Thursday, 28 November 2013

SPFL Under 20 League, 27 November 2012, Accies 0 - Hibernian 4

After Saturday's first team defeat the last thing I wanted to see was another one but unfortunately that's what I got last night with the Accies under 20 team being well beaten by Hibs courtesy of goals from hat trick hero no. 10 Cummings and a single strike from no. 9 Caldwell. Accies started brightly enough and in just over 2 minutes had a shot on goals but it was Hibs who scored first in 19 minutes through Caldwell. Accies keeper Currie blocked a Hibs shot but the ball fell to Caldwell who struck it well. This sparked a period of Accies dominance but shots from Mcnaught, Ryan (twice) and Brophy (twice) in a 13 minute spell were all cleared or saved. As half time approached it looked as though Accies would go in a goal down but in 41 minutes Currie failed to hold a ball and Cummings was on hand to put the ball in the back of the net. The second half started in similar fashion with Accies having a free kick just outside the box but Ryan's attempt was well over. Cummings added a third for Hibs in 69 minutes when he met a cross with a spectacular overhead kick that gave Currie no chance. Hibs compounded a miserable night for Accies when Cummings completed his hat trick in 77 minutes. The ball fell to him in the Accies half and evading a defender he had only the keeper to beat which he did. This result leaves Accies in sixth place in the Under 20 league table with 20 points but still only 2 behind leaders Inverness and with 2 games in hand. Also at the game last night following on his saturday visit was Alloa manager Paul Hartley. As he was supposed to be interviewed by Inverness for thier vacant managerial position yesterday he must have flown down the A9.

The full Under 20  table is available at :-

http://spfl.co.uk/reserve-and-youth/u20-league-table/

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