Tony Andreu was disappointed but optimistic.

"Maybe teams will be scared to come play us at New Douglas Park," the Frenchman suggested.

The thought of returning to South Lanarkshire will certainly send shudders up the spine of any Morton-dweller unlucky enough to be invited to some boozy bash in one of Hamilton Palace's grisly function suites.

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Perhaps it would have done anyway. But the prospect of facing Alex Neil's side will certainly give Falkirk and Queen of the South pause. The winner of the SPFL Premiership quarter-final play-off will surely not ship 10 goals in Lanarkshire, as Kenny Shiels' hopeless gaggle of footballer impersonators did at the weekend, but they will face a team with the belief they can take on anyone.

Three days on, people are still rubbing their eyes at the 10 goals racked up. "It was all a bit crazy," Andreu admitted. "Every time we went into the box, we scored.

"It was box-to-box all game, there was just so much space. [But] to finish second isn't a bad position to be in for the play-offs."

The victory spared them a midweek trip to soggy Dumfries, at least, condemning Falkirk to a brutal run of six high-pressure matches to win a Premiership place. The gauntlet for Hamilton, stretching four fixtures, is slightly less perilous. And they are in deservedly bullish mood.

"This result has given us something more: great confidence going into the play-offs," Andreu added, before sparing a quick word for those Morton players who have slunk off into the sun and - considering many of their contracts are up this summer - are likely never to return to Cappielow, wearing blue and white at least.

"In Switzerland I was involved in a game where we lost 9-0. That was disgraceful. I feel sorry for Morton, but the most important thing is that we did our own job."