Hearts decide against appealing Gavin Reilly red card


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Hearts striker Gavin Reilly will miss his team’s next two matches through suspension after the Gorgie club decided not to appeal his red card.

The former Queen of the South player was dismissed in injury-time in Saturday’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock after kicking out at Steven Smith as the pair challenged for the ball near the touchline.

(Pic: BBC)
Reilly was sent off for kicking out at Killie’s Smith (Pic: BBC)


Referee John Beaton appeared to miss the incident but was alerted to Reilly’s flick by assistant referee Graham Chambers.

Hearts successfully appealed Callum Paterson’s red card in the wake of August’s controversial loss to Hamilton but the Tynecastle outfit have decided to accept Reilly’s punishment this time.

That means the 22-year-old will be banned for the trip to Dundee United and visit of Ross County on October 18 and 24 respectively.

The next match Reilly, who has scored one goal in 11 appearances this term, will be available for is the League Cup quarter-final at home to Celtic on October 28.