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  • Date:01 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:2,619
  • Paixao (90)
  • Sodje (36) Riordan (74)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Flavio Paixao grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-2 Hibernian.

94mins

The referee blows for offside against Derek Riordan. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

91mins

Douglas Imrie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Richie Towell by Douglas Imrie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

90mins

Foul by Mickael Antoine-Curier on Callum Booth, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

88mins

Akpo Sodje leaves the field to be replaced by Darryl Duffy. Gary McDonald fouled by Ian Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Mensing takes the direct free kick.

87mins

The offside flag is raised against Nigel Hasselbaink. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

86mins

Flavio Paixao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Scott. Direct free kick taken by Callum Booth.

85mins

Martin Scott is adjudged to have handled the ball. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McDonald on Martin Scott. Direct free kick taken by Callum Booth.

84mins

The official flags Mickael Antoine-Curier offside. Graeme Smith takes the indirect free kick.

84mins

Akpo Sodje is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Carrington.

83mins

The referee blows for offside against Flavio Paixao. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

81mins

The referee blows for offside against Mickael Antoine-Curier. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

80mins

Ian Murray fouled by Ali Crawford, the ref awards a free kick. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.

79mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Derek Riordan. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Carrington by Martin Scott. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.

75mins

Derek Riordan fires in a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Hamilton 0-2 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from David Wotherspoon.

74mins

David Elebert goes off and Nigel Hasselbaink comes on.

73mins

Corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line to the near post, Gary McDonald takes a shot. Clearance made by Victor Palsson.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Derek Riordan played to the near post, Mickael Antoine-Curier manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Martin Scott challenges Mark Carrington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

65mins

Ian Murray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Miller. Simon Mensing concedes a free kick for a foul on Akpo Sodje. Derek Riordan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Tomas Cerny.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Liam Miller. Richie Towell takes the free kick.

62mins

The official flags Mickael Antoine-Curier offside. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.

60mins

The referee gives a free kick against Flavio Paixao for handball. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

58mins

Douglas Imrie takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

58mins

Douglas Imrie produces a cross, save by Graeme Smith.

57mins

Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie, clearance made by David Wotherspoon.

53mins

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francis Dickoh by Mickael Antoine-Curier. Graeme Smith takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Short corner worked by Douglas Imrie.

47mins

Martin Scott concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Carrington. Simon Mensing takes the free kick.

47mins

Corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tomas Cerny by Victor Palsson. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

47mins

Jonathon Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Derek Riordan. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

47mins

Corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth from the right by-line to the near post, Gary McDonald makes a clearance.

46mins

Ali Crawford joins the action as a substitute, replacing Damian Casalinuovo.

43mins

Richie Towell fouled by Damian Casalinuovo, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

42mins

Graeme Smith on for Graham Stack. Free kick awarded for a foul by Francis Dickoh on Douglas Imrie. Mark Carrington crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Mark McLaughlin challenges Graham Stack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.

37mins

Akpo Sodje fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Hamilton 0-1 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Richie Towell.

34mins

Unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje by Gary McDonald results in a free kick. Liam Miller takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Corner taken by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line to the near post, Mark McLaughlin challenges Victor Palsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.

32mins

Corner taken by Flavio Paixao, Simon Mensing takes a shot.

28mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Flavio Paixao, Akpo Sodje manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Victor Palsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. Mark Carrington takes the free kick.

27mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathon Routledge on Victor Palsson. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

26mins

Foul by Akpo Sodje on Flavio Paixao, free kick awarded. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

25mins

The referee blows for offside against Mickael Antoine-Curier. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

24mins

Corner taken by Callum Booth from the right by-line to the near post, Jonathon Routledge manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Callum Booth takes the outswinging corner, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Derek Riordan goes wide left of the target.

19mins

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Miller.

18mins

Liam Miller decides to take the corner short.

12mins

Paul Hanlon challenges Mickael Antoine-Curier unfairly and gives away a free kick. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Victor Palsson manages to make a clearance.

