Date: 16th September 2015 at 4:39pm
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Aberdeen were keen to follow up the win over Celtic with another against Hamilton on Tuesday, with this the Dons’ game in hand, and that’s exactly what happened!

The one-nil win at Pittodrie, thanks to Adam Rooney’s first half penalty, was enough to give us the points and move Aberdeen five-points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

It’s hard not to get ‘carried away’ having won seven from seven, as the best ever start to a league season continued, and this isn’t something too many will be doing too much of as we’ve still got far too many matches to play, points to be won – and lost – and months ahead of us to be celebrating anything.

We can enjoy it though! But nothing has been won, or indeed lost, at this stage.

Enjoying the result is what Derek McInnes did on Tuesday, telling BBC Scotland the result, and not necessarily the performance, was the main thing for him.

‘It was all about the result tonight.

‘If we’d been given that result at the start we’d have taken that gladly.’

The Dons boss paid tribute to the performance shown by Hamilton, but he knew they would be a tough opponent anyway, admitting perhaps the comeback win against Celtic at Pittodrie on Saturday ‘took more out of us’ than we thought.

He went on to praise ‘a big effort’ to get the three-points, adding.

‘I felt it was a big effort from everybody tonight to get the job done.

‘Knowing the competitive side of Hamilton we had a job getting on top of them. I thought Hamilton played well tonight and made it difficult for us.

‘After the excitement, the drama, and the level of performance and the spotlight on the game on Saturday it was good just to make sure we got the three points.

‘The excursions of Saturday maybe took more out of us than we expected but you don’t know that until you see them out there.’

If you can win ‘without being great’ you’ll take it! McInnes certainly did and knew a chance to open up a five-point lead was one we had to ‘grab’, which again we did! We can’t really ask much more than that.


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