With both the cinch Premiership and the Skybet Championship in cold storage due to the World Cup, the clubs took the opportunity to get some game-time under their belts in Edinburgh. It was the Swans, managed by former Scotland defender Russell Martin, who ended up victorious, prevailing 2-1.
Swansea scored two goals in three first-half minutes to build up a commanding advantage. Former Falkirk midfielder Jay Fulton put them ahead on 11 minutes after a fine team move before the Welsh outfit’s top goalscorer Joel Piroe added a second on 13 minutes after Hearts failed to clear a corner. Hearts, who changed their entire team in the second half, pulled a goal back through Euan Henderson but could not find an equaliser.
Hearts first-half team: Clark, M Smith, Kingsley, Halkett, Grant, Kiomourtzoglou, Shankland, Forrest, Cochrane, Sibbick, Snodgrass. Hearts second-half team: Stewart, Darge, Forrester, Neilson, Henderson, McLuckie, C Smith, Sandilands, Denholm, Pollock, Tait.