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  • Date:02 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:730
  • Imrie (2) Longridge (68)
  • Buchan (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

92:35 +2.35

Free kick crossed by Daniel Redmond.

92:14 +2.14

Ziggy Gordon fouled by Adam Hunter, the ref awards a free kick.

89:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Longridge on Keiran Stewart.

88:42

Ziggy Gordon restarts play with the free kick.

88:34

Adam Hunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Longridge.

87:59

Free kick crossed by Daniel Redmond.

87:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eamonn Brophy by Kevin Nicoll.

82:59

Mark Whatley makes a clearance.

82:49

Corner taken by Daniel Redmond from the right by-line.

81:31

Mark Whatley restarts play with the free kick.

81:22

Scott McBride fouled by Darren Lyon, the ref awards a free kick.

80:48

Grant Gillespie takes the free kick.

80:39

The referee gives a free kick against Kevin Nicoll for handball.

78:36

Darren Lyon fouled by Mark Whatley, the ref awards a free kick.

78:00

Eamonn Brophy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Scotland.

77:32

Darren Lyon on for Dougie Imrie.

75:49

Kevin Buchan is brought on as a substitute for Paul McManus.

73:59

Centre by Paul McManus.

72:13

David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

72:03

Jason Scotland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricky Whittle.

71:42

Centre by Louis Longridge.

69:38

Simon Murray is brought on as a substitute for Robert Linn.

69:26

Alister Crawford leaves the field to be replaced by Mickael Antoine-Curier.

68:24

Louis Longridge scores a left footed goal. Hamilton 2-0 Arbroath.Assist on the goal came from Ziggy Gordon.

66:18

The ball is sent over by Alister Crawford.

63:53

Paul McManus crosses the ball.

61:26

Daniel Redmond produces a cross.

59:27

David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

59:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nicoll by Dougie Imrie.

57:51

Corner taken by Daniel Redmond from the right by-line.

56:49

Header by Keiran Stewart goes over the bar.

56:32

Corner taken by Adam Hunter from the left by-line.

53:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul McManus.

52:30

Shot by Daniel Redmond went wide right of the post.

51:08

Jason Scotland takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

49:55

Daniel Redmond fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. David Crawford catches the ball.

49:08

Foul by Ross Fisher on Dougie Imrie, free kick awarded.

47:01

Shot by Grant Gillespie cleared the crossbar.

46:03

Daniel Redmond crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:52

Scott McBride gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie.

The second half kicks off.

The match has reached half-time.

45:37 +0.37

Free kick taken by Michael Devlin.

45:27 +0.27

Darian Mackinnon fouled by Kevin Nicoll, the ref awards a free kick.

44:04

Corner taken by Alister Crawford from the right by-line.

42:30

A cross is delivered by Dougie Imrie.

41:15

Ziggy Gordon crosses the ball.

35:11

Adam Hunter makes a clearance.

34:54

Free kick taken by Martin Canning.

34:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nicoll on Darian Mackinnon.

33:39

Paul McManus sends in a cross.

31:12

Header by Martin Canning misses left.

30:48

Clearance made by Ricky Whittle.

30:20

Ziggy Gordon crosses the ball.

29:28

Shot by Dougie Imrie. A parry by David Crawford prevents the goal.

28:42

Corner taken by Daniel Redmond.

27:44

Louis Longridge has an effort at goal. David Crawford parries the effort to safety.

26:30

Corner taken by Daniel Redmond.

26:12

Dougie Imrie crosses the ball.

25:16

Corner taken by Adam Hunter from the left by-line.

24:46

Keiran Stewart comes on in place of Jonathon Lindsay.

21:36

The ball is swung over by Michael Devlin.

20:39

Adam Hunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darian Mackinnon.

19:08

The ball is delivered by Louis Longridge.

18:29

The ball is delivered by Dougie Imrie.

18:09

Jason Scotland takes a shot.

14:38

Corner taken by Alister Crawford from the left by-line.

14:10

Louis Longridge sends in a cross.

13:06

Free kick taken by Adam Hunter.

13:01

Darian Mackinnon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hunter.

9:56

The offside flag is raised against Dougie Imrie.

9:07

Michael McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

8:39

Clearance by Kevin Nicoll.

8:28

The ball is crossed by Daniel Redmond.

7:41

Corner taken by Alister Crawford.

7:27

Ricky Whittle manages to make a clearance.

7:21

Ziggy Gordon delivers the ball.

2:30

Dougie Imrie scores with a left foot finish. Hamilton 1-0 Arbroath.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Redmond.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

McGovern relishing challenge Hamilton summer signing Michael McGovern will not entertain the notion that the Scottish Premiership will be devalued next season due to the absence of Hearts, Hibernian and Rangers. The goalkeeper has just turned 30 but has yet to feature in a top-flight league game, that ambition is set to be realised this season following his move to New Douglas Park after three seasons at Championship side Falkirk. The top division will have an odd look about it, however, after the two big Edinburgh clubs were relegated last season - Accies beating Hibs in the play-off to gain promotion - while Rangers moved up to the second tier as they climb their way back up the leagues following administration and liquidation. However, Northern Ireland international McGovern, looking forward to the League Cup first-round clash with Arbroath at New Douglas Park on Saturday, believes the top league is always the best place to perform. He told Press Association Sport: "You would obviously have liked to have played against them but it is more about playing in the top league, it is what everyone wants to do. "You see from the Championship, the aim is to get up to the Premiership and I am sure those teams will not be there (in Championship) for very long. "The Championship will be an exciting league this year, no doubt about that but you want to play at the highest level. "It is the most prestigious league in the country, it is the top league and it is where the top players play." McGovern started his career at Celtic in 2001 but never made the first team at Parkhead, latterly loaned out to Stranraer and St Johnstone. He signed for Premiership club Dundee United in 2008 but never played before establishing himself at Ross County, subsequently becoming a Bairn in 2011. Now, the Northern Irishman is looking forward to the challenge of his new club. "I was at Falkirk for three years and I had a great time," he said. "This is new, it is a fresh challenge, a different league and I am looking forward to it. "I was impressed with Hamilton when playing against them last season and after getting to know the manager and working with the players day to day, I am confident that we will do well this season. "I am glad to get pre-season out of the way. It has been good but everyone wants to get going in the competitive stuff and I can't wait to get going against Arbroath." Hamilton go into the game missing injured midfielders Jon Routledge and Tony Andreu, but manager Alex Neil has no other concerns. Arbroath have completed the signings of former Queen's Park defender Ross Fisher and ex-St Johnstone midfielder Kieran Stewart and they will both be involved on Saturday. However, another summer recruit, Craig Johnstone, will miss out due to suspension. Aassistant manager Todd Lumsden has told his team that they have to stay in the game for as long as possible. "We are a decent side going forward but we need to improve defensively," said Lumsden. "That is not just an issue for our defence but for everybody in the team. "We have to keep the scoreline blank for as long as possible to give ourselves a chance."

Formation:4411Manager: Alex Neil

Hamilton

Formation: 442Manager: Allan Moore

Arbroath

  • Michael McGovern
  • Ziggy Gordon
  • Michael Devlin
  • Martin Canning
  • Grant Gillespie
  • Dougie Imrie
  • Darian Mackinnon
  • Alister Crawford
  • Louis Longridge
  • Daniel Redmond
  • Jason Scotland
  • SUBS
  • Stephen Hendrie
  • Darren Lyon
  • Blair Currie
  • Eamonn Brophy
  • Greg Docherty
  • Jesus Garcia Tena
  • Mickael Antoine-Curier

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