Hamilton knocked out of Scottish Cup by lowly Auchinleck Talbot

Accies suffered one of the worst results in the club's history.

Hamilton knocked out of Scottish Cup by lowly Auchinleck Talbot SNS Group

Hamilton suffered one of the worst results in their history as West of Scotland League side Auchinleck Talbot claimed their scalp in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

Part-time Talbot play four tiers below the Accies in the Scottish football pyramid system but they belied that gulf at Beechwood Park to claim a deserved 1-0 victory through Graham Wilson’s strike on the hour mark.

It is a hugely embarrassing defeat for Stuart Taylor’s team and worse than the loss Hamilton suffered at Highland League Buckie Thistle in 2001 when Accies were in the Third Division.

Talbot are no strangers to a cup upset, however, having knocked Ayr out of the competition two years ago.

Clydebank and Banks O’Dee also made the headlines. Strikes from Jamie Darroch and Nicky Little saw the Bankies defeat Clyde 2-0, while the Dee also claimed a famous 2-1 win over League One East Fife.

Junior North Superleague side Banks O’Dee came from behind to win at Spain Park via goals from Liam Newton and Mark Gilmour. Jamie Semple had put East Fife in front while the visitors finished with nine men after Aaron Dunsmore and Scott Mercer were sent off.

Championship leaders Kilmarnock won 1-0 at Queen’s Park thanks to Euan Murray’s goal just before half-time, while the all-Championship clash between Inverness and Morton finished 1-1 as Gavin Reilly cancelled out Billy McKay’s early goal for the hosts.

Euan Henderson scored a hat-trick as Alloa comprehensively beat Lowland League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose 5-0 and Peterhead were 3-0 winners at Civil Service Strollers. Dumbarton are also safely through after a 3-1 success against Sauchie Juniors.

Roy McAllister’s stoppage-time equaliser earned League One leaders Cove Rangers a replay with a 2-2 draw against Championship club Queen of the South.

Gala Fairydean pushed Annan all the way but Aiden Smith’s strike was enough for a 1-0 victory for the League Two side.

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale also lost by a single goal as Edinburgh City went through with a 2-1 win. 

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