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  • Date:09 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:1,622
Goal!

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The referee blows for the end of the match.

89:37

Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line.

88:11

Alister Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

88:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Draper on Alister Crawford.

87:24

Nick Ross joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Christie.

86:02

Shot by Billy McKay went over the net.

85:33

Corner taken by Aaron Doran.

85:12

Shot by Marley Watkins. Michael McGovern parries the ball away.

83:39

The ball is delivered by Marley Watkins.

81:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marley Watkins on Ziggy Gordon.

80:25

Free kick crossed by Alister Crawford.

80:14

Foul by David Raven on Andrew Ryan, free kick awarded.

79:29

Stephen Hendrie leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Ryan.

79:06

Dougie Imrie takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

77:43

Free kick crossed by Graeme Shinnie.

77:24

Unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Alex Neil results in a free kick.

75:35

Marley Watkins takes a shot and hits the bar.

74:48

Stephen Hendrie receives a yellow card.

74:44

Stephen Hendrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Christie.

74:03

Aaron Doran comes on in place of Danny Williams.

73:28

James Vincent leaves the field to be replaced by Marley Watkins.

73:12

Unfair challenge on Billy McKay by Stephen Hendrie results in a free kick.

72:41

Free kick taken by Alister Crawford.

72:15

James Vincent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Redmond.

71:21

Corner taken by Alister Crawford from the right by-line.

68:58

The ball is delivered by Stephen Hendrie.

67:27

Jason Scotland leaves the field to be replaced by Mickael Antoine-Curier.

67:06

Stephen Hendrie takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

65:54

Billy McKay takes a shot. Michael McGovern catches the ball.

65:03

Foul by Josh Meekings on Jason Scotland, free kick awarded.

64:26

Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

64:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Devlin on Gary Warren.

63:55

Daniel Redmond restarts play with the free kick.

63:29

Ross Draper challenges Alister Crawford unfairly and gives away a free kick.

61:16

The ball is swung over by Stephen Hendrie.

58:28

Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie.

57:41

Greg Tansey takes the free kick.

57:04

Foul by Ziggy Gordon on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded.

55:10

Dean Brill takes the free kick.

54:49

Alister Crawford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie.

54:22

The ball is crossed by Daniel Redmond.

52:19

Centre by Stephen Hendrie.

51:06

Dougie Imrie delivers the ball.

50:04

Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line.

47:50

Martin Canning takes the free kick.

47:37

Danny Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Dougie Imrie.

47:01

The ball is delivered by Stephen Hendrie.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:58 +0.58

Free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

45:53 +0.53

Billy McKay is ruled offside.

45:01

Alister Crawford on for Louis Longridge.

The first half comes to an end.

42:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Redmond.

41:16

Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.

41:10

The referee gives a free kick against Ryan Christie for handball.

34:59

Centre by David Raven.

33:05

The ball is delivered by Ryan Christie.

29:41

Free kick taken by David Raven.

29:36

Stephen Hendrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Christie.

27:46

Josh Meekings takes the free kick.

27:22

Dougie Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie.

26:38

Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

26:27

Foul by Jason Scotland on Ryan Christie, free kick awarded.

24:49

Ryan Christie grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Hamilton 0-2 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Danny Williams.

23:28

Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.

23:22

Dougie Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie.

22:11

Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.

21:57

Graeme Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ziggy Gordon.

18:46

Danny Williams fouled by Grant Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick.

17:59

Free kick crossed by Daniel Redmond.

17:46

Ross Draper challenges Stephen Hendrie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

16:25

Michael Devlin takes the free kick.

16:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vincent on Daniel Redmond.

15:24

Ziggy Gordon sends in a cross.

14:02

Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.

13:32

Louis Longridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Raven.

12:31

Ryan Christie takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

11:11

A cross is delivered by Danny Williams.

9:58

Billy McKay grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Hamilton 0-1 Inverness CT.

