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  • Date:29 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:2,968
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Scott Vernon scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hamilton 0-1 Aberdeen.Ryan Jack provided the assist for the goal.

91mins

A cross is delivered by Flavio Paixao, save by Jamie Langfield.

90mins

Andrew Considine delivers the ball.

88mins

Booking for Jonathon Routledge for dissent.

87mins

Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

83mins

Scott Vernon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

81mins

Centre by Yoann Folly, save by Tomas Cerny.

81mins

Flavio Paixao concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.

80mins

The ball is sent over by Marco Paixao, Jamie Langfield makes a save.

78mins

Scott Vernon concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Mensing. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Sone Aluko coming on for Josh Magennis.

78mins

A cross is delivered by Andrew Considine.

75mins

The ball is crossed by Rory McArdle.

74mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley from the left by-line, save by Tomas Cerny.

71mins

Douglas Imrie is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

70mins

The referee blows for offside against Douglas Imrie. Free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

69mins

Martin Canning goes into the book. Martin Canning concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.

67mins

Grant Gillespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Jack. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Douglas Imrie is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

65mins

The ball is swung over by Douglas Imrie.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Folly on David Buchanan. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

64mins

Derek Lyle leaves the field to be replaced by Marco Paixao.

64mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Chris Maguire. Simon Mensing takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Skelton on Paul Hartley. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.

60mins

Chris Maguire crosses the ball.

58mins

Ryan Jack joins the action as a substitute, replacing Derek Young.

57mins

Jonathon Routledge has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

57mins

Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line played to the near post.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle by Douglas Imrie. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.

53mins

The ball is sent over by Jim Goodwin.

53mins

Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerel Ifil. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

52mins

The ball is delivered by Flavio Paixao, clearance by Jerel Ifil.

51mins

Paul Hartley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Flavio Paixao is brought on as a substitute for Damian Casalinuovo. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Paul Hartley. Douglas Imrie takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Chris Maguire gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Derek Lyle takes the free kick.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Yoann Folly, clearance by Simon Mensing.

45mins

Derek Lyle fouled by Yoann Folly, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Mensing restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Damian Casalinuovo produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

43mins

The offside flag is raised against Scott Vernon. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mensing.

41mins

Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.

41mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line to the near post.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerel Ifil on Damian Casalinuovo. Derek Lyle has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Jamie Langfield.

39mins

Derek Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Gillespie. David Buchanan takes the free kick.

38mins

Derek Young produces a cross.

37mins

Corner taken right-footed by Derek Lyle from the left by-line, save by Jamie Langfield.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Routledge by Chris Maguire. Martin Canning takes the direct free kick.

36mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Simon Mensing.

34mins

Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Paul Hartley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

30mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Jerel Ifil coming on for Nikola Vujadinovic.

29mins

The offside flag is raised against Chris Maguire. Indirect free kick taken by David Buchanan.

27mins

The ball is crossed by Damian Casalinuovo, Derek Young manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Folly on Jonathon Routledge. David Buchanan crosses the ball, Close range header by Martin Canning goes over the bar.

23mins

Chris Maguire sends in a cross, save made by Tomas Cerny.

22mins

Chris Maguire produces a cross, clearance made by Martin Canning.

22mins

A cross is delivered by Derek Lyle, clearance by Andrew Considine.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Maguire on Jim Goodwin. Free kick taken by Derek Lyle.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken by Derek Lyle from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Scott Vernon.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Douglas Imrie, comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.

13mins

Josh Magennis has a drilled shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.

10mins

Outswinging corner taken by Paul Hartley from the right by-line, Nikola Vujadinovic takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.

7mins

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

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Lyle on Yoann Folly. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Derek Lyle takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie Langfield makes a comfortable save.

4mins

Nikola Vujadinovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Skelton. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.

3mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Jonathon Routledge goes wide of the left-hand upright.

The referee gets the game underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Hamilton set for inspection Hamilton will hold a pitch inspection early on Wednesday morning ahead of the scheduled Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen. Accies are yet to play in December after Arctic conditions swept Scotland, with two matches at New Douglas Park already falling victim to the weather. And the match with the Dons, set to kick off at 3pm, is subject to a pitch inspection at 8.15am. A statement on the club's official website, www.acciesfc.co.uk, read: "The undersoil heating is on and the pitch is thawing and improving every hour, but the consequence of that is surface water. "That is draining and we will have an inspection by match referee Craig Thomson to check on matters in the morning." Hamilton manager Billy Reid has lost two players from his most recent squad. David Elebert and Nigel Hasselbaink have both been ruled out of the clash at New Douglas Park. Longer-term casualties James Gibson (knee) and Alex Neil (hip) remain on the sidelines as Accies bid to play their first game since November. David McNamee could make his Aberdeen debut. The defender signed for the Dons on Christmas Eve after being released by Plymouth in the summer and was on the bench for the win over Hibernian at the weekend. Defender Zander Diamond has recovered from the head injury which saw him taken off against Hibs. Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has dismissed any suggestions of pressure. The former Scotland boss began his reign as Dons boss with an encouraging 2-1 win over Hibernian at Easter Road at the weekend to climb off the foot of the table. However, defeat in Lanarkshire could see the Pittodrie club return to the basement again but 70-year-old Brown tried to put the fixture in to perspective. "I'm not being disrespectful to the SPL but I've been in one or two pressure situations and really revelled in the challenge," he told RedTV. "Scotland played Brazil in the opening game of the 1998 World Cup with people threatening a humiliation. "They were the World Champions and there were 115 countries getting it live on television, now that's a wee bit of pressure. "When you lose 2-0 at home to England and and have to play the second leg (of a play-off) at Wembley, that's a bit of pressure. "And when in your first international, you have to play Italy in Rome, there are 80,000 there and they have to win the game to get to the World Cup in America. "We played Germany and France away from home and managed to get good results so I hope we can repeat that at Hamilton. "We haven't been talking about league positions, just trying to get a team to win games and then look at the table in May. "We were happy to get three points, we want to continue and see where we end up."

