Scottish League Cup - Second Round
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Hamilton Academical 4-1 Alloa Athletic

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.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 3HendrieSubstituted forMacKinnonat 57'minutes
  • 22Andreu
  • 5Canning
  • 4Devlin
  • 28Redmond
  • 6Gillespie
  • 9ScotlandSubstituted forBrophyat 82'minutes
  • 32RyanSubstituted forCrawfordat 57'minutes
  • 17Longridge

Substitutes

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

Alloa

  • 1Gibson
  • 17Doyle
  • 3Docherty
  • 6Simmons
  • 4Gordon
  • 5Meggatt
  • 7CawleySubstituted forFlanniganat 86'minutes
  • 8McCord
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forFernsat 76'minutes
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forAsgharat 86'minutes
  • 10Holmes

Substitutes

  • 2Tiffoney
  • 11Ferns
  • 16Flannigan
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 21McDowall
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
649

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Kevin Cawley.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Asghar replaces Greig Spence.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Jason Scotland.

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.

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

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

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

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Liam Buchanan.

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

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

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

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

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

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

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

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.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

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

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Darian MacKinnon replaces Stephen Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Ali Crawford replaces Andy Ryan.

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

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

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

Half Time

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

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