Hamilton are known for their hard work and getting in teams’ faces – but Jamie Hamilton reckons a derby win showed Accies can play too.

The Scotland youth international was brilliant for Brian Rice on Saturday alongside Aaron Martin, Brian Easton and then George Stanger, goals from Lee Hodson, Ross Callachan and Callum Smith sealing a 3-0 win over Motherwell.

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A great day. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It lifted Hamilton out the relegation places and their young defender is reveling in the success: “It’s an unreal feeling for the boys, getting that result for us, that’s what we want to go out and do.

“We want to go out and win second balls, win everything and bully them. I thought we did that, and got the three points that we deserved. They obviously had their chances but I thought we defended well as a group, stayed compact, cleared everything that was coming into our box, and then when we got our chances we took them.


“We’re looking up, the only way is up for us, and we want to get as high up the table as we can. I feel as if we’re going to do that. We showed we can actually play as well. The boys have got it in them, we just need to get confidence. Confidence is key, and once we get that we’ll be flying.

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Moving up. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Hamilton is known for bullying teams and getting after people, but little do people know we can actually play football!”

Manager Rice has come under fire this term but Hamilton says the team are eager to do well for their boss: “The gaffer is doing very well for us just now, he’s always been behind us, backing us and the least we can do for him is to go and get results, and I feel as if it’s coming now for him.

“We want to get results for him, because we know the fans are giving him stick and all that, but we’re always behind him, so it’s good for him to get the three points.”

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