Falkirk 3 - 0 Hamilton Accies

Tuesday 10th April 2012
M Millar (pen 58, 60)
F El Alagui (81)

Millar time for Bairns

Mark Millar bagged a brace as Falkirk beat 10-man Hamilton 3-0 at Falkirk Stadium.

The hosts almost got off to the perfect start but for David Hutton, who produced a fantastic save to tip William Gibson's effort round a post in the first minute.

Jay Fulton was next to test Hutton minutes later but he was again equal to his close-range drive.

The visitors tested Hutton's opposite number just before the half-hour mark but Michael McGovern did well to push Daniel Redmond's effort away.

Hutton was given his marching orders in the 56th minute when he brought down David Weatherston inside the area.

Millar stepped up to convert the kick before adding a second from close range two minutes later.

Victory was wrapped up nine minutes from time when Farid El Alagui nodded in Kieran Duffie's cross.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance2,461
VenueFalkirk Stadium
Kick Off
Falkirk 0 - 0 Hamilton Accies
0:51
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
1:21
Shot taken by William Gibson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
1:30
Save made by David Hutton
1:36
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
1:50
Clearance by Simon Mensing
2:11
Shot taken by Jay Fulton with his right foot from the centre penalty area
2:19
Save made by David Hutton
2:37
Foul on David Weatherston
2:47
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
4:28
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
5:02
Shot taken by William Gibson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
5:12
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
5:53
Cross from Jon McShane
6:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
6:12
Foul on Jon McShane
6:17
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
6:32
Cross from Daniel Redmond
6:41
Clearance by Darren Dods
7:27
Cross from James McAlister
7:43
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
10:01
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
11:10
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
11:54
Clearance by Simon Mensing
12:59
Foul on Craig Sibbald
13:06
Free Kick taken by Craig Sibbald
14:27
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
15:31
Foul on Mark McLaughlin
15:39
Free Kick taken by Mark McLaughlin
17:29
Foul on Farid El Alagui
17:34
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the right wing
17:48
Cross from Kieran Duffie
17:57
Clearance by Mark McLaughlin
18:01
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
18:16
Clearance by Mark McLaughlin
18:29
Cross from Kieran Duffie
22:11
Foul on Murray Wallace
22:20
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
24:02
Foul on Thomas Scobbie
24:08
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
24:21
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
24:33
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
25:29
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot
25:41
Save made by Michael McGovern
25:51
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
26:10
Clearance by Darren Dods
26:57
Shot taken by Simon Mensing using his left foot
27:06
Save made by Michael McGovern
27:31
Foul on Jon McShane
27:34
Free Kick taken by Mark McLaughlin
28:02
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
28:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
29:48
Shot taken by Jay Fulton with his right foot
29:57
Clearance by Martin Canning
30:01
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
30:35
Clearance by Andrew Ryan
31:05
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
31:13
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
31:14
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
31:39
Shot taken by Craig Sibbald using his left foot
31:48
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
33:11
Cross from Jay Fulton
33:21
Clearance by Alexander Neil
33:46
Foul on Daniel Redmond
33:54
Free Kick taken by Mark McLaughlin
34:17
Foul on Andrew Ryan
34:20
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
34:31
Cross from Daniel Redmond
34:53
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
35:02
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
35:04
Save made by Michael McGovern
35:25
Cross from Kieran Duffie
35:32
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
36:24
Foul on Jon McShane
36:28
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
36:38
Cross from Daniel Redmond
36:48
Save made by Michael McGovern
37:31
Foul on Alexander Neil
37:35
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
39:27
Foul on Thomas Scobbie
39:29
BOOKING: Jon Routledge of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
40:18
BOOKING: Martin Canning of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
40:40
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
41:34
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
41:47
Foul on David Hutton
41:51
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
42:13
Foul on David Weatherston
42:19
Free Kick taken by Darren Dods
42:51
Foul on Mark McLaughlin
42:55
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
45:00
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
45:00+0:06
Clearance by Martin Canning
45:00+0:15
Foul on Murray Wallace
45:00+0:27
Free Kick taken by Murray Wallace
Half Time
Falkirk 0 - 0 Hamilton Accies
Second Half Started
Falkirk 0 - 0 Hamilton Accies
47:13
Foul on Farid El Alagui
47:20
BOOKING: Mark McLaughlin of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
47:33
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
47:42
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
47:59
Shot taken by Jay Fulton with his right foot from the centre penalty area
48:12
Save made by David Hutton
48:18
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
48:29
Clearance by Simon Mensing
49:09
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot
49:52
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
50:14
Shot taken by Mark Millar using his left foot
50:29
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
51:03
Shot taken by Mark Millar using his left foot
51:14
Save made by David Hutton
52:08
Foul on William Gibson
52:12
Free Kick taken by William Gibson from the right wing
53:04
Offside flag raised against Andrew Ryan
53:11
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
53:37
Foul on Craig Sibbald
53:42
Free Kick taken by Murray Wallace
55:09
Foul on David Weatherston
55:31
DISMISSAL: David Hutton of Hamilton Accies sent off for professional foul
55:55
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Blair Currie on for Stephen Hendrie
57:42
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Mark Millar and scored with his right foot going centre low
57:42
Falkirk 1 - 0 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Mark Millar with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
58:58
Shot taken by Thomas Scobbie using his left foot
59:09
Goal Kick taken by Blair Currie
59:54
Shot taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
59:54
Falkirk 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Mark Millar with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
61:23
Foul on Craig Sibbald
61:29
BOOKING: Alexander Neil of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:41
Free Kick taken by Jay Fulton
63:16
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
63:50
Shot taken by Mark McLaughlin from the centre penalty area
63:57
Clearance by Thomas Scobbie
64:01
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
64:16
Save made by Michael McGovern
64:37
Foul on Andrew Ryan
64:46
BOOKING: Mark Millar of Falkirk given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:59
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
65:08
Cross from Daniel Redmond
65:21
Clearance by Farid El Alagui
65:49
Shot taken by William Gibson with his right foot
66:01
Save made by Blair Currie
66:22
Shot taken by Farid El Alagui with his right foot from the right penalty area
67:07
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Greig Spence on for Jon McShane
67:52
Goal Kick taken by Blair Currie
69:59
Cross from Kieran Duffie
70:02
Save made by Blair Currie
70:46
Cross from Kieran Duffie
70:48
Clearance by Daniel Redmond
71:31
Goal Kick taken by Blair Currie
73:00
Cross from Kieran Duffie
73:04
Shot taken by William Gibson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
73:23
Goal Kick taken by Blair Currie
76:00
Foul on Daniel Redmond
76:04
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
77:51
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
78:23
Foul on Michael McGovern
78:31
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
79:13
Shot taken by Jon Routledge with his right foot from the left penalty area
79:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
80:37
Cross from Kieran Duffie
80:40
Shot taken by Farid El Alagui from the left six yard line
80:40
Falkirk 3 - 0 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Farid El Alagui from the left six yard line to the top right of the goal.
82:05
Foul on Mark Millar
82:12
Substitution for Falkirk: Kristopher Faulds on for David Weatherston
82:56
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie
83:38
Cross from Mark Stewart
83:40
Clearance by Murray Wallace
83:52
Foul on Daniel Redmond
83:57
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
84:15
Cross from Daniel Redmond
84:20
Shot taken by Mark McLaughlin from the centre penalty area
84:34
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
85:39
Shot taken by Greig Spence with his right foot from the left six yard line
85:55
Block taken by Murray Wallace
87:05
Cross from Kieran Duffie
87:16
Clearance by Martin Canning
88:11
Shot taken by Craig Sibbald using his left foot
88:21
Goal Kick taken by Blair Currie
89:31
Foul on Stephen Kingsley
89:38
Free Kick taken by Thomas Scobbie from the left wing
89:54
Cross from Thomas Scobbie
89:55
Clearance by Martin Canning
90:00+0:22
Cross from Kieran Duffie
90:00+0:51
Foul on Martin Canning
90:00+1:04
Free Kick taken by Blair Currie
Full Time
Falkirk 3 - 0 Hamilton Accies

