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  • Date:25 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:1,914
Goal!

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90:54 +0.54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Graham Carey, save made by Kevin Cuthbert. Corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line, Lee Mair grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Hamilton.Assist on the goal came from Graham Carey.

88:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McGowan on Jon Routledge. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

87:48

Booking for Jon Routledge for dissent.

86:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Carey, Michael Devlin makes a clearance.

85:47

Grant Gillespie challenges Dougie Imrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Dummett takes the indirect free kick.

84:45

Andy Ryan on for James Keatings.

83:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ziggy Gordon on Paul Dummett. The referee cautions Ziggy Gordon for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Graham Carey from left wing, clearance by Alex Neil.

81:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul McGowan, clearance by Martin Canning.

78:28

Short corner worked by Ali Crawford.

78:07

Graham Carey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Gillespie. Martin Canning takes the indirect free kick.

77:31

Shot from outside the box by Jim Goodwin misses to the left of the goal.

76:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey, Lee Mair takes a shot. Save made by Kevin Cuthbert. Corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey from the right by-line, save by Kevin Cuthbert.

71:07

Steven Thompson is caught offside. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

69:22

Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Michael Devlin results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Graham Carey from the free kick, save by Kevin Cuthbert. Short corner taken by Graham Carey.

64:45

David van Zanten gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ali Crawford. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Hendrie.

61:52

The offside flag is raised against Steven Thompson. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

60:12

Ziggy Gordon is brought on as a substitute for Gary Fisher.

58:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Parkin by Martin Canning. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Graham Carey, clearance made by Alex Neil. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Carey, clearance by Michael Devlin.

55:25

Foul by Steven Thompson on Grant Gillespie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

55:10

Unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Ali Crawford results in a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

52:24

Effort on goal by Jim Goodwin from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

51:14

Marc McAusland produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

50:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Alex Neil. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.

48:19

Dougie Imrie takes a shot.

45:01

David van Zanten joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kenny McLean.

43:07

Martin Canning concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny McLean. Kenny McLean fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

42:18

Michael Devlin fouled by Steven Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

39:53

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Louis Longridge misses to the left of the target.

35:23

Steven Thompson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

33:56

Steven Thompson comes on in place of Lewis Guy.

32:24

Lewis Guy challenges Martin Canning unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Neil restarts play with the free kick.

28:44

Lewis Guy concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Canning. Kevin Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.

26:17

Corner taken by Graham Carey, Alex Neil makes a clearance.

24:39

Kenny McLean fouled by Alex Neil, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Graham Carey, Gary Fisher gets a block in.

23:42

Jon Routledge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Craig Samson.

22:43

Gary Fisher fouled by Lewis Guy, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Neil restarts play with the free kick.

21:20

Corner taken right-footed by Ali Crawford from the right by-line, Close range header by Michael Devlin goes over the bar.

18:29

Corner taken by Graham Carey, Lee Mair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Routledge. Kevin Cuthbert takes the indirect free kick.

16:21

Effort from just outside the area by James Keatings goes over the target.

13:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Routledge by Jim Goodwin. Alex Neil takes the free kick.

12:22

Grant Gillespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Carey. Graham Carey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Steven Hendrie.

9:48

Corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey, save made by Kevin Cuthbert.

9:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Devlin on Sam Parkin. Free kick taken by Paul McGowan.

8:29

Unfair challenge on Gary Fisher by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Routledge.

4:33

Louis Longridge has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

3:36

Corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey from the left by-line, clearance made by Martin Canning.

0:41

Kenny McLean has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

Match Preview

Lennon hoping lessons have been learned St Mirren manager Danny Lennon hopes the painful lessons of Saturday's defeat against Kilmarnock can help drive his players into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup. Saints dominated the first half at Rugby Park but found themselves behind at half-time and ultimately only had a late Paul McGowan consolation to show for their efforts in a 3-1 defeat. Lennon welcomes Hamilton to Paisley in the third round and wants his players to unleash their frustrations on the Irn-Bru First Division side. "We're certainly hurting from the result on Saturday," the St Mirren manager said. "We felt we created enough chances to win the game but the ball didn't kindly for us in front of goal. "On another day we could have got three points but Kilmarnock took their chances and that's football. "You certainly learn more in defeat than victory and we feel there are things we have learnt that we can put into action in the weeks ahead. "We certainly want to heal that hurt from Saturday and we have an opportunity to do that against Hamilton. "I just feel we haven't really hit fifth gear yet but we are working hard on a few things. There is certainly great potential on our squad of players. "We are totally focused on fulfilling that potential." Hamilton proved stubborn opponents for St Mirren in the William Hill Scottish Cup last season with a solitary Graham Carey goal all that separated the teams over 180 minutes of football. But they showed improvement on their League Cup form in the last round when they avenged last season's defeat by Ayr with a 5-1 victory over the Honest Men. "We will approach the game in the same manner as we approached the Ayr United game," Lennon said. "Cup shocks happen in every round and we don't want to be on the end of one." Hamilton will be without four strikers. Jon McShane, Andy Ryan and Kieran Miller are all ruled out through injury and on-loan St Johnstone striker Stevie May has not been given clearance to play by the Perth club. On-loan Celtic striker James Keatings, who scored twice as a substitute to rescue a 3-3 draw with Dumbarton on Saturday looks set to start, with New Douglas Park manager Billy Reid looking for his youngsters to learn fast. Reid said: "If we are to do anything in this tie then we have to improve defensively. "Three of our back four are learning their trade on the job and it showed at the weekend. Hopefully they have learned and will be much stronger against a strong St Mirren outfit."

Formation:3142Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 541Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

  • Craig Samson
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • Paul Dummett
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Dougie Imrie
  • Paul McGowan
  • Kenny McLean
  • Graham Carey
  • Sam Parkin
  • Lewis Guy
  • SUBS
  • Chris Smith
  • David van Zanten
  • Steven Thompson
  • Gary Teale
  • David Barron

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