How the Hearts players rated in frustrating 0-0 draw with Ross County

Ratings out of ten for every player who took part in Hearts’ 0-0 draw with Ross County.

By Craig Fowler
Saturday, 30th April 2022, 5:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th April 2022, 5:09 pm

GK – Craig Gordon – 7

Made a good early save from ex-Jambo Connor Randall and had to perform a reaction stop with his feet in the second period.

DR – Nathaniel Atkinson – 6

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Ross County midfielder Ross Callachan tackles Hearts' Ben Woodburn during the 0-0 draw at Tynecastle Park. Picture: SNS

Had a fairly bright first half without doing much to impact the scoreline. Fell out of things considerably after the break.

DC – Toby Sibbick – 7

An assured performance from the centre-back who didn’t put a foot wrong.

DC – Taylor Moore – 6

Not quite as comfortable as his centre-back partner, particularly in possession.

DL – Alex Cochrane – 6

Performed his defensive duties well against Charles-Cook, the division’s top goalscorer, but didn’t do enough going forward.

DM – Peter Haring – 7

Broke up play well and his forward passing was key to getting Hearts on the front foot after a sloppy opening 20 minutes.

MR – Josh Ginnelly – 6

Overhit his crosses in the first half. Was brighter in the second period when he was moved into the front two and continued it when shifted back out right.

MC – Ben Woodburn – 7

Looks much more comfortable in the centre of the park than as one of the supporting wide men in a 3-4-3. Good use of the ball and, at one point, did an excellent defensive job on Charles-Cook when the County man was threatening to break into the box.

ML – Gary Mackay-Steven – 5

Was posted missing at the back post on at least two occasions when Ginnelly swung in a deep cross. Was barely involved in the game.

AM – Barrie McKay – 7

Again Hearts’ most creative outlet. His terrific turn away from a County defender and perfectly-weighted pass for Liam Boyce should’ve had Hearts ahead.

FC – Liam Boyce – 5

Didn’t get involved in the game much for the first 70 minutes and then missed two terrific chances to win the match for his side.

Sub – Ellis Simms – 6

Didn’t manage to find an opportunity to break the deadlock.

Sub – Andy Halliday – 7

Was bright after coming off the bench and played in a great pass for Boyce who fluffed his lines for a second occasion.

Player ratings scale

10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.