7:14

Dougie Imrie delivers the ball.

6:14

Ryan Christie takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

2:26

Michael Devlin restarts play with the free kick.

2:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Christie on Alex Neil.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Shinnie loves being Caley captain Graeme Shinnie has vowed to continue making the most of his spell as Inverness captain as he begins the season deputising for the injured Richie Foran. With Foran still recovering from the knee problem that ended his season prematurely, left-back Shinnie will lead the team out at Hamilton in Saturday's Scottish Premiership opener. At the age of 23, Shinnie is one of the younger captains in Scottish football, but he is approaching his 150th appearance for Caley Thistle and views the role as a chance to develop his career. "I love it," he said. "To captain a club is always a huge honour. As much as I want Richie to come back, it's nice to have that responsibility on and off the pitch. To lead the boys in any game is a huge honour. "The time I have got it, I will enjoy it, and when Richie comes back, I will give it back. "It's all experience for me as well. I'm still young and learning and Richie gives me pointers. "When I first came here it was Grant Munro. I was a young boy and he was always there to help out. "If ever I had any problems he was the first person I went to, and it's been the same with Richie." Hamilton are making their return to the top flight after a three-year absence and Shinnie, whose breakthrough season came just after Inverness were promoted, knows they will be keen to get off to a flier. "It's just a case of going out and doing your best - they will be on a high because they have just been promoted," he said. "I remember it was a case of enjoying pre season and looking forward to first game of the season. It's the top league and it's something to look forward to. "But we'll look to do our thing, put our stamp on the game and try to come back up the road with three points." Like Foran, Danny Devine is also nursing a knee injury - although he may return to training next week. Alex Neil insists neither he nor his Hamilton team have any fear on their return to the Scottish Premiership this season. In his first season as Accies player/manager the 33-year-old took the New Douglas Park side into the top flight via a win over Hibernian in the play-off. Ahead of the visit of Inverness, Neil relished the prospect of taking on some of the best players and managers in the country. "It is the same as the team, there is absolutely no fear whatsoever," he said. "I have been managing for a year, so to get the team into the top flight in my first season and for the boys to be playing at this level, given how young some of them are - there is no fear from us. "We will give it our best shot, enjoy it and hopefully it will be good enough. "We did well last season and hopefully we can take that momentum into this season. "First and foremost, we have to try to stay in the league but that won't be our only goal. "We set our sights last season in finishing in the top four and we got promoted so we are expecting more than just staying in the league." Neil accepts that many will tip Accies to return immediately to the Championship but the former Barnsley and Mansfield player insists that will be used as motivation. "What other people think about us doesn't concern me too much but it is motivation for the players," he said. "If and when I am playing I will be thinking to myself, 'I wouldn't like to think I am one of the weakest players or teams in the league'. "So we have a point to prove, to show that's not the case and hopefully it will drive us on. "We are going to be the smallest club in the Premiership. There is no questions about that. "However, as we showed last season, that doesn't mean that we can't have success. "We want to get a great start. We are at home which is perfect for us. "So hopefully we can go on and lay building blocks for the rest of the season." Neil has no fresh injuries. Jon Routledge is recovering from a knee operation but is not yet ready to be considered. Fellow midfielder Tony Andreu has recovered from a knee injury but it is also too early for him.

Formation:442Manager: Alex Neil

Hamilton

Formation: 4231Manager: John Hughes

Inverness CT

  • Michael McGovern
  • Ziggy Gordon
  • Michael Devlin
  • Martin Canning
  • Stephen Hendrie
  • Dougie Imrie
  • Grant Gillespie
  • Alex Neil
  • Louis Longridge
  • Jason Scotland
  • Daniel Redmond
  • SUBS
  • Alister Crawford
  • Kieran MacDonald
  • Blair Currie
  • Greg Docherty
  • Jesus Garcia Tena
  • Andrew Ryan
  • Mickael Antoine-Curier

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