Scottish Championship
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 3, Falkirk 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

  4. Post update

    Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Hamilton Academical 3, Falkirk 1. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

  8. Post update

    Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Jason Scotland.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Conor Hogg replaces Olumide Durojaiye.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

  16. Post update

    Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. 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.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jonathon Routledge replaces Ali Crawford.

  20. Booking

    Mark Beck (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

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