Inverness 0-1 Hamilton

28 August 2010 04:01
A cracking first-minute strike by Dougie Imrie gave Hamilton their first goal and points of the season at Inverness's Caledonian Stadium.The former Caley Thistle forward blasted a 30-yard shot into the top corner, leaving Ryan Esson helpless. [LNB]Esson prevented Hamilton from doubling their lead when he tipped a Marco Paixao curling shot past his post. [LNB]The best Inverness could muster was a half chance for Nick Ross and an Adam Rooney effort that Andy Graham cleared. [LNB]Caley Thistle manager Terry Butcher had brought full-back Kevin McCann and keeper Esson back into the side but no goalie would have saved Imrie's strike. [LNB]The Accies forward dispossessed Lee Cox, dribbled round a few players and cracked a left-foot shot into the net.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Sustaining that was always going to be a tall order, but the slump was dramatic, as though the home fans were too busy wondering why Imrie had been allowed to leave their club last season. [LNB]Caley Thistle enjoyed a run of 21 matches unbeaten as they won promotion from the Scottish First Division but found in their re-introduction to the Scottish Premier League, against Celtic, that things were going to be tougher. [LNB]But while a 4-0 hammering of Dundee United last week reassured Inverness that they could compete, their opponents Hamilton have had a torrid start to the season. [LNB]Accies manager Billy Reid made six changes to the team that lost 1-0 to Raith in the Co-operative Insurance Cup in midweek as he looked for his first league points. [LNB]Dutch 19-year-old striker Nigel Hasselbaink - nephew of former Chelsea frontman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - came in for his debut, while Andrew Graham, David Buchanan, Kyle Wilkie, Jon Routledge and Grant Gillespie also featured in the starting line-up. [LNB]Ross Tokely had surprised the club this week by how speedily he had recovered from a knee injury, enough to earn him a place on the bench. And after 22 minutes the 31-year-old was sent on for the injured McCann, moving into the centre-half position in a re-jigged Caley back line.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] In a rare attempt on goal for the remainder of the half, Caley Thistle's Esson produced a marvellous save, tipping a Marco Paixao curling effort from the edge of the box round the post. [LNB]Imrie blasted over Esson's bar five minutes into the second half, after an impressive burst of pace by Hasselbaink had first set up Flavio Paixao then the diminutive former Clyde and Inverness player. [LNB]Moments later Hamilton's Andy Graham flicked a header at the Inverness goal but Esson made an easy save. [LNB]It took a full 54 minutes to create any sort of opportunity and, predictably, two came in quick succession. [LNB]Ross would have produced a more positive result had he had a shot on goal instead of squaring the ball for a team-mate. [LNB]Then Rooney got beyond Simon Mensing for the first time in the match and had an effort on goal, but Graham headed clear to concede a corner. [LNB]Eric Odhiambo showed a good turn of pace down the left as the match reached its final stages, but Mensing, in his 100th appearance for the Accies, was well positioned to head the Englishman's cross clear. [LNB]Joel Thomas smacked a shot into the side netting with a few minutes remaining, as Inverness left gaps at the back as they went looking for an equaliser. [LNB]When Rooney was announced as the sponsors' man of the match, even the home support seemed embarrassed. [LNB]Simply, Inverness had not troubled Tomas Cerny sufficiently in the 90 minutes and Accies' season is off and running. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 28 August 2010[LNB] Scottish Premier[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Inverness CT 0-1 Hamilton FT (HT 0-1) Imrie 1 Inverness CT 01 Esson 02 Proctor 14 Munro yellow card 24 Gillet 25 McCann (Tokely 23 yellow card) 06 Cox 08 Duncan 11 Hayes 19 Ross (Sutherland 73) 07 Odhiambo 10 Rooney Substitutes 12 Tuffey, 03 Tokely, 05 Golabek, 15 Innes, 16 McBain, 20 Sutherland, 23 Sanchez Hamilton 01 Cerny 05 Graham 12 Buchanan 14 Wilkie (Skelton 71) 22 Routledge 24 Gillepsie 27 Mensing 07 Imrie 18 Flavio Paixao yellow card 21 Marco Paixao (Lyle 68) 30 Nigel Hasselbaink (Thomas 78) Substitutes 19 Murdoch, 03 Skelton, 08 McDonald, 26 McQueen, 15 Lyle, 16 Thomas, 20 Kirkpatrick Ref: McKendrickAtt: 3,851 INVERNESS CT HAMILTON Possession Inverness CT 49% Hamilton 51% Attempts on target Inverness CT 1 Hamilton 3 Attempts off target Inverness CT 1 Hamilton 4 Corners Inverness CT 4 Hamilton 4 Fouls Inverness CT 13 Hamilton 13 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:27 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+3:37 Defending throw-in by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 90:00+2:05 Joel Thomas is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+1:28 Lee Cox has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post. 90:00+1:19 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT). 90:00+1:05 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT). 90:00+0:24 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 89:42 Douglas Imrie fouled by David Proctor, the ref awards a free kick. Derek Lyle takes the free kick. 89:07 Derek Lyle fouled by Ross Tokely, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mensing. 88:23 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT). 87:54 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 87:13 Joel Thomas has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target. 86:47 Ross Tokely (Inverness CT) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken left-footed by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton) from own half, resulting in open play. 85:37 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). 84:34 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). 83:37 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT). 83:12 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 82:35 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 81:16 Joel Thomas is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson. 80:45 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny. 80:23 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 79:30 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 79:00 Joel Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Grant Munro takes the free kick. 78:48 Defending throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT). 78:20 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 78:03 Attacking throw-in by Derek Lyle (Hamilton). 77:31 Substitution Joel Thomas on for Nigel Hasselbaink. 76:05 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes (Inverness CT) to near post, clearance by Derek Lyle (Hamilton). 75:06 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 74:34 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 73:47 Lee Cox challenges Douglas Imrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny. 72:56 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes (Inverness CT) to far post, clearance by Andy Graham (Hamilton). 72:56 Substitution Inverness CT substitution: Nick Ross replaced by Shane Sutherland (tactical). 72:44 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 71:50 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) to far post, header by Andy Graham (Hamilton) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. 70:15 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 70:15 Substitution Hamilton substitution: Kyle Wilkie replaced by Gavin Skelton (tactical). 69:02 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 68:40 Kyle Wilkie fouled by Russell Duncan, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathon Routledge takes the free kick. 67:55 Substitution Marco Paixao goes off and Derek Lyle comes on. 64:54 Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson. 63:08 Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the left by-line, Grant Munro takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny. 62:20 Shot by Nigel Hasselbaink (Hamilton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 61:56 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 60:18 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie (Hamilton) to far post, resulting in open play. 60:07 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 59:52 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 59:44 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 59:20 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 58:49 Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, Tomas Cerny makes a save. 58:19 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes, Andy Graham manages to make a clearance. 