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Alex Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Akpo Sodje. Douglas Imrie receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Derek Riordan from the free kick, Sean Murdoch makes a save.
Corner taken by Liam Miller, Headed effort from inside the area by Francis Dickoh misses to the left of the goal.
Tom Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francis Dickoh. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Callum Booth, clearance by Lee Kilday.
The ball is sent over by David Stephens, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Miller, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Clearance made by Grant Gillespie.
The ball is crossed by Martin Scott, Lee Kilday makes a clearance.
Derek Riordan takes a shot. Mark Carrington gets a block in.
David Stephens sends in a cross.
Douglas Imrie is adjudged to have handled the ball. Callum Booth takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line.
Callum Booth produces a cross, clearance made by Alex Neil.
The ball is delivered by David Stephens.
Ricardo Vaz Te goes off and David Stephens comes on.
Derek Riordan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Tom Elliott comes on in place of Nigel Hasselbaink.
A cross is delivered by Liam Miller.
Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Sean Murdoch gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken by Liam Miller, Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Clearance made by David Buchanan.
Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Mensing.
The ball is delivered by David Wotherspoon, clearance made by Lee Kilday.
Foul by Lewis Stevenson on Mark Carrington, free kick awarded. Mark Carrington takes the free kick.
James McAlister sends in a cross, Header from close in by Gary McDonald misses to the left of the target.
Richie Towell leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Stevenson.
Liam Miller delivers the ball.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Callum Booth.
A cross is delivered by Callum Booth, save by Sean Murdoch.
David Wotherspoon takes the inswinging corner, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
Akpo Sodje grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-2 Hamilton.Assist by Callum Booth.
Callum Booth fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hanlon takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Riordan on Lee Kilday. Derek Riordan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Alex Neil.
The ball is crossed by Richie Towell, Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save made by Sean Murdoch.
Richie Towell crosses the ball, James McAlister manages to make a clearance.
Foul by David Buchanan on Ricardo Vaz Te, free kick awarded. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Douglas Imrie fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. David Buchanan takes the free kick.
Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Liam Miller challenges James McAlister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Douglas Imrie takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Paul Hanlon, save by Sean Murdoch.
Simon Mensing challenges Akpo Sodje unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Wotherspoon from right wing, clearance made by Simon Mensing.
David Buchanan delivers the ball, save by Mark Brown.
Douglas Imrie fouled by Akpo Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Carrington replaces James Chambers. Direct free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
Ricardo Vaz Te challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. (Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Grant Gillespie coming on for Ali Crawford. Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Gary McDonald.
Ricardo Vaz Te crosses the ball, James McAlister manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line to the near post, Lee Kilday manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Richie Towell, Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
Callum Booth crosses the ball.
Richie Towell delivers the ball, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
The ball is crossed by Derek Riordan, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.
Liam Miller sends in a cross, clearance by Lee Kilday.
The ball is crossed by David Wotherspoon, James McAlister makes a clearance.
Liam Miller takes a shot. Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
Martin Scott on for Victor Palsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Paul Hanlon. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
Callum Booth takes the outswinging corner, Francis Dickoh takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
Shot from deep inside the area by Derek Riordan clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Miller from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Paul Hanlon clears the crossbar.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Simon Mensing gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Liam Miller, clearance by Lee Kilday.
The ball is delivered by Callum Booth, Headed effort from inside the area by Gary McDonald misses to the right of the goal.
An own goal is conceded by Liam Miller. Hibernian 0-2 Hamilton.
Akpo Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ali Crawford from left wing, Francis Dickoh manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie, David Buchanan takes a shot.
Centre by Liam Miller, Francis Dickoh produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth, David Buchanan manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Richie Towell, James McAlister makes a clearance.
Callum Booth delivers the ball, clearance made by David Buchanan.
Richie Towell sends in a cross, David Buchanan manages to make a clearance.
