Match ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Cowdenbeath 4.
Cowdenbeath held off Hamilton's gallant comeback to win at New Douglas Park.
Greg Stewart's strike and two from Kane Hemmings put Cowden three up at the break.
Stewart tucked away his second after the break before Anthony Andreu steered home to reduce Hamilton's arrears.
James Keatings scored from the penalty spot after debutant Jason Scotland had been fouled and Andreu's deflected second gave the hosts hope but the visitors saw out victory.
- 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoutledgeat 61'minutes
- 6GillespieSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 27'minutes
- 17LongridgeSubstituted forGeorgeat 50'minutes
- 5ArmstrongSubstituted forKaneat 47'minutes
- 9StewartSubstituted forMillerat 67'minutes
- 21HemmingsSubstituted forAnthonyat 78'minutes
- Euan Anderson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Cowdenbeath 4.
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.
Attempt saved. Ben Anthony (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.
Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Goal! Hamilton Academical 3, Cowdenbeath 4. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).
Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathon Routledge (Hamilton Academical).
Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Cowdenbeath 4. James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty Hamilton Academical. Jason Scotland draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) after a foul in the penalty area.
Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ben Anthony replaces Kane Hemmings because of an injury.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Kyle Miller.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Lewis Milne.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Dean Brett.
Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Greg Stewart because of an injury.