Reporter Mark Gillespie caught up with Darian MacKinnon and scorer Alex D’Acol after the win over St Johnstone on Saturday –
Accies midfielder Darian McKinnon was frank when he stated what the three points meant for Accies. “It was a massive win for us today and sets us up nicely for the Motherwell and Ross County games coming up. Hopefully we can now go on a run. Wednesday will be a real hard game but one we’ll all be up for.”
Darian then added, “We played well. I thought we played well for the first half, and second half without getting the ball in the net. In the first half, we were back to our old selves, pressing, and they weren’t getting in behind us much. As soon as they go down to nine it becomes easier to get the ball out wide, cross it in and you’re then waiting for a wee bit of luck. There’s always a bit of doubt when you miss chances. It became frustrating in the second half compared to the first, but we kept going and eventually we got the goal we deserved.”
Darian was less forthcoming when asked on the half time incident between Danny Swanson and Richard Foster. “I don’t want to say too much. It was a wee bit heated today for some reason. Tommy Wright took offence at us asking for red cards for the players, but anybody would do the same if they’d seen that. He’s just frustrated at seeing his two players being sent off and that’s understandable.”
Hamilton’s last gasp goal hero, Alex D’Acol shared his thoughts on the game – “It’s a great feeling to score right at the end and I’m delighted with that. You have to believe right up until the end, playing against nine defenders isn’t that easy. We fought like crazy and I thought we deserved the win in the end.
“In the first half I thought we played better and we kept making chances. It has been a very tough five weeks for me being out, so it was a great way for me to come back in to the side. Now we go into the midweek Motherwell game with some more confidence and we will try to give them a game”