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Ayr United 1-1 Hamilton Academical: Hosts fight back to hold visitors

Lewis Smith scores
Lewis Smith gave Hamilton the lead

Hamilton Academical remain two points above seventh-placed Ayr United in the Scottish Championship after the sides drew at Somerset Park.

Tomi Adeloye had a header saved then saw his rising shot rattle the crossbar in early Ayr advances.

But it was the visitors who took the lead before half-time when Lewis Smith turned in on the rebound after David Moyo's header had been saved.

Adeloye headed Ayr level early in the second half.

A last-ditch challenge by Keiran MacDonald prevented Adeloye equalising before the break and Josh Mullin fired narrowly wide for Accies at 1-1.

Adeloye had another effort saved and team-mate Cameron Salkeld's shot was deflected wide as both sides settled for a draw.

Ayr United manager Jim Duffy: "When you create really good opportunities, you've got to take those opportunities or else they come back and bite you like happened towards the end of the first half when Hamilton scored. We had the best chance in the second half to get all three points. Overall, a tough match, a 1-1 draw was probably a fair result."

Hamilton head coach Stuart Taylor: "We did enough to go and win the game. Disappointed to lose the goal in the manner we did. Good to go ahead and the response after losing the goal, we still created chances. Really disappointed to only come away with a point."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Albinson
  • 2Houston
  • 23Fjørtoft
  • 5McGinty
  • 3Reading
  • 14Maxwell
  • 6Murdoch
  • 17McAllisterSubstituted forChalmersat 80'minutes
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forSalkeldat 80'minutes
  • 7MoffatSubstituted forBradleyat 69'minutes
  • 9Adeloye


  • 11Salkeld
  • 16Bradley
  • 18Chalmers
  • 22McKenzie
  • 24Afolabi
  • 25Ecrepont
  • 32Miller


Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 23Hilton
  • 6HamiltonSubstituted forHughesat 83'minutes
  • 3Popescu
  • 5Easton
  • 7MacDonald
  • 18Mimnaugh
  • 11Smith
  • 8MartinSubstituted forVirtanenat 65'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 16Mullin
  • 26RedfernSubstituted forRyanat 71'minutes
  • 20MoyoBooked at 59mins


  • 2Virtanen
  • 9Ryan
  • 15Hughes
  • 19Winter
  • 21Munro
  • 27Shiels
  • 31Smith
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Ayr United. Patrick Reading tries a through ball, but James Maxwell is caught offside.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Reading (Ayr United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Chalmers (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  7. Booking

    Miko Virtanen (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Miko Virtanen (Hamilton Academical).

  9. Post update

    Andy Murdoch (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kieran MacDonald.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cameron Salkeld (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Ronan Hughes replaces Jamie Hamilton.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Steven Bradley (Ayr United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Cameron Salkeld replaces Daire O'Connor.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Joe Chalmers replaces Nicholas McAllister.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Ryan (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miko Virtanen with a headed pass.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brian Easton (Hamilton Academical).

  19. Post update

    Tomi Adeloye (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by David Moyo (Hamilton Academical).

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