Accies opening pre-season fixture saw them play against newly created amateur team BSC Glasgow AFC (more commonly known as Broomhill), who will play in Division 1B of the Foster’s Central Scottish Amateur Football League in the 16/17 season.

Whilst Accies ran out winners, Broomhill provided strong opposition which bodes well for their season ahead.

A bright opening period saw Broomhill’s Archie Prince shoot wide.

Accies’ Graeme McBride then saw a shot from the edge of the box blocked and Callum Shipcott shooting high.

On the quarter hour Broomhill’s Dan Harrigan saw a free header in Accies box miss the target when a goal seemed likely.

Accies took the lead on 24 minutes.

Midfielder Alan Gourlay pressed Broomhill’s Graeme Shakeshaft in the middle of the park. This resulted in the Broomhill midfielder attempt to pass the ball backwards towards his goalkeeper Stephen Mather.

Unfortunately from Broomhill’s perspective, the backpass landed straight to Jack Buchanan’s feet at the edge of Broomhill’s box and he calmly placed the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Accies started the second half strongly, with a Jack Buchanan cross reaching Marcus Dooley – his header back across the box had the home defence scrambling.

Then a Tom McHard 25-yard shot flashed wide following good work by Leo Daremas.

Accies made various changes at half time and as the players were re-organising themselves Broomhill’s Archie Price saw two opportunities in quick succession go begging.

His first-time shot missed the target then the forward missed another good chance shortly after.

The game moved out of Broomhill’s reach on 67 minutes, with Accies scoring a second.

A good touch from Callum Shipcott saw him move past his opponent. An equally good cross found Tom McHard’s head, with the forward finishing well from 10 yards out.

With 15 minutes to go Andrew MacDonald brought out a good save from home keeper Mather.

Five minutes later Accies keeper Andrew McGillivray did well to preserve their two-goal lead when blocking MacLeod’s effort.

With five minutes to go Accies scored a third through Gregor McMaster, who finished at the far post.