Hamilton 3 - 2 Ayr United

Saturday 21st April 2012
J McShane (24, 89)
D Redmond (58)
M Roberts (17)
M McGowan (59)

Accies agony for Ayr

Hamilton dented Ayr's chances of surviving in the Scottish First Division with a 3-2 victory at New Douglas Park.

Ayr looked as though they had secured a point but Jon McShane broke their hearts by snatching the winner in the 89th minute.

Mark Roberts' right-footed effort from 18 yards out beat Blair Currie in the Hamilton goal to give Ayr a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute, but Hamilton took just seven minutes to draw level as McShane drilled a low shot past Kevin Cuthbert.

Ayr handed Hamilton the advantage in the opening stages of the second half when Edward Malone was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

The home side took full advantage in the 58th minute when Daniel Redmond curled right-footed shot into the net from 20 yards out, but their lead lasted a minute as Michael McGowan's right-footed close range shot made it 2-2.

However, Hamilton secured maximum points when McShane scored from inside the box with one minute of normal time remaining.

OfficialCraig Charleston
Attendance1,645
VenueNew Douglas Park
Kick Off
Hamilton 0 - 0 Ayr United
1:01
Offside flag raised against Grant Gillespie
1:03
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
2:17
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
4:27
Foul on Mark McLaughlin
4:30
Free Kick taken by Mark McLaughlin
6:23
Offside flag raised against Andrew Ryan
6:24
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
7:32
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
7:37
Free Kick taken by Blair Currie
8:10
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:30
Goal Kick taken by Blair Currie
11:01
Cross from Keigan Parker
11:08
Clearance by Stephen Hendrie
11:13
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
11:28
Clearance by Martin Canning
11:31
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot
11:42
Save made by Blair Currie
11:58
Foul on Daniel Redmond
12:04
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
12:26
Cross from Daniel Redmond
12:32
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
12:57
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
13:02
Clearance by Jon Routledge
13:59
Shot taken by Stephen Hendrie with his right foot
14:10
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
14:17
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
14:39
Foul on Edward Malone
14:44
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
16:51
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right penalty area
16:51
Hamilton 0 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
18:01
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
19:01
Foul on Keigan Parker
19:09
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan from the right wing
19:28
Cross from Micheal McGowan
19:30
Clearance by Simon Mensing
20:14
Cross from James McAlister
20:16
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
21:22
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
21:45
Cross from Daniel Redmond
21:47
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
21:52
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
22:03
Foul on Andrew Ryan
22:10
Free Kick taken by Andrew Ryan
22:46
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
23:33
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot from the right penalty area
23:33
Hamilton 1 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Jon McShane with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
26:06
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
26:11
Clearance by Edward Malone
26:32
Foul on Daniel Redmond
26:39
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
26:56
Cross from Daniel Redmond
27:00
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
27:16
Cross from Keigan Parker
27:19
Clearance by James McAlister
27:31
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot
27:39
Save made by Blair Currie
27:50
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan using his left foot from the right byline
28:11
Save made by Blair Currie
28:16
Offside flag raised against James McAlister
28:17
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
28:48
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
28:49
Free Kick taken by Blair Currie
29:37
Shot taken by Jon Routledge with his right foot
29:46
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
31:34
Foul on Adam Dodd
31:41
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
32:38
Foul on Andrew Geggan
32:45
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
35:30
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
35:33
Foul on Mark Roberts
35:46
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
36:06
Foul on Edward Malone
36:12
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
37:33
Foul on Jon Routledge
37:35
Free Kick taken by Grant Gillespie from the right wing
38:13
Foul on Grant Gillespie
38:21
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
40:01
Foul on Andrew Ryan
40:08
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning from the right wing
40:14
BOOKING: Christopher Smith of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
41:19
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
41:29
Save made by Blair Currie
42:43
Shot taken by Simon Mensing with his right foot
42:58
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
44:33
Cross from Micheal McGowan
44:37
Clearance by Simon Mensing
44:52
Cross from Mark Roberts
44:55
Clearance by Stephen Hendrie
45:00+0:01
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
45:00+0:19
Clearance by Simon Mensing
45:00+0:28
Cross from Micheal McGowan
45:00+0:32
Clearance by James McAlister
45:00+0:48
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the right byline
45:00+1:01
BOOKING: Edward Malone of Ayr United given yellow card for dissent
45:00+1:43
Clearance by Kevin Cuthbert
Half Time
Hamilton 1 - 1 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Hamilton 1 - 1 Ayr United
45:36
Cross from Daniel Redmond
45:53
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
47:49
Foul on Andrew Ryan
47:56
DISMISSAL: Edward Malone of Ayr United sent off for second bookable offence
48:28
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
49:12
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot
49:41
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
50:31
Foul on Mark Roberts
50:43
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
50:51
Substitution for Ayr United: Alan Trouten on for Keigan Parker
51:46
Goal Kick taken by Blair Currie
53:10
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
53:17
Cross from Simon Mensing
53:23
Shot taken by Jon McShane from the centre penalty area
53:40
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
55:06
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot
55:15
Block taken by Christopher Smith
55:17
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the right byline
56:04
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
57:15
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot
57:15
Hamilton 2 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Daniel Redmond with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
58:54
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right penalty area
58:54
Hamilton 2 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
61:25
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot
61:56
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
62:30
Foul on Daniel Redmond
62:36
Free Kick taken by Andrew Ryan
63:21
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
63:26
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
63:35
Substitution for Hamilton: Greig Spence on for Andrew Ryan
64:47
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
64:48
Block taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
64:53
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
65:07
Clearance by Michael Moffat
66:16
Cross from Daniel Redmond
66:19
Block taken by Andrew Geggan
66:22
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
66:42
Shot taken by Jon Routledge with his right foot
66:51
Block taken by Michael Moffat
66:56
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
67:07
Foul on Kevin Cuthbert
67:23
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
69:58
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
70:01
Block taken by Mark Roberts
71:16
Shot taken by Jordan Kirkpatrick with his right foot
71:40
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
72:40
Foul on Michael Moffat
72:46
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett
72:49
BOOKING: Jon Routledge of Hamilton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:45
Cross from James McAlister
75:47
Clearance by Liam Tomsett
76:01
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
76:18
Foul on Kevin Cuthbert
76:24
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
77:30
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
78:50
Shot taken by Greig Spence with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:12
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
79:42
Foul on Mark Roberts
79:46
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
80:07
Cross from Micheal McGowan
80:09
Clearance by Simon Mensing
80:22
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Mark Roberts
82:16
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
82:33
Clearance by Christopher Smith
83:06
Foul on Mark McLaughlin
83:14
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
83:33
Cross from Daniel Redmond
83:36
Shot taken by Simon Mensing from the centre penalty area
85:25
Cross from James McAlister
87:40
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
88:09
Cross from James McAlister
88:11
Clearance by Andrew Geggan
88:37
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot from the left penalty area
88:37
Hamilton 3 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Jon McShane with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+0:33
BOOKING: Jonathan Tiffoney of Ayr United given yellow card for dissent
90:00+0:58
Corner taken by Liam Tomsett with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+1:42
Foul on Mark McLaughlin
90:00+1:50
Free Kick taken by Jordan Kirkpatrick from the left wing
Full Time
Hamilton 3 - 2 Ayr United
Result
Hamilton 3 - 2 Ayr United