Formation:433Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 4411Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Tomas Cerny
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Simon Mensing
  • Martin Canning
  • David Buchanan
  • Grant Gillespie
  • Jonathon Routledge
  • Gavin Skelton
  • Derek Lyle
  • Damian Casalinuovo
  • Douglas Imrie
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • Gary McDonald
  • James McAlister
  • Flavio Paixao
  • Marco Paixao
  • Michael Devlin

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Match Report

Vernon continues Brown revival Scott Vernon's injury-time winner continued the Craig Brown revival at Aberdeen as the Dons moved six points above Hamilton at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 1-0 win. Accies winger Dougie Imrie forced the only serious save of the 90 minutes with a brilliant 30-yard free-kick and the game looked destined to finish goalless. But Vernon slotted home a dramatic late winner which could have a major say in the relegation battle and the nature of Aberdeen's season. Aberdeen claimed their first win in eight games when Brown took charge for the first time at Hibernian on Boxing Day and this victory secured consecutive SPL successes for the club for the first time since August. A crowd of 2,968 turned out for the afternoon kick-off as Accies played their first game of December and they looked short of sharpness, with the absence of injured pair Alex Neil and Nigel Hasselbaink proving a continued hindrance. A tight contest was on the cards as soon as the team sheets came out with both Paixao twins dropped to the bench for Hamilton and Sone Aluko among the Aberdeen substitutes. The pitch looked in good condition after passing an early-morning inspection after melting ice put the game under threat. Hamilton had returned to the bottom of the SPL after Aberdeen's Easter Road triumph and they began brightly. Jon Routledge sliced well wide after the Dons defence failed to clear Gavin Skelton's cross, and Derek Lyle saw his near-post effort saved by Jamie Langfield after Rory McArdle had misjudged a free-kick. Aberdeen soon settled and Tomas Cerny made comfortable saves from Nikola Vujadinovic's header and a Josh Magennis strike, after centre-back Simon Mensing had missed a long ball. The early half-chances quickly disappeared and neither side could gain the upper hand, although Hamilton were almost caught out by McArdle's long ball only for Chris Maguire to mis-control. Vujadinovic limped off in the 30th minute with Jerel Ifil coming on in his place in central defence. Paul Hartley came close with a curling 30-yard free-kick before Imrie's effort from similar range surpassed the Aberdeen midfielder's strike. However, Langfield flew across to his left to touch the ball behind for a corner. Damian Casalinuovo soon turned well after an Imrie cross but he could not keep his strike down. Flavio Paixao replaced Casalinuovo in the 52nd minute and soon sent in a testing low cross following a sharp one-two with Grant Gillespie, but the Aberdeen defence eventually scrambled clear. Aberdeen soon threatened when Maguire did well to get a cross in from the right but Vernon could not turn the ball on target. Marco Paixao replaced Lyle in the 64th minute as Hamilton looked to inject some much-needed creativity into the game. But the Dons looked the more likely team in the closing quarter and they shouted hopefully for a penalty as Mensing challenged Vernon from behind as the Dons briefly put their hosts under some aerial pressure. Aluko replaced Magennis in the 78th minute and, despite some smart early touches from the winger, the match looked destined to head for a stalemate until he helped set up the winner 60 seconds into injury-time. Vernon held the ball up and linked well with substitute Ryan Jack before slotting home from 12 yards to spark wild celebrations.

Form Guide

    WLLLLD
  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • LLLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 4 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 14/08/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 3
  • Hamilton
  • 01/05/2010
  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 06/03/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 2
  • Hamilton
  • 12/12/2009
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 22/08/2009
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 14/03/2009

Top Scorers

Hamilton

  • D Imrie 2
  • N Hasselbaink 2
  • M McLaughlin 1
  • J Routledge 1
  • M Paixao 1
  • F Paixao 1

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 5
  • C Maguire 2
  • D Mackie 1
  • A Velicka 1
  • Z Diamond 1
  • Y Folly 1
  • R McArdle 1

Goals

Hamilton

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 11
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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