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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Hartley - pen (18) Hartley - pen (39)
    Diamond (50) Hartley - pen (64)
Goal!

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91mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao by Yoann Folly. Marco Paixao restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Joel Thomas produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

90mins

Flavio Paixao crosses the ball, Mark Howard makes a save.

89mins

Handball by Jonathon Routledge. Derek Young takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao, Shot from just outside the area by Douglas Imrie goes over the bar.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Ross by Fraser Fyvie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

84mins

Foul by Derek Young on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Douglas Imrie takes the free kick.

83mins

Andrew Considine sends in a cross.

83mins

Douglas Imrie has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

82mins

Fraser Fyvie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Marco Paixao.

81mins

Douglas Imrie produces a cross, clearance made by Fraser Fyvie.

81mins

Douglas Imrie decides to take the corner short.

80mins

Foul by Josh Magennis on Simon Mensing, free kick awarded. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Centre by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

78mins

Joel Thomas is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

77mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Yoann Folly. Joel Thomas has an effort direct from the free kick.

77mins

The ball is delivered by Jack Ross, Derek Young manages to make a clearance.

75mins

Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Andrew Considine results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Martin Canning from right channel.

74mins

Derek Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Douglas Imrie from right wing, Mark Howard makes a save.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Jonathon Routledge, save by Mark Howard.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Derek Young. Martin Canning takes the free kick.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Andrew Considine, Josh Magennis takes a shot.

71mins

The ball is sent over by Gavin Skelton, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Jonathon Routledge goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71mins

Darren Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathon Routledge. Douglas Imrie takes the free kick.

68mins

Volleyed left-footed shot by Flavio Paixao. Save by Mark Howard.

67mins

Darren Mackie is brought on as a substitute for Sone Aluko.

67mins

Gary McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathon Routledge.

67mins

Derek Young is brought on as a substitute for Paul Hartley.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Martin Canning results in a Penalty. Power penalty scored by Paul Hartley. Aberdeen 4-0 Hamilton.

61mins

Corner taken by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line to the near post, save by Mark Howard.

60mins

The ball is delivered by Flavio Paixao.

60mins

Sone Aluko fouled by Jack Ross, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.

57mins

The referee blows for offside against Fraser Fyvie. Indirect free kick taken by Martin Canning.

57mins

Josh Magennis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.

55mins

Jordan Kirkpatrick is brought on as a substitute for David Buchanan.

54mins

Fraser Fyvie on for Peter Pawlett.

53mins

Zander Diamond challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Douglas Imrie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

51mins

Goal scored by Zander Diamond from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton.

50mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Hartley, Tomas Cerny manages to make a clearance.

47mins

Joel Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yoann Folly. Direct free kick taken by Mark Howard.

47mins

Paul Hartley takes a outswinging corner.

45mins

Gary McDonald crosses the ball.

45mins

The ball is delivered by Gavin Skelton, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Josh Magennis crosses the ball, clearance by Simon Mensing.

44mins

Foul by Douglas Imrie on Yoann Folly, free kick awarded. Jerel Ifil takes the free kick.

43mins

Shot by Josh Magennis from just outside the area goes over the net.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zander Diamond on Gary McDonald. Gary McDonald takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Douglas Imrie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Maguire.

41mins

Joel Thomas replaces Kyle Wilkie.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, Sone Aluko fouled by Jack Ross, the ref awards a Penalty. Paul Hartley scores a power penalty. Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Kyle Wilkie, save by Mark Howard.

37mins

Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Josh Magennis. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hartley.

34mins

Foul by Sone Aluko on Jack Ross, free kick awarded. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.

34mins

Sone Aluko fouled by Martin Canning, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.

33mins

Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao. Kyle Wilkie takes the free kick.

32mins

Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerel Ifil. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.

31mins

Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.

31mins

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Folly on Douglas Imrie. Douglas Imrie takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Rory McArdle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao. Rory McArdle is cautioned. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

29mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Jerel Ifil results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marco Paixao from left channel, Zander Diamond makes a clearance.

26mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Josh Magennis. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

26mins

Josh Magennis crosses the ball, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Paul Hartley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

25mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Hartley.

22mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Douglas Imrie. Mark Howard takes the indirect free kick.

20mins

Gary McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko. Paul Hartley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

18mins

Sone Aluko fouled by Simon Mensing, the ref awards a Penalty. Power penalty scored by Paul Hartley. Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Flavio Paixao results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Hartley.

14mins

Gavin Skelton produces a cross, clearance by Jerel Ifil.

13mins

Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jerel Ifil.

13mins

Paul Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Wilkie. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

David Buchanan has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

11mins

Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, clearance made by Jerel Ifil.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hartley on Marco Paixao. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.

8mins

Corner taken by Sone Aluko played to the near post, clearance made by Gary McDonald.

7mins

Yoann Folly fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Sone Aluko fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,

6mins

The official flags Marco Paixao offside. Mark Howard restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Skelton by Josh Magennis. Simon Mensing takes the free kick.

4mins

Rory McArdle challenges Marco Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary McDonald takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Effort on goal by Kyle Wilkie from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Douglas Imrie, Zander Diamond makes a clearance.

