Stirling Albion 0-3 Hamilton

James Keatings scored twice as Hamilton comfortably beat Stirling Albion in the first round of the Scottish League Cup.

A turn a shot from the forward gave the visitors the lead and Chris Smith's headed own goal doubled Stirling's deficit before the break.

Keatings headed home Grant Gillespie's cross and then came close to a hat-trick.

Gillespie did the set-up work again but, on this occasion, David Crawford made the save.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Stirling

  • 01 Crawford
  • 02 McGeachie
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 05 Bishop
  • 06 Smith
  • 04 McCunnie (Coyne - 57' )
  • 07 Johnston
  • 08 Ferry (McAnespie - 68' )
  • 10 Weir Booked
  • 11 Day
  • 09 White

Substitutes

  • 17 Robertson
  • 16 McAnespie
  • 12 Clarke
  • 15 Ashe
  • 14 Coyne

Hamilton

  • 01 Cuthbert
  • 02 Gordon
  • 04 Michael Devlin (Kilday - 87' )
  • 05 Canning
  • 06 Gillepsie
  • 07 Keatings
  • 08 Routledge
  • 10 Neil (Andreu - 74' )
  • 11 Crawford Booked
  • 17 Longridge (McShane - 69' )
  • 18 Mackinnon

Substitutes

  • 19 Currie
  • 03 Hendrie
  • 33 Kilday
  • 22 Andreu
  • 09 McShane
Ref: McKendrick
Att: 556

Match Stats

Shots

5 15

On target

2 6

Corners

2 3

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +1:03

Darian Mackinnon produces a cross.

90:00 +0:57

Ross McGeachie manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:52

A cross is delivered by Darian Mackinnon.

90:00 +0:15

Clearance made by David Crawford.

90:00 +0:06

Corner taken by Alister Crawford from the right by-line.

89:56

Ross McGeachie makes a clearance.

89:49

The ball is delivered by Jonathon Routledge.

88:28

Alister Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

88:19

Stephen Day challenges Alister Crawford unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Gillespie by Graham Weir.

86:52 Substitution

Substitution (Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Lee Kilday coming on for Michael Devlin.

86:20

Anthony Andreu takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

84:25

Kevin Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.

84:11

Stephen Day gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon McShane.

84:02

Clearance made by Martin Canning.

83:53

Free kick taken by David Crawford.

83:42

Foul by Jon McShane on Chris Smith, free kick awarded.

82:54

Stephen Day takes a weak shot and went wide right of the target.

81:32

Ross Forsyth delivers the ball.

80:07

Alister Crawford receives a yellow card.

80:07 Booking

Booking

79:33

Jonathon Routledge takes a weak shot.

79:21

The ball is sent over by Darian Mackinnon.

78:05

Ziggy Gordon makes a clearance.

77:44

A cross is delivered by Stephen Day.

77:09

Ross Forsyth takes the free kick.

77:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Day by Anthony Andreu.

76:49

Free kick taken by Grant Gillespie.

76:37

Graham Weir goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

76:37 Booking

Booking

76:28

Unfair challenge on Grant Gillespie by Graham Weir results in a free kick.

75:39

David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

75:26

Foul by Jon McShane on Chris Smith, free kick awarded.

73:51

Header at goal by James Keatings misses left of the target.

73:44

Jon McShane produces a cross.

73:29 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Andreu is brought on as a substitute for Alexander Neil.

70:13

A cross is delivered by Stephen Day.

69:22

Martin Canning takes the free kick.

69:11

Kieran McAnespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Darian Mackinnon.

68:50 Substitution

Substitution (Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Jon McShane coming on for Louis Longridge.

67:05 Substitution

Substitution Mark Ferry goes off and Kieran McAnespie comes on.

65:34

The ball is crossed by Jonathon Routledge.

64:01

The assist for the goal came from Grant Gillespie.

64:01 Goal scored

Goal! - James Keatings - Stirling 0 - 3 Hamilton James Keatings scores with a header. Stirling 0-3 Hamilton.

63:41

Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

63:36

Darian Mackinnon produces a cross.

61:12

Phillip Johnston takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the goal.

59:30

Clearance by James Bishop.

59:00

Clearance by Chris Smith.

58:57

The ball is crossed by Ziggy Gordon.

58:42

Corner taken by Stephen Day.

57:44

Free kick taken by David Crawford.

57:40

Darian Mackinnon is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

56:48 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Coyne comes on in place of Jamie McCunnie.

56:26

Free kick taken by David Crawford.

56:20

Darian Mackinnon is ruled offside.

