Raith Rovers

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Christophe Berra rises to head the ball into the back of the net but the goal was disallowed. Picture: SNS.

Michael Smith hails teenage trio who rescued Hearts

It’s truly a desperate situation when a team requires the introduction of three teenagers to provide them with the required urgency and intensity to dig themselves out of an embarrassing position, but that’s where Hearts found themselves on Saturday afternoon as they trailed League One side Raith Rovers in what was considered a must-win game for the Tynecastle outfit.

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Inverness coach John Robertson and Hearts manager Craig Levein will lock horns in a televised Betfred Cup tie. Picture: SNS

BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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Dumbarton's Alistair Roy celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Dumbarton 2 - 0 Raith Rovers: Sons ease into the last four

This was a lot more comfortable than the scoreline suggests for Dumbarton, who in the process advanced to the semi-final of a national cup competition for the first time since they played Hearts in the same stage of the Scottish Cup way back in the days of flapping denim flares and sideburns in 1976.

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