FORM PICKS UP TO ROUND OFF AUGUST
-Hearts players celebrate moving on to the next round of the cup-
RAITH 2-1 HEARTS (Championship)
HEARTS 2-0 MORTON (League Cup 2nd Round)
HEARTS 2-1 FALKIRK (Championship)
The games following the tough opening of the season were a lot easier and Hearts looked to round off August in a positive style. First up was an away trip to Raith Rovers which would end up with a disappointing defeat. The team were positive they could get a result today and battled hard, however it seemed not to be there day as they could only put the ball into the net on 1 occasion thanks to Adam Reach.
The club were then back at Tynecastle for a third match against Morton, this time in the League Cup. The club made it three wins out of three against them with a positive two goal victory and a clean sheet. Although it was a game that the team were always going to win, the manager would have been very pleased to see the team pass around the ball comfortably and not give away possession easily.
Hearts then managed to get their first 3 points at the hands of Falkirk. The team passed the ball round well, again, with confidence leaking from the Morton game and 2 goals in 10 minutes in the first half was enough to guarantee victory. With all the plus points that the club brought in this game, the manager spoke about the disappointment to concede a sloppy late goal to David Silva (no, not that one) and how the players should have killed the game off earlier. This will be surely a feature that he will bring up coming into the Challenge Cup 3rd round tie against Raith at the start of September.
Cowdenbeath are currently top of the league, three points ahead of Rangers. However, if Rangers win their game in hand against Queen of the South then they will claim top spot on goal difference. A win for Rangers would also mean that Hearts would stay in 8th and 1 point ahead of QotS. The league is only 3 games old, so the league table really doesn't matter. However Hearts will feel that they really do need to start picking points up fast.