12mins

The offside flag is raised against Douglas Imrie. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark McLaughlin by Victor Palsson. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Richie Towell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Routledge. Jonathon Routledge takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mickael Antoine-Curier by Paul Hanlon. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Flavio Paixao, Graham Stack makes a comfortable save.

Match Preview

Hamilton wait on McDonald Gary McDonald is doubtful for Hamilton`s Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hibernian. McDonald has been rated as 50-50 with a neck injury ahead of the visit of the Edinburgh club. Martin Canning is still out with a knock and Marco Paixao (knee), Alex Neil (hip) and James Gibson (knee) also remain on the sidelines. Simon Mensing remains in contention after it emerged he had served a four-week suspension for failing a drug test before his return at the weekend. Midfielder Mensing claims he is "completely innocent". The 28-year-old tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine last month and subsequently missed five matches after a period of ineligibility was imposed on him. He returned to action in the 1-1 draw with Dundee United in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Saturday. The player maintains he was unaware he had ingested the substance while using a dietary supplement - an explanation which he says has now been accepted by UK Anti-Doping. Mensing said: "This whole saga has been a nightmare for me and my family and can only be described as a fiasco. "I should make it clear that I would never have taken any banned substance in a million years - and made every effort to check in advance that the dietary supplement I did take was clean. "I am glad it has been recognised by the anti-doping authority that I did not know that the supplement was contaminated by something that I now know is called methylhexaneamine. "They also accepted that I had made no effort to improve or enhance my performance as I did not know I had ingested the substance. "However, it still leaves a bitter taste that I have been prevented from playing because the rules are that if any substance is found in your body, whether you knew or not, then you bear responsibility. "It's strict liability and that is very hard to take when you are completely innocent." Hibernian captain Ian Murray returns from suspension for Tuesday's clash. Murray served a two-match ban as Hibs extended their run to four successive wins but he could make an immediate return in midfield. Danny Galbraith (ankle) remains a major doubt, while Steven Thicot (hip/thigh) and Michael Hart (knee) are out, along with long-term absentee Kevin McCann. Manager Colin Calderwood has called on his Hibs squad to extend their winning run. Hibs beat Inverness 2-0 last Saturday to take a 100% record from four games in February - having been without a win in the previous 12 outings - and ease fears of relegation. But in a congested table Hibs lie 10th, five points behind sixth-placed Caley Thistle, and Calderwood's primary focus is his side distancing themselves from bottom club Hamilton, who are 13 points behind them, with matches at Accies, St Johnstone and Celtic in March. He said: "We've had a nice month, a good run, but we've had the advantage of being at home and now we've got to go and do what we did at St Mirren and graft and earn and deserve points. "We have to continue to take points; it's about trying to win the next one. "If we could take points in the next two games away from home it will certainly ease us away from the bottom of the league and Hamilton. "That's a starting point for tomorrow night's game - we've got to make sure we don't give them any encouragement because I believe at some point they're going to put a couple of wins together and we've got to make sure we've got enough of a gap to be away from them." Victories over St Mirren (twice), Kilmarnock and Caley Thistle have boosted confidence at Easter Road, with the run coinciding with the end of the January transfer window, during which Calderwood recruited six players. A seventh arrived on Monday, with free agent forward Ricardo Vaz Te sealing a deal until the end of the season after impressing on trial. Vaz Te is set to be in the Hibs squad on Tuesday night, with Calderwood aware a firm test awaits his side at New Douglas Park, having been impressed with Hamilton despite their results.

Formation:442Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

  • Tomas Cerny
  • Jonathon Routledge
  • David Elebert
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • Simon Mensing
  • Douglas Imrie
  • Mark Carrington
  • Gary McDonald
  • Flavio Paixao
  • Mickael Antoine-Curier
  • Damian Casalinuovo
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Gavin Skelton
  • Andy Graham
  • James McAlister
  • Ali Crawford
  • Grant Gillespie
  • Nigel Hasselbaink

