Scorers: Hamilton – Winter (49), Ryan (51), Shiels (53, 55), Smith (78); Stranraer – Woods (68 pen, 88 pen)
Paul Woods scored two consolation goals from the spot as Stranraer succumbed to another heavy defeat at the hands of Championship opposition.
The Blues had made a good contest of it for the first 45 minutes, but a disastrous ten minute spell at the start of the second half saw Accies put four past their beleaguered visitors, before adding a fifth in the closing stages.
Stranraer: Scullion, Watt, Girvan, Dunn (Forrest 54), Ellis, Woods, Gallagher, Brady (Walker 64), McLean, Robertson, Hilton.
Not used: O’Connor, Hawkshaw, Duffy.
Referee: Graham Grainger