Ramsdens Cup: Hamilton 0-1 Airdrie United

Airdrie United triumphed against Lanarkshire rivals Hamilton in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup.

Hamilton's James Martin and the visitors' Nathan Blockley went close in a scoreless first half.

Gary Fraser was off target from inside the box as the hosts pressed after the break.

And Airdrie capitalised late on when former Hamilton winger Willie McLaren collected Blockley's pass and hammered home from 20 yards.

Hamilton: Cuthbert, McGlinchey (Mackinnon 88), Canning, Devlin, Hendrie, Fraser, Crawford, Gillespie, Martin, Ryan (Longridge 66), McShane. Subs Not Used: Shaw, Gordon, Lyon.

Booked: Devlin.

Airdrie Utd: Arthur, Hart, Lilley, MacDonald, Warren, Evans (Stallard 73), Blockley, Lynch, Griffin, Di Giacomo (Donnelly 60), Boyle (McLaren 82). Subs Not Used: Duncan, Buchanan.

Booked: Lynch, Warren.

Goals: McLaren 85.

Att: 1,005

Ref: Craig Charleston