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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Elliot (6) Templeton (23)
    Kyle - pen (75) Elliot (80)
Goal!

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90:34 +0.34

Marco Paixao takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a save.

89:35

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson.

89:24

Calum Elliot takes a shot. Tomas Cerny makes a save.

88:19

Foul by Gavin Skelton on Kevin Kyle, free kick awarded. Ismael Bouzid takes the free kick.

85:47

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Thomson from the right by-line, Tomas Cerny makes a save.

84:35

Kevin Kyle has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

83:03

Joel Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Thomson. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.

80:54

Calum Elliot gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hamilton 0-4 Hearts.

79:33

The referee blows for offside against James McAlister. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.

77:26

Ian Black leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan McGowan.

76:20

Lee Wallace challenges Kyle Wilkie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Skelton takes the free kick.

74:29

Martin Canning challenges Calum Elliot unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Martin Canning shown a red card. Power penalty scored by Kevin Kyle. Hamilton 0-3 Hearts.Assist by Calum Elliot.

72:59

Short corner worked by Marco Paixao.

72:20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marco Paixao, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.

70:09

Kevin Kyle fouled by Martin Canning, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Craig Thomson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kevin Kyle misses to the left of the goal.

67:31

Flavio Paixao challenges Suso Santana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Kyle replaces Suso Santana. Free kick crossed by Craig Thomson.

65:56

Gary McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Marius Zaliukas. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.

64:29

Brian McQueen leaves the field to be replaced by Gary McDonald.

63:28

Adrian Mrowiec joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Templeton.

62:00

Flavio Paixao fouled by Ruben Palazuelos, the ref awards a free kick. Ruben Palazuelos is shown a red card. Martin Canning takes the free kick.

61:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Wallace by Flavio Paixao. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.

56:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ismael Bouzid on Joel Thomas. Douglas Imrie takes the free kick.

53:42

Craig Thomson takes the inswinging corner, Suso Santana produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

49:36

The official flags Suso Santana offside. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.

48:32

Flavio Paixao takes a shot.

47:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Suso Santana. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.

46:18

Short corner worked by Marco Paixao.

45:01

(Hamilton) makes a substitution, with James McAlister coming on for Jack Ross.

43:36

Brian McQueen challenges Calum Elliot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.

42:03

Corner taken by Craig Thomson, save by Tomas Cerny.

36:56

Lee Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao. Martin Canning takes the direct free kick.

34:10

Corner taken right-footed by Marco Paixao, save made by Marian Kello.

32:58

Calum Elliot challenges Douglas Imrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Simon Mensing.

32:28

Joel Thomas fouled by Ruben Palazuelos, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Skelton takes the direct free kick.

31:48

Ian Black fouled by Marco Paixao, the ref awards a free kick. Marian Kello takes the free kick.

30:10

Craig Thomson takes a short corner.

29:21

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson, clearance made by Jack Ross.

28:08

Douglas Imrie fouled by Craig Thomson, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Craig Thomson for unsporting behaviour. Simon Mensing takes the free kick.

23:03

David Templeton fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Hamilton 0-2 Hearts.

21:32

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin Skelton.

18:16

Marco Paixao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

16:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Flavio Paixao on Lee Wallace. Craig Thomson produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Ismael Bouzid goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

13:42

Inswinging corner taken by Marco Paixao from the left by-line.

12:57

Unfair challenge on Gavin Skelton by David Templeton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.

9:55

Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Craig Thomson results in a free kick. Gavin Skelton takes the free kick.

7:54

Darren Barr challenges Marco Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ruben Palazuelos receives a yellow card. Simon Mensing restarts play with the free kick.

6:00

Calum Elliot grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Hamilton 0-1 Hearts.Suso Santana provided the assist for the goal.

5:22

The referee blows for offside. Marius Zaliukas takes the indirect free kick.

3:37

Foul by Joel Thomas on Ismael Bouzid, free kick awarded. The referee shows Joel Thomas a yellow card. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

3:20

Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Lee Wallace results in a free kick. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.

2:37

Gavin Skelton challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Thomson from right wing.

