Hamilton Accies 2 - 1 Raith Rovers

Tuesday 21st February 2012
M Canning (45+1)
S Mensing (63)
B Graham (59)

Mensing wins it for Accies

Simon Mensing scored the winner as Hamilton defeated Raith 2-1 to claim their first league victory in five matches.

Grant Anderson had two great chances to open the scoring for Hamilton. The striker headed wide from close range after 33 minutes before bringing a brilliant save from David McGurn from 25 yards.

The hosts eventually opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time when Martin Canning found the top corner from six yards.

But the visitors equalised after 59 minutes when Brian Graham drilled into the top corner from 25 yards.

However, it took Hamilton only four minutes to retake the lead, Mensing firing into the bottom corner from close range.

The Accies could have gone further ahead, only for McGurn to deny Daniel Redmond and Anderson from distance.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance1,276
VenueNew Douglas Park
Kick Off
Hamilton Accies 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
1:57
Foul on Jon McShane
2:03
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning from the right wing
2:26
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
3:12
Shot taken by Jamie Walker using his left foot from the centre penalty area
3:28
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
4:51
Corner taken by Stephen Hendrie using his left foot from the left byline
5:19
Clearance by John Baird
5:57
Foul on Allan Walker
6:22
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
6:24
Corner taken by Joseph Hamill with his right foot from the right byline
7:00
Clearance by Simon Mensing
8:04
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
8:40
Foul on Jon McShane
8:44
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
8:58
Cross from Daniel Redmond
9:51
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
11:20
Offside flag raised against Jamie Walker
11:22
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
12:05
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
12:07
Free Kick taken by Douglas Hill
14:07
Shot taken by Allan Walker with his right foot from the right penalty area
14:52
Foul on Jon McShane
15:10
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
16:28
Foul on Jamie Walker
16:32
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
16:47
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
19:17
Foul on Martin Canning
19:23
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
20:08
Shot taken by Mark Stewart using his left foot from the centre penalty area
20:17
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
22:12
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
22:45
Foul on Martin Canning
22:49
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
23:31
Foul on John Baird
23:35
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
24:57
Shot taken by Allan Walker with his right foot from the right penalty area
25:13
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
26:23
Foul on Brian Graham
26:31
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the left wing
27:30
Cross from Jamie Walker
27:34
Foul on Stephen Hendrie
27:38
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
28:14
Offside flag raised against Jamie Walker
28:15
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
29:58
Cross from Reece Donaldson
30:01
Clearance by Grant Anderson
30:44
Foul on Allan Walker
30:48
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
31:05
Foul on Jon McShane
31:11
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
31:43
Shot taken by James McAlister with his right foot from the right penalty area
31:52
Block taken by Douglas Hill
31:54
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
32:06
Clearance by Grant Murray
33:37
Shot taken by Grant Anderson from the left six yard line
33:56
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
34:20
Foul on Jamie Walker
34:48
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
35:37
Shot taken by Mark Stewart with his right foot
35:43
Block taken by Reece Donaldson
35:44
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
35:58
Clearance by Reece Donaldson
36:12
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot
36:18
Block taken by Allan Walker
36:21
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
36:33
Clearance by Reece Donaldson
36:51
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot
37:01
Save made by David McGurn
38:08
Foul on Grant Murray
38:15
Free Kick taken by Grant Murray
39:06
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
40:26
Cross from Grant Anderson
41:59
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
42:19
Clearance by Douglas Hill
44:41
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
45:00+0:05
Shot taken by Martin Canning with his right foot from the right six yard line
45:00+0:05
Hamilton Accies 1 - 0 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Martin Canning with his right foot from the right six yard line to the top right of the goal.
Half Time
Hamilton Accies 1 - 0 Raith Rovers
Second Half Started
Hamilton Accies 1 - 0 Raith Rovers
46:11
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:24
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
48:01
Cross from Grant Anderson
48:03
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond from the centre penalty area
48:11
Save made by David McGurn
49:40
Corner taken by Jon Routledge with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
49:55
Foul on Daniel Redmond
50:04
BOOKING: Brian Graham of Raith Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:26
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
51:50
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
51:52
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
52:38
Shot taken by Jamie Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
52:48
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
55:39
Foul on Douglas Hill
55:49
Free Kick taken by William Dyer
56:48
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
57:25
Foul on Laurence Ellis
57:29
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
58:17
Foul on Jamie Walker
58:21
Free Kick taken by Brian Graham
58:55
Shot taken by Brian Graham with his right foot
58:55
Hamilton Accies 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Brian Graham with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
62:09
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
62:37
Shot taken by Simon Mensing with his right foot from the right six yard line
62:37
Hamilton Accies 2 - 1 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Simon Mensing with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
64:13
Cross from Jon Routledge
64:20
Clearance by Grant Murray
64:34
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot
64:40
Save made by David McGurn
65:37
Shot taken by Grant Anderson using his left foot
65:44
Save made by David McGurn
67:05
Foul on Brian Graham
67:07
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill
67:41
Offside flag raised against Jamie Walker
67:49
Substitution for Raith Rovers: Damian Casalinuovo on for Brian Graham
70:15
Foul on Martin Canning
70:18
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
70:41
Shot taken by Reece Donaldson using his left foot
70:51
Save made by David Hutton
73:25
Shot taken by Mark Stewart using his left foot
73:34
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
74:02
Foul on Jon McShane
74:06
Free Kick taken by Alexander Neil
74:28
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
75:10
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot
75:17
Save made by David McGurn
75:57
Foul on Daniel Redmond
76:04
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the left wing
76:23
Cross from Daniel Redmond
76:24
Save made by David McGurn
77:11
Foul on Joseph Hamill
77:21
Substitution for Raith Rovers: Pat Clarke on for Jamie Walker
77:29
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
80:00
Foul on Pat Clarke
80:07
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker
80:26
Cross from Allan Walker
81:26
Foul on Douglas Hill
81:34
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
82:57
Foul on Martin Canning
83:00
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
83:44
Hand Ball taken by Martin Canning
83:46
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill from the left wing
84:06
Cross from Joseph Hamill
84:07
Clearance by Daniel Redmond
87:20
Foul on Laurence Ellis
87:28
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Greig Spence on for Mark Stewart
87:56
Free Kick taken by William Dyer
89:01
Foul on Allan Walker
89:06
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the right wing
89:32
Cross from Allan Walker
89:39
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
90:00+0:18
Foul on Douglas Hill
90:00+0:22
Free Kick taken by William Dyer
90:00+0:55
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
Full Time
Hamilton Accies 2 - 1 Raith Rovers

