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Hamilton Academical 0-0 Kilmarnock

Hamilton's failure to make the most of first-half dominance meant they had to settle for a point against Kilmarnock.

Jason Scotland, Danny Redmond and Jesus Garcia Tena went close for Accies in the opening 45 minutes.

Kilmarnock, under interim boss Gary Locke for the first time, improved after the break with Tope Obadeyi and Josh Magennis narrowly missing headers.

The hosts claimed for a penalty when Manuel Pascali challenged Redmond but referee Alan Muir saw no foul.

Alas, the one clear opportunity never materialised, and going by this season's record so far, there were never going to be many goals in what is the third contest between Hamilton and Kilmarnock in the current campaign - only one solitary strike had been mustered over their previous two head-to-heads.

Hamilton have now not won in the six games that player-boss Martin Canning has been in charge.

He also now has the added burden of dealing with the loss of top scorer Tony Andreu after the Frenchman's move to Norwich City.

The re-signing of striker Nigel Hasselbaink has excited Accies fans but the Dutchman watched this one from the stands.

Kilmarnock interim manager Gary Locke
Locke was in charge of Killie for the first time

Kilmarnock interim manager Locke will be content with a point after replacing Allan Johnston, who has given Locke his blessing to go for the job permanently.

Accies dominated the first half but fell short when it came to end product.

Redmond's scurrying and pestering was a constant nuisance to Killie and the little Liverpudlian played in Scotland early on, with the veteran striker turning his man well before blazing a shot over.

Midfielder Redmond nearly opened the scoring with a low left-footed curler to the far post after a threaded pass by Grant Gillespie, but visiting goalkeeper Craig Samson turned it away.

Further examples of Hamilton's superiority before the break were Darian MacKinnon's stinging shot and Garcia Tena's free-kick, which skimmed the roof of the net.

Whatever Locke said at half-time urged his troops to be more adventurous as Obadeyi shot Killie's first serious effort on target before he went close with a header from a corner.

Striker Magennis then met Chris Chantler's cross but watched his glanced header go inches past the post.

But most home fans will be at pains to say last-man Pascali's slip, which felled Redmond as he chased a long ball into the box, perhaps merited a spot-kick for Accies and a red card for the Italian.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 5CanningBooked at 21mins
  • 24TenaBooked at 62mins
  • 3HendrieSubstituted forLongridgeat 45'minutes
  • 6Gillespie
  • 18MacKinnonSubstituted forLyonat 89'minutes
  • 11Crawford
  • 8Routledge
  • 28Redmond
  • 9ScotlandSubstituted forBrophyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Devlin
  • 12Lyon
  • 13Lynch
  • 17Longridge
  • 20Brophy
  • 29Hill
  • 45Sumsky

Kilmarnock

  • 1Samson
  • 22Westlake
  • 29Pascali
  • 6Connolly
  • 23Chantler
  • 20EremenkoBooked at 88minsSubstituted forCairneyat 89'minutes
  • 7McKenzie
  • 8Clingan
  • 19Slater
  • 16ObadeyiSubstituted forJohnstonat 81'minutes
  • 28MagennisBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 2Barbour
  • 4Hamill
  • 10Johnston
  • 11Cairney
  • 13Brennan
  • 15Smith
  • 36Syme
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
2,245

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamKilmarnock
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Kilmarnock 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Kilmarnock 0.

Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

Foul by Darren Lyon (Hamilton Academical).

Mark Connolly (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

Craig Slater (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Paul Cairney replaces Alexei Eremenko.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Darren Lyon replaces Darian MacKinnon.

Booking

Alexei Eremenko (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

Foul by Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock).

Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Kilmarnock).

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Jason Scotland.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Chris Johnston replaces Tope Obadeyi.

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical).

Darryl Westlake (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

Chris Chantler (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical).

Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical).

Mark Connolly (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Craig Slater (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock).

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

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

Daniel Redmond (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Chantler (Kilmarnock).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic22163343123151
2Aberdeen24163541212051
3Inverness CT24153635221348
4Dundee Utd23143646301645
5Hamilton2612593932741
6St Johnstone24104102125-434
7Dundee258983738-133
8Kilmarnock2485112330-729
9Partick Thistle2367103228425
10St Mirren2553172041-2118
11Motherwell2453161646-3018
12Ross County2426162149-2812
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