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Hamilton Academical 0-0 Partick Th

Frederic Frans (left) was sent off after just 25 minutes
Frederic Frans (left) was sent off after just 25 minutes

Ten-man Partick Thistle held out for an away point against a Hamilton Academical side that just could not find the back of the net.

Frederic Frans was sent off after 25 minutes for Thistle following two bookable offences.

Ali Crawford had a series of chances for the home side, but was denied by a combination of poor finishing and wonderful goalkeeping from Tomas Cerny.

Greg Docherty came closest for Accies but his shot hit back off the post.

As Scottish summer rain gave way to sunshine both sides seemed to be relishing the start of the new season.

On a heavily-watered new artificial surface, both sides were keen to get the ball down and play some attractive, quick passing football.

But the first major incident was ugly. Thistle defender Frederic Frans - who had been booked earlier for a foul on Christian Nade - was shown a second yellow by referee Brian Colvin after a bad tackle on Latvian Antons Kurakins.

Accies dominated the play but struggled to create chances. From a Dougie Imrie cross, Chris Turner's headed effort went high over the bar.

Despite being down to 10 men, the visitors carved open Hamilton, but the shot from Sean Welsh was well saved by Michael McGovern.

Right after that Ali Crawford should have put Accies in front, only to drag his shot wide of target - much to the anguish of the home fans - after a perfect cutback from Dougie Imrie who had robbed Abdul Osman of possession on the right.

It was the same sort of story just before the hour mark. Crawford this time got his shot on target, but it was well saved by ex-Accies goalkeeper Cerny at his near post.

Despite being a man down, Alan Archibald's men still posed a threat on the break; the ever lively Kris Doolan forcing a save from McGovern.

Cerny then produced a wonder save to deny another Crawford effort from flying into the top corner.

A few minutes later Crawford fired in yet another shot which had Cerny scrambling, but the ball flew just wide.

Accies' best chance fell to Greg Docherty. His low shot after a smooth passing move had Cerny beaten, but rebounded back off the post.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 24TenaBooked at 56mins
  • 44De Lima Tagliapietra
  • 3Kurakins
  • 6Gillespie
  • 7ImrieSubstituted forKurtajat 69'minutes
  • 8TurnerBooked at 33minsSubstituted forDochertyat 79'minutes
  • 11Crawford
  • 17Longridge
  • 27NadeSubstituted forMorrisat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Kurtaj
  • 14Morris
  • 15MacDonald
  • 16Watson
  • 19Hill
  • 21Docherty
  • 30Boyd

Partick Thistle

  • 1Cerny
  • 2Miller
  • 13FransBooked at 25mins
  • 17Lindsay
  • 5Booth
  • 7AmooSubstituted forMcDaidat 56'minutes
  • 6Osman
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forHendryat 29'minutes
  • 4WelshSubstituted forWilsonat 66'minutes
  • 8Bannigan
  • 9Doolan

Substitutes

  • 12Scully
  • 18Wilson
  • 19Hendry
  • 20McDaid
  • 21Leyden
  • 22Fraser
  • 27Nisbet
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
2,872

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Wilson (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Carlton Morris (Hamilton Academical).

Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Greg Docherty replaces Chris Turner.

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

Abdul Osman (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Carlton Morris replaces Christian Nade.

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

Foul by Christian Nade (Hamilton Academical).

Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Tomás Cerny.

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Gramoz Kurtaj replaces Dougie Imrie.

Attempt saved. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. David Wilson replaces Sean Welsh.

Attempt saved. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Chris Turner (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Callum Booth.

Attempt saved. Christian Nade (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Declan McDaid replaces David Amoo.

Booking

Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Partick Thistle).

Sean Welsh (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Partick Thistle 0.

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

Callum Booth (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee11004043
2Celtic11002023
3Motherwell11001013
4Hamilton10100001
5Partick Thistle10100001
6Aberdeen00000000
7Dundee Utd00000000
8Hearts00000000
9St Johnstone00000000
10Inverness CT100101-10
11Ross County100102-20
12Kilmarnock100104-40
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