Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Kilmarnock 0-1 Hamilton Academical

Kilmarnock's on-loan debutant Kristoffer Ajer (right) contests the ball with Hamilton's Alexandre D’Acol
Kristoffer Ajer (right), on loan from Celtic, was one of five players making his debut for Kilmarnock

Substitute Rakish Bingham's last-minute penalty saw Hamilton pip Premiership rivals Kilmarnock at Rugby Park to reach the Scottish Cup fifth round.

The decisive moment came in added time, when Grant Gillespie was brought down inside the area.

Referee Crawford Allan pointed to the spot and Bingham stepped up to score.

Hamilton were rewarded for their perseverance, after their key player Ali Crawford drew several saves from Kilmarnock goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

His first-half volley was blocked by Woodman, and the goalkeeper was also out quickly to block when Crawford lifted the ball over the defensive line for Alex D'Acol.

Crawford also drove a shot from 20 yards on target after the break, but Woodman pushed the ball away. The goalkeeper also did well to tip over when Crawford flicked a looping shot on target.

New faces

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Scottish Cup highlights: Kilmarnock 0-1 Hamilton

Looking for a change in fortunes, Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark made a bold selection. Five members of his starting line-up were making their debuts, with three on loan from Newcastle.

One of those, Woodman, was in goals, and he enjoyed a fairly comfortable first outing. The best of the debutants was Kristoffer Ajer, on loan from Celtic and playing with strength and poise at centre-back.

Callum Roberts, another making his first start, drew a straightforward save from Hamilton's Gary Woods with a looping header, while the other new boys - Karleigh Osborne and Sean Longstaff - were steady enough.

No room for Coulibaly

Clark left his top scorer, Souleymane Coulibaly, on the bench, with the striker having been the subject of transfer interest from Egyptian club Zemalek.

In his absence, Kilmarnock laboured in the final third, although after the break Rory McKenzie drove wide from a good position.

Coulibaly eventually appeared off the bench in the 64th minute along with Kris Boyd, and the latter pulled a shot wide from a tight angle.

Kilmarnock fans found an outlet for the frustration, chanting "we want Johnston out" in reference to director Michael Johnston.

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark: "We didn't deserve to win the game, it wasn't a good match at all. We didn't create enough, we were a bit toothless at the top of the pitch.

"As the game wore on, Hamilton grew into it and we've made a couple of horrendous errors to give the penalty away. It's a very disappointing day, another cup competition where we've gone out of with a whimper.

"I think [Coulibaly] will [stay at Kilmarnock]. He's a great kid, he's enjoying himself here, he's not knocking on my door, his agent isn't ringing me to see what the situation is. It's going to have to take a crazy offer for him to go. The player isn't desperate to get out the door."

Hamilton Academical manager Martin Canning: "We've been done by [late goals] a few times ourselves in the league this season, so it feels nice to get the benefit of it.

"We were slightly the better team, we created more opportunities. But we didn't think the goal was going to come, it looked like it was going to be one of those days. The boys kept working hard and thankfully we got our reward."

Line-ups

Kilmarnock

  • 17Woodman
  • 27Hendrie
  • 5Osborne
  • 20Ajer
  • 24Taylor
  • 7McKenzieSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 8Dicker
  • 11Jones
  • 25RobertsSubstituted forCoulibalyat 64'minutes
  • 12TysonSubstituted forBoydat 64'minutes
  • 18Longstaff

Substitutes

  • 1MacDonald
  • 3Smith
  • 9Boyd
  • 16Boyd
  • 19Coulibaly
  • 21Frizzell
  • 33Hawkshaw

Hamilton

  • 34Woods
  • 6Gillespie
  • 4DevlinBooked at 48mins
  • 23McMann
  • 10RedmondBooked at 84mins
  • 18MacKinnonBooked at 90mins
  • 11Crawford
  • 21Donati
  • 7ImrieBooked at 38mins
  • 20BrophySubstituted forBinghamat 67'minutes
  • 9D'AcolSubstituted forLongridgeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Matthews
  • 2Seaborne
  • 15Bingham
  • 16Watson
  • 17Longridge
  • 28Cunningham
  • 33Hughes
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
2,944

Match Stats

Home TeamKilmarnockAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Kilmarnock 0, Hamilton Academical 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 0, Hamilton Academical 1.

Booking

Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

Penalty conceded by Karleigh Osborne (Kilmarnock) after a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0, Hamilton Academical 1. Rakish Bingham (Hamilton Academical) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Hamilton Academical. Grant Gillespie draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Attempt saved. Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock).

Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Freddie Woodman.

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Kilmarnock).

Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Louis Longridge replaces Alejandro D'Acol.

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

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock).

Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Kilmarnock).

Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

Luke Hendrie (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alejandro D'Acol (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Rakish Bingham replaces Eamonn Brophy.

Karleigh Osborne (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt missed. Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Luke Hendrie (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

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