skip to content
Sam Parkin goes off and Kevin Rutkiewicz comes on.
Chris Millar is shown a yellow card. Chris Millar concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Derek Lyle on for Mark McLaughlin.
Damian Casalinuovo is brought on as a substitute for Nigel Hasselbaink. Daniel Grainger grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-2 St Johnstone.Foul by David Buchanan on Liam Caddis, free kick awarded.
Mark McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Haber. Michael Duberry takes the free kick.
Liam Caddis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Collin Samuel. Andrew Jackson goes off and Marcus Haber comes on.
Unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by Sam Parkin results in a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save made by Graeme Smith.
Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save by Graeme Smith.
Nigel Hasselbaink is booked. The referee shows Alan Maybury a yellow card.
Mark McLaughlin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Collin Samuel by Mark McLaughlin. Direct free kick taken by Liam Craig.
Andrew Jackson challenges Mark McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Michael Duberry goes into the book. Penalty scored by Simon Mensing. Hamilton 1-1 St Johnstone.Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie. Michael Duberry is penalised for a handball.
Marco Paixao joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary McDonald. The referee blows for offside. Graeme Smith takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger, save by Tomas Cerny.
The referee shows Douglas Imrie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Douglas Imrie challenges Daniel Grainger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
Douglas Imrie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Daniel Grainger restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Gary McDonald on Michael Duberry, free kick awarded. Michael Duberry takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Andrew Jackson. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.
Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Graeme Smith makes a save. Flavio Paixao fouled by Andrew Jackson, the ref awards a free kick. Flavio Paixao delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Graeme Smith.
Michael Duberry concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Douglas Imrie from right channel, David MacKay makes a clearance.
Michael Duberry fouled by Mark McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line, clearance made by Michael Duberry.
Gary McDonald challenges Daniel Grainger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Grainger takes the free kick.
David Buchanan produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Gary McDonald misses to the right of the target.
David Buchanan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Grainger, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Michael Duberry. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Daniel Grainger on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Douglas Imrie.
Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger, save by Tomas Cerny.
Unfair challenge on Martin Canning by Sam Parkin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Murray Davidson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Douglas Imrie challenges Alan Maybury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duberry on Tomas Cerny. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
Daniel Grainger delivers the ball in from the corner, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance by Flavio Paixao.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger by Gary McDonald. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Sam Parkin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Hamilton 0-1 St Johnstone.The assist for the goal came from Liam Craig.
Chris Millar produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line, Murray Davidson makes a clearance.
Nigel Hasselbaink is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Routledge by Murray Davidson. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Routledge by Murray Davidson. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Nigel Hasselbaink. Indirect free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
Alan Maybury challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Buchanan restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Flavio Paixao, Sam Parkin makes a clearance.
Sam Parkin challenges Simon Mensing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
The game begins.
The referee blows for half time.
The second half has started.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
No worries for Reid
Hamilton manager Billy Reid has no fresh injury concerns ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against St Johnstone.
The Accies boss expects to name a similar squad to the one which drew with St Mirren last week.
He has also been boosted by the news that skipper Alex Neil has returned to training following hip surgery in the summer.
Reid has refused to rule out a swoop for Mickael Antoine-Curier after his former loan player was made redundant by Dundee.
The French striker impressed while on loan at Accies last season before returning to the Irn-Bru First Division club in the summer.
Antoine-Curier - back in his homeland receiving treatment for a knee injury - this week spoke of his desire to return to New Douglas Park after being made redundant when Dundee were plunged into administration this month.
Reid is not in a position to make a move for the player at the moment but refused to close the door on the possibility of the forward being recruited by Hamilton.
"Mickael Antoine-Curier did brilliantly for me and I think everyone knows I'm a big admirer of Mickael," he told Press Association Sport.
"I tried to sign him here and unfortunately we couldn't manage to do that. At the moment, I'm not in a position to sign him.
"I'd like to sign him and I will speak to him in the next couple of days.
"He's picked up a bad injury with a knee problem.
"Mickael is just going to have to take his time getting back. He's got to start training again."
Antoine-Curier was one of nine Dundee players made redundant, with manager Gordon Chisholm and his assistant Billy Dodds also axed.
Reid added: "It's really bad for everybody at the club but I know Mickael personally and he was brilliant for me in the SPL at the start.
"He would have finished the season really well but he picked up an injury which set him back a bit.
