Scottish Championship
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Hamilton Academical 2-0 Falkirk

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.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Gordon
  • 3Hendrie
  • 6Gillespie
  • 4Devlin
  • 5Canning
  • 22AndreuSubstituted forLongridgeat 89'minutes
  • 18MacKinnonBooked at 77mins
  • 99Antoine-CurierSubstituted forMcGrathat 70'minutes
  • 9McShaneSubstituted forBrophyat 90'minutes
  • 11Crawford

Substitutes

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

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 15Dick
  • 8Alston
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCracken
  • 7FultonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forSmallat 90'minutes
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forLeahyat 74'minutes
  • 33LoyBooked at 89mins
  • 13BinghamSubstituted forShepherdat 81'minutes
  • 11McGrandles

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Falkirk 0.
Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Small (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Eamonn Brophy replaces Jon McShane.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lewis Small replaces Jay Fulton.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Louis Longridge replaces Anthony Andreu.
Jaison McGrath (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Rakish Bingham.
Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical).
Attempt saved. Jay Fulton (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.
Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).
Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).
Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Craig Sibbald.
Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical).

Booking

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jaison McGrath replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Martin Canning.
Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Grant Gillespie.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by David McCracken.
Attempt missed. Anthony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Liam Dick.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ziggy Gordon.
Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 1, Falkirk 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Falkirk 0.
Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).
Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).
Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).
Jon McShane (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darian MacKinnon.
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical).
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Anthony Andreu.

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.
Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).
Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).
Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ali Crawford.
Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Devlin (Hamilton Academical).
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.
Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton117311124
2Dundee11623820
3Raith Rovers10541619
4Falkirk11434315
5Livingston10424-214
6Alloa11425-214
7Dumbarton11425-514
8Queen of Sth11335012
9Cowdenbeath11326-611
10Morton11137-136
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