0:39

Inswinging corner taken by Marco Paixao from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marian Kello by Brian McQueen. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The referee ends the match.

The match restarts for the second half.

The first half comes to an end.

Match Preview

No changes for Reid Hamilton boss Billy Reid has an unchanged squad for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Hearts at New Douglas Park. Skipper Alex Neil continues his recovery from a hip operation while stopper Mark McLaughlin (ankle) and David Elebert (hamstring) miss out again. James Gibson is still out as he recovers from a cruciate ligament operation. Reid is confident Hamilton will recover from last week's "blip" at Aberdeen. Accies got their Clydesdale Bank Premier League season off to a dreadful start as they conceded three penalties in a 4-0 defeat at Pittodrie. But Hamilton boss Reid put the defeat in context as he looked for his players to get back on track against the Jambos. "We are not down, we are disappointed but who wouldn't be after all the work we did in pre-season?," he said to Press Association Sport. "I read in some papers that Aberdeen dominated from start to finish but I don't agree with that. "We played well until we were caught with a sucker punch with the first penalty. "It's not often that a team concedes three penalties in a game and you can't legislate for that. "But it's a blip. We've been there before and we've been through the hard times. "But it's only the first game of the season and I still have a belief that has stood me in good stead for five years. "In addition to the five players from last season who left - Trent McClenahan, Brian Easton, James Wesolowski, James McArthur and Mickael Antoine-Curier - we were without Alex Neil, Mark McLaughlin and David Elebert who were injured. "So it's obvious that we are going through a transitional period. "We have had to move players around and I didn't think I would have to do that so early in the season but we will be stronger when Neil, Elebert, and McLaughlin come back. "I would like to add one or two more players before the transfer window closes and I'm hopeful but I can't say anything more at the moment." Reid is anticipating a battle when Jim Jefferies brings his Hearts side to Lanarkshire. The Accies boss said: "I think Hearts will be direct. "If Kevin Kyle plays then I think they will bang it back to front, they will not play it in to feet. "So it is important that we match them and win the second balls and if we do that then we will be okay." "Hearts are a big club, just like Aberdeen. "We are still 'wee Hamilton Accies' and people expect us to get turned over but we will be okay." Hearts welcome back defender Ismael Bouzid after suspension. But Ryan Stevenson and Eggert Jonsson are still banned while Stephen Elliott (hamstring) is a doubt. Andrew Driver (knee) is still two weeks away from returning to training while Gary Glen (hamstring) and David Obua (groin) should be back in full training next week. Bouzid will not be satisfied if the team scrape into the top six of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League for a second successive season. The Tynecastle outfit endured a troubled start last term before Jim Jefferies returned for a second spell in January to replace Csaba Laszlo. Hearts had to fend off St Johnstone to reach the top half of the table and then had to settle for a sixth-placed finish, but Bouzid is now aiming higher. The 27-year-old said: "We were in the top six last season but I think we can do better. "We have got a lot of young players and, for me, they have the quality. I hope we can have a better season to play well and be good. "We have the possibility to be better and have a better finish. Why not in the third position?" Bouzid remembers the club's last visit to Hamilton for all the wrong reasons - but he is confident there will be no repeat. The centre-half was one of five players red-carded in a fiery encounter last December which culminated in a post-match tunnel brawl. He said: "I remember this game. But every game is a new game and is different. "There were a lot of red cards, but sometimes it can happen in football. "We now have a new season and new players and we will try to not have the same situation again."

Formation:442Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 442Manager: Jim Jefferies

Hearts

  • Tomas Cerny
  • Jack Ross
  • Brian McQueen
  • Gavin Skelton
  • Martin Canning
  • Marco Paixao
  • Simon Mensing
  • Kyle Wilkie
  • Flavio Paixao
  • Joel Thomas
  • Douglas Imrie
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Andy Graham
  • Gary McDonald
  • James McAlister
  • Derek Lyle
  • Jordan Kirkpatrick
  • Jonathon Routledge