The game kicks-off.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee gets the second half started.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Foster banned for Accies clash Aberdeen full-back Richard Foster is suspended for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Hamilton. However, Mark McGhee has an otherwise full squad after Sone Aluko, Andrew Considine and Peter Pawlett all recovered from the injuries that hampered them towards the end of last season. Former Hearts midfielder Paul Hartley is among the players hoping to make their debuts. McGhee is satisfied he has done everything possible to improve the side over the summer - but he has little idea whether it will be enough to meet the demands of the Pittodrie fans. McGhee endured a difficult debut season in the Aberdeen hot-seat, bowing out of the cup competitions to Dundee and Raith rovers before finishing ninth in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. He has since embarked on a major rebuilding job with Northern Ireland pair Rory McArdle and Josh Magennis, English forward Scott Vernon, Scotland midfielder Hartley, former Plymouth midfielder Yoann Folly and back-up goalkeeper Mark Howard all coming in. Hartley has claimed he came to Aberdeen to win trophies but McGhee is unable to share quite the level of confidence as his new captain. "I don't know this year because I don't know how good they are going to be," McGhee said. "We have done as much as we could this summer with regards to recruitment and we'll continue to do that. "There will be players who are going out of contract and coming in demand at the turn of the year and there will be more change. "And I would hope that the change will keep improving us to the point where we would have enough to start winning trophies again. Whether that's now remains to be seen." Hamilton will be without Alex Neil and Mark McLaughlin. Skipper Neil continues his recovery from a hip operation and could be out for another six weeks while McLaughlin has an ankle knock. Long-term injured James Gibson is still out as he recovers from a cruciate ligament operation.

Formation:442Manager: Mark McGhee

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

  • Mark Howard
  • Rory McArdle
  • Zander Diamond
  • Jerel Ifil
  • Andrew Considine
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Yoann Folly
  • Sone Aluko
  • Paul Hartley
  • Chris Maguire
  • Josh Magennis
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Langfield
  • Darren Mackie
  • Derek Young
  • Fraser Fyvie
  • Ryan Jack
  • Mitchel Megginson
  • Joe Shaughnessy

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Match Report

Hartley spot on as Dons down Accies Paul Hartley scored three penalties in a dream debut to give Aberdeen their first opening-day home win in 16 years with a 4-0 defeat of a poor Hamilton Accies at Pittodrie. The former Bristol City and Celtic midfielder netted twice from the spot in the first half after winger Sone Aluko had been fouled in the penalty area by first Simon Mensing and then Jack Ross. Defender Zander Diamond added a third six minutes after the break with a clinical finish to put the result beyond doubt before Hartley sealed his hat-trick from the spot after 65 minutes following a foul by Ross on Chris Maguire. Dons boss Mark McGhee handed competitive debuts to new skipper Hartley, defender Rory McArdle, Togolese midfielder Yoann Folly and former Cardiff City striker Josh Magennis. Former St Mirren goalkeeper Mark Howard also started with Jamie Langfield, who had missed most of the Dons' pre-season after scalding his foot, named on the bench. Hamilton, who won on both of their visits to the Granite City last season, also featured a few fresh faces with summer signings Jack Ross, Gavin Skelton and David Buchanan all starting. Midfielder Gary McDonald also made his debut against his former club following his summer switch to the Accies. Aberdeen, eager to start the season on a positive note after finishing a disappointing ninth in the SPL last term, almost broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion after seven minutes. Aluko's curling free-kick from 30 yards was only kept out by a combination of the crossbar and Tomas Cerny, with the Czech keeper also managing to prevent Magennis turning home the rebound. But the Dons did open the scoring after 18 minutes when Hartley coolly converted from the spot after Aluko had been bundled over in the box by Mensing. McArdle received the first booking of the match from referee Dougie McDonald for a late challenge on Marco Paixao after 29 minutes before Aluko's low drive from distance was well gathered by Cerny. The Dons were awarded a second penalty five minutes before the break when Aluko was again felled in the box, this time by a tug from debutant Ross. Hartley again stepped up and sent Cerny the wrong way to double the home side's lead to the delight of the vocal home support. Hamilton withdrew Kyle Wilkie for French striker Joel Thomas before the break as a frustrated Billy Reid searched for a way back into the game. Things got even better for McGhee's men six minutes into the second half when Diamond managed to volley the ball past Cerny following a goalmouth scramble sparked by a Hartley corner, with Folly and Magennis both having shots blocked in the build-up to the goal. Buchanan, who had endured a torrid first start for the Accies, was replaced by Jordan Kirkpatrick after 55 minutes with Aberdeen's Peter Pawlett making way for Fraser Fyvie. Hartley was given the rare opportunity to score a hat-trick of penalties after 65 minutes when Maguire was brought down in the box by Ross and the Scotland international made no mistake once again to put the Dons further ahead. The midfielder was given a standing ovation when he was replaced by Derek Young a minute later. Aberdeen were inches away from goal number five when Andrew Considine crossed for Magennis, whose header struck the crossbar. Hamilton never looked like threatening in the closing stages as the Dons held out for an emphatic opening-day victory.

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