Hearts - 24h On

Last updated : 28 November 2005 By Firparkcorner

Overall, life as a ‘Well fan is pretty good. We are scoring goals by the bucket load and eleven players have found the net so far. Brian McLean seems to gaining in confidence with each appearance in the centre of defence – and he found the net on Saturday. Our new keeper is looking like the signing of the year and we are just three points behind Rangers after sixteen games.

Those who normally see a glass as half empty rather than half full will bemoan the loss of another late goal though they may well have grabbed a point, if offered, against the team currently in second place in the league.

McCormack, now recovered from a long spell out, has agreed to stay until the end of the season. Kinniburgh is now back in contention and McBride got into a teamsheet for the first time in months at the weekend. Things are looking up!

There is no doubt that our record in the last five minutes of games this season is less than perfect. A quick scan of the results shows late goals conceded on four occasions compared to two in our favour.

For the record we have lost the following late goals –

1-1 Hearts (h) 90 Hartley (pen)

2-2 Kilmarnock (h) 90 Boyd

2-2 Aberdeen (a) 85 Mackie (pen)

4-4 Celtic (h) 90 Beattie

But we did manage a couple of late winners –

2-1 Hamilton (h) CIS Cup 90 Hamilton

1-0 Dunfermline (h) 90 Hamilton

Five from six of the late, late goals were scored at Fir Park.

If nothing else, followers of the Mighy ‘Well can’t complain at the entertainment on offer this season.