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  • Date:13 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:2,019
  • Imrie (28)
  • Rooney (48)
    Hayes (51) Rooney (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

89:38

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick. Eric Odhiambo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richie Foran.

88:33

Foul by Simon Mensing on Adam Rooney, free kick awarded. Stuart Duff takes the direct free kick. The referee books Simon Mensing for unsporting behaviour.

85:01

Graeme Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Free kick taken by Douglas Imrie. Graeme Shinnie receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

84:34

Corner taken by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, clearance made by David Elebert.

83:07

Unfair challenge on Marco Paixao by Kevin McCann results in a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.

82:02

Damian Casalinuovo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Tokely. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

77:39

Derek Lyle challenges Stuart Duff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Tokely.

76:02

Foul by Kevin McCann on Marco Paixao, free kick awarded. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

75:39

Short corner taken by Jonathan Hayes.

74:47

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing. Free kick taken by Simon Mensing. Derek Lyle replaces Jonathon Routledge.

68:51

Jonathan Hayes takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Flavio Paixao.

64:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Lee Cox. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.

63:22

Lee Cox replaces Gavin Morrison.

61:10

Douglas Imrie crosses the ball, save by Ryan Esson.

58:45

Adam Rooney finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Hamilton 1-3 Inverness CT.Assist by Jonathan Hayes.

58:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Morrison by Douglas Imrie. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

56:39

Marco Paixao joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordan Kirkpatrick.

56:12

Flavio Paixao is brought on as a substitute for David Hopkirk.

51:42

Goal scored by Jonathan Hayes from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-2 Inverness CT.

48:40

Adam Rooney gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-1 Inverness CT.

47:36

Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Morrison. Free kick taken by Ross Tokely. The referee shows Douglas Imrie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

43:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Douglas Imrie. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Richie Foran for unsporting behaviour.

41:06

Unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Douglas Imrie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

40:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Jim Goodwin. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.

38:48

The official flags Richie Foran offside. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

37:20

Richie Foran decides to take a short corner.

34:30

David Elebert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hayes. Jonathan Hayes takes the free kick.

33:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Graham by Richie Foran. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

33:03

Effort on goal by Jonathon Routledge from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

30:41

Douglas Imrie fouled by Stuart Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

28:51

A goal is scored by Douglas Imrie from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-0 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Damian Casalinuovo.

28:19

Handball by Jonathan Hayes. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

26:53

David Hopkirk decides to take a short corner.

25:50

Douglas Imrie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

21:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Nick Ross. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

20:33

Douglas Imrie takes a inswinging corner.

14:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McCann on David Hopkirk. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

14:10

Stuart Duff takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Damian Casalinuovo.

13:26

Andy Graham fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

11:55

Graeme Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.

10:44

Corner taken right-footed by David Hopkirk, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.

7:00

Foul by Graeme Shinnie on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

6:34

Foul by David Elebert on Jonathan Hayes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

5:33

The ball is delivered by David Hopkirk, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.

2:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Graeme Shinnie. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.

0:42

The referee gives a free kick against Jim Goodwin for handball. Jonathan Hayes takes the direct free kick.

The referee gets the game started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Reid aims to end Caley record Manager Billy Reid is confident Hamilton can be the team to finally end Inverness' incredible unbeaten run away from home when both teams meet at New Douglas Park on Saturday. The Highlanders have not lost a league game on the road in 12 months, while Accies have picked up just one point at home so far this season and sit bottom of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League ahead of the weekend action. But Reid has backed his players to upset the odds and claim a much-needed win in front of their own fans - if Accies can hit top form on the day. "Records are there to be broken," he said. "We are the home side and we are really disappointed in just picking up one point at home. "That tells you where our problems lie at the moment. But, if we play to our potential we will win the game, that I guarantee. "We want to make sure we give no presents away because we have been giving too many away in recent weeks. "We have already gone to Inverness and won so there is no reason why we can't win again. "We had them watched against Aberdeen, who were a bit unfortunate on the night not to take something from the game. "But that seems to be the way things are going for them as well at the moment." Accies came out on top against Inverness back in August when former Caley Thistle player Dougie Imrie grabbed the only goal of the game. Reid added: "Their record away from home is obviously far superior than their home form. "But, in terms of personnel, there is not a lot between the two teams. "Jonny Hayes is a big, big player for them. He is a player I admire and he is a talented lad. If we can keep him quiet, then we can win the game." Hamilton will be without forward Nigel Hasselbaink who is struggling with a hamstring injury, while skipper Alex Neil and long-term casualty James Gibson both remain on the sidelines. Newly-promoted Inverness sit fifth in the SPL, with 18 points on the board already this term. Asked if he thought they have surprised a few people, Reid said: "I think they might have surprised themselves with the amount of points they've got, to be honest. "It's fantastic to come up and have that amount of points." In contrast, Accies sit rock bottom but their manager is not panicking just yet. "This is our third year in the SPL and it's always been really tight and it's going to be tight at the bottom again," said Reid. "We are at the bottom of the pile at the moment and there is only one way we can go and that's up the way. "I remain positive, I've got a belief in what we are doing at the club and we will bounce back." Inverness midfielder Russell Duncan will miss out again with a groin injury, Shane Sutherland is also a doubt after being struck by a bout of tonsilitis. Gil Blumenshtein, David Proctor, Chris Innes (all hamstring) and Kenny Gillet (knee) remain on the sidelines. And Inverness manager Terry Butcher has urged his team to keep breaking records as they seek their first Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory over Hamilton. Caley Thistle have already accumulated more points than they had when Butcher took over in late January 2009 before the former England captain was unable to save them from relegation despite instigating significant improvement. Inverness this season have secured their first home win over Aberdeen and continued their unbeaten away run in the league into a 12th month. Victory over Hamilton at New Douglas Park would be another milestone and, more importantly, open up a 12-point lead over the bottom club. Butcher said: "We haven't beaten Hamilton yet under Maurice (Malpas) and myself's stewardship so it would be nice to win. "The lads very much remember that defeat against Hamilton and how close it was and what we didn't do that day. "We hadn't beaten Aberdeen at home in the league and we did that. It's not what has happened in the past, it's what happens on Saturday that matters. "It's a chance to get another three points and get over that 20-point mark."