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Match Report

Hamilton humbled again Hamilton got an unwanted action replay of their opening day four-goal hammering by Aberdeen as Hearts beat them by the same heavy scoreline at New Douglas Park. Billy Reid's team have now endured a horrific start to the season with eight goals conceded and none scored and were outplayed by Hearts in a game that saw both teams reduced to 10 men. Hearts were two ahead by half-time with fine strikes by Calum Elliot and David Templeton, and a depleted Hamilton could not respond after the interval. Ruben Palazuelos was ordered off for Hearts for two yellow card offences, but that was evened out when Martin Canning was red-carded for a foul on Lee Wallace that set up Kevin Kyle to score a Hearts third from the penalty spot. Hamilton's misery was compounded with nine minutes remaining as Elliot was allowed to run through far too easily and make it a 4-0 reverse for the second week running. Ismael Bouzid was restored to the Hearts defence after suspension as the Edinburgh club made their first trip to Hamilton since a controversial meeting last December. Five players and the Hearts masseur, Alan Robson, were sent off during and after that match following an ugly tunnel fracas that later saw both clubs fined. Bouzid replaced Jason Thomson for Hearts, while Hamilton made two changes from their heavy 4-0 loss to Aberdeen on the Premier League's opening day. Joel Thomas, recently returned to the club from Colchester, and Brian McQueen were drafted in for David Buchanan and Gary McDonald. Alex Neil and Mark McLaughlin were among their sidelined senior players. Thomas was keen to make an impression, but overdid it slightly in the fourth minute flying into a tackle on Bouzid that resulted in the game's first booking. In the sixth minute, Hearts took an early lead with a finely crafted strike, Suso Santana playing in Elliot from the right flank who then curled in a brilliant effort beyond Tomas Cerny in the Hamilton goal. Palazuelos collected a needless booking for Hearts for kicking the ball away as Hamilton sought a quick response to going behind. Hamilton went two behind after 24 minutes and only had themselves to blame after a wayward backpass from Simon Mensing saw an attempting diving header from goalkeeper Cerny. With Hamilton unable to properly clear, Palazuelos collected the ball and fed Templeton who produced a powerful angled drive for 2-0. After 29 minutes, Craig Thomson had no complaints at being booked after a dangerously late tackle on Hamilton's Dougie Imrie. Elliot threatened again for Hearts three minutes before the interval as he looked to have got in behind the Hamilton defence, only for Canning to rescue the situation with a timely block. Hamilton made a change at half-time, withdrawing Jack Ross, the right-back, for the more attack-minded Jim McAlister as they set about an unlikely comeback. The home team had a penalty claim rejected three minutes after the restart when Lee Wallace looked to have impeded Flavio Paixao inside the penalty area. Ironically, Hearts quickly broke upfield with Wallace and he had a spot-kick claim of his own refused when he fell under challenge from the substitute McAlister. Hamilton were looking brighter and might have pulled a goal back after 49 minutes when Imrie's cross from the left was met with a powerful close-range header from Flavio Paixao that crashed against the crossbar. Cerny failed to deal with a Thomson corner on 55 minutes and Suso Santana should have done much better with a clear shooting chance than to blaze the ball over the bar. Hearts were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute when Palazuelos paid for his earlier silly booking with a second caution that was beyond dispute, an ugly studs-up foul on Flavio Paixao. Hearts manager Jim Jefferies at once took off Templeton to introduce Adrian Mrowiec, while Hamilton introduced McDonald for the ineffectual McQueen. Hearts brought on Kevin Kyle for Santana and he almost made an immediate impact, looping a header from Thomson's cross over the head of Cerny only for it to bounce narrowly wide. Hamilton's fate was sealed in the 75th minute when Canning, having given the ball away, was punished for a trip on Wallace as he surged into the area, meaning the double punishment of a red card and a penalty. Kyle volunteered and thumped the ball into the top right corner. Worse was to come for Hamilton on 81 minutes when Kyle Wilkie lost the ball and Elliot got a clear run at goal before claiming his second of the game with a composed low finish. Elliot was denied a hat-trick in the closing minutes when his shot was tipped over by Cerny, but by then the damage had been done for Hamilton.

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