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  • Date:01 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:New Douglas Park
  • Attendance:3,171
Goal!

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92:40 +2.40

Centre by Chris Humphrey, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.

91:05 +1.05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Esteban Casagolda on Grant Gillespie. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.

90:05 +0.05

Mark Reynolds challenges Douglas Imrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Douglas Imrie, save by Darren Randolph.

89:28

Foul by Mark Reynolds on Flavio Paixao, free kick awarded. Martin Canning takes the free kick.

88:39

Nick Blackman leaves the field to be replaced by Esteban Casagolda. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McDonald on Marc Fitzpatrick. Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

87:08

Douglas Imrie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

85:41

Jamie Murphy sends in a cross, clearance by David Buchanan.

85:31

Tom Hateley crosses the ball.

83:39

Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Fitzpatrick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

82:49

Nick Blackman is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Martin Canning takes the indirect free kick.

81:21

Keith Lasley takes a shot. Gary McDonald gets a block in.

80:59

Simon Mensing gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Blackman. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

79:57

Gavin Skelton fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

79:34

Centre by Jim Goodwin, Foul by James McAlister on Darren Randolph, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

77:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Humphrey, Tomas Cerny makes a save.

76:16

Simon Mensing is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Chris Humphrey fouled by Simon Mensing, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stevie Hammell, clearance made by Grant Gillespie.

75:44

Centre by James McAlister, clearance by Mark Reynolds.

74:35

The official flags John Sutton offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

73:26

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Humphrey, Stephen Craigan has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

73:19

Chris Humphrey produces a cross, blocked by Douglas Imrie.

72:38

Grant Gillespie on for Jonathon Routledge. Gary McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

70:51

Chris Humphrey takes the inswinging corner, Gary McDonald manages to make a clearance.

70:51

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Humphrey.

70:39

A cross is delivered by Jamie Murphy, Martin Canning manages to make a clearance.

68:12

The referee shows Tom Hateley a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Tom Hateley concedes a free kick for a foul on James McAlister. Simon Mensing takes the free kick.

66:34

The ball is sent over by Douglas Imrie.

65:15

Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.

63:11

James McAlister on for Jordan Kirkpatrick.

62:17

Keith Lasley fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Tom Hateley.

60:00

A cross is delivered by Jamie Murphy, blocked by Jonathon Routledge.

57:39

Marc Fitzpatrick on for Steven Saunders. Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McDonald. Douglas Imrie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Shot by Douglas Imrie. Darren Randolph makes a save.

57:39

Marc Fitzpatrick replaces Steven Saunders. Keith Lasley challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Douglas Imrie from the free kick. Shot by Douglas Imrie. Save by Darren Randolph.

55:20

John Sutton is brought on as a substitute for Alan Gow.

54:27

Jonathon Routledge takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

53:18

The offside flag is raised against Alan Gow. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

52:40

Effort on goal by Jordan Kirkpatrick from long distance goes over the crossbar.

51:26

Jordan Kirkpatrick takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

51:20

Centre by Flavio Paixao, Stephen Craigan manages to make a clearance.

50:33

Shot by Flavio Paixao from outside the box goes high over the target.

50:15

Flavio Paixao takes the inswinging corner, save by Darren Randolph.

50:07

David Buchanan crosses the ball, blocked by Steven Saunders.

49:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Chris Humphrey. Direct free kick taken by Gary McDonald.

48:52

Effort on goal by Nick Blackman from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

47:27

Corner taken by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line to the near post, Tom Hateley makes a clearance.

47:21

Douglas Imrie sends in a cross, Steven Saunders gets a block in.

45:45

The ball is crossed by David Buchanan.

45:13 +0.13

The ball is crossed by Jamie Murphy, Tomas Cerny makes a save.

44:47

Flavio Paixao challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.

43:53

Flavio Paixao takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

43:53

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao played to the near post.

42:42

Stevie Hammell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. Douglas Imrie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Darren Randolph.

39:04

Tom Hateley challenges Gavin Skelton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Flavio Paixao.

38:29

Effort from outside the area by Nick Blackman goes wide right of the goal.

38:09

Tom Hateley fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.

37:25

Jonathon Routledge challenges Alan Gow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.

36:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Chris Humphrey. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

35:41

The ball is delivered by Douglas Imrie, Flavio Paixao produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

34:18

Jim Goodwin receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Alan Gow by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

33:12

Shot from 20 yards from Nick Blackman. Save by Tomas Cerny.

32:31

A cross is delivered by Flavio Paixao, Gary McDonald has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

31:57

Flavio Paixao sends in a cross.

31:42

Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

28:07

Stephen Craigan has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

27:30

Chris Humphrey takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Flavio Paixao.

27:24

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball, blocked by Jim Goodwin.

26:37

Unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Jordan Kirkpatrick results in a free kick. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.

25:28

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

24:36

The offside flag is raised against Douglas Imrie. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

23:54

Jamie Murphy challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.

21:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Flavio Paixao on Steven Saunders. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

20:16

The ball is swung over by Chris Humphrey, clearance by Jim Goodwin.

19:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Jim Goodwin. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

17:41

Gary McDonald has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Save by Darren Randolph.

17:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Stevie Hammell. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.

13:15

Chris Humphrey takes a corner.

12:28

Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Murphy. Free kick crossed by Tom Hateley, clearance by Martin Canning.

6:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Chris Humphrey. Simon Mensing takes the direct free kick.

5:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Stephen Craigan. Simon Mensing restarts play with the free kick.

4:43

Alan Gow fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

4:20

Shot from 25 yards by Gary McDonald. Blocked by Stephen Craigan.

4:15

A cross is delivered by Douglas Imrie.

2:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Jordan Kirkpatrick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.

1:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Skelton on Keith Lasley. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

0:12

Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

The referee gets the game underway.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The second half has started.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

No new worries for Reid Hamilton manager Billy Reid has no fresh injury worries ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Motherwell. David Elebert and Nigel Hasselbaink are both still out of action as they recover from knee problems. Longer-term casualties James Gibson (knee) and skipper Alex Neil (hip) also remain on the sidelines ahead of the local derby. Reid insists he is happy to sacrifice his Hogmanay celebrations as long as his side pick up a win. Accies have yet to win a single game at home in the league so far this season and their boss believes this weekend is the perfect time for a new start for his rock-bottom side. The last time the Lanarkshire derby took place on January 1 was back in 1987 - when Hamilton came out on top - and Reid is more than happy to delay raising a glass for another 24 hours as long as he is toasting a much-needed win. He said: "It's a great game for us. The New Year's Day game is a smashing game to play in and there will be a decent atmosphere. "We won the last game at their place and they will come here with a new manager (Stuart McCall) looking to take a scalp. "We need to start winning our games at home. It's a new year and hopefully it will be a new beginning for us. "We are not silly, we realise we have to start picking up points and winning games." Motherwell have no fresh injury concerns as new boss Stuart McCall takes charge for the first time. Steve Jennings is the only player unavailable for the New Year's Day clash with their local rivals. He will serve the final game of a three-match ban, having already been forced to sit out games against Rangers and Celtic. McCall admits he was having sleepness nights about his first game in charge before he was even confirmed as new manager. The former Bradford boss was unveiled by the Fir Park club and finds himself thrown in at the deep end with a derby clash against Hamilton on New Year's Day. And he has revealed how he was already plotting the downfall of Motherwell's local rivals hours before he had even put pen to paper on the contract. "I know I'm back in management now because I think I had about four hours sleep the other night," said McCall. "I woke up thinking about the Hamilton team at 5.20am and never got back to sleep. "That's a recurring theme for managers, let me tell you." McCall's first task is to halt a run of defeats, which has seen the Steelmen lose to Hearts, Rangers and Celtic in their last three outings since former boss Craig Brown quit for SPL rivals Aberdeen. He said: "The last three results have been disappointing, although you have to look at the sides. "Hearts are on a great run and Motherwell probably deserved a point that night. The Rangers game was a blip. "After the first five minutes against Celtic the other night, I was thinking I probably wouldn't sign this contract! "But, with the second-half performance, they showed what they are all about and, in the end, could probably have nicked a point. "I just can't wait to get started now."

