Scottish Championship
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Hamilton Academical 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Hamilton Accies moved to the top of the Scottish Championship with a narrow win over Alloa Athletic.

Accies took an early lead when the returning Alex Neil freed Jason Scotland to fire home.

Substitute Andrew Ryan doubled the lead immediately after the break, smashing home after being set up by Scotland.

Ross Caldwell pulled a goal back for Alloa with a header into the bottom corner to create some nervy moments in the final minutes.

With bottom side Morton defeating Dundee, victory allowed Accies to go a point clear at the top with two games remaining.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 33Kilday
  • 6Gillespie
  • 10NeilBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDochertyat 67'minutes
  • 5CanningBooked at 54mins
  • 24Tena
  • 17Longridge
  • 11Crawford
  • 50ScotlandSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 76'minutes
  • 18MacKinnonSubstituted forRyanat 28'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22Andreu

Substitutes

  • 4Devlin
  • 19Currie
  • 21Docherty
  • 25Armstrong
  • 32Ryan
  • 35George
  • 99Antoine-Curier

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 5Tiffoney
  • 10Holmes
  • 4Gordon
  • 3MeggattBooked at 62mins
  • 7Cawley
  • 6YoungSubstituted forCaldwellat 67'minutes
  • 9Kirk
  • 8McCordBooked at 61mins
  • 11Caddis

Substitutes

  • 12Caldwell
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Flannigan
  • 16Riordan
  • 17Wilson
  • 18Gemmell
  • 21McDowall
Referee:
Iain Brines
Attendance:
1,087

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical).

  4. Post update

    Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Ross Caldwell.

  6. Booking

    Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical).

  8. Post update

    (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical).

  10. Post update

    Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Caddis with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Martin Canning.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.