Monday 17th December 2012

NEW Sons boss Ian Murray saw his charges crash out of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 3-1 defeat against Hamilton Accies tonight.

The Lanarkshire side deserved their win thanks in the main to a first half performance which saw two top quality goals effectively seal the win for Accies.

Despite a bright start by Dumbarton, with players obviously keen to impress the gaffer, it was Hamilton who took the goalscoring initiative.

In 25 minutes Ali Crawford curled home a superb 20-yard shot and after a neat passing move on 41 mins Devlin put a long range shot beyond Grindlay to give Accies a 2-0 half-time lead.

Sons improved in the second period and got back into the game when Chris Turner headed home a Lamont cross in the 58th minute

But Hamilton soon restored their two-goal advantage with 15 mins to go when Gillespie neatly chipped Grindlay with Graham in close attention.

Sons goalscorer Chris Turner then received a second yellow card after a tussle with Alex Neil to put Sons down to 10 men, much to the fury of the home support.

With the extra man advantage, Accies easily saw the game out and get passage into the next stage of the competition.

Hamilton have now earned the right to play Dunfermline Athletic in the fifth round.

Full match report now online.

Alan Findlay

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