Hibs-daft Aaron Dunsmore delighted to get one over former club Hearts

East Fife’s penalty shoot-out hero Aaron Dunsmore admitted he took great delight in defeating Hearts at New Bayview.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 6:30 am
Updated Monday, 29th July 2019, 7:30 am
East Fife's Aaron Dunsmore goads Hearts keeper Zdenek Zlamal after scoring the decisive penalty in the shoot-out. Pic: SNS
East Fife's Aaron Dunsmore goads Hearts keeper Zdenek Zlamal after scoring the decisive penalty in the shoot-out. Pic: SNS

The 23-year-old converted the decisive spot-kick to overcome the Jambos 7-6 and East Fife’s place in the Betfred Cup second round. Their reward is a tie at home to Rangers.

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Lifelong Hibs fan Dunsmore started his youth career at Hearts before being released and then joining Hibs and he took satisfaction from getting one over on the Tynecastle outfit.

“I’m a big Hibs fan,” Dunsmore said. “I was with Hearts up until under-17 level when they let me go. I went to Hibs and I have to admit it does fire you up when you face the team that’s released you. You try to prove people wrong.

“As a Hibs fan I’ve been to Tynecastle away and was at Hampden for the Scottish Cup final when they won, so it’s been good to get a victory here. A few of my mates have been texting because they’re buzzing about it. I don’t think the Hearts fans were too happy with me but that’s just banter. They give it to you and you give it back. It’s great.”