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Back Into Second Place - Hamilton Accies v Rangers (18/2/18)

Back Into Second Place - Hamilton Accies v Rangers (18/2/18)

Following today's clash between Hamilton Academical and Rangers, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Hamilton Academical hosted Rangers at the New Douglas Park for a 2.15pm kick off on Sunday February 18, with the visitors taking a five three victory.

The hosts took the lead five minutes into the game through Darren Lyon, but Jamie Murphy levelled the scores five minutes after that. Rangers then added a second in the 19th minute as Josh Windass celebrated his new deal in style, but David Templeton had Hamilton back on level terms in the 22nd minute.

Rangers then took charge of the game and Alfredo Morelos made it three two shortly before the half hour mark and 16 minutes from the break Windass was celebrating a brace. He completed his hattrick inside of the final 20 minutes of the tie, before Dougie Imrie completed the scoring with an 88th minute penalty.

The game was the highest scoring match so far this season in the Premiership and the three points see Rangers move ahead of Aberdeen into second place in the table.



Woods, Sarris, Tomas, van der Weg (Imrie 69), Skondras, Lyon, Jenkins, Ferguson, McMann, Templeton (Bingham 69), Ogboe (Rojano 79).


Miller, Redmond, Fulton, Want.


Foderingham, Tavernier, Bates, Martin, John, Murphy, Docherty, Goss (Halliday 86), Windass (Miller 79), Candeias, Morelos (Cummings 79).


Cardoso, Herrera, Hodson, Kelly.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Bobby Madden blew the final whistle, Hamilton Academical manager Martin Canning explained.

'If you score three at home, especially against Rangers, you`d expect to take something from the game. Individual mistakes cost us the points and that`s been the theme of the season. It`s frustrating because we started well. We wanted to press high and force Rangers into mistakes. It worked, but we left ourselves open at the back. If you don`t make mistakes, you give yourselves a chance. There were positives to take, but we need to cut out silly mistakes. Big Marios was through one on one and didn`t make the most of it. They made mistakes and we didn`t punish them as much as we could have. Four of the goals were completely avoidable from our point of view. We won`t be judged on our results against Rangers, it`s the games coming up.'

Rangers manager Graeme Murty in his comparative interview explained.


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday February 18 2018
Time: 5:04PM

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