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    Cup Dream ends at Hamilton 

    Sunday, January 09, 2011 4:04:08 PM

    SPL side Hamilton Accies progressed to the 5th Round of this season’s Scottish Cup which will be a massive relief for Billy Reid’s team after they finally overcame “The Wasps” who never stopping trying in a game in which the players can be proud of their display, helped by a good Alloa support who never stopped singing and backing their team throughout the entire match. Alloa Athletic started the game positively and although they had the better of the first half hour their nice passing lacked a cutting edge when chances were presented. Indeed “The Wasps” certainly had a good shout for a penalty after only ten minutes when Kevin McDonald was tripped in the box by ex Stirling Albion defender Andy Graham, this was a pivotal moment in the game. Michael McGowan was causing the Premier League side many problems and his long range effort from the half way line which nearly caught out Tomas Cerny showed great vision, unfortunately he aggravated an injury which had threatened to keep him out of the match and had to be replaced on the hour mark and Accies dominated most of the play there after. Although Hamilton Accies could claim to have the best chances in the second half it was not until the final minute of the game that they were presented with their best opportunity to score. Jim McAlister broke clear and Stevie Robertson raced out fully committed and brought down the player, penalty and referee Alan Muir red carded Robertson, his second red card in cup games for The Wasps this season having previously been red carded in CIS Cup game against Aberdeen. David Gormley then became an Alloa hero diving to save Simon Mensing spot kick, he was disappointed however late in injury time when Portuguese star Flavio Paixao headed strongly into the net to finally secure victory for the SPL side.

    Andy Scott pass eludes Bryan Prunty

    Michael McGowan influential v. Hamilton Accies

    Andy Scott eludes Hamilton Accies defence

    Penalty!, Kevin McDonald fouled by Andy Graham in box.

    Alloa support at New Douglas Park

    Jim McAlister fouled for Hamilton penalty

    Simon Mensing takes penalty kick

    David Gormley saves penalty




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