Derek McInnes thrilled to see Aberdeen hit back after woe
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was pleased with he way his side responded to their European exit as they bounced back from defeat to Appollon Limassol to kick off their Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership campaign with a 2-0 win over a hard-working Hamilton side.
McInnes made four changes after the disappointing 2-0 defeat in Cyprus on Thursday night and his side did more than enough to beat 10-man Hamilton.
Anthony O'Connor netted the opener after 26 minutes and substitute Miles Storey wrapped things up in the final minute of normal time. The Dons were aided by the sending off of Hamilton debutant Xavier Tomas for two bookable offences.
McInnes commented: "We were certainly guilty of being wasteful. It's been disappointing not to score more from set pieces in the European run, so to get one like that today was good.
"When we were hot today, we were really hot, but we were wasteful and it became a bit like a basketball game towards the end. I'd have liked to see a bit more control but certain bits I was really pleased with.
"It took too long to get the second goal so I was delighted to get it, and I thought it was a fairer reflection of the game."