Hamilton Accies

vs

Raith Rovers

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
14
Shots
6
10
On Target
2
4
Off Target
4
5
Crosses
5
8
Corners
1
36
Throw Ins
31
1
Saves
6
3
Clearances
6
9
Goal Kicks
8
0
Blocks
3
14
Free Kicks
20
2
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Hamilton Accies

Formation: 4-1-3-2

01.David Hutton
02.Simon Mensing
03.Martin Canning
04.Stephen Hendrie
05.Jon Routledge
06.Alexander Neil
07.Daniel Redmond
08.Grant Anderson
09.James McAlister
10.Mark Stewart 88+0' Tactical
11.Jon McShane

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie
13.Lee Kilday
14.Grant Gillespie
15.Andrew Ryan
16.Greig Spence 88+0' Tactical

Raith Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David McGurn
02.Reece Donaldson
03.Douglas Hill
04.Laurence Ellis
05.William Dyer
06.Grant Murray
07.Jamie Walker 78+0' Tactical
08.Allan Walker
09.Joseph Hamill
10.John Baird
11.Brian Graham (51+0: Unsporting behaviour) 68+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Ross Laidlaw
13.Ross Callachan
14.Scott McBride
15.Damian Casalinuovo 68+0' Tactical
16.Pat Clarke 78+0' Tactical

Injury worries for Reid

Hamilton entertain Raith Rovers and manager Billy Reid has some injury problems.

Mark McLaughlin and Ali Crawford are both ruled out, while young striker Andy Ryan is a doubt with a shin injury.

Accies boss Billy Reid has asked his players for the same again despite their 1-0 defeat to Falkirk at the weekend.

"The only thing we did not do was convert our chances but I am sure if we keep playing like we did the goals will come," he said.

"If we can play to the standard we set against Falkirk I am sure we will do well.

"It will be difficult as Raith will be hurt by losing 4-0 at Livingston on Saturday and will be looking to hit back."

Raith Rovers will be without captain Iain Davidson after his red card in the 4-0 defeat from Livingston at the weekend.

Iain Williamson is a doubt with an ankle injury as Kirkcaldy manager John McGlynn looks for a positive response from his men after they slipped to ninth in the table.

McGlynn said: "I am a firm believer that the best thing after a disappointing performance is to get playing again as soon as possible. We are all keen to show that we are a better side than we showed at Livingston.

"We have had two great games against Hamilton this season where we have picked up a win and a draw but I would probably settle for a scrappy 1-0 win this time."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 21 18 42
2 Falkirk 24 8 40
3 Dundee 24 10 37
4 Livingston 23 1 32
5 Up Partick Thistle 23 6 31
6 Down Morton 23 -5 31
7 Hamilton Accies 24 -1 30
8 Queen of South 24 -8 23
9 Raith Rovers 24 -11 22
10 Ayr United 22 -18 21

Updated 21/02/2012 at 21:38

 

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