Scottish Championship
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Hamilton Academical 2-1 Alloa Athletic

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.

Line-ups

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 33Kilday
  • 6Gillespie
  • 10NeilBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDochertyat 67'minutes
  • 5CanningBooked at 54mins
  • 24Tena
  • 17Longridge
  • 11Crawford
  • 50ScotlandSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 76'minutes
  • 18MacKinnonSubstituted forRyanat 28'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22Andreu

Substitutes

  • 4Devlin
  • 19Currie
  • 21Docherty
  • 25Armstrong
  • 32Ryan
  • 35George
  • 99Antoine-Curier

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 5Tiffoney
  • 10Holmes
  • 4Gordon
  • 3MeggattBooked at 62mins
  • 7Cawley
  • 6YoungSubstituted forCaldwellat 67'minutes
  • 9Kirk
  • 8McCordBooked at 61mins
  • 11Caddis

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamHamiltonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 2, Alloa Athletic 1.
Foul by Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical).
Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Ross Caldwell.

Booking

Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical).
(Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical).
Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.
Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

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.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Lee Kilday.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Martin Canning.
Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Jason Scotland.
Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Martin Canning.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Michael Doyle.
Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).
Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Greg Docherty replaces Alex Neil.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ross Caldwell replaces Darren Young.
Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

Booking

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

Booking

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).
Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical).
Foul by Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical).
Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).
Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.
Foul by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton Academical).
Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

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.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Alloa Athletic 0.
Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).

Booking

Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical).
Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).
Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).
Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton34181062264
2Dundee3419692463
3Falkirk3418882462
4Queen of Sth34156131251
5Dumbarton3414614-148
6Livingston3412715-543
7Raith Rovers3411914-1042
8Alloa3411716-1240
9Cowdenbeath3410618-2336
10Morton346721-3125
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