Hearts kids put five past Queens to seal semi-final spot

Hearts Under-20s booked a semi-final spot in the SFA Youth Cup with a 5-0 win over Queen of the South at Stenhousemuir.

Robbie Buchanan scored twice for Hearts
Robbie Buchanan scored twice for Hearts

The Tynecastle youngsters now meet Dundee United at home in the last four with a venue and date still to be decided.

Robbie Buchanan headed home a Liam Smith right wing cross on ten minutes to give Hearts the lead. Three minutes later, Callumn Morrison added a second with a left-foot shot from just inside the box. On 18 minutes, Angus Beith added a third from the penalty spot after Dario Zanatta was toppled in the box. A fourth goal arrived on 37 minutes, Zanatta rolling home a loose ball after Queens goalkeeper Jack Leighfield and central defender Ayrton Sonkur had collided. earts added a fifth goal on 82 minutes, Buchanan latching on to a Liam Smith through ball and steering a close-range shot past Queens’ substitute goalkeeper Danny Armstrong.

Hearts: Mason; L Smith, Baur, L Henderson, Reid, Morrison, McKirdy, Beith, Moore (I Smith 74), Buchanan (Baxter 84), Zanatta (Roy 46). Subs: Cargill, Howlett-Mundle.