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  • Date:28 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
Goal!

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92:05 +2.05

Handball by Joel Thomas. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

91:28 +1.28

Lee Cox has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

89:42

Douglas Imrie fouled by David Proctor, the ref awards a free kick. Derek Lyle takes the direct free kick.

89:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Lyle by Ross Tokely. Simon Mensing takes the direct free kick.

87:13

Joel Thomas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

86:47

Ross Tokely is caught offside. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

81:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joel Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

80:45

The offside flag is raised against Adam Rooney. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

79:00

The referee blows for offside. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

77:31

Joel Thomas replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.

76:05

Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes to the near post, clearance by Derek Lyle.

73:47

Douglas Imrie fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.

72:56

Shane Sutherland on for Nick Ross. Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, Andy Graham manages to make a clearance.

71:50

Corner from the left by-line taken by Flavio Paixao, Andy Graham has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

70:15

Gavin Skelton is brought on as a substitute for Kyle Wilkie.

68:40

Foul by Russell Duncan on Kyle Wilkie, free kick awarded. Jonathon Routledge takes the free kick.

67:55

Derek Lyle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marco Paixao.

64:54

Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.

63:08

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Hayes, Grant Munro takes a shot. Tomas Cerny makes a save.

62:20

Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.

60:18

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

58:49

Corner taken by Jonathan Hayes, Tomas Cerny makes a save.

58:19

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Graham.

54:59

Grant Munro challenges Andy Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.

54:35

Short corner taken by Jonathan Hayes.

54:07

Foul by Kyle Wilkie on Nick Ross, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hayes.

53:46

The offside flag is raised against Flavio Paixao. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

51:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Flavio Paixao on Kenny Gillet. Flavio Paixao goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from left wing, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.

49:34

Douglas Imrie takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

48:40

Jonathon Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Andy Graham.

47:03

Kenny Gillet concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Esson by Flavio Paixao. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

45:08 +0.08

Foul by Grant Munro on Flavio Paixao, free kick awarded. Booking for Grant Munro. Free kick taken by Grant Gillespie.

43:18

Eric Odhiambo fouled by Flavio Paixao, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

42:17

Handball decision goes against Flavio Paixao. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

40:33

The referee blows for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Free kick taken by Ross Tokely.

39:25

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Graham. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.

38:31

Andy Graham fouled by Adam Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

36:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Wilkie by David Proctor. Marco Paixao delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

34:26

Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink. Ross Tokely receives a caution. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Douglas Imrie.

33:16

Jonathon Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Rooney. David Proctor takes the free kick.

31:44

Jonathon Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Eric Odhiambo. Kenny Gillet takes the direct free kick.

31:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Rooney. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.

29:34

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Flavio Paixao.

27:45

Kenny Gillet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. Grant Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

25:47

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, save made by Ryan Esson.

25:23

Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

22:23

Ross Tokely joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin McCann.

17:36

Jonathon Routledge challenges Lee Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

14:57

Jonathon Routledge fouled by Eric Odhiambo, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.

14:29

Flavio Paixao challenges Russell Duncan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Duncan restarts play with the free kick.

12:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Andy Graham. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from left by-line, Andy Graham makes a clearance.

11:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Rooney. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

9:20

Flavio Paixao is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

7:46

Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Gillet. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

4:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marco Paixao played to the near post, Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.

3:46

Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Duncan. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hayes.

3:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet by Nigel Hasselbaink. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

2:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Russell Duncan. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

0:42

Douglas Imrie grabs a goal. Inverness CT 0-1 Hamilton.

The match has kicked off.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The second half begins.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Tokely taken from Butcher Inverness boss Terry Butcher will again be without the services of Ross Tokely for the visit of Hamilton. The veteran defender received a scan on his calf this week and could be out of action for a fortnight, while Richie Foran (knee) and Gil Blumenshtein (calf) continue on the sidelines. Kevin McCann missed the Co-operative Cup tie with Peterhead in mid-week while Kenny Gillet and David Proctor came off in the 3-0 win over Peterhead but all three should be okay. Butcher has backed Adam Rooney and Eric Odhiambo to continue the club`s recent goalscoring form. Rooney has grabbed four goals in the victories over Dundee United and Peterhead, with Odhiambo playing his part with two assists. And Butcher believes the pair can be a force to be reckoned with in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. "They formed a good partnership last season and they've started the campaign well and that's great," Butcher said. "Eric has got superb ability, turns and holds the ball up well and has an eye for a pass. "Then Adam has a great eye for goal - there's no doubting that every time he hits the ball you think he's going to score. "Adam's a great player and starting to blossom into a top-class striker and we're obviously very happy with that. "There's also youngster Nick Ross who had a very good game against Peterhead on Wednesday night, and he's only 18 years old and learning very quickly." The Highlanders did well without the club`s longest-serving player Tokely last weekend as they equalled their biggest away win in the SPL with a 4-0 triumph at Tannadice. "We're down to the bare bones but everyone wants to play in the side so that's very encouraging," Butcher added. "We haven't got an awful lot to change it with, the international break comes up after the Hamilton game so there's no real reason to rest players. "Players want to play, if you try telling a player he's not in the team then you'll be faced with one angry player." Hamilton are without the suspended Martin Canning. New Dutch signing Nigel Hasselbaink comes in to the squad after his international clearance came through in midweek. Skipper Alex Neil continues his recovery from a hip operation while Mark McLaughlin (ankle) and David Elebert (hamstring) miss out again. Hamilton released Stuart Elliott and Jack Ross on Friday morning by mutual agreement. Hamilton boss Billy Reid insists incompatibility was the only reason behind Ross leaving the club after playing only two games. The full-back joined Accies in the summer on a one-year deal after being released by Clydesdale Bank Premier League rivals St Mirren. But the 34-year-old gave away two penalties on his debut - a 4-0 defeat at Aberdeen in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League - and was substituted in the 4-0 loss against Hearts at New Douglas Park last Saturday. Ross was then left out of the squad for the midweek Co-operative Insurance Cup defeat by Raith Rovers at Starks Park. Reid said there was nothing untoward about the decision. "Jack came in to see me and said he was finding it difficult to fit in to the system and there is no point in keeping a player who doesn't fit the system," the former Clyde boss said. "I'm sure he will hold his hands up and say that he didn't do well in his two games he played for us. "But there is no hard feelings and no fall-out and I'm sure Jack will say the same. "His leaving does leave us short at the back, he is an experienced defender and we haven't got a lot of them fit at the moment. "But he goes with our best wishes. "It didn't work out with Stuart either, he had injuries and it was better that he left for a fresh start." Reid has drafted new signing Nigel Hasselbaink into his squad for the trip north. The 19-year-old Dutch striker, nephew of former Holland frontman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, was signed from PSV Eindhoven and received international clearance earlier in the week. Reid said: "Nigel is a young lad who will need time to adapt to the Scottish game. "He isn't the tallest but he has good feet and good movement and I'm sure he will do well once he gets used to the game over here." Accies are still looking for their first win of the season and Reid knows Caley will be tough opponents. "It was an incredible result against Dundee United," Reid said. "I'm sure Scottish football couldn't believe it when Inverness won 4-0. "So it will be a difficult game for us but we believe we can win."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 433Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

