Hamilton Academical moved four points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship with victory over Falkirk.

Anthony Andreu struck the hosts' opener and Michael Devlin and Alister Crawford had chances to double the lead.

Rory Loy and then Craig Sibbald were denied by Accies goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert in the run up to half-time.

Andreu and Conor McGrandles were unable to add to Hamilton's lead but Louis Longridge did get the second with an 18-yard shot late on.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Hamilton Academical

  • 01 Cuthbert
  • 02 Gordon
  • 03 Hendrie
  • 06 Gillespie
  • 04 Devlin
  • 05 Canning
  • 22 Andreu (Longridge - 89' )
  • 18 MacKinnon Booked
  • 99 Antoine-Curier (McGrath - 70' )
  • 09 McShane (Brophy - 90' )
  • 11 Crawford

Substitutes

  • 10 Neil
  • 14 McGrath
  • 17 Longridge
  • 19 Currie
  • 20 Brophy
  • 24 Tena
  • 33 Kilday

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 15 Dick
  • 08 Alston
  • 06 Vaulks
  • 34 McCracken
  • 07 Fulton Booked (Small - 90' )
  • 10 Sibbald (Leahy - 74' )
  • 33 Loy Booked
  • 13 Bingham (Shepherd - 81' )
  • 11 McGrandles

Substitutes

  • 12 Bowman
  • 16 Grant
  • 17 Faulds
  • 18 Small
  • 19 Leahy
  • 24 Greene
  • 31 Shepherd
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 1,340

Match Stats

Shots

7 6

On target

3 4

Corners

3 7

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0.

90:00 +2:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0.

90:00 +0:21

Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:21

Foul by Lewis Small (Falkirk).

89:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Jon McShane.

89:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Lewis Small replaces Jay Fulton.

88:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0. Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

88:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Louis Longridge replaces Anthony Andreu.

86:00

Jaison McGrath (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:55

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

80:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Rakish Bingham.

78:37

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:37

Foul by Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical).

78:17

Attempt saved. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

76:50 Booking

Booking Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

76:39

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:39

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

74:56

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

74:56

Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Craig Sibbald.

71:22

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:22

Foul by Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical).

69:53 Booking

Booking Jay Fulton (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

69:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jaison McGrath replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier.

65:37

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Martin Canning.

65:00

Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

64:03

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Grant Gillespie.

62:14

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by David McCracken.

61:35

Attempt missed. Anthony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

60:56

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Dick.

51:57

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ziggy Gordon.

48:47

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

46:37

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:37

Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

45:00

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 1, Falkirk 0.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Falkirk 0.

45:00

Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:56

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

39:56

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

35:16

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

34:19

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:19

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

32:08

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

31:17

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

31:17

Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:57

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darian MacKinnon.

29:11

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:11

Foul by Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical).

27:02

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Anthony Andreu.

20:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Falkirk 0. Anthony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mickael Antoine-Curier.

18:28

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:28

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

17:40

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

16:05

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

16:05

Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:33

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ali Crawford.

7:47

Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:47

Foul by Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical).

6:15

Attempt missed. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

5:39

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:39

Foul by Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical).

3:57

Attempt missed. Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

3:26

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Dick.

2:13

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Martin Canning.

0:30

Attempt missed. Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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