Date: 21st March 2016 at 5:05pm
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Robbie Neilson’s recently dished out the praise for the defence but he’s rued the defensive errors show as our four-match winning run came to an abrupt end!

Hearts weren’t just beaten by St Johnstone at Tynecastle at the weekend we were battered by the side who consolidated a top six place after a three-nil win.

A double from St Johnstone’s Murray Davidson all but had the game won with around 20-minutes played with him given time and space to score from identical set plays with Neilson telling the BBC we ‘didn’t get going.’

The defensive display also ‘disappointing’ him, when this has been so good recently.

‘We just didn’t get ourselves going in the game. We had four clean sheets in a row and we’re looking good defensively but we lose two really bad goals from set plays which is disappointing.’

A second half, after he made half time changes with Sam Nicholson making an impact as did Jamie Walker (who had been among the goals before this), improvement was seen but we already had too much too do. We couldn’t find that ‘final pass’ and got caught but a late Darnell Fisher back away as St Johnstone wrapped up the win.

Neilson wasn’t getting too carried away by this poor performance though as the Head Coach knows we’ve not ‘had many this season’, finishing by adding.

‘We tried to change the formation and the personnel to try and give us a lift. But we just couldn’t get that final pass. We had a lot of possession but we weren’t delivering the ball into the box. I just felt it was a poor performance but we haven’t had many this season.’

That poor start did leave us with too much to do didn’t it as the chance to close the gap on second placed Aberdeen, who also lost, was missed but we move on.

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