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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:2,300
  • Hasselbaink (37)

Live Commentary

92:55 +2.55

Save by Jakub Divis. Short corner worked by Ali Crawford.

90:28 +0.28

David Stephens challenges Mickael Antoine-Curier unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Carrington.


Mark Carrington takes a shot. Save made by Jakub Divis.


James McAlister produces a cross, clearance by Paul Hanlon.


The ball is swung over by Mickael Antoine-Curier, Headed effort from inside the area by James McAlister misses to the left of the target.


Foul by Mickael Antoine-Curier on Liam Miller, free kick awarded. Jakub Divis takes the free kick.


Mark Carrington takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.


Grant Gillespie goes off and Mark Carrington comes on.


Short corner worked by Douglas Imrie. Corner from right by-line taken by Ali Crawford.


Inswinging corner taken by Liam Miller, free kick awarded for a foul by Akpo Sodje on Tomas Cerny. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.


Lee Kilday comes on in place of James Chambers.


(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Derek Riordan coming on for Ricardo Vaz Te.


The ball is swung over by Douglas Imrie, Ali Crawford takes a shot. Save by Jakub Divis.


Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line.


The official flags Callum Booth offside. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny. Mickael Antoine-Curier on for Nigel Hasselbaink.


Liam Miller fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Miller restarts play with the free kick.


Akpo Sodje is caught offside. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.


Shot by Ricardo Vaz Te from outside the box goes high over the crossbar. Richie Towell on for Victor Palsson. Lewis Stevenson leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Taggart.


Ali Crawford produces a curled left-footed shot from 20 yards.


The ball is delivered by Nigel Hasselbaink, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Miller by David Buchanan. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.


David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Miller from the left by-line to the near post, Gary McDonald makes a clearance.


The ball is sent over by Gary McDonald, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.


The referee cautions Ricardo Vaz Te for unsporting behaviour.


Corner taken by Liam Miller.


Ali Crawford has a curled shot. Save by Jakub Divis.


Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth.


Grant Gillespie crosses the ball.


A cross is delivered by David Buchanan, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.


Francis Dickoh concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Hasselbaink. Francis Dickoh shown a red card for second bookable offence. Douglas Imrie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, clearance by David Stephens.


Liam Miller produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


James McAlister crosses the ball.


Nigel Hasselbaink finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-0 Hibernian.


Corner taken by Douglas Imrie.


David Stephens sends in a cross, Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.


The ball is crossed by James McAlister, Gary McDonald takes a shot.


Centre by James Chambers, Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save by Jakub Divis.


Akpo Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink. The ball is delivered by Douglas Imrie, Grant Gillespie has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.


The ball is crossed by Gary McDonald, clearance by David Stephens.


The referee blows for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.


Douglas Imrie fouled by Francis Dickoh, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Douglas Imrie, save made by Jakub Divis.


Unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by David Wotherspoon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.


Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save by Jakub Divis.


Francis Dickoh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Booking for Francis Dickoh for unsporting behaviour. David Buchanan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Lewis Stevenson manages to make a clearance.


Gary McDonald is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.


Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie, The ball is crossed by Simon Mensing, save by Jakub Divis.


The ball is sent over by Callum Booth, Effort on goal by David Wotherspoon from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Douglas Imrie. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.


David Stephens fouled by Simon Mensing, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Miller produces a cross, Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.


The assistant referee flags for offside against David Wotherspoon. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.


The ball is delivered by Callum Booth, save made by Tomas Cerny.


James McAlister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ricardo Vaz Te.


The ball is swung over by Akpo Sodje, Effort from deep inside the area by Liam Miller misses to the left of the target.


Effort from the edge of the box by Akpo Sodje goes wide of the right-hand upright.


David Buchanan sends in a cross, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.


Effort on goal by David Wotherspoon from just inside the area clears the bar.


Douglas Imrie challenges Callum Booth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Neil - I owe a lot to Hamilton Alex Neil signed a new three-year deal at Hamilton in gratitude after the Lanarkshire club helped him through his injury nightmare. The Accies captain, 29, has endured a torrid time with two hip operations in the space of a year, the most recent of which has blighted this season. Neil has returned in recent weeks but apparently too late to prevent the Lanarkshire club dropping out of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Accies are six points behind second-bottom St Mirren with three games remaining, although the Buddies also have a 10-goal advantage. However, Neil, who is suspended for the game against Hibernian at New Douglas Park on Saturday after being sent off against St Mirren last week, had no intention of leaving Accies despite their predicament and interest from other SPL clubs. "I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone at the club and hopefully I can repay them in the next three years," Neil told Press Association Sport. "I have worked with Billy Reid for six years and I am glad that he is still my manager and Ronnie McDonald is still my chairman. "We are on the verge of going down but I feel as if I owe them to get them back up, if we do go down. "They stuck by me for so long that it wasn't in my head to leave and I didn't speak to anyone else. When I was out, they never gave up on me. "I had made a couple of attempts at coming back and it didn't pan out as I expected and it was worrying because I have a young family. "But the gaffer and the physio never had any doubts that I would be back, they never gave up and would not let me to give up and so I am due to repay them. "They have shown more faith again by handing me a three-year deal so I want to do the best I can. "Don't get me wrong, I want to play in the SPL. I would be lying if I didn't say that. But I want to enjoy my football and as soon as I spoke to Ronnie and he told me his thoughts for the club that was enough for me." Paul Hanlon insists it was a straightforward decision to commit his future to Hibernian. A lacklustre Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign has followed on from a fourth-placed finish last term, but defender Hanlon has seen enough positives under manager Colin Calderwood to sign a two-year contract extension. "It was an easy decision to make," said the 21-year-old, who is set to remain at Easter Road until the summer of 2016. "I still had a contract for the next three years but I knew I wanted to sign again for the club and I was delighted to do that. "It's a good club to be playing at. I'm playing week in, week out just now and hopefully I can continue with good performances and next season we can hopefully finish higher up the league." Hibs are in something of a transitional period under Calderwood, with a host of players out of contract at the end of the current campaign. But Hanlon leads a group including Callum Booth, Lewis Stevenson and David Stephens who show the potential of the club. Calderwood was thrilled with tying the Scotland under-21 international, who has been captain for the last six games, to a long-term deal. Speaking clash with Accies, the Hibs boss said: "It was an easy one. "It's very good news for the club. You've got to reward people who do well and he's been rewarded. "It's good business sense as well." Hanlon is set to continue wearing the armband for the final three games of the season, beginning at Hamilton. Calderwood has opted to rest Murray, Michael Hart and Danny Galbraith for the remainder of the campaign to allow the trio to recuperate for next season. Accies, who beat Hibs 2-1 at Easter Road last month, could be relegated if they fail to win and Hanlon is determined Hibs do not become the first team this season to lose in the SPL at New Douglas Park.

