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Hamilton Academical 3-1 Falkirk

Hamilton Accies kept up the pressure on leaders Dundee with a home win against third-placed Falkirk.

Jason Scotland's early goal gave the hosts the lead with a smart header into the bottom corner from six yards.

Falkirk equalised with a headed goal of their own from Mark Beck, but Darian Mackinnon put Hamilton back into the lead just three minutes later.

Louis Longridge grabbed a late header to seal the points, and stretch Accies lead over Falkirk to five points.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2GordonBooked at 64mins
  • 6GillespieSubstituted forHendrieat 65'minutes
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 5Canning
  • 24Tena
  • 22AndreuBooked at 56mins
  • 17Longridge
  • 50ScotlandSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 85'minutes
  • 7Keatings
  • 11CrawfordBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRoutledgeat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hendrie
  • 4Devlin
  • 8Routledge
  • 19Currie
  • 32Ryan
  • 35George
  • 99Antoine-Curier

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 6VaulksBooked at 43mins
  • 3Kingsley
  • 11McGrandles
  • 5Flynn
  • 34McCracken
  • 8AlstonSubstituted forShepherdat 67'minutes
  • 4DurojaiyeSubstituted forHoggat 80'minutes
  • 33LoySubstituted forSmallat 67'minutes
  • 7BeckBooked at 72mins
  • 10Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 12Bowman
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 27Blair
  • 29Hogg
  • 31Shepherd
  • 36Chalmers
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,706

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Falkirk 1.
Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).
Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 3, Falkirk 1. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).
Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Jason Scotland.
Attempt missed. James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Conor Hogg replaces Olumide Durojaiye.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.
Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).
Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 1. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Canning.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jonathon Routledge replaces Ali Crawford.

Booking

Mark Beck (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee2716472052
2Hamilton2815761952
3Falkirk2813871747
4Queen of Sth2812610842
5Dumbarton2711610239
6Livingston2810612-236
7Raith Rovers279810-635
8Alloa289712-1034
9Cowdenbeath288515-2029
10Morton273717-2816
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