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Match Report

Hibs happy after Hamilton win Goals in each half from Akpo Sodje and Derek Riordan secured Hibernian a 2-1 win - their fifth straight Clydesdale Bank Premier League success - and left Hamilton deep in relegation trouble. The Hibs strikers both slotted home from inside the box as the visitors moved into eighth place in the table, ahead of Aberdeen and St Johnstone and 16 points above their opponents. Hamilton again struggled to find a goalscoring threat until Flavio Paixao netted deep in injury-time as they lost their game in hand on St Mirren without reducing a seven-point gap. Hamilton defender Simon Mensing almost found some much-needed cheer when he crashed a header off the bar moments before the opener, a day after it emerged he had served a four-week ban for testing positive for a banned stimulant before proving he had ingested it unwittingly. But Hibernian went on to banish their relegation fears after producing their best sequence of wins since 2005. UK Anti-Doping accepted that an apparently legitimate dietary supplement Mensing was taking had been contaminated with methylhexaneamine, although a section of the visiting fans had a selection of taunting songs ready for him. Accies lined up with an attacking formation as they searched for their first SPL win at New Douglas Park this season. Dougie Imrie was playing just ahead of a three-man midfield, with wide men Paixao and Damian Casalinuovo supporting centre-forward Mickael Antoine-Curier. Paixao saw an ambitious long-range free-kick saved by Graham Stack as Hamilton produced an encouraging if unproductive start. But they had an escape in the 17th minute when Hibs claimed Callum Booth had his heels clipped by Mensing after a penetrating run and one-two with Riordan. Referee George Salmond was unconvinced. Both Francis Dickoh and Riordan both just missed the target from close range following corners before Mensing came close to silencing the Hibs fans when he crashed a header against the bar from Paixao's corner. Accies kept the pressure on and Antoine-Curier brought down Mark Carrington's ball into the box, but Stack blocked his volley on the turn. Hibs took the lead in the 37th minute though when Sodje netted his second goal for the club. David Wotherspoon spotted Richie Towell's sprint down the right channel and the on-loan Celtic full-back held off a challenge before cutting the ball back for Sodje to slot home. Mark McLaughlin soon back-heeled the ball into the Hibs net after Stack dropped an Imrie free-kick but the Hamilton defender was ruled to have fouled the goalkeeper, who went off holding his stomach following a long spell of treatment, with Graeme Smith coming on. Wigan midfielders James McArthur and James McCarthy and Burnley full-back Brian Easton drew the numbers for their former club's half-time lottery, a reminder if any were needed of the rebuilding task recently faced by manager Billy Reid, who was still without injured captain Alex Neil. Another youth-team graduate, midfielder Ali Crawford, replaced the ineffective Casalinuovo but the game was almost beyond Hamilton 20 seconds after the restart when Liam Miller found space in the box, however Tomas Cerny parried his 12-yard strike before the midfielder shot over. Accies were soon on the front foot but Antoine-Curier could not direct Paixao's deep cross on target from a tight angle and Imrie's inswinging corner just flashed wide of the far post. Hamilton's fightback looked to have fizzled out but Smith produced a great reflex save to stop Gary McDonald's glancing header from an Imrie corner, with home appeals that the ball had crossed the line having a whiff of desperation. And their hopes were extinguished in the 75th minute. Imrie joined McLaughlin in closing down Sodje on the right wing, allowing Wotherspoon to run beyond and the Hibs forward hooked the ball into the path of his team-mate, who crossed low for Riordan to side-foot home first time. Paixao volleyed into the bottom corner from 14 yards three-and-a-half minutes into injury-time following Cerny's long free-kick but there was no time left for another attack.

Form Guide

    DLLLLD
  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LLWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 18/09/2010
  • Hamilton
  • 4 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 10/04/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 5 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 23/01/2010
  • Hamilton
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 13/09/2009
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 04/03/2009
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 13/12/2008

Top Scorers

Hamilton

  • D Imrie 2
  • N Hasselbaink 2
  • M McLaughlin 1
  • S Mensing 1
  • M Antoine-Curier 1
  • J Routledge 1
  • M Paixao 1
  • F Paixao 1

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 9
  • L Miller 2
  • F Dickoh 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • A Sodje 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • C Booth 1

Goals

Hamilton

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 15
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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