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Summary

  1. FT: Premiership play-off final, second leg: 1-0
  2. Docherty fires in shot from 20 yards on 64 mins
  3. Goalless first leg at Tannadice on Thursday
  4. Accies stay for fourth season in top flight

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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  1. Play-off final highlights

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Hamilton fans won't want to miss the highlights going out tonight on Sportscene on BBC One Scotland at 10.35pm and online at midnight. Greg Docherty is the Accies hero, thanks to his match-winning goal, but there were great performances by both goalkeepers, Remi Matthews and United's Cammy Bell.

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  2. Canning's revels in Accies' spirit

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Hamilton manager Martin Canning talking to BBC Radio Scotland:

    "Every season we're tipped to go down and that's the last three we've managed to stay in the league. It's a record for the club to stay in the league this long. The league doesn't lie - so many times we've been in a similar position and haven't been able to see it through and it's ironic that our downfall through the season has been our greatest achievement today, that we kept a clean sheet after going a goal up. You know the first goal is going to be so important.

    "The club tries to get players in with the right appetite, that they want to work. You saw the team spirit today. The fans gave us great backing and I'm delighted for them. The budget is important but the majority of our work for next season is done. The club has a model that they stick to. Everybody works so hard. We'll be in tomorrow and we'll get a wee chat. I've told them to enjoy tonight."

    Martin Canning celebrates with goalscorer Greg Docherty
    Image caption: Canning celebrates Hamilton's play-off success with goal hero Greg Docherty
  3. Winners and losers

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Quote Message: It's a real shame for Ray McKinnon. There has to be a winner and a loser. The play-offs have been brilliant...unless you're involved in them. from Allan Preston BBC Scotland football pundit
    Allan PrestonBBC Scotland football pundit
  4. A game too far for United?

    FT: Hamilton 1-0 Dundee Utd (agg 1-0)

    Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon talking to BBC Radio Scotland:

    "The six games has taken its toll, no doubt about it.

    "It was an evenly contested game but you could see the legs were gone in the second half. We didn't have the same intensity to our pressing.

    "We were running on empty and unfortunately we've just come up short at the final hurdle.

    "We have to work hard over the summer to attract better quality than we've got. We've started the recruitment process well with James Keatings and Billy King. If we can maintain that standard, we'll give ourselves a great chance next season."

    Ray McKinnon consoles midfielder Willo Flood at full-time
    Image caption: United boss Ray McKinnon consoles midfielder Willo Flood at full-time
  5. 'United will have to take stock'

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Paterson: "Falkirk will be there or thereabouts again next season. Peter Houston will have them organised. And St Mirren will be challenging under Jack Ross and Jim Duffy at Morton will be hoping to get a couple of impact players to get that little bit closer. Whoever lost today was going to go home dejected - can the chairman produce the cash, will the manager get the cash to have a real run at it? Dundee United will have to take stock and find a way to get a squad together."

  6. Robertson to the rescue for United?

    FT: Hamilton 1-0 Dundee Utd (agg 1-0)

    Dundee United will be due a percentage if relegated Hull City cash in on Scotland full-back Andrew Robertson. The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with Liverpool and won't go cheap.

    Quote Message: A slice of any transfer fee for Andrew Robertson would be a real lifeline for Dundee United from Allan Preston BBC Sportsound pundit
    Allan PrestonBBC Sportsound pundit
  7. Ouch!

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    BBC football pundit Allan Preston points out that United will be £250,000 worse off next season as the parachute payment for being relegated last season is cut from £500,000 to quarter of a million.

  8. Do United gamble next season?

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson: "Dundee United are going to be the scalp, the team everyone wants to beat next season and they've got to deal with that. Players who would have come to play in the Premiership might think they have a better offer elsewhere. When the budget does diminish it gets harder and harder to get up. Do they gamble, making sure, like Hibs did, that they have the best squad in the league."

  9. Post update

    FT: Hamilton 1-0 Dundee Utd (agg 1-0)

    Quote Message: Over the two games, Hamilton were the better side, no doubt about it. Dundee United just didn't do enough from Allan Preston BBC Sportsound pundit
    Allan PrestonBBC Sportsound pundit
  10. Play-off party

    FT: Hamilton 1-0 Dundee Utd (agg 1-0)

    The play-offs, eh? How else could a season, when you finish second bottom of the table, one point off last place, end up with your fans dancing a conga?

  11. Shooting and working

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Hamilton assistant manager Guillaume Beuzelin: "It was very stressful, the two legs, but me managed to do it and we are over the moon. We will try to improve. We were not as good as last year but we know what areas we need to work on. Greg stays on at training, shooting and shooting. I stay on with him and he is always working, working, working."

  12. Proving the pundits wrong

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Hamilton midfielder Ali Crawford: "Greg was outstanding all day. He had to mark Tony Andreu and he didn't give him a sniff all game. Thanks to the fans who have stuck with us. Season after season the pundits tip us to go down and yet again we have proved them wrong. I have a year left on my contract so until I'm told otherwise I'm still a Hamilton player."

    Ali Crawford congratulates scorer Greg Docherty
    Image caption: Ali Crawford congratulates scorer Greg Docherty
  13. Tough on the Terrors

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    You have to feel for Dundee United. They battled so well against Morton and Falkirk in the earlier rounds of the play-offs but have fallen just short at Premiership strugglers Hamilton. You can see the pain in their fans' faces.

  14. Dillon in dispute with fans

    FT: Hamilton 1-0 Dundee Utd (1-0)

    Dundee United club captain Sean Dillon is led away by backroom staff after an angry confrontation with some supporters of the Tayside club behind the goals.

    The big defender is fizzing with fury...

  15. Docherty's delight

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Hamilton goalscorer Greg Docherty: "It was a dark time for me at the turn of the year when I broke my foot. I was in the team, it was mentally tough. Finally one dropped for me and it's a goal... I'm so speechless. I'm so happy for the club. They deserve to be here (in the Premiership)."

  16. Agony for United

    FT Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    That win for Accies means they retain their record of being the only team to be promoted by way of the play-offs, when they beat Hibernian on penalties in 2014.

    Dundee United striker Simon Murray
    Image caption: Dundee United striker Simon Murray could not profit from a couple of late glimpses at goal
  17. FULL-TIME Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Hamilton stay in the Premiership

    Accies boss Martin Canning is close to tears as he hugs members of his coaching team. Greg Docherty's goal keeps Hamilton in the top tier and consigns United to another season in the Championship.

    Greg Docherty celebrates the only goal of the two-legged tie
    Image caption: Greg Docherty celebrates the only goal of the two-legged tie
  18. Accies are nearly there

    Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Thomas Mikkelsen's overhead kick from 12 yards floats into the arms of Remi Matthews and surely now Accies are safe.

  19. YELLOW CARDS

    Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    Louis Longridge and Paul Dixon get involved in a tussle for the ball at a throw-in and are booked. One player wasn't in a hurry and one was.

  20. ADDED TIME

    Hamilton 1-0 Dundee United (agg 1-0)

    We are into three minutes of injury-time.