Scottish roundup: Jamie Walker secures Hearts’ victory over Dundee

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Hearts beat Dundee with a second-half goal from Jamie Walker at Dens Park and recorded their fourth successive win and clean sheet in the Scottish Premiership to remain nine points behind Aberdeen.

Walker, who passed up a gilt-edged chance in the first minute, showed expert composure to round the goalkeeper, Scott Bain, and score after 58 minutes. New Hearts signing Perry Kitchen was made to wait until the 73rd minute for his debut and the United States midfielder did not have too much to do, but added a calm to the visitors’ midfield as Dundee pressed for a late equaliser. Rory Loy passed-up a one-on-one chance with the Hearts goalkeeper, Neil Alexander, allowing Liam Smith to come to Hearts’ rescue as he cleared off the line.

Hamilton drew level with Inverness in the league after beating them 1-0 at the Caledonian Stadium with a goal from Carlton Morris all that separated the two sides. Caley Thistle were denied penalties for challenges on Liam Polworth and Iain Vigurs.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Nial Briggs, for The Observer on Saturday 12th March 2016 20.03 Europe/London

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