Morton 1 - 2 Hamilton

Saturday 25th February 2012
D O'Brien (85)J McShane (11)
A Ryan (30)

Hamilton hold on

Hamilton survived a late scare but clinched a 2-1 win at Morton.

David O'Brien's strike five minutes from time threatened to spoil the visitors' afternoon after first-half goals from Jon McShane and Andy Ryan had given them a comfortable lead.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 11th minute when McShane met Andy Ryan's pass on the volley from 12 yards and crashed the ball past goalkeeper Colin Stewart.

Ryan doubled his side's advantage in the 30th minute when he let fly from 35 yards and the ball nestled in the bottom corner.

Morton halved the deficit after 85 minutes following O'Brien's neat finish from 12 yards, but Hamilton hung on to claim a deserved three points.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance1,594
VenueCappielow Park
Kick Off
Morton 0 - 0 Hamilton
0:16
Cross from Michael Tidser
0:20
Save made by David Hutton
0:38
Foul on Jon McShane
0:48
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
1:46
Cross from Daniel Redmond
1:55
Shot taken by Mark Stewart with his right foot from the centre penalty area
2:03
Save made by Colin Stewart
2:17
Foul on Ross Forsyth
2:21
Free Kick taken by Darren McGeouch from the left wing
3:08
Cross from Mark Stewart
4:22
Cross from Grant Evans
4:24
Clearance by Martin Canning
4:28
Cross from Ross Forsyth
4:31
Clearance by Simon Mensing
4:50
Cross from David O'Brien
4:53
Block taken by Andrew Ryan
4:56
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
5:31
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
6:11
Cross from Daniel Redmond
6:14
Clearance by Peter Weatherson
6:27
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
7:53
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot from the centre penalty area
8:00
Save made by Colin Stewart
8:05
Corner taken by Jon Routledge with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
8:24
Offside flag raised against Andrew Ryan
8:27
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
10:02
Offside flag raised against Archibald Campbell
10:05
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
10:29
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot from the centre penalty area
10:29
Morton 0 - 1 Hamilton
GOAL scored by Jon McShane with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
11:55
Cross from David O'Brien
13:09
Foul on Peter MacDonald
13:19
Free Kick taken by Darren McGeouch
13:21
BOOKING: Martin Canning of Hamilton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
13:57
Cross from Darren McGeouch
13:59
Clearance by Jon Routledge
14:02
Shot taken by Michael Tidser with his right foot
14:13
Block taken by Lee Kilday
15:16
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
16:07
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
18:48
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
19:14
Cross from Daniel Redmond
19:16
Clearance by Peter MacDonald
19:54
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
20:00
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
22:08
Foul on Peter MacDonald
22:12
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser from the right wing
22:37
Cross from Michael Tidser
22:47
Foul on Andrew Ryan
22:53
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
25:35
Cross from David O'Brien
25:39
Block taken by Jon Routledge
25:54
Cross from Peter MacDonald
25:58
Clearance by Lee Kilday
26:36
Cross from Mark Stewart
26:39
Shot taken by Jon McShane from the centre penalty area
26:54
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
28:02
Offside flag raised against Mark Stewart
28:04
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
29:11
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
29:11
Morton 0 - 2 Hamilton
GOAL scored by Andrew Ryan using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
30:58
Cross from Jon Routledge
31:00
Clearance by Grant Evans
31:19
Cross from Jon Routledge
31:21
Save made by Colin Stewart
32:39
Shot taken by Mark Stewart with his right foot from the right penalty area
33:08
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
33:26
Foul on Simon Mensing
33:31
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
33:50
Cross from Andrew Ryan
33:53
Clearance by Grant Evans
34:14
Cross from Ross Forsyth
34:17
Clearance by Simon Mensing
36:11
Cross from Mark Stewart
37:48
Foul on Michael Tidser
37:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser from the right wing
38:44
Cross from Michael Tidser
38:50
Clearance by Jon Routledge
38:54
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
39:09
Clearance by Martin Canning
39:14
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
39:34
Clearance by Andrew Ryan
39:38
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
40:48
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson with his right foot
41:00
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
42:25
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
42:46
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
43:06
Cross from Mark Stewart
43:11
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
43:43
Cross from Darren McGeouch
44:08
Cross from Ross Forsyth
44:11
Clearance by Simon Mensing
45:00+0:50
Cross from David O'Brien
45:00+0:53
Block taken by Jon Routledge
45:00+0:57
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
Half Time
Morton 0 - 2 Hamilton
Second Half Started
Morton 0 - 2 Hamilton
45:34
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
45:52
Clearance by Martin Canning
46:29
Cross from David O'Brien
46:32
Clearance by Daniel Redmond
46:41
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
46:51
Clearance by Jon McShane
47:11
Cross from Archibald Campbell
48:15
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
48:45
Shot taken by Martin Canning from the right six yard line
48:59
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
49:37
Cross from Thomas O'Ware
49:39
Clearance by Martin Canning
50:30
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson with his right foot
50:42
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
51:26
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
51:38
Block taken by Lee Kilday
51:42
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
52:02
Clearance by Martin Canning
52:25
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
53:13
Cross from Peter MacDonald
53:15
Clearance by Simon Mensing
53:36
Offside flag raised against Archibald Campbell
53:37
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
55:02
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
55:20
Clearance by Martin Canning
56:04
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
57:28
Offside flag raised against Jon McShane
57:30
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
57:51
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch using his left foot
58:01
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
59:08
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
59:39
Shot taken by Thomas O'Ware using his left foot
59:56
Substitution for Morton: Andrew Jackson on for Archibald Campbell
61:59
Offside flag raised against Andrew Ryan
62:01
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
63:52
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
64:32
Foul on James McAlister
64:45
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
64:55
BOOKING: Ross Forsyth of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:43
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
66:29
Offside flag raised against Andrew Ryan
66:33
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
67:25
Cross from Thomas O'Ware
68:02
Foul on Ross Forsyth
68:07
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser from the left wing
68:31
Cross from Michael Tidser
68:34
Clearance by Simon Mensing
68:37
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
69:39
Foul on Andrew Jackson
69:44
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser
71:12
Cross from Andrew Ryan
71:14
Clearance by Michael Tidser
71:24
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
71:42
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right penalty area
71:49
Save made by Colin Stewart
72:16
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
72:36
Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo from the left six yard line
73:09
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
73:55
Cross from Paul Di Giacomo
74:11
Cross from Paul Di Giacomo
74:14
Clearance by Martin Canning
74:33
Cross from David O'Brien
74:45
Save made by David Hutton
74:53
Offside flag raised against Andrew Jackson
74:57
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
75:19
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
75:43
Clearance by Grant Evans
76:11
Cross from Grant Anderson
76:16
Save made by Colin Stewart
76:26
Offside flag raised against Andrew Jackson
76:26
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
77:58
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
78:24
Foul on Paul Di Giacomo
78:30
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Ware from the right wing
78:53
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
79:29
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
79:35
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
80:30
Substitution for Hamilton: Greig Spence on for Andrew Ryan
82:18
Cross from Grant Anderson
82:21
Block taken by Grant Evans
82:24
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
82:54
Clearance by Thomas O'Ware
82:57
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
83:06
Cross from Mark Stewart
83:09
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
83:17
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
83:30
Clearance by Thomas O'Ware
84:22
Shot taken by David O'Brien with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:22
Morton 1 - 2 Hamilton
GOAL scored by David O'Brien with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
85:13
Cross from Andrew Jackson
85:18
Clearance by Martin Canning
85:24
Substitution for Hamilton: Stephen Hendrie on for Mark Stewart
86:18
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
87:42
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
87:46
Block taken by Paul Di Giacomo
87:55
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
88:15
Save made by Colin Stewart
90:00+0:30
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
90:00+0:35
Foul on Andrew Jackson
90:00+0:43
BOOKING: Simon Mensing of Hamilton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:50
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser
90:00+1:16
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
90:00+1:50
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
Full Time
Morton 1 - 2 Hamilton
Result
Morton 1 - 2 Hamilton

