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Motherwell 3-3 Hamilton Academical

Ali Crawford scored from the penalty spot to snatch a point for Hamilton in a dramatic Lanarkshire derby at Fir Park.

Scott MacDonald gave the home side the lead inside 10 minutes before Lucas Tagliapietra and Darian MacKinnon responded for Accies.

MacDonald levelled before Louis Moult headed Well back in front.

Keith Lasley saw red after handling in the box and Crawford buried the last-minute penalty to secure a point.

The hosts got off to the perfect start after just nine minutes, when McDonald glanced Josh Law's teasing cross from the left beyond the despairing Michael McGovern.

Well were up for the task and both McDonald and Liam Grimshaw came close to adding a second.

But Accies forced their way slowly back into the game and duly equalised after 25 minutes.

Crawford sent in a free-kick on the angle from around 25 yards out and Tagliapietra managed to head flick the ball backwards and into the net.

And three minutes later, Martin Canning's side took a dramatic lead thanks to a thundering 25-yard strike by MacKinnon that gave goalkeeper Connor Ripley no chance.

Darian MacKinnon fires home from long range to put Hamilton 2-1 up
Darian MacKinnon fires home from long range to put Hamilton 2-1 up

Into the second half and the home side were on level terms within a minute.

Moult found space on the left and, although McDonald fluffed his initial attempt to convert the cross, he turned the ball over the line while grounded.

The game raged from end to end and challenges were hard and fast, with six players finding their way into the book of referee Greg Aitken.

And on one of their many attacks the home side regained the lead, when Moult guided home his 12th of the season from six yards after McDonald's pinpoint cross.

There was a further blow for Hamilton with five minutes left when influential defender Tagliapietra had to be carried off after suffering what looked like a neck injury.

But there was a dramatic equaliser for the visitors when they were awarded a penalty in stoppage time.

Crawford fired in a shot that came off the arm of Lasley, who was shown a second yellow card followed by a red.

Crawford stepped up to the spot and sent Ripley the wrong way to snatch a point in a pulsating Lanarkshire derby.

Line-ups

Motherwell

  • 1Ripley
  • 18LawBooked at 49mins
  • 32Hall
  • 6McManusBooked at 87mins
  • 3Hammell
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forCaddenat 90+2'minutes
  • 4GrimshawBooked at 38mins
  • 14LasleyBooked at 90mins
  • 8Pearson
  • 77McDonald
  • 20MoultSubstituted forRobinsonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Laing
  • 12Samson
  • 17Robinson
  • 19Clarkson
  • 24McFadden
  • 26Cadden
  • 28Watt

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 6Gillespie
  • 2Gordon
  • 44De Lima TagliapietraSubstituted forSendles-Whiteat 86'minutes
  • 3KurakinsBooked at 78mins
  • 21Docherty
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 7ImrieBooked at 50minsSubstituted forRedmondat 72'minutes
  • 20Brophy
  • 11CrawfordBooked at 52mins
  • 14MorrisSubstituted forD'Acolat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9D'Acol
  • 10Redmond
  • 15Sendles-White
  • 17Longridge
  • 26Martin
  • 27Nade
  • 30Boyd
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
5,734

Match Stats

Home TeamMotherwellAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Motherwell 3, Hamilton Academical 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Motherwell 3, Hamilton Academical 3.

Goal!

Goal! Motherwell 3, Hamilton Academical 3. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Keith Lasley (Motherwell) for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Keith Lasley (Motherwell) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Alejandro D'Acol (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Chris Cadden (Motherwell).

Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Motherwell. Chris Cadden replaces Marvin Johnson.

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

Foul by Ben Hall (Motherwell).

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

Booking

Stephen McManus (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen McManus (Motherwell).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jamie Sendles-White replaces Lucas because of an injury.

Delay in match Lucas (Hamilton Academical) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Motherwell. Theo Robinson replaces Louis Moult.

Keith Lasley (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Alejandro D'Acol replaces Carlton Morris.

Scott McDonald (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt blocked. Stephen Pearson (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Antons Kurakins (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Grimshaw (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antons Kurakins (Hamilton Academical).

Corner, Motherwell. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

Attempt saved. Marvin Johnson (Motherwell) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Stephen Pearson (Motherwell) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Grimshaw (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Daniel Redmond replaces Dougie Imrie.

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Keith Lasley (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Keith Lasley (Motherwell).

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

Foul by Stephen Pearson (Motherwell).

goal

As It Stood

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2Aberdeen21134434201443
3Hearts21107436241237
4St Johnstone209473531431
5Ross County2293103633330
6Inverness CT217772930-128
7Dundee216873136-526
8Motherwell207492328-525
9Partick Thistle206681924-524
10Hamilton2165102837-923
11Kilmarnock2256112441-1721
12Dundee Utd2124151841-2310
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