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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!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Falkirk 1. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald with a cross.

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

Lewis Small (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical).

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Blair Alston.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lewis Small replaces Rory Loy.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Stephen Hendrie replaces Grant Gillespie.

Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Booking

Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Olumide Durojaiye.

Attempt blocked. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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