David Wotherspoon takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by James Chambers.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line, Francis Dickoh takes a shot. Sean Murdoch makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Miller, Sean Murdoch makes a save.
Callum Booth sends in a cross, Lee Kilday manages to make a clearance.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save made by Sean Murdoch.
Foul by Gary McDonald on Liam Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
David Wotherspoon takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Liam Miller, Lee Kilday makes a clearance.
Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on James Chambers, free kick awarded. Alex Neil takes the direct free kick.
Nigel Hasselbaink has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Ali Crawford has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
James McAlister delivers the ball.
The ball is sent over by James McAlister, clearance made by Francis Dickoh.
David Wotherspoon has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
The ball is swung over by Victor Palsson.
James Chambers finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Hamilton.Assist by Nigel Hasselbaink.
David Wotherspoon produces a cross, clearance made by David Buchanan.
Callum Booth takes the outswinging corner, Akpo Sodje produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, save by Mark Brown.
David Wotherspoon produces a cross.
Corner taken short by Liam Miller.
Calderwood planning ahead
Colin Calderwood hopes to mould his Hibernian team into shape in the final six matches of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign in order to achieve more next season.
Hibs finished fourth last term but a poor start contributed to the departure of John Hughes in October and Calderwood's appointment.
Calderwood won two of his first 17 games in charge as his side struggled towards the foot of the table, before a run of five straight wins resurrected Hibs' season.
However, the turnaround was not enough to clinch a place in the top six and Hibs enter Sunday`s match with bottom club Hamilton seeking to finish the season with a flourish.
Calderwood said: "We don't have the excitement of being in the top six, but we've got lots to play for - only for ourselves. We've got to look after what we do.
"We've got to be professional and we've got to build on the momentum and the run we're on. We want to finish as positively as we can.
"It will be a good examination of our professionalism and also the level that we can achieve and that's what really interests me in the games coming up."
Due to the SPL split, which occurs after Sunday`s match, Hibs can place seventh at best.
Calderwood, though, insists there is plenty to play for this term, including finding combinations in defence, midfield and attack which can take Hibs forward next term.
Some members of Calderwood's squad - 14 of whom are out of contract - will also be playing for deals away from Easter Road, having been told they are surplus to requirements.
Calderwood is eager to discover the personalities in his dressing room, with winning all-important.
He added: "I'm looking at what my team can produce. I want us to be on the front foot and displaying talents that would be good indications for a better season next year.
"The five games after this weekend we've got to set ourselves individual goals and we'll do that.
"It will be an education for everyone and we want to see a team evolve out of this situation."
Hibs have just one new injury concern. Matt Thornhill has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The midfielder suffered a medial ligament injury in last weekend's SPL win at Aberdeen.
Tomas Cerny believes Hamilton must cling to the small hope of retaining their Clydesdale Bank Premier League status until relegation is confirmed.
Accies head into the weekend action 12 points adrift of nearest rivals St Mirren at the bottom of the table.
Billy Reid's men have won just two games all season but Cerny insists they must at least attempt to finish what has been a difficult campaign on a high.
He said: "I can't talk for the other guys but I know that we will try to win every game. There are still games to go and, although it's very, very small, there is still a chance to stay up.
"While there is still this chance, we will just try to win as many games as possible and try to stay up."
Hibs are an example of a team who successfully transformed their own fortunes but Cerny concedes Hamilton have probably left it too late.
The goalkeeper added: "The problem is the number of games, there are not many games left. At the very least, we want to finish the season strongly and get some results before the end of the season."
Hamilton will take inspiration from last week's performance against Rangers, which saw the Scottish champions scrape a 1-0 win after Accies had missed a penalty, but the outcome summed up their season so far.
Cerny said: "That game was last week, we have trained all week and I don't think anyone is thinking about that game anymore. We are just disappointed with how things have gone.
