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Ali Crawford’s post Inverness comments

Ali spoke with web reporter Martin McConnell after Saturday’s match at Inverness

It was another fruitful day at work for Ali Crawford, as the Accies midfielder scored his ninth goal of the season to open the scoring for Hamilton, on a day that saw them record the fifth draw on the bounce and tenth of this current league campaign.

His goal came after Accies were awarded a free kick for Jake Mulraney’s challenge on Scott McMann, as the defender made a run down the left hand side, thirty yards from goal. Ali then sent a low dipping shot in at the near post and past keeper Owain Fon Williams.

Ali said, “Yes, with the goal today I saw that the keeper had given me a bit of room at the near post and I’ve kind of given him the eyes and then whipped it in at the near post. But the last couple that I’ve scored have probably been a little bit further out at various distances.”

Ali’s taken heart from his success in front of goal and admitted that he felt he should maybe had another couple against ICT on the day, “Yes, I was saying at the start of the season that I was looking to get more goals into my game, and I’ve done that so far in the first half of the season and it’s brought me more confidence.

“It allows me to go onto express myself and I probably should have gone onto have got a couple more, unfortunately that wasn’t to be, but we’re going down the road with a point and that’s better than nothing.
“In the first half we probably had the better chances and in the second half it was end to end but we controlled it for maybe twenty or thirty minutes and should have probably got a goal as our reward but it’s a tough place to play at after a long journey and we’ll take the point.”

When asked if he and his team mates were starting to get frustrated with the recent run of draws after going in front in many of them, he said, “I wouldn’t say that we accept it, probably the last time we were up this way at Ross County, it was a good point for us as we never played very well and scrapped a point out of it.

“But today we had chances and should probably have taken one of them and taken the three points in the bag, but as long as we’re creating chances we’re happy with the point.”  And he went onto add, “It’s so tight between the bottom seven, so it was unfortunate that we couldn’t take the points and put some distance between them and ourselves, but as I said it’s a good point.”

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