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Impressive Accies start 2022 in style with 3-0 victory

Scottish Championship

Palmerston Park 

Sunday 2nd January 2022 

Queen of the South 0-3 Hamilton Accies

It was a winning start to 2022 for Stuart Taylor and his Accies side as they notched three past the 10 men of Queen of the South at Palmerston Park. Our website reporter Nickolas McInally has this report. 

Accies brought in the bells of 2022 with two new additions to the squad. Both Ellis Brown and Daniel O’Reilly went straight into the squad for our trip south to face the doonhamers. 

O’Reilly was selected to make his full Accies debut while Brown had to settle for a place on the bench. 

FIRST HALF

It was nine minutes before the first chance of note arrived in the match. A Josh Mullin corner found the head of David Moyo who was unable to direct his effort goalward. 

However, while some may have hoped that this would spark the game into life it was to be 18 minutes before that was to happen. 

A throw-in from Matthew Shiels found Marley Redfern, his layoff was into the path of Ronan Hughes. The midfielder was able to win Accies a penalty. 

This penalty was taken by Josh Mullin and saved by the Queen of the South goalkeeper. However, Zimbabwean David Moyo was on hand to convert the rebound and notch Accies in front. 

In the aftermath of this goal Queens were reduced to 10 men after captain Wullie Gibson was given his marching orders. 

Accies very nearly doubled their advantage shortly after, midfielder Josh Mullin saw his curling effort whistle narrowly over the bar on 22 minutes. 

The men from Lanarkshire were keen to make their one-man advantage count as they began to pass and probe the opposition defence. 

On 33 minutes a fantastic ball from Matthew Shiels was swung in towards the on-rushing David Moyo. However, the Zimbabwean was unable to get a decisive touch on the ball.

HALF TIME

Queen of the South 0-1 Hamilton Accies 

SECOND HALF

Accies began the second half on the front foot. After some positive passages of play Josh Mullin again came close in the 52nd minute. 

This time striking the post with a powerful effort inside the box. The ball bounced free inside the area. However, Hughes had his shot blocked. 

On 65 minutes Ronan Hughes again went close. This time his header was cleared off the line from the Queens defence who worked to keep the Accies attack at bay.

However, just moments later the men in red and white found that all important second goal of the game. A fantastic flick on by Hughes played the ball in to the the path of Jamie Hamilton who fired Accies two to the good. 

As Accies began to dominate possession the confidence of the side shone through. New signing Daniel O’Reilly passed the ball into the feet of Ronan Hughes, this pass set off two one touch passes allowing Accies to move on the front foot. 

Marley Redfern fed the ball back to Hughes who found David Moyo in space. The attacker elected to play the ball into the feet of Matthew Shiels. The full back squared the ball to Josh Mullin who rounded off an excellent move. 

Accies look to continue their good form against Partick Thistle on Saturday 8th January at New Douglas Park. Kick-off 3:00PM


Accies: Hilton, Virtanen, Popescu, Hamilton, L. Smith (Ryan 67’), Hughes (Winter 82’), Mullin, Moyo, Redfern (Brown 82’), Shiels, O’Reilly

Subs unused: J.Smith, Easton, Munro, McGinn

Goals: Moyo 20’

            Hamilton 70’

            Mullin 77’

QotS: Rae, Cooper, Gibson, East, Debayo, Nditi, Todd, McGrory, Soares-junior, Connelly, Roy

Cautions: Gibson 21’

    McGrory 72’

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