57:01 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). 56:06 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 55:53 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 55:30 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 54:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Munro on Andy Graham. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick. 54:35 Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Jonathan Hayes (Inverness CT). 54:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Kyle Wilkie. Jonathan Hayes takes the free kick. 53:46 The assistant referee signals for offside against Flavio Paixao. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson. 53:25 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 53:06 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 51:26 Free kick crossed left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from left wing, Simon Mensing makes a clearance. 51:26 Booking Flavio Paixao receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. 51:15 Flavio Paixao concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Gillet. 49:56 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 49:34 Effort on goal by Douglas Imrie from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. 48:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathon Routledge on Nick Ross. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from right wing, Andy Graham manages to make a clearance. 47:03 Foul by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT) on Flavio Paixao (Hamilton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Douglas Imrie (Hamilton) from right wing, foul by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) on Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT) from own half, resulting in open play. 46:33 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 46:10 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 45:23 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT). 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half. Half Time 45:00+1:39 The half-time whistle blows. 45:00+0:17 Grant Gillespie restarts play with the free kick. 45:00+0:17 Booking Grant Munro is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. 45:00+0:08 Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Grant Munro results in a free kick. 44:58 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 43:18 Foul by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) on Eric Odhiambo (Inverness CT). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Grant Munro (Inverness CT) from left channel, resulting in open play. 43:03 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). 42:17 Flavio Paixao is penalised for a handball. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick. 40:33 The official flags Nigel Hasselbaink offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Tokely. 40:11 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 39:25 Foul by Adam Rooney on Andy Graham, free kick awarded. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick. 38:31 Andy Graham fouled by Adam Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny. 36:55 David Proctor challenges Kyle Wilkie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Paixao crosses the ball in from the free kick. 35:53 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 34:26 Free kick taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie (Hamilton) from right channel (25 yards), missed left. 34:26 Booking Ross Tokely (Inverness CT) booked for unsporting behaviour. 34:26 Foul by Ross Tokely (Inverness CT) on Nigel Hasselbaink (Hamilton). 34:08 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 33:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Jonathon Routledge. David Proctor restarts play with the free kick. 32:22 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 31:44 Unfair challenge on Eric Odhiambo by Jonathon Routledge results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kenny Gillet. 31:07 Adam Rooney (Inverness CT) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken left-footed by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton) from own half, resulting in open play. 30:11 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 29:34 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. 28:59 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 28:31 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 27:45 Foul by Kenny Gillet on Flavio Paixao, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Grant Gillespie. 26:21 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 25:47 Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie, save by Ryan Esson. 25:23 Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson. 23:25 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 22:23 Defending throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT). 22:23 Substitution Ross Tokely is brought on as a substitute for Kevin McCann. 21:43 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 18:55 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 18:02 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Inverness CT). 17:36 Foul by Jonathon Routledge (Hamilton) on Lee Cox (Inverness CT). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT) from own half, resulting in open play. 17:29 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton). 16:00 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Inverness CT). 14:57 Foul by Eric Odhiambo (Inverness CT) on Jonathon Routledge (Hamilton). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton) from own half, resulting in open play. 14:29 Foul by Flavio Paixao (Hamilton) on Russell Duncan (Inverness CT). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Russell Duncan (Inverness CT) from left channel, passed. 14:03 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 13:52 Attacking throw-in by Russell Duncan (Inverness CT). 12:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Andy Graham. Free kick crossed by Jonathan Hayes, clearance made by Andy Graham. 12:22 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 12:18 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 11:02 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny. 10:09 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT). 9:20 The offside flag is raised against Flavio Paixao. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick. 8:37 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton). 7:46 Foul by Douglas Imrie (Hamilton) on Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT) from own half, resulting in open play. 7:20 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). 6:47 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Inverness CT). 4:29 Marco Paixao takes the inswinging corner, Grant Munro makes a clearance. 3:46 Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Duncan. Jonathan Hayes restarts play with the free kick. 3:16 Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink (Hamilton) on Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT) from own half, resulting in open play. 2:11 Foul by Douglas Imrie (Hamilton) on Russell Duncan (Inverness CT). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Grant Munro (Inverness CT) from own half, resulting in open play. 2:05 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton). 0:42 GOAL - Douglas Imrie:Inverness CT 0 - 1 Hamilton Goal by Douglas Imrie (Hamilton) right-footed (top-right of goal) from left channel (35 yards).Inverness CT 0-1 Hamilton. 0:22 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT). 0:00 The match gets underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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