Hamilton 0 - 1 Falkirk

Saturday 18th February 2012
D Dods (45)

Dods wins it for Bairns

Darren Dods' header on the stroke of half-time handed promotion hopefuls Falkirk a battling 1-0 win at Hamilton.

The defender powered the ball from close-range into the bottom-left corner following Mark Millar's inswinging corner.

The Bairns looked to be cruising to all three points but had to dig in as Hamilton rallied during the final 15 minutes.

Sub Grant Anderson came agonisingly close to an equaliser in the 76th minute but his volley from 12 yards out hit the bar.

Defender Steven Hendrie went even closer a minute later but his powerful effort was tipped over the bar by Michael McGovern.

And James McAlister squandered another chance with five minutes remaining when he headed Greig Spence's cross straight at McGovern.

OfficialSteven McLean
Attendance1,843
VenueNew Douglas Park
Kick Off
Hamilton 0 - 0 Falkirk
4:17
Shot taken by Craig Sibbald with his right foot from the left wing
4:35
Clearance by Mark Stewart
5:26
Foul on Blair Alston
5:35
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the right wing
5:48
Cross from Mark Millar
5:57
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
6:43
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
7:17
Foul on Andrew Ryan
7:23
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
10:52
Foul on William Gibson
10:56
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie from the left wing
14:07
Foul on Stewart Murdoch
14:16
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
14:39
Cross from William Gibson
15:46
Foul on Murray Wallace
15:51
Free Kick taken by Darren Dods
16:35
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
16:37
Clearance by Mark Millar
16:47
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
16:52
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan with his right foot from the right penalty area
17:12
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
17:41
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
18:04
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan from the centre penalty area
18:22
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
19:17
Foul on James McAlister
19:28
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
20:49
Foul on Craig Sibbald
20:55
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
22:17
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
22:28
Save made by Michael McGovern
24:52
Foul on Stewart Murdoch
24:57
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
25:51
Foul on James McAlister
25:56
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the right wing
26:35
Foul on Craig Sibbald
26:40
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
28:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
29:53
Foul on Mark Millar
30:03
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
30:24
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
30:27
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
30:59
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
31:35
Clearance by Farid El Alagui
33:22
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot
33:35
Save made by Michael McGovern
34:04
Foul on Stephen Hendrie
34:11
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
35:05
Foul on William Gibson
35:14
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the right wing
38:17
Foul on Jon Routledge
38:25
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
40:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
41:59
Foul on Simon Mensing
42:06
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
42:37
Shot taken by Mark Stewart with his right foot from the centre penalty area
42:49
Save made by Michael McGovern
43:51
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
44:17
Shot taken by Darren Dods from the right six yard line
44:17
Hamilton 0 - 1 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Darren Dods from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
45:00+0:50
Shot taken by James McAlister using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+1:01
Save made by Michael McGovern
Half Time
Hamilton 0 - 1 Falkirk
Second Half Started
Hamilton 0 - 1 Falkirk
47:02
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
47:20
Clearance by Stewart Murdoch
47:38
Foul on Murray Wallace
47:43
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
49:33
Cross from Kieran Duffie
49:39
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
54:08
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
54:19
Shot taken by Simon Mensing from the centre penalty area
54:37
Block taken by Thomas Scobbie
57:35
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
58:05
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
58:54
Substitution for Falkirk: Stephen Kingsley on for Blair Alston
60:09
Shot taken by Mark Stewart with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:17
Save made by Michael McGovern
63:07
Hand Ball taken by Kieran Duffie
63:09
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
63:36
Corner taken by Stephen Hendrie with his right foot from the right byline
64:14
Substitution for Falkirk: Jordan White on for William Gibson
64:26
Foul on Darren Dods
65:18
Foul on Jon Routledge
65:22
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
69:11
Substitution for Hamilton: Greig Spence on for Mark Stewart
73:02
Substitution for Hamilton: Grant Anderson on for Jon McShane
74:19
Shot taken by Craig Sibbald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
74:33
Save made by David Hutton
74:38
Corner taken by Stephen Kingsley using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
75:19
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
75:25
Shot taken by Grant Anderson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
76:21
Shot taken by Stephen Hendrie using his left foot from the left penalty area
76:33
Save made by Michael McGovern
76:37
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
76:51
Clearance by Jay Fulton
79:08
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
79:13
Clearance by Stewart Murdoch
80:37
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
82:25
BOOKING: Grant Anderson of Hamilton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:27
Cross from Greig Spence
84:35
Shot taken by James McAlister from the right penalty area
84:51
Save made by Michael McGovern
85:59
Foul on Jon Routledge
86:07
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
88:35
Foul on Daniel Redmond
88:41
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
88:47
Cross from Daniel Redmond
88:58
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
89:04
Shot taken by Alexander Neil with his right foot
89:19
Block taken by Stewart Murdoch
89:21
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the right byline
89:37
Cross from Daniel Redmond
89:39
Clearance by Darren Dods
90:00+0:29
BOOKING: Farid El Alagui of Falkirk given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:45
Corner taken by Kieran Duffie with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+2:27
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
90:00+3:37
Foul on Simon Mensing
90:00+3:42
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
Full Time
Hamilton 0 - 1 Falkirk
Result
Hamilton 0 - 1 Falkirk