  • Ryan Esson
  • Kevin McCann
  • David Proctor
  • Grant Munro
  • Kenny Gillet
  • Jonathan Hayes
  • Russell Duncan
  • Lee Cox
  • Nick Ross
  • Eric Odhiambo
  • Adam Rooney
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Ross Tokely
  • Stuart Golabek
  • Chris Innes
  • Roy McBain
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Danni Sanchez

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Match Report

Imrie thunderbolt lifts Accies Dougie Imrie's first-minute thunderbolt earned Hamilton a much-needed 1-0 win and their first points of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season as they edged out Inverness. Former Caley Thistle midfielder Imrie fired home a 30-yard strike after just 38 seconds in an explosive start. The early goal-of-the-season candidate proved decisive, inflicting a second consecutive home league defeat on Inverness. Hamilton manager Billy Reid made six changes to the team that lost 1-0 at Raith in the Co-operative Insurance Cup in midweek. Teenage Dutch striker Nigel Hasselbaink - nephew of former Chelsea frontman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - made his debut and was an impressive addition. Also into the team came Andrew Graham, David Buchanan, Kyle Wilkie, Jon Routledge and Grant Gillespie. But it was Imrie - one of those who kept their place - who stunned his former employers with a superb early goal. He stripped Lee Cox of possession before firing into the top corner beyond the reach of Ryan Esson. Esson's inclusion was one of two changes made by Inverness to the side that beat Peterhead 3-0 on Wednesday, with full-back Kevin McCann also coming in - making it the same starting 11 who destroyed Dundee United 4-0 at Tannadice last Sunday. Today's performance from Inverness paled in comparison to the show they gave against the Tangerines, with no shots on or off target from the hosts throughout the first half. Hamilton looked comfortable in attack and defence and Marco Paixao would have doubled the visitors' advantage after 25 minutes but for the athleticism of Esson. The Portuguese player tested the hosts' shot-stopper with a strike from the edge of the box after a lay-off from his twin brother Flavio. Ross Tokely replaced McCann, who was struggling with a groin injury, to try to shore up the home defence which was being tested by Hasselbaink but was booked after 35 minutes for a foul on the 19-year-old Dutchman. Goalscorer Imrie sent the subsequent 35-yard free-kick low and around the wall, inches wide of the post. Hasselbaink broke quickly on the counter-attack five minutes after the interval to cut back to Flavio Paixao in the box, but his low shot was blocked by Kenny Gillet. The rebound fell at the feet of Imrie, whose angled effort from inside the area went over the bar. Inverness produced their first real chance after 55 minutes when Jonny Hayes played a clever free-kick short to Nick Ross who crossed into the box towards Eric Odhiambo, but his header was cleared at the cost of a corner which came to nothing. On the hour Hamilton's Andrew Graham forced Esson to make a low block from a close-range header after he connected with a deep cross from Kyle Wilkie. The test seemed to fire up Inverness and their top scorer Adam Rooney managed to lob goalkeeper Tomas Cerny but Graham was back in time to prevent a goal. At the other end Hasselbaink then played in Flavio Paixao whose low shot was stopped by Esson. Inverness manager Terry Butcher introduced attacker Shane Sutherland for teenager Nick Ross as his side pursued an equaliser, while Hamilton boss Reid swapped Hasselbaink for Joel Thomas. Rooney might have levelled but steered the ball wide with only nine minutes remaining after running on to an Odhiambo through-ball, but he was spared his blushes for not hitting the target by being flagged offside. Thomas then used pace and power to break free but hit the side-netting from an angle when just inside the box. Graham looked as if he may have brought down Sutherland in the closing stages but referee John McKendrick waved away shouts for a last-minute penalty from the disgruntled home support.

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