ACCIES BACK IN MATCH AC­TION

Lennox Herald - - SPORTS -

A be­low par per­for­mance from Accies cou­pled with a good dis­play from Sten­house­muir left Accies with lit­tle room for com­plaint. It took just half an hour for Sten­house­muir to take the lead. A good move across the width of the park saw the ball reach Gary Baird. The shot looped over Accies keeper An­drew McGil­livray and into the net. Accies frus­tra­tions grew when they were de­nied a penalty. Wil­liam Brot­ton ap­peared to stum­ble and then drag the ball with his hand whilst on the floor. Ref­eree David Gal­lacher’s view was blocked and couldn’t give the penalty. Accies best pe­riod of the match fol­lowed half time. Early op­por­tu­ni­ties came An­drew Bur­ton’s way but both ef­forts were tame and eas­ily saved. Accies ef­forts were re­warded through a Conor McGlinchey equaliser. A throw-in from Ian Davie to the for­ward saw him beat his marker and then slam the ball home. Just as Accies ap­peared to be in the as­cen­dancy they con­ceded an en­tirely avoid­able goal. The goal changed the pat­tern of the game as Sten­house­muir took con­trol. Had Accies found an equaliser, the match would have gone straight to a penalty shootout but the chance of this ended with five min­utes re­main­ing as Sten­house­muir scored again.

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