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Hamilton   0 - 0   Motherwell

Mark McLaughlin
Accies' Mark McLaughlin (left) could have opened the scoring in the 10th minute

Craig Brown's Motherwell held on to fifth place in the league after drawing away to a hard-working Hamilton Accies.

Mark McLaughlin could have opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a header that struck the bar.

Simon Mensing was denied by John Ruddy twice in succession as Accies piled on the pressure in the second half.

Hamilton looked the more dangerous side and Ruddy kept out two good Flavio Paixao efforts as the hosts pushed for an opening that failed to arrive.

McLaughlin returned for the hosts after sitting out last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Motherwell and the midweek victory over Dundee United, with Kyle Wilkie dropping to the bench, while Giles Coke replaced Ross Forbes in the Motherwell midfield following their draw with Rangers.

Hamilton started well and Motherwell goalkeeper Ruddy managed push away Marco Paixao's 20-yard drive following a Dougie Imrie lay-off.

The first major chance of the game came from McLaughlin, who headed off the Motherwell bar in the 10th minute.

Motherwell's Lukas Jutkiewicz blasted in a right-footed shot seven minutes later, but Accies' keeper Tomas Cerny made the save.

Brian Easton tested Ruddy with an effort from just outside the penalty area, but it drifted wide left of the target.

Giles Coke should have done better for Motherwell with a shot that drifted harmlessly over the bar and Ruddy kept out a shot from Flavio Paixao at the other end before the interval.

Shortly after the break, James McArthur sent in a 35-yard shot that went wide then Ruddy was at full stretch to tip a Mensing effort over the bar and maintain the stalemate.

Moments later, Ruddy used all his height to tip another shot from Mensing over as Hamilton piled on the pressure.

Flavio Paixao was also denied twice by Ruddy then Motherwell's John Sutton produced a right-footed shot from inside the area shortly after the hour mark that sailed over the bar.

As the final whistle neared, Motherwell's Michael McGlinchey produced a left-footed shot from just outside the box that inched wide.

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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hamilton 0-0 Motherwell FT
(HT 0-0)

      Hamilton

      • 01 Cerny
      • 02 McClenahan
      • 04 Canning
      • 06 McLaughlin
      • 15 Easton (Elliott 77)
      • 25 Elebert
      • 08 McArthur
      • 27 Mensing
      • 18 Flavio Paixao (Crawford 87)
      • 21 Marco Paixao yellow card (Wilkie 77)
      • 23 Imrie

      Substitutes

      • 19 Murdoch,
      • 05 van Zanten,
      • 36 Crawford,
      • 12 Evans,
      • 14 Elliott,
      • 33 Wilkie,
      • 26 Thomas

      Motherwell

      • 21 Ruddy
      • 03 Hammell
      • 04 Reynolds
      • 05 Craigan
      • 06 Coke (Humphrey 55)
      • 08 Jennings yellow card
      • 14 Lasley
      • 24 Hateley yellow card
      • 09 Jutkiewicz (Murphy 75)
      • 11 Sutton
      • 17 O'Brien (McGlinchey 55)

      Substitutes

      • 01 Fraser,
      • 43 Saunders,
      • 07 Humphrey,
      • 18 McGlinchey,
      • 15 Murphy,
      • 27 Forbes,
      • 35 McHugh
      Ref: RichmondAtt: 3,133
      HAMILTON
      MOTHERWELL