"We have played well but just haven't managed to score goals in a lot of the games. It's happened so many times this season and it's really disappointing but all we can do is just keep working and try to win the next game."
Cerny admits his own future remains unclear until the club's position is resolved.
He said: "I have one more year left here at Hamilton. I'll have to sit down with the manager and chairman and talk about the future here at the club and what's going to happen next year.
"I don't want to talk about it now because this season is not finished. I'll finish the season and see where we are and then maybe talk about it."
David Elebert is a doubt for Hamilton with a hamstring injury. Boss Reid has one or two other unnamed players carrying knocks, while Mark McLaughlin and Martin Canning are both sidelined.
Accies shock Hibs
Hamilton boosted their slim survival prospects at Easter Road with their third win of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season, beating Hibernian 2-1
James Chambers' ninth-minute strike and a Liam Miller own-goal handed the bottom side a 2-0 half-time lead and they held on despite Akpo Sodje pulling one back after 66 minutes.
The result, sparked by livewire Nigel Hasselbaink, who laid on the opener, was Hamilton's first win at Easter Road since January 1987 and saw them reduce the deficit at the foot of the table to nine points.
Eighth-placed Hibs had opportunities - Francis Dickoh hit the bar with a header and missed two others - but suffered just a second loss in 10 games.
With five matches remaining, Hamilton will need to continue to show all the battling characteristics which earned them victory today.
They also must end their season-long run without a home win and beat nearest rivals St Mirren on May 1.
Like Accies, Hibs were haunted by the prospect of relegation until a run of five straight wins - including a 2-1 victory at New Douglas Park - lifted Colin Calderwood's side to safety.
Fewer than 100 Hamilton fans made the journey east to Edinburgh, but after nine minutes they had reason to be optimistic that their side could claim a first win at Easter Road since 1987 and enhance their survival prospects.
Hasselbaink, operating alone up front, drifted wide to the left and ran at Francis Dickoh.
The striker, nephew of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, kept running, Dickoh unable to make a tackle, before evading his marker on the byline and cutting the ball back for Chambers to tuck in his first Accies goal.
Hasselbaink then fluffed a good chance after 17 minutes, missing a simple tap-in from Chambers' through ball.
Dickoh almost made amends for his defensive failings, but his header from David Wotherspoon's corner was well saved by Tomas Cerny.
Hibs looked vulnerable in defence but were beginning to make inroads in attack and Dickoh should have equalised but headed Miller's cross from the right over.
Lee Kilday hit the bar with a header from Dougie Imrie's corner, but Accies did go two up after being granted another set-piece opportunity when Sodje fouled Hasselbaink.
Sodje attempted to clear Alistair Crawford's inswinging free-kick with a header which ricocheted back off Miller and dribbled into the net after 34 minutes.
Dickoh then headed onto the bar from Callum Booth's corner, but Hibs faced a two-goal half-time deficit and manager Colin Calderwood replaced Victor Palsson with Martin Scott.
Hibs spent the second half camped in Hamilton's half but struggled to break down the visitors until the 66th minute.
Callum Booth's long cross-field ball found Sodje racing through and he tucked a cool finish beneath Cerny.
Hibs continued to press and Derek Riordan missed a half chance before Cerny scrambled Booth's deflected cross round for a corner.
Hibs continued to press forward and Sodje had a strike which deflected over and from the resulting corner Paul Hanlon twice was denied on the line, Cerny collecting the loose ball.
Hamilton were forced deep to protect their lead and Riordan flashed a shot off target and referee Brian Winter turned down two hopeful Hibs appeals for handball in the area.
Substitute Grant Gillespie cleared a Sodje header off the line before Simon Mensing headed narrowly wide of his own goal from Mark Brown's long ball forward.
Imrie was booked for tangling with Wotherspoon at the edge of area as Riordan stepped up to take a stoppage-time free-kick which was retaken.
Cerny held the shot and Hamilton survived to claim a vital victory.
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