Hearts U18s continue impressive winning streak

Hearts Under-18s maintained their impressive form by seeing off Kilmarnock 1-0 at Riccarton to make it four wins in a row.

Captain Murray Thomas poked home the only goal 14 minutes from time to give Hearts their third 1-0 win a row. They beat Celtic 3-2 in the game before that.

The latest victory keeps Hearts third in the CAS Elite Under 18s League, behind Rangers and Hibs but six points ahead of fourth-placed Motherwell, who have two games in hand.

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With under-18s coach Steven Naismith on international duty with Scotland in Austria, Donald Park took charge of the young Jambos for the second game in a row.

Donald Park took charge of the under-=18s for the second match in a row, with Steven Naismith on duty with Scotland

The winning goal from 17-year-old Thomas in the 76th minute was a close range effort following a cutback from James Wilson. The striker also scored the only goal in the 1-0 win away to Hamilton on Friday.

Hearts travel to Celtic on Friday in their next match and have the SFA Youth Cup final against Rangers to look forward to at the end of the season.