Morton

vs

Hamilton

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
10
Shots
8
3
On Target
5
7
Off Target
3
24
Crosses
15
10
Corners
10
37
Throw Ins
25
6
Saves
2
10
Clearances
19
9
Goal Kicks
13
2
Blocks
5
15
Free Kicks
8
4
Offside
6
1
Yellow Cards
2

Morton

Formation: 4-1-2-1-2

01.Colin Stewart
02.Thomas O'Ware
03.Grant Evans
04.Ross Forsyth (65+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Fouad Bachirou
06.Darren McGeouch
07.Michael Tidser
08.David O'Brien
09.Peter Weatherson
10.Peter MacDonald
11.Archibald Campbell 60+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Matthew McGinley
13.Joel Kasubandi
14.Paul Di Giacomo
15.Conor Ramsay
16.Andrew Jackson 60+0' Tactical

Hamilton

Formation: 3-4-3

01.David Hutton
02.Martin Canning (14+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Simon Mensing (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Lee Kilday
05.Alexander Neil
06.Daniel Redmond
07.Jon Routledge
08.James McAlister
09.Andrew Ryan 81+0' Tactical
10.Jon McShane
11.Mark Stewart 86+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie
13.Stephen Hendrie 86+0' Tactical
14.Grant Gillespie
15.Grant Anderson
16.Greig Spence 81+0' Tactical

Young fitness doubt for Morton

Morton will give experienced former Aberdeen midfielder Derek Young until the last minute to prove his fitness for the visit of Hamilton following an ankle injury.

The defensive trio of Andy Graham, Marc Smyth and Stuart McCaffrey remain out through knocks with Greenock boss Allan Moore hoping that Young plays after a fine display against the Accies in a 2-1 win earlier this month.

Moore said: "Derek gave a really good performance that night and that is why I am so keen for him to be available for this game."

"We have cost ourselves points in our last two games by missing penalties in goalless draws. The First Division is incredibly tight and you have to take your chances when they come up."

Hamilton will again be missing the experience of Mark McLaughlin and the youth of Ali Crawford for their trip to Renfrewshire.

Victory at Cappielow would make up for a disappointing defeat when the clubs met last midweek.

New Douglas Park boss Billy Reid said: "We have done well in our last half a dozen games apart from the Morton one where we just never showed up at all and lost 2-1 in a lacklustre way.

"We were very poor but we have the chance to put that to bed quickly.

"We have played well since that night and hopefully a good performance will see us repeat our 2-0 success down there earlier in the season."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 22 18 43
2 Falkirk 25 11 43
3 Dundee 25 10 38
4 Up Hamilton 25 0 33
5 Down Livingston 24 -1 32
6 Down Partick Thistle 24 5 31
7 Down Morton 24 -6 31
8 Up Raith Rovers 25 -10 25
9 Up Ayr United 23 -16 24
10 Down Queen of South 25 -11 23

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:03

 

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