February 2, 2013
Accies book sixth-round spot
Hamilton ensured their progress into the sixth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 2-0 win over Irn-Bru First Division rivals Dunfermline at East End Park.
The visitors, 13 points behind their hosts in the league standings, had the better chances throughout and were unlucky not to be ahead in the first half after Jonathon Routledge saw a shot blocked and Steven May had two efforts repelled.
However, the duo were on hand to put Hamilton on course for the win in the second half.
May opened the scoring when he fired into the net from just outside the box five minutes after the restart, before Routledge's right-footed shot from inside the box found the top corner on the hour mark.
Darian Mackinnon had two attempts at the Dunfermline goal blocked, while the hosts had a Stephen Husband shot as their only real effort.
|Dunfermline Athletic||Hamilton Academical|
|1 Paul Gallacher||1 Kevin Cuthbert|
|4 Andrew Dowie||4 Martin Canning|
|3 Jordan McMillan||5 Jonathan Page|
|5 Callum Morris||2 Ziggy Gordon|
|2 Ross Millen||3 Steven Hendrie|
|6 Shaun Byrne||10 Alex Neil|
|7 Joe Cardle||7 Ali Crawford|
|8 Stephen Husband||6 Jonathon Routledge|
|9 Ryan Wallace||9 Steve May|
|11 Josh Falkingham||11 Lewis Longridge|
|10 Andy Kirk||8 Darian Mackinnon|
|20 Michal Hrivnak||Scott Christie 19|
|15 John Potter||Michael Devlin 12|
|14 Ryan Thomson||Gary Fisher 14|
|16 Alex Whittle||Gillepsie 15|
|12 Craig Dargo||Andy Ryan 16|
|Alex Whittle for Shaun Byrne (55)||Andy Ryan for Steve May (87)|
|Ryan Thomson for Ross Millen (69)|
|Craig Dargo for Ryan Wallace (82)|
|Ryan Thomson (78)|
|· Squads: Dunfermline Athletic | Hamilton Academical|