Hamilton Accies 0 - 1 Livingston

Monday 26th December 2011
R Barr (70)

Bobby raises the Barr

A superb strike 20 minutes from time by Bobby Barr was enough to give Livingston a 1-0 win at Hamilton and keep the Lions ahead of their opponents in the table.

Barr offered a warning for the hosts when he fired over from the edge of the area shortly before the half hour.

Livingston looked the most likely in the first half and Hamilton goalkeeper Alan Coombe did well to parry Liam Fox's 20-yard effort.

Clear chances remained at a premium in the second period and it required something special from Barr to break the deadlock.

The 23-year-old winger collected Mark Fotheringham's pass before arrowing a superb shot into the top corner from 25 yards.

Gordon Smith might have levelled for Hamilton five minutes from time but headed over from close range after connecting with Douglas Imrie's cross.

OfficialCraig Charleston
Attendance1,546
VenueNew Douglas Park
Kick Off
Hamilton Accies 0 - 0 Livingston
1:51
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs with his right foot
1:59
Goal Kick taken by Alan Coombe
2:56
Foul on Robert Barr
2:59
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
3:24
Cross from Dougie Imrie
3:25
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
3:43
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
4:23
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
4:26
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
8:48
Cross from Keaghan Jacobs
10:29
Foul on Kyle Jacobs
10:35
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
10:59
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
12:35
Foul on Craig Barr
12:38
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
15:06
Goal Kick taken by Alan Coombe
16:44
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
18:27
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
19:11
Corner taken by Alister Crawford with his right foot from the left byline
20:17
Foul on James McAlister
20:19
Free Kick taken by Dougie Imrie
20:36
Cross from Dougie Imrie
20:47
Clearance by Paul Watson
20:50
Corner taken by Alister Crawford with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
23:02
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
23:04
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
24:05
Foul on Gordon Smith
24:13
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning from the right wing
25:32
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
25:38
Save made by Alan Coombe
25:45
Offside flag raised against Gordon Smith
25:46
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
28:16
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left penalty area
28:36
Goal Kick taken by Alan Coombe
29:50
Shot taken by Gary Fraser with his right foot
30:04
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
30:31
Offside flag raised against Gordon Smith
30:32
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
31:49
Foul on James McAlister
31:57
Free Kick taken by Alan Coombe
32:58
Shot taken by Liam Fox with his right foot
33:04
Save made by Alan Coombe
33:09
Offside flag raised against Kenny Deuchar
33:10
Free Kick taken by Alan Coombe
34:20
Foul on Craig Barr
34:22
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
34:57
Foul on Dougie Imrie
35:04
Free Kick taken by Conner McGlinchey
35:06
BOOKING: Kenny Deuchar of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:48
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
37:23
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
37:25
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
37:44
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
38:21
Shot taken by Gordon Smith with his right foot
38:28
Block taken by Craig Barr
38:59
Offside flag raised against Greig Spence
39:11
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
39:51
Foul on Alister Crawford
39:56
Free Kick taken by Alister Crawford from the left wing
40:18
Cross from Alister Crawford
40:19
Clearance by Maurice Ross
42:00
Foul on Maurice Ross
42:05
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
42:56
Goal Kick taken by Alan Coombe
43:50
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
Half Time
Hamilton Accies 0 - 0 Livingston
Second Half Started
Hamilton Accies 0 - 0 Livingston
45:46
Cross from Dougie Imrie
45:47
Clearance by Paul Watson
46:11
Cross from Conner McGlinchey
46:22
Clearance by Craig Barr
48:21
Shot taken by Greig Spence with his right foot from the left penalty area
48:28
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
50:52
Corner taken by Dougie Imrie using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
51:23
Shot taken by Conner McGlinchey with his right foot
51:29
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
51:49
Substitution for Livingston: Marc McNulty on for Jason Talbot
54:28
Cross from Dougie Imrie
54:30
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
55:48
Foul on Gordon Smith
55:59
Free Kick taken by Alister Crawford from the left wing
56:02
BOOKING: Maurice Ross of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:29
Cross from Alister Crawford
56:31
Save made by Andrew McNeil
58:06
Foul on James McAlister
58:11
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing from the left wing
58:16
BOOKING: Robert Barr of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:24
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs with his right foot from the right penalty area
59:29
Save made by Alan Coombe
60:15
Shot taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot
60:20
Goal Kick taken by Alan Coombe
62:48
Hand Ball taken by Robert Barr
62:50
Free Kick taken by Dougie Imrie from the right wing
63:05
Cross from Dougie Imrie
63:17
Clearance by Maurice Ross
67:50
Foul on Mark Fotheringham
67:55
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
68:02
BOOKING: Gordon Smith of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:17
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Paul Currie on for Gary Fraser
68:54
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
68:57
Clearance by Martin Canning
69:07
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
69:07
Hamilton Accies 0 - 1 Livingston
GOAL scored by Robert Barr with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
70:32
Cross from Simon Mensing
70:33
Clearance by Paul Watson
70:59
Corner taken by Dougie Imrie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
71:29
Clearance by Kenny Deuchar
74:45
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Matthew Paterson on for Alister Crawford
76:34
Goal Kick taken by Alan Coombe
76:40
Substitution for Livingston: Rory Boulding on for Kenny Deuchar
78:42
Cross from Alexander Neil
78:44
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
79:20
Cross from Dougie Imrie
79:23
Save made by Andrew McNeil
81:58
Foul on Gordon Smith
82:02
Free Kick taken by Dougie Imrie from the right wing
82:12
Cross from Dougie Imrie
82:29
Save made by Andrew McNeil
82:48
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
84:35
Cross from James McAlister
84:40
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
85:08
Cross from Dougie Imrie
85:10
Shot taken by Gordon Smith from the centre penalty area
85:19
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
86:05
Foul on Greig Spence
86:12
Free Kick taken by Conner McGlinchey
86:25
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
88:09
Foul on Robert Barr
88:20
Free Kick taken by Marc McNulty from the left wing
88:27
BOOKING: Conner McGlinchey of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:28
Hand Ball taken by Dougie Imrie
89:30
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
90:00+0:12
Foul on Simon Mensing
90:00+0:18
Free Kick taken by Conner McGlinchey
90:00+1:30
Corner taken by Dougie Imrie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
90:00+1:51
Clearance by Marc McNulty
90:00+2:28
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
Full Time
Hamilton Accies 0 - 1 Livingston

