A strong performance saw Accies run out convincing winners against their West of Scotland Football League Tier 7 Conference B opponents. Accies took to attack from the start of the game, an early Callum Shipcott shot saw the Yoker keeper well positined to save.
It only took Accies 15 minutes to take the lead. A good Jack Buchanan pass released Scott Cowan clear of the Yoker rearguard. The forward then advanced and passed the ball across the face of goal to leave David Allan with a “tap-in” from inside the six yard box.
One of a few Accies debutants, Andrew MacNally, saw a shot saved. The midfielder had strayed offside anyway.
Yoker responded and saw a good Andrew Campbell save prevent them from equalising.
A good 25-yard free kick also resulted in a Campbell save.
David Allan scored his second goal of the game just after the half hour, having been released by a great Jack Buchanan pass.
Allan then had an opportunity to secure a hat-trick, the Yoker keeper saving well.
The forward didn’t have to wait long, as a scored again following another good Accies move.
Just before half time, Kenny Wilson placed a delicate pass forward, which released Allan. The confident forward outpaced an opponent then shot home.
Half time 0:4
Half time saw many substitute changes as manager, Michael Dickie, gave his whole squad a run-out in order to gain much needed match-time for everyone. This was Accies first post match since the beginning of March.
Yoker started the second half strongly, seeing an opportunity spurned and then seeing keeper Robert Tiropoulous save well.
A well worked short corner saw Conor McGlinchey then cross to the waiting Andrew MacNally, who headed home.
Accies stalwart Alan Sweeney then got on the scoresheet, racing clear of the Yoker defence and calmly rounding the keeper before rolling the ball into the net.
The final goal of the game saw Conor McGlinchey strike a 25 yard free kick into the top corner of the net.
Full time 0:7
Accies Manager, Michael Dickie, was pleased with his teams effort, reflecting “the lads are working hard in training, this performance reflects their efforts.”
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1st half team: Andrew Campbell, David Goodwin, Joshua Degg, Kenneth Wilson, Jack MacCalman, Jack Buchanan (capt), Callum Shipcott, Andrew MacNally, Scott Cowan, David Allan, Andrew MacDonald
2nd half team: Robert Tiroploulous, Sam Degg, Joshua Degg, Andrew MacNally, Leo Daremas, Ryan Degan, Connor O’Donohue, Conor McGlinchey, Alan Sweeney, Shane Jackson, Logan Park