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Hamilton Academical 1-2 Partick Thistle

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at New Douglas Park

Mathias Pogba and Ryan Edwards both scored headers for Partick Thistle to prevent Hamilton Academical securing their first home win in six months.

Greg Docherty had put Accies in front early on with a powerful 12-yard shot.

But Frenchman Pogba popped up at the back post to neatly nod in a measured Steven Lawless delivery.

And the turnaround was complete late on as substitute Kris Doolan crossed for Edwards to head home his first Jags goal.

Unlikely hero

The Australian was not even meant to be starting the match, but was drafted in as a late replacement for Liam Lindsay, who injured himself in the warm-up.

His match-winning contribution means Partick Thistle jump above Dundee into seventh place, and Jags fans will surely be allowing themselves to dream of a late surge into the top six, rather than worry about any relegation threat.

That is still a concern for Accies though, who failed to make the most of another Kilmarnock defeat - by Celtic earlier in the day - with player-manager Martin Canning undoubtedly tearing his hair out at how to seal a victory in front of the club's own fans.

Docherty, who has been with Hamilton since the age of nine, is developing a habit of scoring against Partick Thistle.

Greg Docherty scores for Hamilton Academical against Partick Thistle
Hamilton went in front through Docherty's strike

This strike was only the third of the 19-year-old's career, but it's the second time the Jags have been victim to him popping up in the right place at the right time.

His effort - which hit the roof of the net after taking a slight deflection on its way in - owed much to the industry of Gramoz Kurtaj on the left hand side. The German held the ball up well before rolling it diagonally towards the penalty spot for Docherty to convert emphatically.

The visitors took most of the first half to adjust to losing Lindsay and could have been two goals down had Eamonn Brophy not strayed offside before collecting Docherty's pass and finishing into the far corner.

Partick Thistle made the perfect start to the second half, though.

Paul Pogba scored at the Allianz Arena for Juventus against Bayern Munich in the Champions League during the week, but in South Lanarkshire brother Mathias equalised for the Jags versus Hamilton.

It was a neat downward header past Michael McGovern at the back post and came about thanks to an excellently weighted cross by Lawless from the left.

Brophy, in for the suspended Carlton Morris, remained lively for the hosts and watched his angled shot flash over.

But it was Partick Thistle who had the last laugh, snatching their first win in four attempts when Edwards' positive run met Doolan's centre.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 4Devlin
  • 44De Lima TagliapietraBooked at 17mins
  • 21DochertySubstituted forRedmondat 71'minutes
  • 7Imrie
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 6Gillespie
  • 22LyonSubstituted forAgustienat 81'minutes
  • 12KurtajBooked at 9minsSubstituted forCrawfordat 62'minutes
  • 20Brophy

Substitutes

  • 8Diaby
  • 9D'Acol
  • 10Redmond
  • 11Crawford
  • 15Agustien
  • 26Martin
  • 30Boyd

Partick Thistle

  • 1Cerny
  • 2Miller
  • 3SeaborneBooked at 70mins
  • 19Edwards
  • 5Booth
  • 7Amoo
  • 6Osman
  • 4Welsh
  • 22FraserSubstituted forDumbuyaat 66'minutes
  • 11Lawless
  • 99PogbaSubstituted forDoolanat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Doolan
  • 12Scully
  • 15Dumbuya
  • 16Nesbitt
  • 18Wilson
  • 27Nisbet
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
3,055

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home5
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Partick Thistle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Partick Thistle 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Partick Thistle 2. Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kris Doolan.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Kemy Agustien replaces Darren Lyon because of an injury.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan replaces Mathias Pogba.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Abdul Osman.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Daniel Redmond replaces Greg Docherty.

  12. Booking

    Danny Seaborne (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Seaborne (Partick Thistle).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

  16. Post update

    David Amoo (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Mustapha Dumbuya replaces Gary Fraser.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Gary Fraser.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Ali Crawford replaces Gramoz Kurtaj.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.