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

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

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.