Scottish League Cup - Second Round
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Hamilton Academical 4-1 Alloa Athletic

Hamilton Academical were comfortable winners over Alloa Athletic in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

Tony Andreu's volley put Accies ahead but Greig Spence curled home to level the match before half-time.

Martin Canning nodded the hosts back in front midway through the second half.

And Louis Longridge's header followed by Eamonn Brophy's strike made sure of Hamilton's place in Wednesday's third-round draw.

The win was a fourth in succession for Alex Neil's side, who are currently second in the Premiership.

It did not take Accies too long to get ahead as Danny Redmond's outswinging corner was headed to the edge of the area where the waiting Andreu cushioned a fine volley into the top left-hand corner.

The Wasps set about levelling straight away and Stephen Simmons' header was well saved by goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Spence then went through on goal after robbing Mikey Devlin but the eventual shot was wide.

However, Spence made amends when he latched on to a Graeme Holmes pass and fired high past McGovern.

It was from a second-half corner that Hamilton regained the lead as Canning held off his marker to head Redmond's deep delivery past John Gibson.

Alloa had a couple of openings in their quest for a second equaliser but the Championship side's final ball let them down.

And Longridge all but sealed victory for Accies when he nodded in Jason Scotland's cross.

There was still time for Scotland's replacement Brophy to run on to Andreu's through ball and finish coolly for Hamilton's fourth.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 3HendrieSubstituted forMacKinnonat 57'minutes
  • 22Andreu
  • 5Canning
  • 4Devlin
  • 28Redmond
  • 6Gillespie
  • 9ScotlandSubstituted forBrophyat 82'minutes
  • 32RyanSubstituted forCrawfordat 57'minutes
  • 17Longridge

Substitutes

  • 11Crawford
  • 14McGrath
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 20Brophy
  • 21Docherty
  • 23McMann
  • 29Hill

Alloa

  • 1Gibson
  • 17Doyle
  • 3Docherty
  • 6Simmons
  • 4Gordon
  • 5Meggatt
  • 7CawleySubstituted forFlanniganat 86'minutes
  • 8McCord
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forFernsat 76'minutes
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forAsgharat 86'minutes
  • 10Holmes

Substitutes

  • 2Tiffoney
  • 11Ferns
  • 16Flannigan
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 21McDowall
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
649

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hamilton Academical 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

  4. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Hamilton Academical 4, Alloa Athletic 1. Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tony Andreu.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Kevin Cawley.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Asghar replaces Greig Spence.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Jason Scotland.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Hamilton Academical 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Scotland.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

  13. Post update

    Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

  15. Post update

    Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Liam Buchanan.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

  20. Post update

    Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.