Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 4-1 Hamilton Academical

Alex Neil and his Accies players look disconsolate

Ten-man Hamilton Academical relinquished top spot in the Scottish Championship as Dumbarton recorded an emphatic victory.

Scott Agnew set the hosts on their way with a direct free-kick that sneaked beyond Kevin Cuthbert.

Jason Scotland equalised on the turn just before the break.

Mitch Megginson celebrates
Megginson scored Dumbarton's third goal against Hamilton

But Colin Nish headed Sons ahead and, after Accies player-manager Alex Neil was sent off, Mitch Megginson and Jordan Kirkpatrick sealed the win.

It ended Accies' 11-match unbeaten run, their second-half wastefulness costing them dear before Nish put Sons ahead with 13 minutes to play.

With Neil having departed for violent conduct, Accies fell apart in the last five minutes as Megginson's cool finish and Kirkpatrick's finish after being set up by Nish.

The Sons now hold Accies' fate in their hands as they travel to face new leaders Dundee, who defeated Alloa Athletic 3-0, in their final game of the season next weekend.

Hamilton, of course, must beat bottom side Morton at home in their last game to have any chance of overhauling the Dens side, who are now two points ahead at the top.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinn
  • 16Linton
  • 6Turner
  • 4Graham
  • 24Miller
  • 7GilhaneyBooked at 83mins
  • 8AgnewSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 75'minutes
  • 14FlemingSubstituted forKaneat 81'minutes
  • 12PruntySubstituted forNishat 62'minutes
  • 9Megginson

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 5McLaughlin
  • 11McDougall
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 17Nish
  • 21Kane
  • 26Murray

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Gordon
  • 24Tena
  • 6GillespieSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 76'minutes
  • 5Canning
  • 4Devlin
  • 17LongridgeSubstituted forKeatingsat 67'minutes
  • 10NeilBooked at 83mins
  • 50Scotland
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoutledgeat 90'minutes
  • 22AndreuBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 7Keatings
  • 8Routledge
  • 19Currie
  • 32Ryan
  • 33Kilday
  • 35George
  • 99Antoine-Curier
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,420

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1.

Hand ball by Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical).

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Jon Routledge replaces Ali Crawford.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 4, Hamilton Academical 1. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Nish.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 3, Hamilton Academical 1. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Booking

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Alex Neil (Hamilton Academical) is shown the red card for fighting.

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Christopher Kane replaces Garry Fleming.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 2, Hamilton Academical 1. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Mitchel Megginson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Grant Gillespie.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Scott Agnew.

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Martin Canning.

Hand ball by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. James Keatings replaces Louis Longridge.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Martin Canning.

Attempt blocked. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.

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

Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Colin Nish replaces Bryan Prunty.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Chris Turner.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Scott Linton.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Michael Miller.

Attempt missed. Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

Attempt saved. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) because of an injury.

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

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

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Dumbarton 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee3520692766
2Hamilton35181071964
3Falkirk3518982463
4Queen of Sth35166131454
5Dumbarton3515614251
6Livingston3512716-743
7Raith Rovers3511915-1142
8Alloa3511717-1540
9Cowdenbeath3511618-2239
10Morton356821-3126
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