Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
Annan AthleticAnnan Athletic4HamiltonHamilton Academical1

Annan Athletic 4-1 Hamilton Academical

Josh Todd scores for Annan against Hamilton
Josh Todd scored Annan's second against Hamilton

League Two Annan Athletic stunned Premiership Hamilton Academical in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

Matt Flynn's strike gave the hosts an early lead and Josh Todd's shot doubled their advantage shortly after the break.

Greg Docherty's effort reduced Hamilton's deficit midway through the second half.

However, two goals from Rabin Omar - both right-foot shots - secured a famous win for Jim Chapman's side.

Annan, who joined the senior ranks of Scottish football in 2008, enter Monday's fifth-round draw after one of the most famous results of their 74-year history.

It was the Galabank side's first win against top flight opposition and it was as emphatic as the scoreline suggests.

Accies travelled south with just one win in their 13 previous games and soon found themselves up against it when a Jesus Garcia Tena miskick presented Annan with an opening after six minutes.

Omar gathered the loose ball and prodded it through for Flynn, who took a touch before beating Michael McGovern.

The Northern Ireland goalkeeper then had to look smart to keep out Peter Weatherson's volley.

Rabin Omar slides in the fourth goal for Annan
Omar slides in to chip home the fourth goal for Annan at Galabank

Rattled by the loss of an early goal, Hamilton lacked composure, although Ali Crawford went close with a free-kick while Michael Devlin headed over from a corner.

Todd shot wide after racing clear late in the first half but made amends soon after the restart when he latched on to a Weatherson pass before stroking a cool finish past McGovern.

Eammon Brophy was guilty of a horrible close-range miss before he set up Docherty to fire home a lifeline.

But the part-time hosts responded within 60 seconds they broke upfield from kick-off, with Omar slotting home at the second attempt from Todd's cut-back.

Todd had run the visitors ragged but he somehow failed to net from a yard out when slammed against the post after McGovern spilled Weatherson's free-kick at his feet.

But the home element of the 817 Galabank crowd were celebrating once more as Omar dinked home the fourth after a Ryan Finnie set-piece was deflected his way.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Hart
  • 2Black
  • 5Watson
  • 4McNiff
  • 6McStaySubstituted forOsadolorat 68'minutes
  • 7Finnie
  • 3Sloan
  • 8FlynnSubstituted forParkat 90+1'minutes
  • 11OmarBooked at 73mins
  • 10ToddBooked at 76mins
  • 9WeathersonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Currie
  • 14Osadolor
  • 15McColm
  • 16McDonald
  • 17Park
  • 18Norman

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 6Gillespie
  • 2Gordon
  • 24Tena
  • 4Devlin
  • 21DochertySubstituted forLyonat 86'minutes
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 10RedmondSubstituted forMandianguat 57'minutes
  • 11Crawford
  • 9D'AcolSubstituted forMorrisat 71'minutes
  • 20Brophy

Substitutes

  • 14Morris
  • 15Sendles-White
  • 22Lyon
  • 26Martin
  • 27Nade
  • 28Mandiangu
  • 33Hughes
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
817

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Annan Athletic 4, Hamilton Academical 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Liam Park replaces Matthew Flynn.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Greig McDonald replaces Peter Weatherson.

  5. Post update

    Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Darren Lyon replaces Greg Docherty.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Peter Watson.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Booking

    Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Carlton Morris (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Booking

    Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Annan Athletic 4, Hamilton Academical 1. Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Carlton Morris replaces Alejandro D'Acol.

  20. Post update

    Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.