Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Hamilton 5-0 Edinburgh City: Debut goals for Dales and Winter

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Andy Dales and Andy Winter scored debut goals as Hamilton swept past Edinburgh City to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

On-loan winger Dales nodded in from an Aaron McGowan cross shortly after hitting the crossbar with a header.

Scott McMann drilled in the second and Scott Martin made it three before half-time with a deflected strike.

Substitute Winter curled in a fine fourth, with Mickel Miller wrapping up the victory with a close-range header.

Accies made four changes from their last Premiership outing of 2019, with Dales making an early impression - thudding the goalframe with a header from a McGowan delivery before tucking away another terrific set-up from the full-back.

Miller then brought a good save from Alan Martin with a shot on 23 minutes and, from the corner, Accies worked the ball to McMann who blasted in the second from 20 yards.

Martin then scored his first goal for the club when his 25-yard effort took a wicked deflection past his namesake.

The second half didn't live up to the action of the first. Edinburgh City only had a Danny Handling free-kick to give their 100 travelling supporters any hope, before 17-year-old Winter grabbed the fourth and Miller headed in the fifth.

Hamilton head coach Brian Rice: "We started really well and put it to bed in the first half. I'm delighted for both Andy Dales and Andy Winter and it's great to get Dales in as I have been after him for a while.

"That's three out of the last four we have won and that is great for confidence. A cup run would be great if we could get it, but we are clear the priority is to stay in the Premiership."

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Fon Williams
  • 2McGowanSubstituted forCollarat 33'minutes
  • 5FjørtoftBooked at 53mins
  • 24Easton
  • 3McMannSubstituted forHuntat 46'minutes
  • 13Gogic
  • 25Martin
  • 26DalesSubstituted forWinterat 61'minutes
  • 10Alston
  • 11Miller
  • 9Oakley

Substitutes

  • 6Hunt
  • 7Collar
  • 8Davies
  • 19Winter
  • 22Gourlay
  • 28Smith
  • 99Ogkmpoe

Edinburgh City

  • 21Martin
  • 2Thomson
  • 5Balatoni
  • 12Wilson
  • 22Henderson
  • 10Handling
  • 8Brown
  • 14Crane
  • 33HarrisSubstituted forSinclairat 81'minutes
  • 15Kane
  • 19ShepherdBooked at 23minsSubstituted forCourtat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beveridge
  • 6Quate
  • 11Sinclair
  • 16Stewart
  • 18Newman
  • 20Shaw
  • 26Court
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,040

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamEdinburgh City
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home23
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 5, Edinburgh City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 5, Edinburgh City 0.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Henderson.

Attempt blocked. Alexander Gogic (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 5, Edinburgh City 0. Mickel Miller (Hamilton Academical) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Blair Alston following a corner.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Callum Crane.

Attempt saved. Mickel Miller (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Edinburgh City. Jordan Sinclair replaces Alex Harris.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 4, Edinburgh City 0. Andy Winter (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Collar.

Mickel Miller (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Crane (Edinburgh City).

Substitution

Substitution, Edinburgh City. Jonathan Court replaces Scott Shepherd.

Scott Martin (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Kane (Edinburgh City).

Attempt missed. Mickel Miller (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Callum Crane.

Foul by George Oakley (Hamilton Academical).

Conrad Balatoni (Edinburgh City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Will Collar (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Will Collar (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Attempt missed. Callum Crane (Edinburgh City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Handling (Edinburgh City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Martin (Hamilton Academical).

Daniel Handling (Edinburgh City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Andy Winter replaces Andy Dales.

Callum Crane (Edinburgh City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Markus Fjørtoft (Hamilton Academical).

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Attempt blocked. George Oakley (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Liam Henderson (Edinburgh City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Alexander Gogic (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Henderson (Edinburgh City).

Booking

Markus Fjørtoft (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Shepherd (Edinburgh City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Markus Fjørtoft (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt blocked. Alex Harris (Edinburgh City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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