Gers ease past Hearts
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Edinburgh outfit proved stubborn opponents for Alex McLeish's Gers, but Georgian forward Shota Arveladze and Danish flyer Peter Lovenkrands found the target twice to sink The Jambos.
Arveladze's opener came on the stroke of half-time, with his fine drive from the edge of the area beating Teuvo Moilanen.
Lovenkrands's header shortly after the break broke Hearts' spirit and gave the Old Firm giants a vital cushion.
Hearts tried to rally, with Patrick Kisnorbo and Andy Kirk firing in efforts on goal, but they failed to find a way past Stefan Klos and Arveladze's close range effort ten minutes from time sealed the win.
Not to be outdone, Lovenkrands popped up late on to net his second of the game from close in.