"I feel for him because I know he wants to get his career back in the right direction. He's more than capable of playing in the SPL.
"For that to happen at Dundee is a disaster for him.
"But the most important thing is his knee problem, it's kept him out for most of the season so far and I'm not too sure what condition he is in at the moment.
"Maybe, come January, Mickael might hopefully be ready to play in the SPL again."
Murray Davidson is available again but Peter Enckelman remains a doubt for St Johnstone.
Davidson has recovered from a groin problem, while Enckelman was an unused substitute in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Inverness due to a thigh muscle injury, which means Graeme Smith is set to continue in goal.
Steven Anderson serves the second match of his two-match suspension, while Graham Gartland and Kevin Moon (both knee) remain out.
Manager Derek McInnes hopes St Johnstone can build momentum for next week's double header with Celtic by recording a victory.
Saints meet Celtic at McDairmid Park on Wednesday in the Co-operative Insurance Cup quarter-final and four days later in the league, but McInnes is adamant his side are first focused on extending a run of three wins in the last five in all competitions at New Douglas Park.
He said: "We need to make sure our focus and concentration is on the game.
"The Celtic games will take care of themselves when they come round.
"All we want to do is go into those games with Celtic on the back of a good performance and hopefully a good result at Hamilton.
"Hamilton are a good side, on their day they can show that and we've got to make sure that it's a difficult game for them.
"Anything we get will be hard-fought for, hard-earned.
"We're determined to make sure we play well and pick up something from the game."
Grainger free-kick secures Saints victory
Danny Grainger's late free-kick gave St Johnstone a 2-1 victory over Hamilton in a tetchy Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter at New Douglas Park.
Perth striker Sam Parkin had given the visitors the lead before the break with a header after 19 minutes of what had been a dire first half.
Former Saints midfielder Simon Mensing levelled from the spot in the 67th minute after St Johnstone defender Michael Duberry had handled a Dougie Imrie corner inside his own box and it looked like a share of the spoils were on the cards.
However, in the 86th minute, after Saints substitute Liam Caddis, on for Collin Samuel, was fouled by David Buchanan, Grainger drove the 25-yard free-kick past a ruck of players and into the far corner of the net.
The visitors started the game the more positively but it was all rather haphazard as both sides battled for dominance.
Amid all the huffing and puffing, in the 12th minute, Accies midfielder Jim Goodwin had an effort from 25 yards which Saints keeper Graeme Smith saved easily.
At the other end moments later, Perth striker Samuel drove wide of the target with a wild swing at the back post.
There were only sporadic moments of excitement and in the 18th minute St Johnstone midfielder Chris Millar battled well to win possession but drove just over from 25 yards.
But a minute later the Perth side took the lead when Liam Craig's accurate cross from the left found Parkin unmarked and he steered his header from 12 yards past the helpless Hamilton keeper Tomas Cerny.
The home fans growled as the loss of the goal failed to spark their side in to life and it was St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson who was next to have an effort on goal, although his volley from 25 yards sailed high over the bar.
Saints overall looked sharper and eager but some slack play in defence had Smith racing quickly from his goal to block Nigel Hasselbaink's drive.
Then, in the 35th minute, Accies midfielder Gary McDonald headed wide a good cross from Buchanan who did well to reach a Jon Routledge pass down the left.
However, this was no concerted fight back from the home side who failed to test Smith again before the break.
Two minutes after the break Accies had a half-hearted claim for a penalty when Imrie went down in the box after clashing with Duberry, whom he had just robbed, but referee Mike Tumilty was not impressed.
But at least there was some encouragement for the home side and moments later Imrie forced Smith in to a save with a toe-poke from 14 yards after again racing down the right.
Tumilty had to have words with Accies boss Billy Reid, who was becoming increasingly frustrated at some of the decisions he felt were going against his team.
But in the 56th minute there were penalty claims from the visitors when Parkin clashed with Hamilton stopper Mark McLaughlin as he bid to get on to the end of an Alan Maybury cross but again Tumilty stood firm.
However, there was a penalty awarded in the 67th minute when Duberry inexplicable handled an Imrie corner and Mensing side-footed the spot kick confidently in to the corner.
As the game became increasingly tetchy, Hasselbaink had a decent chance in front of goal in the 76th minute but failed to connect properly allowing Smith to make a relatively easy save, the Saints keeper having to make a better save from Flavio Paixao moments later.
If anything Hamilton were now looking the more likely winners but Grainger's free-kick had the home fans slumped back in their seats.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk