Weans, Beckford Street School, Hamilton, one hundred years ago. Source.
Hamilton Academical host Greenock Morton at New Douglas Park (sorry, SuperSeal Stadium) in the League Cup Round of 16.
Morton and Hamilton have met three times before in League Cup play. In 1952/53 they were in Group 7. Morton won both matches. In 1983-84 they played two legs in Round 2. Hamilton won the first leg 2 - 1. Morton won the second 3 - 1 and advanced. In Round 2 of the 1996-97 cup they played to a 1 - 1 draw. Morton won on penalty kicks.
Morton and the Accies have played in the same division six years in this 21st century. In those 24 games Morton won twice. The last time, Hamilton won 10 - 2. Dougie Imrie plays for Accies.
Hamilton won Group G with 9 points. They had three wins (against Livi, Edinburgh City, and St Mirren) and a loss (to Ayr United), with a +5 goal difference.
This is Hamilton's third straight year in the Premiership. Though they are generally a below-the-split club, they were tops in Scotland for part of October 2014. They held Rangers to a 1 - 1 draw Saturday.
Hamilton Academical have never won the League Cup or been to the final. They made the semi-finals in 1948-49, 1960-61, and 1979-80.
Starting with 2015-16 and going backward to 2000-01, which teams have eliminated Morton from the League Cup? St Johnstone, Partick, St Johnstone, Aberdeen, St Mirren, St Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Inverness CT, Dundee, Brechin City, Ayr United, Motherwell, Dundee United, St Mirren, old Airdrieonians, Clyde. Which teams have eliminated Hamilton? Raith Rovers, Aberdeen, St Johnstone, St Mirren, Ross County, Raith Rovers, Ross County, Rangers, Dundee United, Queen's Park, Motherwell, Kilmarnock, St Johnstone, Ross County, Dundee, East Stirlingshire.
Morton have signed Kudus Oyenuga, previously of Hartlepool United, and Aidan Nesbitt on loan from Celtic. There's your striker.
[Morton win 1 - 2. Morton goals by Forbes and Quitongo. Hamilton goal by Imrie. On to the quarter finals. Match report.]
Other games involving Championship clubs:
Dundee United [3 - 1] Partick
Hibs [1 - 3] QoS
Ayr United [1 - 2] Aberdeen (tomorrow)
Men's football, August 7th: Japan 2 - 2 Colombia
Tomorrow: Japan [1 - 0] Sweden
Women's football today: Germany [1 - 2] Canada
[Japan are out. Canada progress.]