Robbie delighted for the fans

22 June 2023

The Jambos started brightly and went ahead through Stephen Humphrys, but in the second half the home side grew into the game before Cammy Devlin came off the bench to seal the tie twelve minutes from the end.

“The most important thing was to get through,” said Neilson. “These games are always difficult. Hence why the game was on TV on a Friday night, the broadcasters are hoping there will be an upset like there has been in previous rounds.

“So, for us, it was about getting through, and we’ve managed to do that. I thought in the first half we were comfortable, but in the second half we didn’t get to the levels we expect, but we’ve managed to get over the line.

“It’s the joy of the cup. Sometimes these teams can put you under pressure. Hamilton are sitting at the lower end of the Championship and I thought they were excellent tonight. They had nothing to lose, so it was up to us to control the game and ultimately win it.

“I’m delighted to send the fans home happy. It was the biggest away support ever at this ground. That just shows the outstanding backing we have from the fans. I thought the noise they made helped the boys get over the line in the end.”