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Hamilton Academical 1-2 Kilmarnock

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Scottish Premiership highlights: Hamilton 1-2 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock overturned a deficit in four second-half minutes to record their first Premiership win of the season against Hamilton Academical.

Killie trailed to Louis Longridge's powerful low strike, which had put Accies ahead at the interval.

But, with the home side looking comfortable, Kris Boyd pulled Kilmarnock level with a bullet header.

And Souleymane Coulibaly came off the bench to curl in a winner for Lee Clark's side.

The result preserves their unbeaten record at New Douglas Park, which dates back to 2010.

It also gives them their first points of the campaign, in the week they lost Josh Magennis to Charlton Athletic.

They fell behind - after Boyd had missed a glorious early opportunity - when Longridge swept the ball past Jamie MacDonald from a narrow angle.

The chance looked to have gone as Alex D'Acol's effort was blocked but Greg Docherty showed good composure on the edge of the box to pick out Longridge, who fizzed the ball in at the near post.

Louis Longridge scores
Accies could not build on Longridge's opener

Accies looked comfortable after making the breakthrough and if Ali Crawford had not been denied by MacDonald with a volleyed effort, the points might have been safe.

As it was, Kilmarnock took full advantage and pulled themselves level when Jordan Jones picked out Boyd with a pinpoint cross and the striker headed emphatically past Remi Matthews.

And, just a few minutes later, the visitors turned the game around completely when substitute Coulibaly turned his marker inside the box and curled a beautiful shot past the diving Matthews.

Accies may feel they were worthy of a point and should have equalised when substitute Richard Roy raced on to a long Georgios Sarris pass, but his shot was well saved by MacDonald.

And there was further misery for the home side as Crawford curled a free-kick past the keeper, but agonisingly for him, the ball ricocheted away off the post.

Hamilton player-manager Martin Canning: "I thought we were the better team from start to finish. I thought we played good football, created lots of opportunities but we didn't take them and we conceded sloppy goals and it's a bad mix.

"But it's hard to be critical of the players because for large parts of the game we were totally comfortable and very much on top. If we'd taken one of our opportunities and got the second goal I think the game would have been done.

"(Richard Roy) is through on goal and he should score and then Ali Crawford bends in the free kick but it comes back off the post. You've just got to put it down to one of those days.

"I also thought there was a potential second yellow for William Boyle. I thought there was a foul on Greg Docherty in the corner but those things maybe go against you on days like this as well."

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark: "I think the substitutions and change of formation helped us once again and obviously it's food for thought now because that's two games in a row when we've gone with two strikers and it's been a lot more positive for us.

"Jordan Jones was outstanding. He's showed that in flashes during the course of the League Cup campaign but we need more consistency and today he's been very productive.

"Second game in, we've got three points on the board - we've won one, we've lost one - and I think our performance was probably better last week than it was today.

"But I think we're starting to improve without the ball. I felt we were quite poor at that and that's why we got hit with a couple of results like we did."

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Matthews
  • 22Lyon
  • 4Devlin
  • 89Sarris
  • 6GillespieBooked at 75mins
  • 8Docherty
  • 21Donati
  • 11Crawford
  • 7ImrieSubstituted forRoyat 84'minutes
  • 9D'AcolSubstituted forBrophyat 72'minutes
  • 17Longridge

Substitutes

  • 14Roy
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 20Brophy
  • 27Want
  • 30Boyd
  • 33Hughes
  • 34Woods

Kilmarnock

  • 1MacDonald
  • 24Taylor
  • 4Addison
  • 5BoyleBooked at 52mins
  • 3Smith
  • 6SmithSubstituted forMcFadzeanat 69'minutes
  • 8Dicker
  • 25GreenBooked at 51minsSubstituted forCoulibalyat 54'minutes
  • 11JonesSubstituted forWaddingtonat 90'minutes
  • 9Boyd
  • 7McKenzieBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 12Davies
  • 14McFadzean
  • 16Waddington
  • 17Burn
  • 19Coulibaly
  • 22Cobain
  • 35Morrison
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
2,228

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamKilmarnock
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Kilmarnock 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Kilmarnock 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Mark Waddington replaces Jordan Jones.

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

Massimo Donati (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock).

Booking

Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Georgios Sarris.

Corner, Hamilton Academical.

Attempt saved. Georgios Sarris (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Richard Roy replaces Dougie Imrie.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Smith (Kilmarnock).

Booking

Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Kilmarnock 2. Souleymane Coulibaly (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darren Lyon (Hamilton Academical).

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Alejandro D'Acol.

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Kilmarnock 1. Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Callum McFadzean replaces Martin Smith because of an injury.

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

Foul by Martin Smith (Kilmarnock).

Attempt saved. Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Michael Devlin.

Martin Smith (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

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

Foul by William Boyle (Kilmarnock).

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Gary Dicker.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Souleymane Coulibaly replaces George Green.

Booking

William Boyle (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

George Green (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical).

Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical).

Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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