Falkirk

vs

Hamilton Accies

3
Goals
0
3
Assists
0
15
Shots
8
8
On Target
4
7
Off Target
4
16
Crosses
9
8
Corners
4
21
Throw Ins
25
5
Saves
6
6
Clearances
12
6
Goal Kicks
11
1
Blocks
0
16
Free Kicks
14
1
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
1

Falkirk

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie
03.Darren Dods
04.Murray Wallace
05.Thomas Scobbie
06.Jay Fulton
07.Mark Millar (65+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.William Gibson
09.Craig Sibbald
10.Farid El Alagui
11.David Weatherston 83+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Graham Bowman
13.Rhys Bennett
14.Stephen Kingsley
15.Kristopher Faulds 83+0' Tactical
16.Jordan White

Hamilton Accies

Formation: 4-5-1

01.David Hutton (56+0: Professional Foul)
02.Martin Canning (41+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Mark McLaughlin (48+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Stephen Hendrie 56+0' Tactical
05.Simon Mensing
06.Daniel Redmond
07.Alexander Neil (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Jon Routledge (40+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.James McAlister
10.Andrew Ryan
11.Jon McShane 68+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie 56+0' Tactical
13.Lee Kilday
14.Grant Gillespie
15.Mark Stewart
16.Greig Spence 68+0' Tactical

Double delight for Bairns

Thomas Scobbie and Willie Gibson could both return as Falkirk face Hamilton in the Scottish First Division.

Both players missed the 3-1 defeat to Dundee at the weekend but return to contention for the Bairns, who beat the Accies at the beginning of the month in the Ramsdens Cup final.

Midfielder Stewart Murdoch remains out with a broken foot as the Bairns look end the season on a relative high after suffering a run of four league defeats.

Manager Steven Pressley said: "We have disappointed our fans with recent results in the league, especially at home, and hopefully we can put that right against Hamilton.

"Our pressing of the ball and keeping possession has been good and the only criticism I have is that we are not clinical enough with our final ball."

Mark McLaughlin is doubtful as Hamilton look to leapfrog their hosts in the table.

The influential defender picked up a knock in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Raith Rovers and is seriously doubtful to feature.

Alex Neil is also struggling with injury but former Harmony Row amateur Louis Longridge is included for the second time.

New Douglas Park manager Billy Reid is looking for an improvement from his side as they look for revenge after their cup final defeat to the Bairns.

He said: "As well as that defeat, we have the motivation of climbing another place in the table available to us.

"There was a lack of fight when we went down at Raith. That was not acceptable and the players have been told that."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 31 29 66
2 Dundee 32 16 52
3 Falkirk 32 5 47
4 Up Livingston 32 0 44
5 Down Hamilton Accies 32 1 42
6 Down Partick Thistle 32 8 41
7 Morton 32 -12 40
8 Raith Rovers 32 -8 34
9 Ayr United 31 -21 32
10 Queen of South 32 -18 31

Updated 10/04/2012 at 21:47