Hamilton goalkeeper Luke Southwood has hailed his ‘outstanding’ teammates after the Accies recorded a shock 1-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox.
Brian Rice’s team had begun the day bottom of the Premiership after Hearts beat Edinburgh rivals Hibs 3-1 at Easter Road on Tuesday, but are now back up to 11th after toppling the Gers against the odds.
David Moyo punished an error by Connor Goldson in the second half to put huge pressure on Steven Gerrard, whose side are surely now dead and buried in terms of the league title, if they weren’t already before.
The result allowed Celtic to further increase their lead at the top, after they drew 2-2 against Livingston.
It was a huge win for Hamilton though given what Hearts did the previous night, and Southwood couldn’t hide his delight after the game.
He told the club’s official website: “We are absolutely buzzing, everyone who was out there and the bench we were all outstanding as a team. Everyone gave their all for the team and I think we showed what Hamilton Academical is all about.
“I feel like we haven’t been far away from this result when we have played both sides [Rangers and Celtic]. It has been mistakes or a loss in concentration and we have been punished for it but today I think we deserve this, we maintained our concentration throughout and took our chance when it came and everyone gave everything they had tonight.”
Hamilton’s perfect response
Hamilton deserve great credit for going to Ibrox and getting all three points.
Gerrard’s men have been poor domestically since the winter break, but following their win in the Europa League over Braga last week, Hamilton were still serious underdogs for the game.
Factor in Hearts beating Hibs so convincingly, and the result really is all the more impressive.
What’s important for Rice now is for his side to follow that up with another strong performance and result against Kilmarnock on Saturday.