Scottish Cup blow for defender, 19-year-old makes debut, injury fears over striker - Hearts loan round-up

Hearts had seven of their 11 loan players in action over the weekend. Here's how the loan Jambos fared...

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 11:15 am
Updated Monday, 23rd September 2019, 12:15 pm
Daniel Baur (left), missed Bonnyrigg Rose's Scottish Cup win over Fraserburgh while Rory Currie picked up a knock in Forfar's 2-0 win over Montrose

Olly Lee played the full 90 minutes as Gillingham suffered a 1-0 loss at home to Ipswich Town while Bobby Burns got 45 minutes for Newcastle Jets in the A-League side’s goalless friendly match against Sydney FC.

Bonnyrigg Rose recorded an impressive 1-0 win away to Fraserburgh, becoming the first team to defeat the Broch in the first round of the Scottish Cup since 1935 thanks to George Hunter’s 89th-minute winner.

However, Daniel Baur did not feature with Hearts reportedly refusing to allow the defender to travel to Aberdeenshire. Rose boss Robbie Horn told the club’s website: “We were disappointed that Daniel wasn’t allowed to even travel, as the Hearts Under-20s coach had said he could play in the Scottish Cup. However, they changed their minds and we have to respect that.”

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Closer to home, Harry Cochrane was given an 11-minute cameo at Firhill as Dunfermline ran out 3-0 winners over Partick Thistle while Anthony McDonald didn’t feature.

In League One, Alex Petkov - recently returned from international duty with Bulgaria Under-21s - was an 87th-minute replacement for Clyde in their 1-1 draw with Peterhead at Balmoor. Rory Currie was a first-half substitute for Forfar, coming on in the 41st minute for the injured Andrew Jackson, but was replaced himself on 82 minutes after appearing to pick up a knock. The Loons went on to win 2-0.

In League Two, Chris Hamilton played the full 90 minutes for Cowdenbeath and kept a clean sheet as the Blue Brazil romped to a 3-0 victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden, although Connor Smith was not included in the matchday squad.

Leeroy Makavora featured for Lowland League side Spartans as they drew 1-1 with Deveronvale at Ainslie Park. The two sides will contest the replay at Princess Royal Park in Banff on September 28.