Hamilton

vs

Ayr United

3
Goals
2
3
Assists
2
16
Shots
6
8
On Target
5
8
Off Target
1
16
Crosses
8
9
Corners
4
39
Throw Ins
16
4
Saves
6
10
Clearances
7
2
Goal Kicks
13
0
Blocks
5
13
Free Kicks
14
3
Offside
2
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1

Hamilton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Blair Currie
02.James McAlister
03.Mark McLaughlin
04.Martin Canning
05.Stephen Hendrie
06.Simon Mensing
07.Daniel Redmond
08.Jon Routledge (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Grant Gillespie
10.Jon McShane
11.Andrew Ryan 64+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Hutton
13.Lee Kilday
14.Graeme MacGregor
15.Jordan Kirkpatrick
16.Greig Spence 64+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.Christopher Smith (41+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Edward Malone (45+2: Dissent) (48+0: Second Bookable Offence)
04.Jonathan Tiffoney (90+1: Dissent)
05.Adam Dodd
06.Liam Tomsett
07.Micheal McGowan
08.Andrew Geggan
09.Andrew Geggan
10.Michael Moffat
11.Keigan Parker 51+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Mark Roberts 81+0' Tactical
13.Ryan McWilliams
14.Ross Robertson 81+0' Tactical
15.Jamie McKernon
16.Alan Trouten 51+0' Tactical
17.Gareth Armstrong

Hamilton suspended for Accies

Hamilton will have goalkeeper David Hutton available to face Ayr after a one-game ban.

Skipper Alex Neil is unavailable after being sent off in last weekend's 4-3 win over Morton.

The fourth-placed Accies look set to again be without Ali Crawford who has a knee problem.

New Douglas Park boss Billy Reid said: "It is disappointing that we will be without Alex as he is our most experienced player. We want to win this game as we want to finish as high in the table as we can but I recognise that Ayr will be fighting for every ball.

"They bounced back after a disappointing run by beating Livingston away from home last week and will be looking to build on that."

Ayr have on-loan Blackpool midfielder Adam Dodd available after a tw- game suspension as they look to boost their fight against relegation.

Defender Martyn Campbell is ruled out with a knee problem and John Robertson is a major doubt with manager Brian Reid advising: "I have a couple of other players carrying knocks but I want to keep their identity under wraps for just now."

Reid added: "We did really well to win at Livingston last week and that was crucial win especially with Queen of the South and Raith Rovers both dropping points.

"We won at Hamilton earlier in the season and it would be good to do so again."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 34 34 73
2 Dundee 34 10 52
3 Falkirk 34 4 48
4 Hamilton 34 3 48
5 Livingston 34 3 47
6 Partick Thistle 34 11 45
7 Morton 34 -13 41
8 Raith Rovers 34 -7 38
9 Ayr United 34 -23 35
10 Queen of South 34 -22 32

Updated 21/04/2012 at 18:35

 

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