      Possession

      • Hamilton 54%
      • Motherwell 46%

      Attempts on target

      • Hamilton 10
      • Motherwell 1

      Attempts off target

      • Hamilton 6
      • Motherwell 5

      Corners

      • Hamilton 5
      • Motherwell 3

      Fouls

      • Hamilton 16
      • Motherwell 13
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+2:47 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
      • 90:00+2:07 Kyle Wilkie challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 90:00+1:02 Steve Jennings produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
      • 86:36 Substitution Ali Crawford comes on in place of Flavio Paixao.
      • 86:36 Michael McGlinchey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
      • 85:00 Unfair challenge on Trent McClenahan by John Sutton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Wilkie.
      • 84:31 The referee blows for offside against John Sutton. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
      • 84:00 Stephen Craigan fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
      • 81:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Elliott on Steve Jennings. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
      • 78:51 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell from the right by-line.
      • 76:58 Substitution (Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Kyle Wilkie coming on for Marco Paixao.
      • 76:58 Substitution Brian Easton leaves the field to be replaced by Stuart Elliott.
      • 74:07 Substitution Jamie Murphy on for Lukas Jutkiewicz.
      • 72:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by Simon Mensing. Free kick taken by Keith Lasley.
      • 70:11 Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
      • 70:11 Booking The referee books Marco Paixao for unsporting behaviour.
      • 70:07 Marco Paixao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael McGlinchey.
      • 68:53 Foul by Keith Lasley on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. David Elebert takes the free kick.
      • 67:37 John Sutton produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
      • 65:43 Flavio Paixao produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
      • 65:00 Flavio Paixao has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by John Ruddy. Corner from the left by-line taken by Marco Paixao, save by John Ruddy.
      • 60:42 Simon Mensing takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
      • 59:25 Simon Mensing has a curled shot. Save by John Ruddy.
      • 58:17 Mark McLaughlin takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. Marco Paixao decides to take a short corner.
      • 56:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Craigan on Douglas Imrie. Marco Paixao produces a cross, Simon Mensing takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a brilliant save. Marco Paixao takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steve Jennings.
      • 54:43 Substitution Chris Humphrey on for Giles Coke.
      • 54:43 Substitution Jim O'Brien leaves the field to be replaced by Michael McGlinchey.
      • 53:18 Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. David Elebert takes the free kick.
      • 50:14 Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Douglas Imrie.
      • 48:37 John Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Mensing. Douglas Imrie produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
      • 46:57 Jim O'Brien is adjudged to have handled the ball. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.
      • 46:30 Shot from 35 yards by James McArthur missed to the left of the net.
      • 45:47 David Elebert fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.
      • 45:01 The second half begins.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+3:33 The referee blows for half time.
      • 45:00+2:04 Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
      • 45:00+2:04 Booking Tom Hateley goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 45:00+2:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao by Tom Hateley.
      • 45:00+0:38 David Elebert takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
      • 42:04 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell from the left by-line, Martin Canning makes a clearance.
      • 39:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giles Coke by Brian Easton. Stephen Craigan takes the free kick.
      • 38:19 Martin Canning takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy. John Sutton fouled by Mark McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.
      • 37:18 Marco Paixao delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by John Ruddy.
      • 37:18 Booking The referee shows Steve Jennings a yellow card.
      • 37:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Steve Jennings.
      • 34:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Keith Lasley. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
      • 32:47 Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
      • 30:20 Martin Canning concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton. Tom Hateley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
      • 29:51 James McArthur challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
      • 26:53 Effort on goal by Giles Coke from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 26:04 Simon Mensing challenges Stephen Craigan unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.
      • 25:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Martin Canning. David Elebert takes the direct free kick.
      • 24:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Steve Jennings. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
      • 23:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Martin Canning. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.
      • Correction - 22:48 Effort from outside the penalty area by Brian Easton goes wide left of the goal.
      • 22:48 Brian Easton has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
      • 21:11 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
      • 18:38 Martin Canning challenges Mark Reynolds unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
      • 18:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Mark Reynolds. Free kick taken by Marco Paixao.
      • 16:36 Drilled right-footed shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Save made by Tomas Cerny. Stevie Hammell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
      • 13:48 The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
      • 12:42 Unfair challenge on John Sutton by David Elebert results in a free kick. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
      • 12:07 Unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Marco Paixao results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
      • 10:41 Marco Paixao takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
      • 9:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Giles Coke on James McArthur. Centre by Brian Easton, Mark McLaughlin produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
      • 7:17 Foul by Mark McLaughlin on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
      • 5:54 Effort from 18 yards by Marco Paixao. John Ruddy makes a save.
      • 1:01 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Easton from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Steve Jennings. Corner taken by Brian Easton, Mark McLaughlin has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
      • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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      Scottish Premier table snapshot

      As it stood on 13 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Rangers 24 40 55
      2 Celtic 25 22 48
      3 Hibernian 23 16 43
      4 Dundee Utd 25 3 42
      5 Motherwell 25 1 35
      6 Hearts 25 -6 31
      7 Aberdeen 24 -6 29
      8 Kilmarnock 25 -12 25
      9 St Johnstone 22 -9 24
      10 St Mirren 24 -12 21
      11 Hamilton 24 -17 21
      12 Falkirk 24 -20 17

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