Hamilton 3-0 Airdrie United

Hamilton eased to a comfortable victory against struggling Airdrie United.

Marc Warren and Gregor Buchanan were both denied by Hamilton keeper Kevin Cuthbert in the opening stages.

Louis Longridge forced home from close range to give the hosts a 15th-minute lead and, eight mintutes later, Alex Neil converted Ali Crawford's free-kick.

Neil struck the crossbar before half-time and Jonathan Page headed Hamilton's third after the break.

Hamilton: Cuthbert, Gordon, Canning, Page, McGlinchey, Routledge, Neil, Fisher (Ryan 76), Crawford (Mackinnon 76), May, Longridge (Gillespie 68). Subs Not Used: Christie, Devlin.

Booked: May, Gordon, Page.

Goals: Longridge 15, Neil 23, Page 55.

Airdrie Utd: Adam, O'Neil, Lilley, Gregor Buchanan, Warren, Evans (McLaren 46), Lynch (Barclay 69), Donnelly, Josh Watt (Ronald 60), Liam Buchanan, John Boyle. Subs Not Used: Duncan, Bain.

Booked: Evans, O'Neil, Warren, Adam.

Att: 1,179

Ref: Craig Charleston