54:34

The ball is crossed by Phillip Johnston.

54:24

Free kick crossed by Jamie McCunnie.

54:13

Foul by Grant Gillespie on Jordan White, free kick awarded.

52:16

Graham Weir takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Martin Canning gets a block in.

52:04

David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

51:53

James Keatings is ruled offside.

51:14

Chance falls to Chris Smith who heads at goal.

51:06

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie McCunnie.

50:51

Ross Forsyth sends in a cross.

50:38

Clearance by Michael Devlin.

50:35

The ball is delivered by Graham Weir.

49:50

Louis Longridge takes a brilliant shot and hits the bar.

49:35

James Bishop manages to make a clearance.

49:31

A cross is delivered by Alister Crawford.

49:05

Martin Canning manages to make a clearance.

48:59

The ball is swung over by Phillip Johnston.

47:05

James Keatings produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Mark Ferry.

46:15

Jamie McCunnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Gillespie.

45:58

Alister Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

45:52

Ross McGeachie concedes a free kick for a foul on James Keatings.

45:00 +2:59 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:15

Graham Weir takes a weak shot. Kevin Cuthbert parries the ball away.

44:37

Free kick taken by Jamie McCunnie.

44:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Canning on Jordan White.

43:21

Free kick taken by David Crawford.

43:10

Jordan White fouled by Martin Canning, the ref awards a free kick.

43:00

Clearance made by Graham Weir.

42:29

Clearance by James Bishop.

42:26

Grant Gillespie crosses the ball.

40:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Smith - Stirling 0 - 2 Hamilton Chris Smith heads into their own net. Stirling 0-2 Hamilton.

39:26

Louis Longridge takes the chance to get an effort at goal and strikes the post.

36:51

Martin Canning takes the free kick.

36:48

Jordan White is ruled offside.

36:20

James Keatings takes a weak shot. Blocked by James Bishop.

34:24

Darian Mackinnon takes a fantastic shot. David Crawford parries the effort to safety.

33:00

The ball is delivered by Ross McGeachie.

32:30

Michael Devlin makes a clearance.

31:23

Assist on the goal came from Alister Crawford.

31:23 Goal scored

Goal! - James Keatings - Stirling 0 - 1 Hamilton James Keatings scores with their left foot. Stirling 0-1 Hamilton.

29:57

Jamie McCunnie takes the free kick.

29:34

Foul by Jonathon Routledge on Graham Weir, free kick awarded.

28:10

Jordan White produces a cross.

26:44

Michael Devlin makes a clearance.

26:34

Free kick taken by Ross Forsyth.

26:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darian Mackinnon on Mark Ferry.

25:03

Alexander Neil takes a brilliant shot and went wide right of the target.

24:50

David Crawford manages to make a clearance.

24:44

Corner taken by Alister Crawford.

23:06

James Keatings takes a weak shot. David Crawford catches the ball.

22:58

Alexander Neil sends in a cross.

22:37

Martin Canning takes the free kick.

22:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darian Mackinnon by Ross Forsyth.

21:54

Ross Forsyth takes the free kick.

21:48

Grant Gillespie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ferry.

21:26

Grant Gillespie makes a clearance.

21:21

The ball is swung over by Jordan White.

19:06

Alexander Neil restarts play with the free kick.

18:59

Jordan White gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Canning.

18:28

David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

18:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ziggy Gordon.

17:12

Free kick taken by David Crawford.

16:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathon Routledge on Ross Forsyth.

16:32

Header by Martin Canning goes harmlessly over the bar.

16:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Keatings.

15:43

James Keatings takes a shot. David Crawford parries the ball away.

15:25

Kevin Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.

15:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Weir on Alexander Neil.

13:16

David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

13:09

Jonathon Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Weir.

12:58

Michael Devlin restarts play with the free kick.

12:37

Foul by Jordan White on Michael Devlin, free kick awarded.

11:27

James Bishop makes a clearance.

11:21

The ball is sent over by Jonathon Routledge.

11:15

Ross McGeachie manages to make a clearance.

11:10

A cross is delivered by Grant Gillespie.

9:16

David Crawford takes the free kick.

9:04

Darian Mackinnon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Weir.

5:20

James Bishop takes the free kick.

5:11

Foul by James Keatings on Ross McGeachie, free kick awarded.

3:30

The ball is crossed by Stephen Day.

1:18

Ross Forsyth restarts play with the free kick.

1:08

Foul by Alexander Neil on Ross Forsyth, free kick awarded.

0:43

James Keatings takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Crawford safely holds on.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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