Scottish Cup - Fifth Round
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Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Hamilton Academical

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Highlights: Dunfermline 1-1 Hamilton Academical

Hamilton Academical kept themselves in the Scottish Cup after a second-half equaliser from Danny Redmond away to Dunfermline Athletic.

The Championship side looked as though they might upset the odds after Paul McMullan's drive gave them a first-half lead over the top-flight visitors.

Dunfermline squandered several chances to extend the lead after the break.

And subsequent pressure from Accies paid off through Redmond's curling drive almost identical to the opener.

The Premiership side could have stolen it with virtually the final kick of the ball, but Darian MacKinnon's effort was saved by Sean Murdoch.

By extending their unbeaten run at East End Park to seven games, Accies ensured a replay at New Douglas Park on Tuesday.

Danny Redmond scores for Hamilton
Danny Redmond scored for Hamilton

With the game crying out for someone to show a bit of composure, McMullan obliged on the half-hour mark.

The Accies defence switched off, allowing Kallum Higginbotham to send McMullan straight through the middle and his finish was neat as he notched up his fourth goal of this season's competition.

It came a minute after referee Craig Thomson blew for an infringement after Callum Morris rose to head into the Accies net.

By that time, Michael Devlin had failed to make the most of a good ball from Giannis Skondras, the former PAOK Salonica right-back making his Accies debut.

The Pars, who gradually worked their way into the game, built on their lead and looked the more likely to score early in the second half.

McMullan shot wide and, a minute later, Michael Moffat from 10 yards out forced a good save from goalkeeper Remi Matthew.

Dunfermline's pace dropped and that let the visitors back into the game.

Eamonn Brophy looped in a good-looking effort, but Murdoch did brilliantly to get his finger tips to the midfielder's drive.

Accies were soon rewarded as Redmond was given time to pick out his spot in the far corner.

As both sides frantically searched for the winner, Massimo Donati blazed over for Accies before Murdoch denied MacKinnon to ensure a replay.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 6GegganSubstituted forTalbotat 39'minutes
  • 22Morris
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 4Martin
  • 18McMullan
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 21Herron
  • 20Higginbotham
  • 37Clark
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forHopkirkat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Talbot
  • 7Paton
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 11Cardle
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Reilly
  • 43Hutton

Hamilton

  • 1Matthews
  • 3SkondrasSubstituted forMcMannat 54'minutes
  • 4Devlin
  • 2Seaborne
  • 39Adams
  • 21Donati
  • 10Redmond
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 6GillespieSubstituted forImrieat 45'minutes
  • 20BrophySubstituted forKurtajat 78'minutes
  • 15Bingham

Substitutes

  • 7Imrie
  • 12Kurtaj
  • 16Watson
  • 23McMann
  • 28Cunningham
  • 33Hughes
  • 34Woods
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
2,945

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

Attempt saved. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Danny Seaborne.

David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gramoz Kurtaj (Hamilton Academical).

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt missed. Paul McMullan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Michael Moffat.

Foul by Paul McMullan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Blair Adams (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Massimo Donati (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Paul McMullan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Blair Adams (Hamilton Academical).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McMann.

Foul by Gramoz Kurtaj (Hamilton Academical).

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Kallum Higginbotham.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Gramoz Kurtaj replaces Eamonn Brophy.

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Hamilton Academical 1. Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Massimo Donati.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Paul McMullan.

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Seaborne (Hamilton Academical).

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by John Herron.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

Attempt saved. Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic).

Massimo Donati (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic).

Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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