Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan applauded his entire team for their contribution to their 1-0 over Hamilton at the weekend.

Talbot went into the third round tie huge underdogs against the Scottish Championship outfit but managed a huge cup upset at Beechwood Park.

The moment of the match came in the second half, with Bot having a throw-in on the right hand side of the park parallel to the Accies box.

Substitute Keir Samson sent in a long throw in into the box that found the head of Gareth Armstrong.

The midfielder flicked his header on to the waiting foot of Graham Wilson who hit in on the half volley.

The hosts then saw out out the tie to take another famous scalp in the senior cup competition.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Sloan said: “The full team performance was excellent, we did not have a failure.

“We would probably could not have afforded to have anybody failing on the day.

“If we had one or two below par, we probably would not have got through I would imagine.

“The subs were included in that, when we needed fresh legs we brought them on and they did their bit as well.”

The Bot were cheered on at the weekend by a packed out Beechwood, with Sloan full of praise for the Talbot faithful for getting behind their side and spurring them onto victory.

He said: “It was a great day and there was an excellent crowd there, who were really vocal.

“Our support are really vocal and they got right behind the team.

“ I think maybe after half an hour they sensed there was a chance for us to win the game because the players certainly did.

“It ranks right up there for us with the likes of the win over Ayr United and it is a day we will not forget.”

Talbot were rewarded for their famous win with their name into the hat for the fourth round of the Scottish Cup which was drawn on Monday night.

The Bot will host Premiership side Hearts in the next round, with the tie to be played over the weekend of January 22.