Hearts recorded a 4-1 win over Linfield in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. The Northern Ireland champions – who face Celtic in a Uefa Champions League qualifier on Friday evening – took an early lead after 11 minutes but goals from 16-year-old Harry Cochrane and Jamie Walker put Hearts in front at the break.

In the second half, further goals from Isma Goncalves and Cole Stockton ensured a fine win for Ian Cathro’s side. The Hearts Head Coach will be delighted with the result and performance following the midweek defeat at St. Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin and he will be particularly pleased with young Cochrane who collected the man-of-the-match award with an impressive display.

Meanwhile, a Hearts development team went down 1-0 at Spartans in the four-team Ronnie Swan tournament at Ainslie Park.