Hamilton Accies

vs

Livingston

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
5
Shots
7
1
On Target
4
4
Off Target
3
14
Crosses
4
5
Corners
1
46
Throw Ins
30
3
Saves
3
1
Clearances
12
6
Goal Kicks
11
0
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
14
3
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
3

Hamilton Accies

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alan Coombe
02.Simon Mensing
03.Martin Canning
04.Conner McGlinchey (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Alister Crawford 75+0' Tactical
06.Alexander Neil
07.Dougie Imrie
08.James McAlister
09.Gary Fraser 69+0' Tactical
10.Gordon Smith (69+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Greig Spence

Substitutes

12.David Hutton
13.Lee Kilday
14.Kevin McBride
15.Paul Currie 69+0' Tactical
16.Matthew Paterson 75+0' Tactical

Livingston

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Andrew McNeil
02.Maurice Ross (57+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Craig Barr
04.Paul Watson
05.Jason Talbot 52+0' Injury
06.Keaghan Jacobs
07.Kyle Jacobs
08.Liam Fox
09.Robert Barr (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Mark Fotheringham
11.Kenny Deuchar (36+0: Unsporting behaviour) 77+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Murphy
13.David Sinclair
14.Stefan Scougall
15.Marc McNulty 52+0' Injury
16.Rory Boulding 77+0' Tactical

Reid buoyed by skipper's return

Hamilton have received a huge boost ahead of their Boxing Day clash with Livingston as skipper Alex Neil has been included in manager Billy Reid's squad for the first time this season.

The experienced 30 year old made a playing comeback in a friendly game last Saturday, however goalkeeper Tomas Cerny remains out with a shoulder knock and Grant Anderson is a doubt with a knee injury.

Manager Billy Reid is preaching caution on Neil's prospects.

"Alex is a huge player for us and we will be a better team for having him in the side but we will take our time before playing him for a full 90 minutes," he said.

"The last time we played Livingston we were disappointing but we have beaten them in the Ramsdens Cup this season and will take confidence from that."

Livingston striker Rory Boulding will make his comeback from suspension with the Lions also having youngster Ross Gray in their pool following a couple of months on loan at Berwick Rangers

Defender Cameron Macdonald is a doubt, however Mark McNulty is over an ankle knock and he is included in manager Gary Bollan's plans to build on a win at Raith Rovers a fortnight ago.

Bollan said: "We have won one, drawn one and lost one against Hamilton this season and all three games have been tight affairs.

"They will be as well organised as ever but we have the chance to build on the good 3 points we won at Kirkcaldy and open up a wee gap between ourselves and Accies."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 17 15 36
2 Falkirk 18 6 30
3 Dundee 18 6 27
4 Partick Thistle 18 7 26
5 Livingston 17 2 25
6 Up Morton 17 -7 22
7 Down Hamilton Accies 17 -2 19
8 Raith Rovers 18 -5 19
9 Up Ayr United 16 -14 17
10 Down Queen of South 18 -8 16

Updated 26/12/2011 at 17:00