Hamilton Accies 1 - 2 Morton

Tuesday 14th February 2012
A Ryan (85)A Campbell (24)
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The Ton back to winning ways

Morton recorded their first win in six outings in a 2-1 win over Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

The Ton took the lead after 24 minutes, Archie Campbell latching onto Thomas O'Ware's long ball before finishing from close range.

Morton doubled their advantage five minutes later through David O'Brien's fine strike from the edge of the area.

The visitors nearly added a third before the interval when Peter McDonald headed over the bar inside the six-yard box.

Hamilton came close immediately after the restart but Mark Stewart's effort was well saved by Colin Stewart.

The Accies did pull a goal back after 85 minutes when Andy Ryan headed home Grant Gillespie's cross.

Despite a late charge, defeat leaves Hamilton five points above the drop zone.

OfficialSteve Conroy
Attendance1,356
VenueNew Douglas Park
Kick Off
Hamilton Accies 0 - 0 Morton
0:37
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
1:31
Foul on Martin Canning
1:42
Free Kick taken by Scott Christie
2:50
Foul on David O'Brien
2:57
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
4:58
Shot taken by David O'Brien using his left foot
5:26
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
8:37
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
8:43
Free Kick taken by Fouad Bachirou
10:46
Offside flag raised against Mark Stewart
10:48
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
15:40
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
18:15
Foul on James McAlister
18:24
Free Kick taken by Alexander Neil
20:01
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
20:32
BOOKING: Jon McShane of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
20:35
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
21:21
Foul on Thomas O'Ware
21:37
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Ware
21:58
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the left byline
22:25
Foul on Jon McShane
22:41
Free Kick taken by Scott Christie
23:45
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell with his right foot from the right six yard line
23:45
Hamilton Accies 0 - 1 Morton
GOAL scored by Archibald Campbell with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
28:18
Shot taken by David O'Brien using his left foot
28:18
Hamilton Accies 0 - 2 Morton
GOAL scored by David O'Brien using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
29:32
Shot taken by James McAlister with his right foot
29:59
Save made by Colin Stewart
32:10
Foul on Alexander Neil
32:18
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
33:05
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
33:18
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
35:26
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
35:58
Clearance by Grant Evans
36:11
Foul on Jon McShane
36:19
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
37:45
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
37:47
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
38:23
Foul on Michael Tidser
38:30
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Ware
41:54
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
44:24
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald from the centre penalty area
44:51
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
Half Time
Hamilton Accies 0 - 2 Morton
Second Half Started
Hamilton Accies 0 - 2 Morton
46:05
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
46:37
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
47:35
Shot taken by Mark Stewart with his right foot from the centre penalty area
47:55
Save made by Colin Stewart
48:19
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
48:28
Save made by Scott Christie
48:39
Corner taken by Archibald Campbell with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
48:51
Clearance by Alexander Neil
52:19
Hand Ball taken by Ziggy Gordon
52:22
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser from the left wing
52:39
Cross from Michael Tidser
53:39
Foul on Mark Stewart
53:50
BOOKING: Thomas O'Ware of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:06
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
54:13
Cross from Daniel Redmond
54:25
Save made by Colin Stewart
57:06
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
57:16
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Grant Gillespie on for Stephen Hendrie
58:08
Save made by Colin Stewart
58:15
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the right byline
58:59
Shot taken by Grant Gillespie using his left foot from the right penalty area
59:37
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
59:57
Foul on Derek Young
60:11
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
61:26
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell with his right foot from the right penalty area
61:42
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
62:01
Foul on Ross Forsyth
62:10
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
63:00
Foul on Jon Routledge
63:05
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the right wing
63:30
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
63:52
Save made by Colin Stewart
65:21
Foul on Jon Routledge
65:26
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
69:05
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald with his right foot
69:27
Save made by Scott Christie
69:32
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
69:34
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Andrew Ryan on for Mark Stewart
71:48
Foul on Peter MacDonald
71:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser
74:36
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
75:25
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot from the right penalty area
75:48
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
75:50
Substitution for Morton: Andrew Jackson on for Archibald Campbell
76:45
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
77:11
Foul on David O'Brien
77:24
BOOKING: Grant Gillespie of Hamilton Accies given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:52
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
80:18
Shot taken by James McAlister using his left foot
80:33
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
81:37
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
81:41
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
83:22
Foul on Michael Tidser
83:28
Free Kick taken by Grant Evans
84:54
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan from the centre penalty area
84:54
Hamilton Accies 1 - 2 Morton
GOAL scored by Andrew Ryan from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
89:03
Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
89:13
Foul on Peter Weatherson
89:19
Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart
90:00+1:02
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
90:00+1:43
Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
Full Time
Hamilton Accies 1 - 2 Morton

Hamilton Accies

vs

Morton

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
6
Shots
8
3
On Target
4
3
Off Target
4
1
Crosses
1
7
Corners
2
10
Throw Ins
10
2
Saves
5
1
Clearances
1
8
Goal Kicks
7
10
Free Kicks
13
1
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
1

Hamilton Accies

Formation: 4-1-3-2

01.Scott Christie
02.Ziggy Gordon
03.Martin Canning
04.Simon Mensing
05.Stephen Hendrie 58+0' Tactical
06.Alexander Neil
07.Jon Routledge
08.Daniel Redmond
09.James McAlister
10.Jon McShane (21+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Mark Stewart 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie
13.Lee Kilday
14.Grant Gillespie (78+0: Unsporting behaviour) 58+0' Tactical
15.Grant Anderson
16.Andrew Ryan 70+0' Tactical

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Colin Stewart
02.Thomas O'Ware (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Grant Evans
04.Peter Weatherson
05.Ross Forsyth
06.Derek Young
07.Fouad Bachirou
08.Michael Tidser
09.David O'Brien
10.Peter MacDonald
11.Archibald Campbell 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Matthew McGinley
13.Darren McGeouch
14.Craig Little
15.Paul Di Giacomo
16.Andrew Jackson 76+0' Tactical

Problems aplenty for Accies

Hamilton goalkeeper Tomas Cerny and defender Mark McLaughlin are expected to miss out against Morton through injury.

Skipper Alex Neil, Ali Crawford and Greig Spence are all doubts after suffering injuries in the 2-2 draw at Dundee on Saturday.

Grant Anderson looks set to return, with boss Billy Reid hoping his men take their chances.

He said: "We are playing with a lot more confidence and should have more points on the board. If we can take our chances better then we will win more games than we have been and have a decent end to the season.

"Morton battled against Falkirk at the weekend and got their pride back after losing heavily to Motherwell, so this will be a tough contest."

Morton captain Stuart McCaffrey remains sidelined with a heel problem for the trip.

Goalkeeper Colin Stewart, who played against Falkirk at the weekend with a broken toe, could miss out.

Defender Marc Smyth is also a doubt with the injury he suffered on Saturday.

Cappielow manager Allan Moore is targeting three points and said: "A win would lift us up into fourth place and after a difficult period that would be acceptable.

"The players showed a lot of determination and good play at the weekend and we will need that again at Hamilton. We created a lot of chances but failed to take one and hopefully we can have a better time in front of goal in this game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 20 18 41
2 Falkirk 22 7 36
3 Dundee 22 10 35
4 Up Morton 22 -5 30
5 Down Livingston 22 -3 29
6 Down Partick Thistle 21 4 27
7 Down Hamilton Accies 22 -1 27
8 Raith Rovers 22 -6 22
9 Queen of South 23 -8 22
10 Ayr United 20 -16 20

Updated 14/02/2012 at 21:40

 
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