Weekend Hearts talk: Accies rage at penalty; Grainger spot-on; Sow scores

Darian Mackinnon, right, wasn't a happy man as Hamilton lost to Hearts. Pic: SNS
Darian Mackinnon, right, wasn't a happy man as Hamilton lost to Hearts. Pic: SNS
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Here’s the latest on all things Hearts over the weekend ...

Accies fume at penalty decision

It’s fair to say that Hamilton midfielder Darian Mackinnon wasn’t a happy chap about Hearts’ penalty award during the 3-1 win for the Jambos. “I can’t say too much about it. I was talking to Sam after the decision and he’s said that Shaun Wand’s not touched him. I don’t want to say he’s dived, I don’t want to say he’s cheating, he’s maybe been off balance or something,” said MacKinnon. “We’ll see what’s happened but I think we’ve been done by one.” (various)

Grainger’s still spot-on

Danny Grainger, the man who scored a penalty in Hearts’ 5-1 Scottish Cup triumph over Hibs in 2012, was deadly from 12-yards yet again, netting late on for Carlisle with an 87th-minute spot-kick in the Cumbrian side’s 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient. In a quirk of fate, the Os also had a former Jambo scoring for them – striker Paul McCallum (remember him?). (various)

Sow strikes in China

Osman Sow scored only his second goal for Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye. The Swedish striker bagged the opener away at Tianjin Teda, although the hosts battled back to win 2-1. Ryan McGowan, another former Jambo, played and was booked.

What former Jambos have been up to ...

• Gary Glen was on the money for Cowdenbeath, netting in their 2-1 win over Montrose. Hearts loanee Nikolai Todorov also played for the Blue Brazil.

• Conrad Balatoni made his league debut for Ayr United. The former Hearts defender, who was released by Kilmarnock last month, helped the Honest Men win 2-1 at home to Morton.

• Former Hearts coach Jack Ross had the Wasps buzzing in League 1, but their unbeaten run came to an as Livingston won 3-1 at the Indodrill Stadium. The Clackmannanshire side now sit second in the table.

• Craig Beattie helped Edinburgh City get their first points in the league football. The ex-Tynecastle striker came off the bench with 12 minutes to go away at Stirling and promptly set up Ross Allum to bag the equaliser.

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