Ibrox Stadium

Next Game

Rangers v Motherwell

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 19:45

Scots Prem PO Final Round Play-Offs

Last Game

Motherwell 0 - 0 Partick

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 15:00

Scots Prem

Locke left feeling frustrated

Hearts manager Gary Locke was left to bemoan his side's latest defeat after seeing his side take the advantage against Motherwell only to lose 2-1 at Fir Park.

Last Updated: 20/10/13 at 22:09 Post Comment

Gary Locke: Frustrated at Hearts' latest defeat

Gary Locke: Frustrated at Hearts' latest defeat

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Ryan Stevenson scored for Locke's side after 62 minutes but a stunning strike from teenage substitute Craig Moore and Shaun Hutchinson's header condemned them to defeat.

The Edinburgh side are now 13 points adrift at the bottom of the table after St Mirren and Kilmarnock both won and Locke was left feeling frustrated.

"It's a hard one to take. I seem to be saying the same things every week," he said.

"I certainly felt we played well enough, playing against a really good side and we more than matched them for 90 minutes.

"We went a goal ahead and at that stage I thought we were playing well, passing the ball well and getting the ball forward well. We looked really dangerous on the counter-attack.

"There is nothing you can do about the first goal, it's probably the best substitution Macca (Motherwell manager Stuart McCall) will make all season, the boy comes on and first kick of the ball, 30 yards, top corner.

"But I'm disappointed with the second one, we have got to defend corners better than that."

In contrast, McCall was understandably more upbeat and he was keen to praise 19-year-old Moore, who was on Hearts' books as a youngster, as he showed his former club what they had missed out on.

"I think it was a bit of a surprise to the bench that we threw wee Moorey on ahead of him but he can cut in off the left and he has a terrific shot with his right foot," he said.

"He deserved his chance because he went on loan (at Cowdenbeath) last season and scored seven goals and he has done really well this season.

"He has had to bide his time because John Sutton and Henri Anier have formed a great partnership and Bob McHugh has done well when asked. Wee Moorey is knocking on the door to be involved.

"He has a fantastic appetite for the game and a great attitude, and I was so pleased for him that his first touch in league football ended up in the net."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

FIFA face FBI criminal investigation as indictment alleges 'generations of bribery and corruption'

The FBI have outlined details of their damning 47-count indictment in their FIFA criminal investigation.

Mario Balotelli will remain at Liverpool, says Mino Raiola

Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has revealed that the striker will not be leaving Anfield this summer.

UEFA call for FIFA's presidential election to be postponed

UEFA have called for Friday’s FIFA presidential election to be postponed amid FBI allegations of bribery and corruption.

Mail Box

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company