Scottish Championship
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Hamilton Academical 2-0 Falkirk

Hamilton players celebrating

Hamilton Academical moved four points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship with victory over Falkirk.

Anthony Andreu struck the hosts' opener and Michael Devlin and Alister Crawford had chances to double the lead.

Rory Loy and then Craig Sibbald were denied by Accies goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert in the run up to half-time.

Andreu and Conor McGrandles were unable to add to Hamilton's lead but Louis Longridge did get the second with an 18-yard shot late on.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Gordon
  • 3Hendrie
  • 6Gillespie
  • 4Devlin
  • 5Canning
  • 22AndreuSubstituted forLongridgeat 89'minutes
  • 18MacKinnonBooked at 77mins
  • 99Antoine-CurierSubstituted forMcGrathat 70'minutes
  • 9McShaneSubstituted forBrophyat 90'minutes
  • 11Crawford

Substitutes

  • 10Neil
  • 14McGrath
  • 17Longridge
  • 19Currie
  • 20Brophy
  • 24Tena
  • 33Kilday

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 15Dick
  • 8Alston
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCracken
  • 7FultonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forSmallat 90'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forLeahyat 74'minutes
  • 33LoyBooked at 89mins
  • 13BinghamSubstituted forShepherdat 81'minutes
  • 11McGrandles

Substitutes

  • 12Bowman
  • 16Grant
  • 17Faulds
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 24Greene
  • 31Shepherd
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,340

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0.

  3. Post update

    Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Small (Falkirk).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Jon McShane.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Lewis Small replaces Jay Fulton.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Louis Longridge replaces Anthony Andreu.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Rakish Bingham.

  12. Post update

    Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  15. Booking

    Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

  18. Post update

    Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Craig Sibbald.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton117311651124
2Dundee116232012820
3Raith Rovers105411812619
4Falkirk114341512315
5Livingston104241719-214
6Alloa114251214-214
7Dumbarton114251722-514
8Queen of Sth113351616012
9Cowdenbeath113261521-611
10Morton111371124-136
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