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  • Date:14 May 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:2,017
  • Mensing (49)
  • Foran (43) Rooney (56)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:00 +1.00

Foul by Adam Rooney on Lee Kilday, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Kilday.

87:11

Simon Mensing produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

86:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Dani Sanchez. James Chambers takes the free kick.

81:10

Shane Sutherland leaves the field to be replaced by Dani Sanchez.

79:23

Shot from deep inside the area by James McAlister clears the crossbar.

79:09

Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save by Jonny Tuffey.

78:43

Foul by Shane Sutherland on Connor Mcglinchey, free kick awarded. Connor Mcglinchey takes the direct free kick.

75:36

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the right by-line, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.

70:53

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Jonny Tuffey. Jonny Tuffey is shown a yellow card. Penalty missed crossbar by Simon Mensing.

67:44

Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Duff. Douglas Imrie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. (Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Connor Mcglinchey coming on for Ali Crawford. Gary McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Kieran Millar. Direct free kick taken by Jonny Tuffey.

67:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ali Crawford from the left by-line, clearance by Richie Foran.

66:27

Nick Ross gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Neil. James Chambers takes the free kick.

62:00

Aaron Doran fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Doran takes the direct free kick.

61:32

Corner from the left by-line taken by Aaron Doran, clearance by Simon Mensing.

60:47

Foul by David Hopkirk on Shane Sutherland, free kick awarded. Stuart Duff takes the direct free kick.

59:58

Foul by Nick Ross on Gary McDonald, free kick awarded. Alex Neil restarts play with the free kick.

57:48

(Hamilton) makes a substitution, with David Hopkirk coming on for Nigel Hasselbaink.

56:56

A goal is scored by Adam Rooney from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-2 Inverness CT.Nick Ross provided the assist for the goal.

56:11

Foul by Shane Sutherland on Alex Neil, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex Neil.

54:27

Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Sutherland. Russell Duncan takes the direct free kick.

53:03

David Buchanan is caught offside. Jonny Tuffey takes the free kick.

52:18

Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Kenny Gillet results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Chambers.

51:10

Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Sutherland. Richie Foran restarts play with the free kick.

48:51

Inswinging corner taken by Ali Crawford, Simon Mensing scores a headed goal from close range. Hamilton 1-1 Inverness CT.Assist by Ali Crawford.

45:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McAlister by Russell Duncan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Kilday.

45:31 +0.31

Outswinging corner taken by James Chambers from the right by-line.

45:06 +0.06

Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Jonny Tuffey makes a save.

45:01

Russell Duncan comes on in place of Grant Munro.

43:41

Richie Foran finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hamilton 0-1 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Doran.

42:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Foran. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

42:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Alex Neil. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

40:04

The offside flag is raised against Nigel Hasselbaink. Stuart Duff restarts play with the free kick.

34:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Foran. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

33:20

Nigel Hasselbaink gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet. Jonny Tuffey takes the free kick.

31:53

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Neil. David Buchanan takes the direct free kick.

31:00

James Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Sutherland. Free kick taken by Aaron Doran.

29:37

Inswinging corner taken by Ali Crawford from the left by-line, Jonny Tuffey makes a save.

22:48

Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Adam Rooney results in a free kick. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

20:44

Ali Crawford takes the inswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Gary McDonald results in a free kick. Jonny Tuffey takes the direct free kick.

18:08

Unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Kenny Gillet results in a free kick. Alex Neil restarts play with the free kick.

17:31

Effort from outside the penalty area by James Chambers goes wide left of the target.

16:18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Chambers from the right by-line, clearance made by Grant Munro.

13:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McDonald on Aaron Doran. Jonny Tuffey takes the free kick.

11:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Buchanan. Jonny Tuffey takes the free kick.

8:23

Unfair challenge on Ali Crawford by Lee Cox results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Neil.

7:55

Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Direct free kick taken by Alex Neil.

2:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Douglas Imrie. Jonny Tuffey takes the indirect free kick.

0:55

David Buchanan challenges Lee Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

