Scottish Premiership
Steven Naismith celebrates after scoring Hearts' opener. Picture: SNS.

High five for Hearts as Austin MacPhee goes on the attack

Listing the positives on a day when Hearts scored five goals for the first time in more than three years, three goals for the first time in more than a year and won at home for the first time in seven months, Austin MacPhee earned the right to sidestep the defensive frailties which led to the concession of two poor goals against a side propping up the league.

Hibs forward Christian Doidge celebrates his hat-trick to make it 4-0 during the Premiership match against St Johnstone. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Happiness tinged with guilt after Hibs end barren run

There was a curious swirl of emotions in the Hibernian camp on the back of what was a season high at Perth on Saturday. Sentiments that belied the easy explanation the 4-1 thumping of St Johnstone could simply be attributed to the Leith side parting with the luckless Paul Heckingbottom days earlier.

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