Ross Caldwell’s last-minute winner gave Pat Fenlon’s Hibernian three points in the Edinburgh derby yesterday as they completed a 2-1 win at Tynecastle.
The 19-year-old was handed just his second start and repaid manager Fenlon’s faith with his sensational strike.
The game looked set to end in stalemate after Leigh Griffiths’ stunning free-kick two minutes after half-time cancelled out Darren Barr’s 44th-minute opener for Hearts.
But Hibs — who are preparing for their second successive Scottish Cup final appearance later this month — ensured they retain the bragging rights as they added to their January cup triumph with a second victory over Hearts this season as well as overtaking Gary Locke’s men to steal ninth place in the table.
Celtic, Hibs’ opponents in the final, were presented with their SPL trophy on Saturday after a thumping 4-0 win over St Johnstone at Parkhead.
Midfielder Joe Ledley fired the home side ahead in the second minute before defender Charlie Mulgrew netted a 36th-minute free-kick.
James Forrest made it three early in the second half, with Saints stopper Frazer Wright putting through his own goal in the final seconds.
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