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Accies Cruise to Victory against EKFC Reds

East Kilbride Reds 2

Stewart,17, Banks,19, 48, Mcintyre, 33, Burton78, Smith, 81

Hamilton Accies 6

McBrearty, 75, McGuire,82
  • Sunday, 10 September 2017
  • K Park
  • Under 19´s
  • Cumbernauld and Kilsyth DYL

A strong team performance from Accies seen them come away with all 3 points away from home against EKFC Reds. Accies came into the game top of the table with 4 wins from 5 and kept up their impressive form against EK who had won 1 and lost 1.

It was a scrappy affair in the opening stages with the best chance coming from Accies Stuart McIntyre who put a header narrowly wide. The Deadlock was broken on the 17th minute with Cameron Stewart getting on the end of a loose ball to coolly place it in the bottom corner to make it 1-0 Accies.

Not long after this on the 19th minute Accies doubled their lead with Jonathon Banks getting on the end of a long ball rolling it into an empty net after the Goalkeeper slipped when coming to collect the ball.

This gave EK a wakeup call, growing into the game more and more having multiple opportunities including Kieran McGuire’s effort being superbly stopped by Craig Murdoch in the Accies goal.

But, their hard work was undone after a dip of the shoulder from McIntyre allowed him in behind to fire home and make the game seem beyond EK before half time. 

  • Half Time:
  • East Kilbride Reds
  • 3-0
  • Hamilton Accies

Accies came out all guns blazing in the second half and re-started the scoring in the 48th minute after nice interplay between Luke Murphy and Banks, allowed Banks to hit a sweet half volley into the right hand corner of the net to make it 4-0.  

The match became a scrappy affair again with EK looking to prove a point but just couldn’t get the ball into the final third. This was until the 74th minute when Paul Smith made a mazy run down the right for EK, his cross making Jamie McBearty who fired high into the Accies net.

However it was a case of déjà vu for EK. Just as it looked like they were getting back in the game Accies struck back with murphy slipping through Dean Burton who smashed it home.

The floodgates had opened and 3 minutes later Conner Smith, who had been running the show in Midfield, had his 30 yard shot bobble over the keeper to make it 6-1. However less than a minute later EK pulled back another one, Smith’s cross resulted in a 6 yard melee with McGuire heading home to make it 6-2

It was a solid performance from Accies who keep their position at the top of the table. It just wasn’t EK’s day who will be looking to bounce back from this disappointing defeat against their next opponents. 

  • Full Time:
  • East Kilbride Reds
  • 6-2
  • Hamilton Accies


East Kilbride Reds
Hamilton Accies
1. Craig Murdoch
2. Sean Mcguiness
4. John Rowan
5. Adam Mckeown
7. Stuart McIntyre
9. David Thomson
10. Cameron Stewart
14. Dylan Craig
15. Bradley Seaton
16. Robert Griffiths
17. Connor Smith
18. Conner Smith
19 .Dean Burton
20. Jonathon Banks
21. Luke Murphy
1. Aaron McKissock
2. Paul McGroarty
3. Jonathan Kavangh
4. Connor Neilson
5. Lawrence Hendry
6. Martin Beattie
7. Paul Smith
8. Michael McLaughin
9. Kieran McGuire
10. Aidan Fellowes
11. Stephen Docherty
12. Jamie McBrearty
14. Stephen Devlin
Star Player
East Kilbride Reds
Hamilton Accies
There were numerous standout performances for Accies like Adam McKeown's General like performance in the middle, but Stuart McIntyre was a key force going forward being a real menace to the EK back line and getting a goal and an assist as his reward
On what was a bleak afternoon for EK, wide man Paul Smith was the one looking most up for it and willing to put himself about. He showed willingness to get on the end of every ball and his persistence paid off creating the two EK goals
Magic Moment
East Kilbride Reds
Hamilton Accies
Jonathon Banks's half volley was the pick of the bunch. A sweet strike with real venom and power that saw it sail by helpless McKissock.
It was great play on the wing from EK dangerman Smith who's cross met McBrearty, who's top corner finish was as good as it got for EK
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