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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:1,843
Goal!

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93:37 +3.37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by Farid El Alagui. David Hutton takes the indirect free kick.

91:45 +1.45

Kieran Duffie decides to take a short corner.

90:29 +0.29

Farid El Alagui goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Booking for Alex Neil.

89:37

Centre by Daniel Redmond, clearance made by Darren Dods.

88:35

Unfair challenge on Daniel Redmond by Stewart Murdoch results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Daniel Redmond, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie. Alex Neil takes a shot. Blocked by Stewart Murdoch. Corner from right by-line taken by Daniel Redmond.

85:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Routledge by Jay Fulton. David Hutton takes the free kick.

84:27

Centre by Greig Spence, James McAlister takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

82:25

Grant Anderson goes into the referee's book.

79:08

Steven Hendrie crosses the ball, clearance made by Stewart Murdoch.

76:21

Steven Hendrie takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Redmond from the right by-line, clearance by Jay Fulton.

75:25

Grant Anderson takes a shot.

74:19

Craig Sibbald takes a shot. Save by David Hutton. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Kingsley, Farid El Alagui has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

73:02

Grant Anderson replaces Jon McShane.

69:11

Greig Spence is brought on as a substitute for Mark Stewart.

65:18

Farid El Alagui challenges Jon Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.

63:07

Handball decision goes against Kieran Duffie. Daniel Redmond restarts play with the free kick. Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Hendrie, (Falkirk) makes a substitution, with Jordan White coming on for William Gibson. Foul by Simon Mensing on Darren Dods, free kick awarded. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

60:09

Mark Stewart takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

58:54

Stephen Kingsley on for Blair Alston. Jay Fulton on for Mark Millar.

57:35

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Redmond, Thomas Scobbie makes a clearance.

54:08

Corner from the left by-line taken by Daniel Redmond, Simon Mensing takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Scobbie.

49:33

Kieran Duffie sends in a cross.

47:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Murray Wallace. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

47:02

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Redmond to the near post, clearance made by Stewart Murdoch.

43:51

Corner taken by Mark Millar from the left by-line played to the near post, Darren Dods grabs a headed goal from close in. Hamilton 0-1 Falkirk.Assist by Mark Millar.

42:37

Mark Stewart takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

41:59

Farid El Alagui concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Mensing. David Hutton takes the free kick.

38:17

Unfair challenge on Jon Routledge by William Gibson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.

35:05

Alex Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Gibson. Mark Millar takes the direct free kick.

34:04

Unfair challenge on Steven Hendrie by Blair Alston results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mensing.

33:22

Daniel Redmond produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 25 yards. Save made by Michael McGovern.

30:59

Daniel Redmond takes the inswinging corner, Farid El Alagui manages to make a clearance.

30:24

Farid El Alagui is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Hutton.

29:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Millar by Andy Ryan. Free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

26:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Routledge on Craig Sibbald. Thomas Scobbie takes the free kick. Andy Ryan fouled by Craig Sibbald, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.

25:51

James McAlister fouled by Stewart Murdoch, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Redmond.

24:52

Alex Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Stewart Murdoch. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

22:17

Andy Ryan takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

20:49

Foul by Martin Canning on Craig Sibbald, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

19:17

Foul by Stewart Murdoch on James McAlister, free kick awarded. Daniel Redmond takes the direct free kick.

18:04

Andy Ryan has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

17:41

Daniel Redmond decides to take a short corner.

16:47

A cross is delivered by Steven Hendrie, Shot from deep inside the area by Andy Ryan goes over the bar.

16:35

Steven Hendrie delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Millar.

15:46

Andy Ryan concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Wallace. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Dods.

14:39

The ball is sent over by William Gibson.

14:07

Andy Ryan challenges Stewart Murdoch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael McGovern takes the free kick.

10:52

Foul by Alex Neil on William Gibson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

7:17

Unfair challenge on Andy Ryan by Thomas Scobbie results in a free kick. Martin Canning takes the indirect free kick.

5:26

Unfair challenge on Blair Alston by Steven Hendrie results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Millar. The referee blows for offside against Farid El Alagui. David Hutton takes the indirect free kick.

4:17

Craig Sibbald takes a shot. Clearance made by Mark Stewart.

Match Preview

Hamilton's Hutton handed keeper's jersey Hamilton look set to have David Hutton between the sticks against Falkirk after fellow keepers Tomas Cerny and Scott Christie left the club. Cerny parted from his contract with the Accies early while Christie opted against extending his trial period at New Douglas Park. Mark McLaughlin and Ali Crawford have also been ruled out as manager Billy Reid looks for a positive response following the side's 2-1 home defeat against Morton in midweek. He said: "I am looking for a huge improvement in our game from Morton as that was hugely disappointing. "We played well against Falkirk here earlier in the season and they nicked a win." Reid also singled out Moroccan striker Farid El Alagui as Falkirk's main weapon, saying: "We need to keep [him] quiet as he is a huge threat." Falkirk expect to have a full squad available for the short trip south. The Bairns are looking to get their title charge going again following the disappointment of going out of the Scottish Cup against Ayr on Wednesday. Technical director Alex Smith said: "We have one or two guys who are complaining of little niggles after the cup game but I expect them to be available. "We played really well in the first half at Somerset Park so it was a sore one to take when we lost but we are looking forward to going to Hamilton. "It is important for us to get a good result in this game and keep the pressure on Ross County at the top of the table."

Formation:433Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • David Hutton
  • James McAlister
  • Martin Canning
  • Simon Mensing
  • Steven Hendrie
  • Daniel Redmond
  • Alex Neil
  • Jon Routledge
  • Mark Stewart
  • Jon McShane
  • Andy Ryan
  • SUBS
  • Blair Currie
  • Lee Kilday
  • Grant Gillespie
  • Greig Spence
  • Grant Anderson

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Match Report

Dods wins it for Bairns Darren Dods' header on the stroke of half-time handed promotion hopefuls Falkirk a battling 1-0 win at Hamilton. The defender powered the ball from close-range into the bottom-left corner following Mark Millar's inswinging corner. The Bairns looked to be cruising to all three points but had to dig in as Hamilton rallied during the final 15 minutes. Sub Grant Anderson came agonisingly close to an equaliser in the 76th minute but his volley from 12 yards out hit the bar. Defender Steven Hendrie went even closer a minute later but his powerful effort was tipped over the bar by Michael McGovern. And James McAlister squandered another chance with five minutes remaining when he headed Greig Spence's cross straight at McGovern.

Form Guide

    LWWDDL
  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Falkirk
  • WDWDDD

Last Meetings

  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 10/12/2011
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 01/10/2011
  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 0
  • Falkirk
  • 30/04/2005
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 12/02/2005
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 16/10/2004
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 14/08/2004

Top Scorers

Hamilton

  • M McLaughlin 5
  • G Spence 4
  • G Anderson 3
  • A Crawford 2
  • A Ryan 2
  • J McShane 1
  • D Redmond 1
  • P Currie 1

Falkirk

  • F El Alagui 12
  • D Dods 3
  • D Weatherston 3
  • B Alston 2
  • M Wallace 2
  • C Sibbald 2
  • K Duffie 1
  • J Fulton 1

Goals

Hamilton

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

Falkirk

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 34
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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