off time of 2pm.

HEARTS: Bennett, Brown, Chalmers, Clark, Powell, Jordan Abolehassam, Fraser, Josh Abolehassam, Burnett, Ritchie, McLeod. Subs: Watson, McLean.