Scottish Championship
DumbartonDumbarton4HamiltonHamilton Academical1

Dumbarton 4-1 Hamilton Academical

Alex Neil and his Accies players look disconsolate

Ten-man Hamilton Academical relinquished top spot in the Scottish Championship as Dumbarton recorded an emphatic victory.

Scott Agnew set the hosts on their way with a direct free-kick that sneaked beyond Kevin Cuthbert.

Jason Scotland equalised on the turn just before the break.

Mitch Megginson celebrates
Megginson scored Dumbarton's third goal against Hamilton

But Colin Nish headed Sons ahead and, after Accies player-manager Alex Neil was sent off, Mitch Megginson and Jordan Kirkpatrick sealed the win.

It ended Accies' 11-match unbeaten run, their second-half wastefulness costing them dear before Nish put Sons ahead with 13 minutes to play.

With Neil having departed for violent conduct, Accies fell apart in the last five minutes as Megginson's cool finish and Kirkpatrick's finish after being set up by Nish.

The Sons now hold Accies' fate in their hands as they travel to face new leaders Dundee, who defeated Alloa Athletic 3-0, in their final game of the season next weekend.

Hamilton, of course, must beat bottom side Morton at home in their last game to have any chance of overhauling the Dens side, who are now two points ahead at the top.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinn
  • 16Linton
  • 6Turner
  • 4Graham
  • 24Miller
  • 7GilhaneyBooked at 83mins
  • 8AgnewSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 75'minutes
  • 14FlemingSubstituted forKaneat 81'minutes
  • 12PruntySubstituted forNishat 62'minutes
  • 9Megginson

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 5McLaughlin
  • 11McDougall
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 17Nish
  • 21Kane
  • 26Murray

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Gordon
  • 24Tena
  • 6GillespieSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 76'minutes
  • 5Canning
  • 4Devlin
  • 17LongridgeSubstituted forKeatingsat 67'minutes
  • 10NeilBooked at 83mins
  • 50Scotland
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoutledgeat 90'minutes
  • 22AndreuBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 7Keatings
  • 8Routledge
  • 19Currie
  • 32Ryan
  • 33Kilday
  • 35George
  • 99Antoine-Curier
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,420

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jon Routledge replaces Ali Crawford.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Nish.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 3, Hamilton Academical 1. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  7. Booking

    Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Dismissal

    Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) is shown the red card for fighting.

  10. Post update

    Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Christopher Kane replaces Garry Fleming.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 2, Hamilton Academical 1. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Mitchel Megginson.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Grant Gillespie.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Scott Agnew.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Martin Canning.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. James Keatings replaces Louis Longridge.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Martin Canning.