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Hamilton Accies 3-3 Partick Thistle

A late Tony Andreu strike salvaged a point for Hamilton Accies at home to Partick Thistle in the Premiership.

Two goals in the space of a minute put Accies into a first-half lead when Darian McKinnon and Danny Redmond both fired past Thistle keeper Scott Fox.

Grant Gillespie diverted Jordan McMillan's strike into his own net, then James Craigen's shot levelled.

Christie Elliott's left-footed effort looked set to seal the win until Andreu fired home during added time.

The result allowed Dundee United to assume top spot in the Premiership table with a one-point advantage, Hamilton dropping to second-place ahead of Celtic.

Just as it looked like Partick Thistle were staging a remarkable comeback to take all three points, Hamilton managed to rescue a point right at the death.

An early long range effort from Hamilton's Mickael Antoine-Curier flashed wide of the Thistle post, then Kris Doolan latched on to a wayward defensive header, surging into the box - but Accies keeper Michael McGovern came out to meet him and the chance was gone.

The match exploded into life in the 21st minute when Dougie Imrie's pacy run down the right wing had Partick Thistle shuffling back towards their own goal.

The former Morton player then passed inside to Mackinnon at the edge of the box, and the central midfielder measured a firmly placed shot into the corner of the net past the despairing dive of Scott Fox.

A minute later Accies were two in front when Danny Redmond latched onto a ball into the Thistle box and with the Jags' keeper Fox advancing, Redmond dinked a clever shot into the far corner.

The Partick response came just after the half hour mark when the ball dropped to McMillan at the edge of the area. He lashed in a shot which took a deflection that gave Hamilton keeper Michael McGovern no chance.

Down at the other end a Martin Canning flick from a Redmond free-kick went just wide.

And then Stuart Bannigan went close for Partick Thistle, his shot from 20 yards curling narrowly past the post.

The first 20 minutes of the second-half passed off fairly peacefully, and shortly after the hour mark a low swerving shot from Andreu was well saved by Fox.

But Partick Thistle again responded and midfielder Craigen found space in the box to finish with a low shot past McGovern.

Suddenly, Partick completely turned the match around with a wonderful left-footed effort from Elliott into the corner of the net sent the large travelling support into noisy delirium.

Deep in added time, the mercurial Andreu gathered the ball just outside the penalty area and he swept in a stunning low strike to rescue a point for the home side.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 5CanningBooked at 57mins
  • 24TenaSubstituted forDevlinat 58'minutesSubstituted forHendrieat 71'minutes
  • 6Gillespie
  • 7Imrie
  • 11Crawford
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 28RedmondSubstituted forRoutledgeat 59'minutes
  • 22Andreu
  • 99Antoine-Curier

Substitutes

  • 3Hendrie
  • 4Devlin
  • 8Routledge
  • 9Scotland
  • 17Longridge
  • 19Currie
  • 32Ryan

Partick Thistle

  • 1Fox
  • 16McMillanBooked at 65mins
  • 3SeaborneBooked at 71mins
  • 6Balatoni
  • 17CarrollBooked at 60minsSubstituted forWelshat 71'minutes
  • 18Osman
  • 7CraigenBooked at 39mins
  • 8Bannigan
  • 11Lawless
  • 14ElliottBooked at 72mins
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forHigginbothamat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 10Stevenson
  • 12Gallacher
  • 13Frans
  • 15Higginbotham
  • 22Fraser
  • 23Wilson
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
2,855

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Partick Thistle 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Partick Thistle 3.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 3, Partick Thistle 3. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ziggy Gordon.

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Partick Thistle 3. James Craigen (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Christie Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Sean Welsh replaces Jake Carroll.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Stephen Hendrie replaces Michael Devlin.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Partick Thistle 2. James Craigen (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Lawless.

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kallum Higginbotham replaces Kris Doolan.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Booking

Jake Carroll (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jon Routledge replaces Daniel Redmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Michael Devlin replaces Jesus Garcia Tena.

Booking

Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle).

(Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle).

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd128132213925
2Hamilton1273222101224
3Celtic117222371623
4Inverness CT12723159623
5Kilmarnock126241513220
6Dundee125431714319
7Aberdeen116141715219
8St Johnstone12417915-613
9Partick Thistle113351616012
10St Mirren122281021-118
11Motherwell12219721-147
12Ross County11128928-195
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