20’s Lose At Accies

Hamilton Accies 3 Rangers 0

I understand the relevance of the Development League and how it means very little in the bigger picture. In saying that it was a poor performance at New Douglas Park and Rangers never looked like getting back into the game once they fell behind.

Hamilton took the lead from the penalty spot just after the quarter-hour mark. Ross Cunningham picked out Greg Docherty’s run into the right side of the penalty area and he was caught late by Jamie Mills in the act of shooting and the referee pointed to the spot, with Jesus Garcia Tena converting the penalty. Four minutes later the lead was doubled, Ben Reilly broke quickly following a Rangers attack, he picked out Steven Boyd inside the right side of the box and when he tried to return the pass Jordan Gibson knocked the ball into the net for an Own Goal.

Another quick break from Ben Reilly five minutes later ended with him shooting straight at Robbie McCrorie from the edge of the box. Rangers had shown little in attack until two minutes before the break, when a quick free-kick was played to Scott Roberts he was taken out by Jesus Garcia Tena, the referee allowed advantage as the ball ran for Liam Burt who broke into the box bur shot wide of Alex Marshall’s right hand post.

Half-Time:- Hamilton Accies 2 Rangers 0

Accies increased their lead on the hour mark, Danny Redmond broke into the left side of the box and got to the byline before cutting the ball back for Steven Boyd to shoot past Robbie McCrorie. With twenty minutes remaining Jesus Garcia Tena was shown a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on David Brownlie as he broke forward from defence.

Rangers at least called the keeper into action a couple of times in the final quarter-hour. Ross Lyon’s shot from the right hand angle of the box forced Alex Marshall to save low to his left. Rory Currie in possession on the right hand angle of the box passed inside to Jordan Gibson and again Alex Marshall saved low to his left, gathering the ball at the second attempt.

Full-Time:- Hamilton Accies 3 Rangers 0

Hamilton Accies:- Alex Marshall; Ben Reilly, Shaun Want, Jesus Garcia Tena, Rico Quitongo; Ronan Hughes; Ross Cunningham, Steven Boyd (Colin Granger 71 mins); Greg Docherty (Conor Scullion 59 mins), Danny Redmond (Marc Kelly 65 mins); Ryan Tierney.

Not Used:- Ross Connelly (Gk), Danny O’Halloran, Lewis Ferguson, Dylan Henry.

Rangers:- Robbie McCrorie; Ryan Sinnamon, Jason Krones, David Brownlie, Jamie Mills; Max Ashmore (Jamie Barjonas HT); Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Rory Currie 59 mins), Ross Lyon, Scott Roberts (Jamie Brandon 66 mins), Liam Burt; Jordan Gibson.

Not Used:- Kieran Wright (Gk), Josh Jeffries, Dylan Dykes, Lewis White.

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