Hamilton Accies moved to the top of the Scottish Championship with a narrow win over Alloa Athletic.

Accies took an early lead when the returning Alex Neil freed Jason Scotland to fire home.

Substitute Andrew Ryan doubled the lead immediately after the break, smashing home after being set up by Scotland.

Ross Caldwell pulled a goal back for Alloa with a header into the bottom corner to create some nervy moments in the final minutes.

With bottom side Morton defeating Dundee, victory allowed Accies to go a point clear at the top with two games remaining.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Hamilton Academical

  • 01 Cuthbert
  • 33 Kilday
  • 06 Gillespie
  • 10 Neil Booked (Docherty - 67' )
  • 05 Canning Booked
  • 24 Tena
  • 17 Longridge
  • 11 Crawford
  • 50 Scotland (Antoine-Curier - 76' )
  • 18 MacKinnon (Ryan - 28' Booked )
  • 22 Andreu

Substitutes

  • 04 Devlin
  • 19 Currie
  • 21 Docherty
  • 25 Armstrong
  • 32 Ryan
  • 35 George
  • 99 Antoine-Curier

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 05 Tiffoney
  • 10 Holmes
  • 04 Gordon
  • 03 Meggatt Booked
  • 07 Cawley
  • 06 Young (Caldwell - 67' )
  • 09 Kirk
  • 08 McCord Booked
  • 11 Caddis

Substitutes

  • 12 Caldwell
  • 14 Robertson
  • 15 Flannigan
  • 16 Riordan
  • 17 Wilson
  • 18 Gemmell
  • 21 McDowall
Ref: Iain Brines
Att: 1,087

Match Stats

Shots

9 2

On target

5 1

Corners

8 3

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +2:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +1:45

Foul by Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical).

90:00 +1:45

Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:12

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Ross Caldwell.

87:58 Booking

Booking Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

87:54

Foul by Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical).

87:54

(Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:37

Foul by Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical).

86:37

Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:55

Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

85:12

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

84:18

Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:18

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

82:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Caddis with a cross.

82:04

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

80:07

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Martin Canning.

79:10

Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

75:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Jason Scotland.

74:31

Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

74:15

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Martin Canning.

73:04

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

70:48

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

70:48

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:33

Attempt missed. Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

66:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Greg Docherty replaces Alex Neil.

66:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ross Caldwell replaces Darren Young.

65:46

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

63:17

Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:17

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

61:12 Booking

Booking Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

61:05

Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:05

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

60:26 Booking

Booking Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

60:23

Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:23

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

58:00

Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:53

Foul by Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical).

55:21

Foul by Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical).

55:21

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:52 Booking

Booking Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

53:44

Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

53:44

Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:11

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

51:07

Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).

51:07

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:03

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

46:39

Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:39

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

45:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 0. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Scotland.

45:00

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

44:17

Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:17

Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).

42:59 Booking

Booking Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

42:53

Foul by Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical).

42:53

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:39

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

36:39

Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).

34:09

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

34:09

Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:15

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

32:15

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:40

Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:40

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

29:12

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

28:02

Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:02

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

27:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Andy Ryan replaces Darian MacKinnon because of an injury.

24:51

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

23:21

Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).

23:21

Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:00

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

23:00

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:28

Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:28

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

17:08

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Scott Bain.

16:54

Attempt saved. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

14:18

Foul by Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical).

14:18

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:41

Foul by Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic).

9:41

Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:20

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Caddis.

6:05

Foul by Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical).

6:05

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 0. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Neil.

1:39

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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