Hearts weekend talk: Skacel’s match-winning assist | Sow scores again

Rudi Skacel helped Raith Rovers to victory this past weekend. Picture: SNS

Rudi Skacel helped Raith Rovers to victory this past weekend. Picture: SNS

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Here’s what Jambos past and present did away from Tynecastle over the weekend ...

Skacel provides winning touch

Rudi Skacel played a massive part in Raith Rovers’ 1-0 defeat of Queen of the South after rising from the bench to provide the match-winning assist.

The Hearts legend came on a late substitute with Raith clinging to a 0-0 draw. After darting up the right wing, he cut back on to his left foot and curled an inswinging cross into the penalty area. On hand to meet it was Mark Stewart. The striker stretched, got a touch to the ball, and diverted it into the back of the net.

Sow scores again

Osman Sow netted a late consolation as Henan Jianye went down 3-1 away to Beijing Guoan.

The striker is starting to find some form after a poor start to his career in China. He’s netted three goals in his past seven games.

Oliver nets winner

Gary Oliver scored a late winner as Morton defeated Ayr United 2-1 in the Ladbrokes Championship.

After such a strong showing against Aberdeen at Hampden last weekend, Morton came back to earth with a bang when Kevin Nesbitt gave Ayr a first half lead at Cappielow.

Thomas O’Ware equalised with under 20 minutes remaining, before ‘Goaliver’ won it for the hosts in the 89th minute.

How the loanees did

• Russell McLean scored twice for Civil Service Strollers as the Lowland League side won 4-2 against Dalbeattie Star.

• Nikolay Todorov played the full 90 minutes as Cowdenbeath lost 3-1 away to Elgin City. The Blue Brazil remain in ninth.

• Ali Roy started and scored as Stenhousemuir defeated Queen’s Park with an impressive 3-0 win at Hampden. Dario Zanatta was part of the losing Queen’s Park side.

• Gavin Reilly started in Dumferline’s draw at Dumbarton. The forward was substituted in the 67th minute as the Fife club drew 2-2.

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