Queen’s Park 1 Hamilton Academical 3

Two goals for Hamilton early in the first half meant that all three points headed to Lanarkshire in yesterday's CAS Elite League game at Lochinch.

Queen’s Under 18s started with the same eleven who started against Kilmarnock last week.

The opening minutes saw the Spiders playing their possession-based game with Hamilton pressing high up the pitch not giving the youngsters much time on the ball.

Three minutes in Sam Kane had to react fast to punch away an Accies fast break.

Sam Kane punches the ball clear

Liam McVey, in midfield for Queen’s, was creating space down the left. In the sixth minute he played a superb pass for Dom Brady to run onto and have a shot.

Hamilton opened the scoring in the tenth minute. From an attack down the left Accies Liam Morgan moved the ball across the Queen’s box to Kyle Haggerty who stepped onto the ball and passed in into the corner of the far net giving Sam Kane no chance.

Haggerty opens the scoring for Hamilton

Queen’s worked hard to get behind the well organised Accies side but found no way through.

In the 22nd minute Accies Rundell broke through the Queen’s defence and hit a low shot. Sam Kane reacted swiftly to push the ball away from danger.

Sam Kane saves from Accies Rundell

Queen’s responded with a fast break down the left which resulted in Lewis Burchill narrowly missing the far post with his shot.

Lewis Burchill shoots for goal

In the 24th minute Accies doubled their lead. An attack down the left resulted in a shot which Kane parried only to see forward Sisanda Maguranyanga knock the loose ball home from four yards out.

Maguranyanga makes it 2-0 to Accies

Five minutes from half time Queen’s came close to scoring when they were awarded a free kick 20 yard out. Murray in goal for Accies pulled off a fantastic save to deny the young Spiders.

Accies keeper Murray saves the free kick

Half-time: Queen’s Park 0 Hamilton Academical 2

Four minutes into the second half Accies added a third goal when Gravine Kalala Gwamba-lo nicked the ball off a Queen’s defender who was seeing it out for a goal kick and cut the ball back for Morgan to smash the ball into the net from eight yards out.

In the 63rd minute Queen’s had their best chance of the half when the Accies keeper miss-kicked his clearance straight to sub Joshua Fitzpatrick who got in an early shot only to see it blocked by the keeper to retrieve the situation.

Joshua Fitzpatrick's shot is blocked by the Accies keeper

Seven minutes from time Queen’s pulled one back when Joshua Fitzpatrick dribbled into the Accies box and hit a low shot into the corner of the net from 14 yards out.

Queen's pull one back when Joshua Fitzpatrick's shot hits the back of the net

Full-time: Queen’s Park 1 Hamilton Academical 3

Queen’s Park: Sam Kane, Jude Bell, Dom Brady, Darryl Carrick, Michael Collie, Liam McVey, Theo McCormick, Jamie Bradley, Lewis Birchill, Tyrece McDonnellk, Conor Falls.

Subs: Daniel Matheson, Alfie Lumsden, Jayden Fitzpatrick, Joshua Fitzpatrick, Mason Chisholm, Leo Clark, Ross McLean.

Hamilton Academical: Reece Murray, Kyle Haggerty, Anthony Carroll, Arron Preston, Trialist, Lewis Latona, Gravine Kalala Gwamba-lo, Lewis Hodgkiss, Liam Morgan, Charlie Rundell, Sisanda Maguranyanga.

Subs:Diarmid McCreadie, Lennon Lyons, Trialist, Callum McFarlane, Josh Daly, Cormac Daly, Josh Lane.

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