Formation:442Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Tomas Cerny
  • Simon Mensing
  • Andy Graham
  • David Elebert
  • David Buchanan
  • Douglas Imrie
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Jonathon Routledge
  • Jordan Kirkpatrick
  • Damian Casalinuovo
  • David Hopkirk
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Gavin Skelton
  • Martin Canning
  • Gary McDonald
  • Derek Lyle
  • Flavio Paixao
  • Marco Paixao

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Match Report

Rooney brace propels Inverness Adam Rooney's double helped Inverness come from behind to win 3-1 at Hamilton and extend their near year-long record of remaining undefeated in away league action. The forward netted twice in 10 early second-half minutes, with a Jonny Hayes goal sandwiched in between, to claim victory in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter at New Douglas Park. It was Hamilton who had taken a deserved lead on 29 minutes when Dougie Imrie produced an excellent finish against his old team, but the bottom side had no answer to Inverness' swift and comprehensive second-half response which leaves Accies still searching for their first home win of the season. Hamilton manager Billy Reid handed a debut to 17-year-old forward David Hopkirk. The teenager's inclusion was one of four changes, along with a first start for Damian Casalinuovo and the inclusion of Jordan Kirkpatrick and David Elebert. Nigel Hasselbaink was missing with a hamstring injury but fellow striker Flavio Paixao, Mark McLaughlin and Martin Canning, who all played in the defeat at Kilmarnock, had to settle for a place on the bench. By contrast, Inverness manager Terry Butcher named an unchanged starting XI from the team which triumphed at Aberdeen in midweek. Hamilton played themselves into trouble twice inside the opening two minutes, in particular when Jonny Hayes' free-kick from the right touchline allowed Richie Foran to head narrowly off target at the far post. The hosts responded on five minutes, however, when Hopkirk produced a promising cross from the right which was met by Casalinuovo, only for his effort to rise narrowly over the bar. Hamilton then dominated the attacking play in the opening quarter, notably on 14 minutes when Kirkpatrick showed great skill to turn past Kevin McCann and bear down on goal, drawing a good reaction save from Ryan Esson with his rising shot. Team-mate Jon Routledge tried a hopeful 30-yard shot six minutes later, but it went harmlessly high. Hamilton took the lead on 29 minutes when Imrie produced an excellent finish to net against his former side. Accies goalkeeper Tomas Cerny launched forward a free-kick from just outside his own area. It was headed on by Casalinuovo to Imrie on the left side of the box, and he lifted a cool diagonal finish over the goalkeeper and into the opposite corner. Routledge came close to a second for the hosts four minutes later, drilling just wide of the left upright after Andy Graham had done well to keep the ball in play on the opposite flank. Inverness had their best chance 10 minutes before the break when Adam Rooney sent a cross from the byline arrowing towards Richie Foran, but home captain Simon Mensing appeared with a well-timed header and Cerny then soared clear in the six-yard box to make an easy save from Hayes' free-kick. Inverness wasted little time in restoring parity, doing so four minutes after the restart when Rooney took advantage of an unforced Elebert error which gifted him the ball just outside the area, and the Inverness forward was alert to seize possession and slot home the equaliser. The Highlanders then forged a 2-1 lead three minutes later when Hayes converted a cross from Rooney on the left, blasting home from close range. Accies manager Reid swiftly responded with a double substitution, replacing youngsters Hopkirk and Kirkpatrick with striker twins Flavio and Marco Paixao. Instead, though, it was Inverness who were next on the scoresheet, Rooney heading home his second and his side's third. His header following Stuart Duff's free-kick on the right and Hayes' cross seemed as though it might drift wide of the right-hand post, but curled in to beat a despairing Cerny. The hosts had a Flavio Paixao effort blocked on the line in a scramble in the six-yard box, and the same player ballooned a 12-yard shot over the bar. Imrie tried a curling shot from outside the box 15 minutes from time as Hamilton sought a grandstand finish, but his effort was easily held by Esson at the top-left corner. At the other end, Hayes was allowed to go on a lengthy run down the right but pulled his eventual shot wide of the far post. With Inverness looking comfortable thanks to their two-goal cushion, there was little in the way of goalmouth action in the closing stages and Hamilton never looked likely of salvaging a point.

Form Guide

    LDLWLL
  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • WDWDLW

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 28/08/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 10/05/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 18/04/2009
  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 17/01/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 16/08/2008

Top Scorers

Hamilton

  • N Hasselbaink 2
  • M McLaughlin 1
  • D Imrie 1
  • J Routledge 1
  • M Paixao 1
  • F Paixao 1

Inverness CT

  • E Odhiambo 4
  • J Hayes 3
  • A Rooney 2
  • G Munro 1
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • K McCann 1

Goals

Hamilton

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

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 17
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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