Hamilton

vs

Falkirk

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
12
Shots
3
9
On Target
3
3
Off Target
0
6
Crosses
3
8
Corners
3
39
Throw Ins
29
1
Saves
7
1
Clearances
8
3
Goal Kicks
6
0
Blocks
2
12
Free Kicks
10
0
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Hamilton

Formation: 4-3-3

01.David Hutton
02.Martin Canning
03.Simon Mensing
04.Stephen Hendrie
05.Daniel Redmond
06.Alexander Neil
07.Jon Routledge
08.James McAlister
09.Mark Stewart 70+0' Tactical
10.Jon McShane 74+0' Tactical
11.Andrew Ryan

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie
13.Lee Kilday
14.Grant Gillespie
15.Greig Spence 70+0' Tactical
16.Grant Anderson (83+0: Unsporting behaviour) 74+0' Tactical

Falkirk

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie
03.Darren Dods
04.Murray Wallace
05.Thomas Scobbie
06.Blair Alston 59+0' Tactical
07.Stewart Murdoch
08.Mark Millar
09.William Gibson 65+0' Tactical
10.Craig Sibbald
11.Farid El Alagui (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Graham Bowman
13.Rhys Bennett
14.Stephen Kingsley 59+0' Tactical
15.Jay Fulton
16.Jordan White 65+0' Tactical

Hamilton's Hutton handed keeper's jersey

Hamilton look set to have David Hutton between the sticks against Falkirk after fellow keepers Tomas Cerny and Scott Christie left the club.

Cerny parted from his contract with the Accies early while Christie opted against extending his trial period at New Douglas Park.

Mark McLaughlin and Ali Crawford have also been ruled out as manager Billy Reid looks for a positive response following the side's 2-1 home defeat against Morton in midweek.

He said: "I am looking for a huge improvement in our game from Morton as that was hugely disappointing.

"We played well against Falkirk here earlier in the season and they nicked a win."

Reid also singled out Moroccan striker Farid El Alagui as Falkirk's main weapon, saying: "We need to keep [him] quiet as he is a huge threat."

Falkirk expect to have a full squad available for the short trip south.

The Bairns are looking to get their title charge going again following the disappointment of going out of the Scottish Cup against Ayr on Wednesday.

Technical director Alex Smith said: "We have one or two guys who are complaining of little niggles after the cup game but I expect them to be available.

"We played really well in the first half at Somerset Park so it was a sore one to take when we lost but we are looking forward to going to Hamilton.

"It is important for us to get a good result in this game and keep the pressure on Ross County at the top of the table."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 21 18 42
2 Falkirk 23 8 39
3 Dundee 23 10 36
4 Up Livingston 23 1 32
5 Down Morton 23 -5 31
6 Partick Thistle 22 4 28
7 Hamilton 23 -2 27
8 Up Queen of South 24 -8 23
9 Down Raith Rovers 23 -10 22
10 Ayr United 21 -16 21

Updated 18/02/2012 at 16:57

 

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