Hearts Under-20s lose league game against Celtic

Scott Gallacher made his first Hearts appearance of the season at Dumbarton
Scott Gallacher made his first Hearts appearance of the season at Dumbarton
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HEARTS UNDER-20s were beaten 2-0 by their Celtic counterparts at Dumbarton.

The Jambos included striker Soufian El Hassanoui – gaining important game time following a knee injury – and goalkeeper Scott Gallacher, making his first appearance of the season at any level following an early-season finger injury and a recent spell on loan at Forfar.

Hearts began well with Robbie Buchanan having a close-range shot clawed away by Celtic goalkeeper Leonardo Fasan.

Celtic took the lead on 19 minutes, a Scott Allan free-kick bobbling about in the six-yard area before captain Fiacre Kellecher poked the ball home. And they more or less killed the contest six minutes into the second half when half-time substitute Regan Hendry knocked home a Jack Breslin right-wing cross at the back post.

Hearts: Gallacher, McKirdy, Jones, Howlett-Mundle, L Henderson, I Smith, Baxter (Flanagan 84), Buchanan, Moore, El Hassanoui (E Henderson 69), McLean (Roy 84); Unused subs: Fisher, Irving, Reid.