Feb 23 2012 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
DEFENDER Martin Canning bagged his first goal in over two seasons in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Raith Rovers, and dedicated the strike to newborn twins Zach and Finn.
Canzo rifled in Hamilton’s opener just ahead of half-time, the first time he had found the net since scoring in a 2-0 win at St Mirren on October 31, 2009.
The big defender admits it was about time he scored, and revealed that he had an extra incentive.
He said: “My wife Jude had twins about a month ago and I’ve been saying to her that I’ll need to try and get a goal for them, so I’ve done it at least!
“In the last couple of games I’ve felt it coming, so I’m glad to score.
“I think you go through wee spells when things seem to drop to you in the box and just now I’m going through a wee spell like that, so hopefully I can capitalise and score a couple of goals.”
Canning was relieved to win Tuesday’s First Division tussle against Raith, as it opens a gap between them and the bottom of the table.
He said: “It’s a massive result for us and keeps a bit of distance between us and Raith, so hopefully we can push on and look up.
“I think we’re playing well enough to do that now, it’s about getting three points to make sure everybody believes in themselves, and we’ll try to push up the league.”
Martin hopes that continues into Saturday’s clash with Morton at Cappielow, as Accies seek revenge for last week’s 2-1 New Douglas Park defeat.
He said: “We didn’t play too well against Morton, in fact I think that’s as poor as we’ve been in the last six or seven weeks so it will be good to go down there and hopefully give a good account of ourselves.
“Football is a strange game sometimes; against Dundee and Ayr United we were good but drew, and we were brilliant against Falkirk but lost.
“On Tuesday against Raith we were probably as poor as we’ve been but we won, so that’s just football sometimes.
“Against Falkirk we were excellent, but it’s all about three points.
“Nobody will look back at the end of the season and say ‘Hamilton battered Falkirk that day’, they’ll look back and see that Falkirk won. We’d rather play poorly and win than play well and lose.”