Ross Callachan grabbed his second goal of the season tonight in a 4-2 defeat against Aberdeen at Pittodrie. After an encouraging performance against St Johnstone at the weekend and a victory over Ayr United the week before, the visitors made their way north with confidence that they could get something from this evenings game.
After a relatively slow start to the season, Hamilton’s poor first half defensive display saw them concede four goals in the first half. David Moyo pulled one back to cut the deficit to three just after the half hour mark, however it was always going to be an uphill battle in the second half.
Hamilton did improve after the break and it was Callachan himself who dispatched from the penalty spot after 68 minutes to cut Aberdeen’s lead to two goals, but the hosts did hold on to take all three points.
Head Coach Brian Rice spoke after the game, “It was a twenty-minute spell in which we lost the game. It was only a twenty-minute spell. We started the game well then in the next twenty minutes I don’t know what happened. I will have a look at it and analyse it. We gave ourselves an absolute mountain to climb, especially here at Aberdeen.
With no disrespect to Aberdeen as they were all really good goals but a couple of them were really, really avoidable on our part. Very sloppy from us but once again we started to climb that mountain. In the second half I thought that was the best we’ve played this season. I must say by a long way.”