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A cold and windy day approached the players as they began to warm up. The pitch was in great condition despite heavy rain the night before.
Hamiton Accies started brightly and Dylan Henry was causing their opposition defenders havoc in the penalty area. Henry received the ball and outpaced the defence but the shot lacked power and was comfortable save for JJ's Piotr Lenkiewicz. Hamilton continued pressing in the early stages of the match
Joseph McDaid played a quick one two with a fellow team mate and spread the ball wide to Robbie Torrance who had time to look up and chip the keeper from just outside the box, scoring Hamilton's opening goal of the match from just outside the box with a couple of minutes gone.
Connor Reid picked up the ball and drove forward picking out Dylan Henry who beat the keeper, but beat the post as well.
Jimmy Johnstone's defence couldn't keep tabs on Dylan Henry as he outpaced the defence again but Piotr Lenkiewicz made a comfortable save.
On the 12 minute mark, a corner came floating in which was well headed out by JJ but only as far as Joseph McDaid who hit a sublime left foot volley from outside the box leaving Lenkiewicz with no chance, to double Accies lead.
Accies were looking firmly in control of the game at this early stage.
Just two minutes from their last goal, JJ's defenders couldn't clear the ball as it landed at Dylan Henry's feet. Henry knocked the ball to the side and buried it into the bottom corner of the net. Hamilton were looking very impressive.
The ball was spread wide to Robbie Torrance who skilfully beat Finn McCarte, dribbled the ball down the wing and took a shot which just went over the bar.
Lewis Campbell made a great challenge and advanced up the field and played a fantastic through ball for Kyle Miller to take a touch and slot the ball into the bottom right corner making it 4-0 to Accies.
Jimmy Johnstone were giving it their all, fighting for every ball and header as Accies attacked. However, they were up against excellent opposition.
Jospeh McDaid swung a fantastic ball into the area but JJ's keeper Lenkiewicz punched it away and was awarded a free-kick, which had been given for obstruction. Lenkiewicz was having a good game for the visitors.
As JJ attacked, Accies cleared the ball and a fantastic header on from Dylan Henry allowed Connor Reid to advance round the keeper and slot the ball into the net making it 5-0 to Hamilton on the thirty-first minute. This proved to be the final goalmouth action of the half.
Half Time: Hamilton Accies 5-0 Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Accies got the ball rolling for the second half with both sets of supporters and players encouraging the players to give it their all.
A couple of minutes in and Dylan Henry took the ball for a run, beating 3 players and crossing the ball for Kyle Miller who narrowly headed the ball over the crossbar.
Reece Coyle played a great through ball into the feet of Dylan Henry who went one on one with the opposing keeper but JJ's Lenkiewicz made himself look big and made a fantastic save.
With 10 minutes played in the second half, Accies scored their sixth goal of the game and Robbie Torrance's second after Dylan Henry was foiled by Piotr Lenkiewicz but Torrance was there to follow up and apply the finish.
Accies zoomed up the pitch again with Joseph McDaid who played a through ball Dylan Henry who outpaced the defence and slotted the ball into the left bottom corner.
Jimmy Johnstone lost the ball from the kick off, allowing accies to break up the park and it needed two fantastic saves from Piotr Lenkiewicz to save it from being seven.
Jimmy Johnstone then won a penalty as they looked to catch Accies off guard. A shove inside the area made the referee point to the spot. Sam Kent stepped up and sent Josh McGill the wrong way giving Jimmy Johnstone a well deserved consolation.
The away side's respite was to be short lived when Dylan Hayes carried the ball onto the right wing, went past two defenders, then thrashed the ball into the bottom corner for his hat-trick. JJ couldn't handle him today.
With eight minutes to go, Joseph McDaid scored another cracking goal. JJ failing to deal with the ball, and the half clearance fell to McDaid who hit a sweet left foot drive from outside the box going above the opposition keeper's head, making the score 9-1 in Hamilton's favour.
The referee blew shortly after for full time. Accies progress into the open rounds of the Scottish Cup, where they can be matched with any team from across the country.
Full Time: Hamilton Accies BC 9-1 Jimmy Johnstone Academy
|Denis McDaid, Coach of Hamilton Accies, said: "I'm very happy with the result and the boys are all looking forward to the next round."
|Peter, Coach of Jimmy Johntone Academy, said: "First half the weather was against us, the better team won on the day. All of our boys gave it their all."