Mar 7 2013 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
Billy Reid said his side dumped Morton on Tuesday because they retained the spirit they showed during Saturday’s cup defeat against Falkirk.
The New Douglas Park gaffer reckons Accies were unfortunate not to at least force a replay against the Bairns, but was delighted to see his side run out 2-1 winners against the Greenock side three days later.
He said: “We were gutted after the cup game because I thought we had done enough to at least earn a replay. We showed great commitment, energy and desire, and we took that into the game against Morton.
“We conceded early and I though that’s the last thing this team needs, but at no point did I feel that I wasn’t getting what I wanted from the players.
“In the second half we came out straight for the jugular, got a fantastic goal by Ziggy Gordon and held out for the win.
“Our energy levels again after Saturday were brilliant and I’ve got a wee feeling that the squad are clicking.
“They’re winning battles all over the park and I don’t think that was always the case this season.”