buchanhaven hearts 2
Buchanhaven Hearts went to Findon to take on Parvale in a league match.
Hearts had a slight breeze behind them and opening exchanges were pretty even. James Watson had Hearts’ first attempt on goals and he was just wide with a shot from 20 yards out.
Hearts were coping well on the tight pitch and Parkvale were finding it hard to break them down.
McLean fired a decent effort just over Gibson’s bar. The vistors’ pressure eventually paid off when a break down the left saw the ball find Graeme Robinson whose shot beat Gibson and just went inside the box to put Hearts ahead.
Thomson saved from a Johnston shot just as half time approached.
Parkvale now had the breeze and started off well with Bain and Clark combining to clear a dangerous ball from Morrice.
The home side equalised when Hearts didn’t clear and Sean Mackie shot through a ruck of players to give Thomson no chance.
Hearts were stunned when the referee gave Graeme Robinson a straight red card for a challenge.
Hearts nearly went 2-1 up when McLeod found sub Kendall with just Gibson to beat but he delayed and the chance was gone.
Hearts did go 2-1 ahead with a great goal from Scott McLeod who picked up a loose ball on the left and netted from outside the box with a swerving shot.
Hearts looked like winners when in injury time another shocking decision from the ref saw him award a penalty after Duncan blocked a shot from Mackie. The player fell down and the ref waved play-on but then changed his mind and pointed to the spot.
Hearts goalkeeper Thomson was sent off for disputing the decision. Mackie shot past Clark to give Parkvale an undeserved point.
A disgraceful second half from the referee. Hearts fully deserved the three points.