Formation:433Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

Formation: 442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Tomas Cerny
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Simon Mensing
  • Martin Canning
  • David Buchanan
  • Jonathon Routledge
  • Gary McDonald
  • Gavin Skelton
  • Flavio Paixao
  • Douglas Imrie
  • Jordan Kirkpatrick
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Andy Graham
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • Damian Casalinuovo
  • James McAlister
  • Ali Crawford
  • Grant Gillespie

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Match Report

Solid start for McCall Stuart McCall was denied victory in his first game as Motherwell manager but his team stemmed a three-match losing streak in a goalless Lanarkshire derby. McCall's team survived some late first half pressure from Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom club Hamilton with Dougie Imrie testing Darren Randolph from long range. But Motherwell began to take control and hit the woodwork after Tomas Cerny failed to hold Jamie Murphy's effort, although Imrie missed an excellent late chance. Motherwell lacked punch up front but McCall would at least have been encouraged by the gradual improvement while Hamilton's problems are clear as they failed to score for the fourth consecutive match to leave them five points adrift. McCall restored Nick Blackman to a familiar 4-4-2 formation with Marc Fitzpatrick dropping out following the 1-0 defeat at Celtic, which followed losses to Hearts and Rangers. The former Bradford manager was missing Steve Jennings, who was sitting in the stands as he served the final match of his suspension following his red card against Hearts, which is at the centre of a Scottish Football Association investigation after bookmakers reported unusual betting patterns. The referee who sent Jennings off, Stevie O'Reilly, was in charge at New Douglas Park but kept the cards to a minimum with Jim Goodwin and Simon Mensing booked for Hamilton and Tom Hateley cautioned for the visitors. Hamilton made three changes following their 1-0 defeat by Aberdeen with Gary McDonald, Flavio Paixao and Jordan Kirkpatrick coming in. Hamilton's last win came against Motherwell in October while the visitors had not won since November 10 against St Johnstone, and neither side looked confident going forward in an uneventful opening half hour. Motherwell had a slight edge in possession and territory but McDonald produced the first shot on target in the 18th minute when he fired in a powerful low drive from 25 yards that was held by Randolph. The game livened up around the half hour mark. Motherwell skipper Stephen Craigan volleyed just wide from 18 yards following a corner before Hamilton twice came close within 60 seconds. Imrie worked space 30 yards out before arrowing a strike towards the bottom corner, but Randolph got a strong hand to the ball to divert it wide. Paixao soon stood up a cross to the back post for McDonald, but it was inches too high and the midfielder headed just off target. Cerny then made his first save when he got down well to hold Blackman's drive from the edge of the box. Imrie was improving after a shaky start and he sent over an excellent cross for Paixao, who looped a header on to the roof of the net. Hamilton pushed in the final stages of the half with Randolph pushing over Imrie's 30-yard free-kick and Mensing glancing Paixao's corner just past the far post. Blackman shot harmlessly over after an initially promising counter-attack but Accies continued to have the edge, although their efforts were all coming from long range. Paixao and Kirkpatrick, twice, could not keep their efforts down and Randolph twice saved comfortably from Imrie. McCall made two substitutions before the hour mark, swapping John Sutton for the below-par Alan Gow and introducing Fitzpatrick after Steven Saunders injured a hamstring. Accies almost capitalised but Paixao could not get enough on the a cross and Goodwin's driven follow-up was cleared. Motherwell gradually began to push Hamilton back and they hit the woodwork in the 71st minute. Keith Lasley's pass took out Hamilton left-back David Buchanan and allowed Jamie Murphy space to fire in a low cross that Cerny palmed on to the bar. Craigan headed the resulting corner just over and Motherwell continued to press but Hamilton almost snatched a winner with two minutes left. Gavin Skelton's instant pass put Imrie clear but he shot wide of the far post from 18 yards. McCall suffered a blow in the final stages when on-loan Blackburn forward Blackman limped off with what looked like a groin injury.

Form Guide

    LLLLDL
  • Hamilton
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • WLDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 30/10/2010
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 13/02/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 06/02/2010
  • Hamilton
  • 2 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 07/11/2009
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 16/05/2009
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 14/02/2009

Top Scorers

Hamilton

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

Motherwell

  • N Blackman 9
  • J Sutton 4
  • J Murphy 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • A Gow 1
  • C Humphrey 1

Goals

Hamilton

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

Motherwell

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 24
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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