Formation:442Manager: Billy Reid


Formation: 4132Manager: Colin Calderwood


  • Tomas Cerny
  • James McAlister
  • Simon Mensing
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • David Buchanan
  • Grant Gillespie
  • Gary McDonald
  • James Chambers
  • Ali Crawford
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Douglas Imrie
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Mark Carrington
  • A Ryan
  • Connor Mcglinchey
  • Lee Kilday
  • Tom Elliott
  • Mickael Antoine-Curier



Match Report

Hasselbaink earns Hamilton home comforts Hamilton's hopes of Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival are still alive after Nigel Hasselbaink's first-half strike gave them their first home league win of the season, 1-0 against 10-man Hibernian. In a nervy afternoon, Dougie Imrie missed a couple of chances for the New Douglas Park side before his Dutch team mate drove past Jakub Divis from just inside the box in the 38th minute. Two minutes before the interval Easter Road defender Francis Dickoh was sent off for picking up his second yellow card for a foul on Hasselbaink. Accies failed to take advantage of the extra man after the break as they missed numerous chances, but Hasselbaink's goal was enough to take Billy Reid's men to within three points of second-bottom St Mirren with two games remaining, thus ensuring a tense final week of the league season. Both sides wore black armbands to commemorate the recent death of former Hibernian boss Eddie Turnbull. The visitors started the game with some purpose and David Wotherspoon and Akpo Sodje both had efforts which missed the target. Midfielder Liam Miller should have put Hibs ahead in the fifth minute when he was set up by Ricardo Vaz Te, who had capitalised on some slackness in the Accies defence to race down the right. However, despite having time and space, the former Celtic midfielder side-footed his shot from 12 yards wide of the target. Hamilton took time to get in to the game. In the 20th minute Imrie had a poor shot easily saved by Divis before Vaz Te fired wide at the other end. The game remained rather low key but in the 25th minute Imrie had a better effort from a 25-yard free-kick saved down at his left-hand post by Divis. Sheer endeavour saw Hamilton force their way forward but as the ball flashed across the box on several occasions there were no takers. However, on the half-hour mark John Chambers' cross from the left found Imrie standing unmarked 10 yards from goal, but he failed to connect properly with his volley and Divis smothered. Moments later Accies midfielder Gary McDonald tried to set up a team-mate with a header from David Buchanan's cross when he should have tried to get his effort on goal, and the ball was cleared. But in the 38th minute Accies got the goal their pressure deserved when the bustling Hasselbaink gathered McDonald's headed pass and, from just inside the box, turned to fire past Divis with the ball going in off the far post. The home side were handed a further boost two minutes from the break when Hibs were reduced to 10 men. Dickoh, booked earlier for a foul on Imrie, received his second yellow card from referee Mike Tumilty for a foul on Hasselbaink leaving Colin Calderwood's side with an even more difficult task after the break. Accies were cheered off at the interval by their long-suffering fans who were retaining hope of avoiding the drop. The home side went looking for the second goal when the game resumed and in the 51st minute Divis made another good save, this time from Ali Crawford's stinging drive. There was some controversy in the 56th minute when Vaz Te was booked for diving after a challenge by pondering Accies keeper Tomas Cerny on the right-hand side of the box. Hibs then applied some pressure as the Hamilton defence wobbled and their fans retreated in to a state of some agitation. In the 65th minute Crawford cracked the bar from 16 yards with a drive after he had been set up by Hasselbaink. Crawford had another great chance in the 72nd minute when he only had Divis to beat after being put in by Imrie but this time he drove straight at the Hibs keeper from 14 yards. As Accies pushed for the clinching second goal Divis tipped a Simon Mensing header over the bar for a corner, which the visitors survived. News of a goal for Inverness against Accies' relegation rivals St Mirren lifted the home crowd and the players responded but the second goal would not come, despite several chances. However, Hasselbaink's goal proved enough for the win and to keep Accies in with a chance of beating the drop as the pressure increased on the Buddies.

Form Guide

  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Hibernian

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • Hamilton
  • 17/04/2011
  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 01/03/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers


  • D Imrie 3
  • F Paixao 3
  • M Antoine-Curier 2
  • N Hasselbaink 2
  • M McLaughlin 1
  • S Mensing 1
  • D Buchanan 1
  • J Chambers 1
  • J Routledge 1
  • M Paixao 1


  • D Riordan 10
  • A Sodje 6
  • L Miller 2
  • F Dickoh 2
  • D Wotherspoon 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • R Vaz Te 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • C Booth 1



    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 22
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 38
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins