Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Hearts RECAP: Wasps cause Betfred Cup shock against disappointing visitors

Hearts make the 35-mile trip to Clackmannanshire this afternoon for the Betfred Cup last-16 clash with Alloa Athletic.

By Joel Sked
Saturday, 28th November 2020, 5:37 pm
All the latest from Hearts' clash at Alloa in the Betfred Cup. Picture: SNS

It is 14 years since Hearts last played at the Indodrill Stadium – then Recreation Park – in a League Cup tie when Robbie Neilson was on the pitch rather than in the dugout. Christophe Berra will, however, likely start the match as he did back then.

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That day Hearts ran out 4-0 winners and were 3-0 winners when the sides last met in the league, five days ago at Tynecastle Park. Progress in the Betfred Cup would see the Tynecastle side in the draw for the quarter finals which are played next month and mean it is just one match before a return to hampden Park.

We will have live coverage from the Indodrill throughout the day.

Alloa Athletic v Hearts LIVE: updates, reaction and analysis

Last updated: Saturday, 28 November, 2020, 18:23

  • Kick-off 3pm
  • Late change as Halkett replaces Popescu
  • White and Lee start, Naismith and Roberts drop out

How the Hearts players rated

Not very well…

The Hearts boss was clearly unhappy with the penalty award by Gavin Duncan which gave Alloa the win and ended up getting booked by Gavin Duncan for his protests.

FT: Alloa 1 - 0 Hearts (aet)

Robbie Neilson’s men are out of the cup after a brutal performance.

Haring and Lee OFF, Irving and Henderson ON

Alan Trouten sends Gordon the wrong way.

Jamie Walker brings down Thomson.

Gordon hold Grant shot

At the start of the second half of extra time a Ray Grant effort is well held by Craig Gordon with the ball moving.

Just as I typed that, Roberts powered down the left and his deflected cross clipped off the woodwork via Neil Parry before hitting Wighton and going out.

What’s been happening?

Nothing is the answer. Walker got into a good position but delivered a really poor cross. 

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