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Hamilton 0-1 Hibernian: Shaw on target to end visitors' slump

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Highlights: Hamilton Academical 0-1 Hibernian

Oli Shaw's goal at Hamilton ended a sequence of seven Scottish Premiership matches without a win for Hibernian.

The 20-year-old managed to hook in a cross from Daryl Horgan on 65 minutes in a game significantly delayed for injuries to Martin Boyle and Tom Taiwo.

James Keatings missed a fine chance for the hosts late in the first half.

Hibs, who remain eighth, a point behind Aberdeen, were well on top in the second half but could not find a second goal to underline their dominance.

Hamilton, who have now lost eight of their past 11 league games, stay 10th.

Three goalkeeper changes & two nasty knocks

The last time these teams met, Hibs ran riot, knocking in six goals at Easter Road to move up to second. Neil Lennon's side then slumped to a run of four losses and three draws to tumble down the table.

They passed Hamilton off the park in Edinburgh but the high tempo and accuracy on show that day in early October was missing in rainy South Lanarkshire.

Lennon's side were sluggish throughout the first half with a couple of speculative shots from Stevie Mallan all they could muster.

Keatings really should have opened the scoring against his former side when he side-footed wide from six yards after a good run and cut-back from Mikel Miller in what was the Accies only real threatening moment in front of goal.

The game was slightly late in starting due to both sides changing goalkeepers after the warm-up. Jan Mucha and Adam Bogdan appeared to pick up injuries and were replaced by Gary Woods and Ofir Marciano.

Woods was involved in a nasty collision with Boyle late in the first half. The Hibs winger felt the brunt of a raised knee as he chased a bouncing ball and then appeared to hit his head on the artificial turf before the goalkeeper landed on him.

Boyle was carefully stretchered off after a lengthy period of assessment from medical staff, while Hamilton midfielder Taiwo also required treatment - including an oxygen mask - after apparently dislocating a finger midway through the second half.

Jacob Marsden was promoted to the home bench when Mucha dropped out and the third choice goalkeeper found himself the busiest player on the pitch after the break when Woods limped off before the game resumed.

Marsden pushed away a Florian Kamberi shot and blocked well at the feet of Emerson Hyndman before the only goal arrived.

Substitute Horgan was just on when he delivered from the left and the winger's cross skipped up for a stretching Shaw to expertly cushion in his fifth goal of the season.

Marsden then made further stops from Shaw and Vykintas Slivka as Hibs continued to pin Hamilton back in their own half.

Martin Boyle was taken off on a stretcher after suffering concussion
Hibs winger Martin Boyle was taken off on a stretcher after suffering concussion

Victory may be the boost Hibs need - analysis

BBC Scotland's John Barnes at Hope Stadium

The challenge was there for the Hibs players after assistant Garry Parker said futures were on the line if performances didn't improve. But on this showing many of them still haven't heeded the warning.

There's a lack of urgency about their play, unlike last season and earlier in this campaign. It may be down to confidence considering the long run without a win and this victory may be the boost they needed.

Shaw did show a determination to take his opportunity in front of goal, while the introduction of substitutes Emerson Hyndman and Horgan gave Hibs a second-half burst of energy and creativity.

For Hamilton, Marsden produced a few good saves but they failed to trouble Marciano and have now failed to score in four of their last five matches.

Hyndman 'changed game' - reaction

Hibs assistant manager Garry Parker: "We were better in the second half, the subs made a difference. But the most pleasing thing is we got the three points

"Emerson Hyndman changed the game for us. He wanted the ball, he got on the ball and he made things happen. The way we want to play, he influenced it."

Hamilton manager Martin Canning: "We're just not clinical at both ends of the pitch, whether it's scoring goals or that bit of composure or a bit of quality at the back.

"It's so tight at the bottom end, with four teams competing to avoid the bottom two spots and we need to make sure it's not us."

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1WoodsSubstituted forMarsdenat 45'minutes
  • 2McGowan
  • 4GordonBooked at 74mins
  • 6Kilgallon
  • 46Sowah
  • 12TaiwoSubstituted forBoydat 78'minutes
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 7Imrie
  • 11Miller
  • 10KeatingsBooked at 7mins
  • 9BinghamSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McMann
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 20Marsden
  • 21Want
  • 25Martin
  • 30Boyd
  • 31Brustad

Hibernian

  • 1Marciano
  • 23Mavrias
  • 25Ambrose
  • 36Porteous
  • 16Stevenson
  • 10BoyleSubstituted forHyndmanat 45+8'minutes
  • 8SlivkaBooked at 42mins
  • 18NelomSubstituted forHorganat 63'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 22Kamberi
  • 32Shaw

Substitutes

  • 3Whittaker
  • 7Horgan
  • 9Maclaren
  • 20Hyndman
  • 24McGregor
  • 31Bogdan
  • 49Allan
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
2,169

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Hibernian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 0, Hibernian 1.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Hamilton Academical).

Stephen Mallan (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Vykintas Slivka (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

Ryan Porteous (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Florian Kamberi (Hibernian).

Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Hibernian).

Lennard Sowah (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Florian Kamberi (Hibernian).

Attempt missed. Emerson Hyndman (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Vykintas Slivka (Hibernian) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Oli Shaw (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Steven Boyd replaces Thomas Taiwo.

Foul by Thomas Taiwo (Hamilton Academical).

Vykintas Slivka (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Charalampos Mavrias (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mason Enigbokan-Bloomfield replaces Rakish Bingham.

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Hibernian).

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

Goal!

Goal! Hamilton Academical 0, Hibernian 1. Oli Shaw (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daryl Horgan.

Attempt saved. Oli Shaw (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Daryl Horgan replaces Miquel Nelom.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Hamilton Academical).

Ryan Porteous (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Efe Ambrose.

Attempt blocked. James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

Attempt saved. Emerson Hyndman (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Celtic1510323682833
2Kilmarnock179442517831
3Rangers1593337132430
4Hearts179352319430
5St Johnstone168442020028
6Livingston167451713425
7Aberdeen157351715224
8Hibernian166552619723
9Motherwell164391626-1015
10Hamilton1741121237-2513
11St Mirren1723121234-229
12Dundee1522111232-208
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