HEARTS broke the record for the most points in a Scottish Championship season as Brad McKay’s late penalty saw off Cowdenbeath 2-1.
The visitors hit the crossbar in the opening minute when a long punt downfield picked out Callum Paterson but his volley crashed off the woodwork.
Cowdenbeath, who lost 10-0 to Hearts earlier this season, took a shock lead in the 14th minute when Colin Marshall found the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
Hearts were level in the 32nd minute when Jamie Walker’s cross was headed home from close range by the lively Paterson.
Colin Nish came close to an equaliser before the break but Jack Hamilton did well to deny him, while Walker saw a fierce drive saved by Robbie Thomson.
Osman Sow was also denied by Thomson before Hearts were award a penalty.
Brad McKay stepped up to score his first-ever goal for the club to snatch the win.