Match Preview

McLaughlin banned for Accies Mark McLaughlin is suspended for Hamilton's last Clydesdale Bank Premier League game of the season at home to Inverness. The Accies defender was sent off in the defeat to St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Tuesday as Billy Reid's side lost their bid to avoid relegation. Ziggy Gordon and David Hopkirk, who have been away on Scotland Under-19 duty in Denmark this week, are set to be added to the squad. Reid will gladly wave goodbye to a frustrating season against at New Douglas Park. Accies' relegation was confirmed with defeat at St Johnstone on Tuesday night after a three-year stint at the top level. Reid has since come to terms with the drop down to the Irn-Bru First Division, but is looking to finish on a high against Caley. "We would like to sign off with a win against Inverness," he said. "But as long as we don't get anyone sent off or give away any penalties, I will be quite happy. "We have given 15 penalties away this season and so we have caused our own problems. "In the first game of the season we gave three penalties away and got somebody sent off and in our last game at St Johnstone, we gave two penalties away and had someone sent off. "And then we had a stonewall penalty for us not given. So it has been a crazy season. "But it has been a fantastic three years and I am pretty excited about next season with the group of players that will remain here. "Sometimes you have to take a step back but we will come back. "There will be a freshness about the club and we have to build again." Inverness midfielder Russell Duncan returns to the squad for what will be his final game with the club. Duncan was suspended for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Hibernian. Defender Chris Hogg remains on the sidelines with knee cartilage damage while Jonny Tuffey will continue in goal. Captain Richie Foran has warned his team-mates not to slack off against Hamilton in case they lose their places for next season. The club held a trial match for free agents on Friday as manager Terry Butcher looks to inject some younger talent into his team for next season. They are looking for their fourth successive win and Foran has rallied the players. "You are playing for your starting place for next season," the Irishman said. "You want to keep the manager's thoughts all about you over the summer. "I said to the lads, `you want to be staying in that starting 11 for next season. The manager is going to get quality additions but if you put in a good performance against Hamilton you can stay in his 11'."

Formation:541Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 532Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Tomas Cerny
  • James McAlister
  • Simon Mensing
  • Lee Kilday
  • Alex Neil
  • David Buchanan
  • James Chambers
  • Gary McDonald
  • Ali Crawford
  • Douglas Imrie
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Steven Hendrie
  • Kieran Millar
  • Kyle Wilkie
  • Connor Mcglinchey
  • Grant Gillespie
  • David Hopkirk

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Match Report

Miserable ending for Accies Relegated Hamilton failed to end a disappointing season on a high note as they bowed out of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 2-1 defeat to Inverness. Accies had hoped to secure only their second home win in the SPL this season but goals from Richie Foran and Adam Rooney sealed the points for the Highlanders, despite a strike from Simon Mensing, who later missed from the penalty spot. Hamilton - who picked up their first win of the campaign at New Douglas Park just last week - finished with the lowest number of home wins in the top-flight since 1975. Accies made two changes for the visit of Inverness. James Chambers and Lee Kilday were added to the team whose fate was sealed with defeat to St Johnstone midweek, with Mark McLaughlin suspended and Jon Routledge absent from the squad. Caley Thistle made just one change, as Aaron Doran was named in the side ahead of the injured Chris Hogg. Earlier in the day Hamilton announced that nine first team players, as well as coach Stuart Taylor, would be departing after this game as they prepare for life in the Irn-Bru First Division next season. One of those players, David Buchanan, carved out the first real chance of the game when his shot forced a decent save from goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey. Accies were threatening again moments later when Nigel Hasselbaink's pass was collected by Chambers and he unleashed a ferocious shot that fell just wide of the target. Chances had been few and far between and Inverness forward Rooney should have done better with a shot from 25 yards that dipped over the crossbar and failed to trouble Tomas Cerny in the Hamilton goal. The game had an end of season feel about it but Caley Thistle managed to open the scoring a minute from the interval when Doran's cross found Foran at the back post and he nodded home from close range. Dougie Imrie could have levelled just seconds later but he was denied the sight of the net bulging by Tuffey's impressive block. Hamilton were back on level terms just five minutes after the restart when Gary McDonald's corner found Mensing in front of goal and he bulleted a header past Tuffey from close range. But Inverness restored their lead eight minutes later when Nick Ross found Rooney in plenty of space and he calmly stroked into the back of the net from 15 yards. Imrie was not too far away with a swerving effort from the edge of the box that fell narrowly past Tuffey's left-hand post as Accies tried to haul themselves back into the game once again. Hamilton were handed a great chance to level the scoreline when Tuffey was judged to have tripped Imrie in the box and referee Iain Brines pointed to the spot with 72 minutes gone. Mensing stepped up for the penalty but saw his shot crash off the crossbar, as he notched up his third spot-kick miss of the season. The home side continued to press for an equaliser and Tuffey produced a great one-handed save to deny Imrie before Jim McAlister blasted over with the gaping net at his mercy, as Caley Thistle held on for the win.

Form Guide

    LWDWWL
  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • DWLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 22/01/2011
  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 3
  • Inverness CT
  • 13/11/2010
  • 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

Top Scorers

Hamilton

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

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 9
  • R Foran 6
  • J Hayes 6
  • G Munro 4
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • A Doran 3
  • R Duncan 2
  • S Sutherland 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • C Innes 1
  • S Duff 1
  • A MacDonald 1
  • L Cox 1
  • N Ross 1
  • D Sanchez 1

Goals

Hamilton

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (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

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 50
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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