Hamilton Academical were comfortable winners over Alloa Athletic in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

Tony Andreu's volley put Accies ahead but Greig Spence curled home to level the match before half-time.

Martin Canning nodded the hosts back in front midway through the second half.

And Louis Longridge's header followed by Eamonn Brophy's strike made sure of Hamilton's place in Wednesday's third-round draw.

The win was a fourth in succession for Alex Neil's side, who are currently second in the Premiership.

It did not take Accies too long to get ahead as Danny Redmond's outswinging corner was headed to the edge of the area where the waiting Andreu cushioned a fine volley into the top left-hand corner.

The Wasps set about levelling straight away and Stephen Simmons' header was well saved by goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Spence then went through on goal after robbing Mikey Devlin but the eventual shot was wide.

However, Spence made amends when he latched on to a Graeme Holmes pass and fired high past McGovern.

It was from a second-half corner that Hamilton regained the lead as Canning held off his marker to head Redmond's deep delivery past John Gibson.

Alloa had a couple of openings in their quest for a second equaliser but the Championship side's final ball let them down.

And Longridge all but sealed victory for Accies when he nodded in Jason Scotland's cross.

There was still time for Scotland's replacement Brophy to run on to Andreu's through ball and finish coolly for Hamilton's fourth.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Hamilton Academical

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Gordon
  • 03 Hendrie (MacKinnon - 57' )
  • 22 Andreu
  • 05 Canning
  • 04 Devlin
  • 28 Redmond
  • 06 Gillespie
  • 09 Scotland (Brophy - 82' )
  • 32 Ryan (Crawford - 57' )
  • 17 Longridge

Substitutes

  • 11 Crawford
  • 14 McGrath
  • 18 MacKinnon
  • 20 Brophy
  • 21 Docherty
  • 23 McMann
  • 29 Hill

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Gibson
  • 17 Doyle
  • 03 Docherty
  • 06 Simmons
  • 04 Gordon
  • 05 Meggatt
  • 07 Cawley (Flannigan - 86' )
  • 08 McCord
  • 19 Buchanan (Ferns - 76' )
  • 09 Spence (Asghar - 86' )
  • 10 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 02 Tiffoney
  • 11 Ferns
  • 16 Flannigan
  • 18 Hetherington
  • 20 Asghar
  • 21 McDowall
Ref: John McKendrick
Att: 649

Match Stats

Shots

18 8

On target

9 3

Corners

3 5

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hamilton Academical 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +2:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +0:37

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

90:00 +0:37

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 4, Alloa Athletic 1. Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tony Andreu.

85:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Kevin Cawley.

85:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Asghar replaces Greig Spence.

83:03

Attempt blocked. Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Jason Scotland.

80:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Scotland.

80:38

Attempt saved. Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:43

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

79:43

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:43

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

78:43

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Liam Buchanan.

74:13

Attempt saved. Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:21

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

71:29

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

71:29

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:51

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

69:01

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

69:01

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1. Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Redmond following a corner.

65:40

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

65:19

Attempt blocked. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

63:23

Attempt missed. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:58

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

59:31

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

56:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Darian MacKinnon replaces Stephen Hendrie.

56:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Ali Crawford replaces Andy Ryan.

51:36

Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:36

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

49:30

Attempt missed. Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

48:48

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

46:49

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

46:49

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:23

Attempt saved. Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

45:00 +0:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

44:15

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

41:39

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

41:39

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 1. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Graeme Holmes.

38:25

Attempt missed. Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

33:40

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:40

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

33:07

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Martin Canning.

32:03

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

30:54

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

30:54

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:49

Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

29:11

Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:11

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

28:39

Attempt saved. Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

27:14

Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

25:57

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:12

Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:12

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

24:05

Foul by Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical).

24:05

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:15

Foul by Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical).

23:15

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:07

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Michael Devlin.

21:34

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

21:04

Attempt saved. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

20:00

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:59

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

16:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 0. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

15:49

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

15:19

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

11:23

Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:23

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

10:46

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

9:47

Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:47

Foul by Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic).

8:04

Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:00

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:59

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

2:17

Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:17

Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

2:03

Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:03

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

1:25

Attempt missed. Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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