Hamilton Accies defender Jamie Hamilton scored the winner as Brian Rice’s side pulled off late comeback win over Falkirk to net his first goal for the club – and admitted he was “absolutely buzzing” to finally get off the mark.

The defender headed home late on after Gary Miller’s red card turned the game on its head and saw the visitors score twice in the last ten minutes to snatch the three points at a sun-drenched Falkirk Stadium.

Ronan Hughes scored from the spot in the wake of Miller’s dismissal to draw Accies level having gone a goal down a minute into the second half and Hamilton praised the character of his teammates to turn things around.

“I’m absolutely buzzing to score my first goal for Hamilton. It took me long enough, around 40 odd games, I think,” Hamilton said after the game.

“Shaun [Want] did excellently to win the first header and I managed to react first to the second ball and head it into the back of the net.

“I thought we started the game really well but didn’t take our chances and then fell away from it a bit.

 

“We conceded a poor goal at the start of the second half but showed a lot of character to bounce back and get the three points.”

So far, Brian Rice’s side have played both of their Premier Sports Cup games away from home but will finally make their return to New Douglas Park this week when they welcome Albion Rovers.

Hamilton can’t wait to see fans back inside the ground and wants to make it three wins from three and send them home with a smile on their face after a long time locked out due to covid-19, adding: “I honestly can’t wait to see fans back inside the stadium and I’m absolutely buzzing for them.

“It’s been a long year or so and I’m looking forward to seeing them back in the stands and hopefully we can get a win for them.”

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