Scottish Championship
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Hamilton Academical 1-1 Raith Rovers

Ten-man Raith Rovers snatched a late equaliser to prevent Hamilton Academical maintaining their three-point lead at the top of the table.

James Keatings fired low past David McGurn after being put clear by Alister Crawford after the half hour mark.

A second bookable offence led to defender Dougie Hill being sent off three minutes later.

However, Michael Devlin brought down Gordon Smith and Calum Elliot scored from the penalty spot.

The visitors had come close to equalising 10 minutes into the second half when Greig Spence cut inside from the right wing, forcing Kevin Cuthbert to parry it away.

Rovers were then almost punished by Accies in the form of Crawford, whose testing drive forced a good save out of McGurn.

However, it was the 10 men who had the final say at New Douglas Park as Dundee narrowed the gap at the top of the Championship to one point with victory over Queen of the South.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Gordon
  • 3Hendrie
  • 18MacKinnonSubstituted forMcGrathat 80'minutes
  • 5Canning
  • 4Devlin
  • 22AndreuSubstituted forLongridgeat 80'minutes
  • 6GillespieBooked at 13mins
  • 99Antoine-CurierSubstituted forMcShaneat 83'minutes
  • 7KeatingsBooked at 45mins
  • 11Crawford

Substitutes

  • 9McShane
  • 10Neil
  • 14McGrath
  • 17Longridge
  • 19Currie
  • 23Finnie
  • 24Tena

Raith Rovers

  • 1McGurn
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 6Fox
  • 5HillBooked at 34mins
  • 16EllisBooked at 22mins
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forVaughanat 84'minutes
  • 8Moon
  • 10Elliot
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forSmithat 67'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 7CardleSubstituted forCallachanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Callachan
  • 15Smith
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 21Vaughan
  • 23Matthews
  • 26Bates
Referee:
Iain Brines
Attendance:
1,113

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Raith Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Raith Rovers 1.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Martin Canning.
Attempt missed. Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers).
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Grant Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jon McShane replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jaison McGrath replaces Darian MacKinnon.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Louis Longridge replaces Anthony Andreu.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Kevin Moon.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Laurie Ellis.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Fox.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Raith Rovers 1. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Raith Rovers. Gordon Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Gordon Smith replaces Greig Spence.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jason Thomson.
Attempt blocked. Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Fox.
Attempt missed. Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.
Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 1, Raith Rovers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Joe Cardle.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Raith Rovers 0.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Fox.
Attempt blocked. Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.
James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Attempt saved. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Fox.
Foul by Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical).
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Martin Canning.
Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).
Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Laurie Ellis.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).
James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Raith Rovers 0. James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ali Crawford.
Attempt saved. Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Dougie Hill.
Attempt missed. James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).
Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).
Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers).
James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Ziggy Gordon.
Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).
Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton10631921
2Dundee10622920
3Raith Rovers9441516
4Falkirk10433515
5Alloa10424114
6Dumbarton10415-513
7Livingston9324-311
8Cowdenbeath10316-610
9Queen of Sth10235-39
10Morton10136-126
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