It was a game of two halves against Hearts last night, with Hearts winning the first, United the second, and both were deserved.

Hearts outplayed United for most of the first half, with McKenna scoring a wonder goal with a volley over his left shoulder on four minutes, from just inside the United box.

United looked lacklustre until the break, and Hearts came close several times, hitting the post, and having a ‘goal’ chalked off for offside – half time 1-0 Hearts.

United fielded the same starting 11 for the second half, though Scotland, McIntyre and Kerkar eventually came on for Samuel, Dodds and Grady. It was a much stronger performance from United in the second half, with many fans, me included, thinking that this should be the starting XI. The goal came on 62 mins, when Wilson collected the ball on the edge of the box and lofted a beauty over Gordon in the Hearts goal. It was a deserved goal that United pressure had deserved, and it looked like United might actually go on to win. In the end it was a 1-1 draw, and probably a fair result, though the ICT victory over our arch-rivals saw us go bottom – thanks Dundee!!

There is only one point separating the bottom five teams, so all is not lost, and we are bottom due to our goal difference – and these goals were not lost last night or on Sunday, but against Killie and ‘Well – teams we should be able to compete against.

Some fans are now calling for the manager’s head, though I find this incomprehensible as we have had two decent performances against two of the SPL’s better teams, Hearts and Rangers. The next four or five games, against teams ‘on our level’ are very important, and I shall reserve any judgement on the team and management staff until after these.