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Hearts   2 - 0   Hamilton

David Obua celebrates scoring a goal for Hearts against Hamilton
Obua was about to be substituted before heading the opening goal

Hearts recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since December as they beat Hamilton Accies at Tynecastle.

Marius Zaliukas headed over the visitors' crossbar during a first half of few chances.

Flavio Paixao was denied the opener by Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello after the interval.

David Obua headed the home side in front 19 minutes into the second half and David Templeton doubled the lead with his first Hearts goal late on.

The result takes Hearts to within four points of fifth-placed Motherwell while Hamilton remain one point above Scottish Premier League bottom club Falkirk.

A dangerous Suso Santana corner was diverted away from the Hamilton goal by keeper Tomas Cerny in an early Hearts attack.

After Jason Thomson had fired over the Hamilton goal, referee Steve Conroy waved away the home side's claims for a penalty following Simon Mensing's challenge on Calum Elliot.

Another Santana corner caused panic in the Hamilton defence as Elliot tried to pounce but the ball was eventually cleared.

The visitors moved to the other end and Flavio Paixao's dipping volley from a tight angle cleared the far post.

Zaliukas failed to hit the target with a header after connecting with Suso's corner on the half-hour mark.

Accies then almost caught Hearts out with a swift counter-attack, which ended with Flavio Paixao putting a teasing ball into the box that neither James McArthur nor Marco Paixao could convert.

Hearts made a positive start to the second half and Eggert Jonsson's cross was flicked on to Lee Wallace, who could not keep his shot down.

The home side continued to press and Thomson headed wide from Arvydas Novikovas' corner.

Moments later, the Paixao brothers combined to good effect with Marco playing Flavio through for a shot that was blocked by Kello.

Novikovas set up Wallace for another strike at goal and the full-back's effort just cleared the crossbar.

But Hearts finally made the breakthrough when Ryan Stevenson's inventive set-up work was rewarded by Obua's headed finish.

The goal roused Hamilton into action and Alex Neil's shot was saved by Kello.

An error by Brian Easton led to Hearts' second as the on-loan Burnley full-back knocked a bouncing ball over his own keeper, allowing Suso's replacement Templeton to run the ball into the empty net with 10 minutes remaining.

Easton tried to atone for his mistake with a stinging volley that produced another impressive save by Kello.

Laryea Kingston had earlier come on for Novikovas and the Ghanaian came close to getting a third for Hearts with a controlled volley that Cerny palmed away.

With the match in injury time, referee Conroy turned down more penalty appeals after Hearts players claimed David Elebert had handled in the box and Kingston fired another effort over before the end.

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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hearts 2-0 Hamilton FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Obua 64
  • Templeton 80

    Hearts

    • 25 Kello
    • 02 Kucharski
    • 03 Wallace
    • 20 Thomson
    • 26 Zaliukas yellow card
    • 04 Jonsson yellow card
    • 07 Suso Santana (Templeton 48)
    • 13 Obua
    • 16 Stevenson
    • 18 Novikovas (Kingston 77)
    • 22 Elliot (Wallace 62)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Balogh,
    • 10 Kingston,
    • 39 Mulrooney,
    • 44 Smith,
    • 19 Mole,
    • 24 Templeton,
    • 32 Wallace

    Hamilton

    • 01 Cerny
    • 02 McClenahan
    • 04 Canning
    • 07 Wesolowski (McQueen 77)
    • 25 Elebert yellow card
    • 08 McArthur
    • 15 Easton
    • 27 Mensing
    • 10 Neil
    • 18 Flavio Paixao
    • 21 Paixao (Crawford 81)

    Substitutes

    • 19 Murdoch,
    • 05 van Zanten,
    • 06 McLaughlin,
    • 36 Crawford,
    • 38 McQueen,
    • 26 Thomas,
    • 39 Riley
    Ref: ConroyAtt: 13,496
    HEARTS
    HAMILTON

    Possession

    • Hearts 58%
    • Hamilton 42%

    Attempts on target

    • Hearts 3
    • Hamilton 3

    Attempts off target

    • Hearts 9
    • Hamilton 3

    Corners

    • Hearts 9
    • Hamilton 9

    Fouls

    • Hearts 10
    • Hamilton 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:46 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+2:22 Shot by Laryea Kingston from outside the box goes over the target.
    • 90:00+0:45 Ryan Wallace handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:25 Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 90:00+0:25 Booking Eggert Jonsson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 89:46 Eggert Jonsson challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 89:08 Laryea Kingston produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save by Tomas Cerny.
    • 87:52 Corner taken by Laryea Kingston from the right by-line, David Elebert manages to make a clearance.
    • 87:16 The offside flag is raised against Simon Mensing. Free kick taken by Marian Kello.
    • 86:30 Ali Crawford fouled by Jason Thomson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ali Crawford, Marian Kello makes a comfortable save.
    • Correction - 85:39 Shot by Brian Easton from 18 yards. Save by Marian Kello.
    • 85:39 Shot by Brian Easton. Save by Marian Kello.
    • 84:55 Brian Easton takes the inswinging corner, Dawid Kucharski manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:29 Substitution Ali Crawford on for Marco Paixao.
    • 79:01 GOAL - David TempletonHearts 2 - 0 Hamilton David Templeton grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Hearts 2-0 Hamilton.
    • 78:11 David Obua gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Elebert. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
    • 76:15 Substitution (Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Brian McQueen coming on for James Wesolowski.
    • 76:15 Substitution Laryea Kingston comes on in place of Arvydas Novikovas.
    • 75:09 Alex Neil takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Marian Kello.
    • 73:11 Simon Mensing takes a corner.
    • 72:23 Corner taken by Brian Easton. Corner taken by Brian Easton from the right by-line.
    • 71:35 Marco Paixao takes the inswinging corner, Foul by Martin Canning on Marian Kello, free kick awarded. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:48 Alex Neil takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:48 Booking Marius Zaliukas is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 70:35 Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Marius Zaliukas results in a free kick.
    • 68:30 The offside flag is raised against David Obua. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 67:36 Long range effort by Marius Zaliukas goes wide right of the net.
    • 67:10 Martin Canning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Obua. Direct free kick taken by Lee Wallace.
    • 63:05 Assist on the goal came from Eggert Jonsson.
    • 63:05 GOAL - David ObuaHearts 1 - 0 Hamilton David Obua finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Hearts 1-0 Hamilton.
    • 61:27 Substitution Calum Elliot leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Wallace.
    • 61:13 Lee Wallace takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 60:36 Martin Canning challenges David Obua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas from left wing, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
    • Correction - 58:15 Eggert Jonsson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 58:15 Effort on goal by Eggert Jonsson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 57:56 Flavio Paixao takes a shot from 20 yards. Marian Kello makes a save.
    • 56:32 Corner taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas, Jason Thomson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 55:06 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas.
    • 54:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Easton on David Templeton. Direct free kick taken by Dawid Kucharski.
    • 52:42 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ryan Stevenson.
    • 52:42 Booking David Elebert is shown a yellow card.
    • 52:34 Unfair challenge on David Templeton by David Elebert results in a free kick.
    • 51:41 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Stevenson. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
    • 49:25 The offside flag is raised against David Obua. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 48:21 Effort on goal by Alex Neil from just inside the area clears the bar.
    • 47:51 Substitution Suso Santana leaves the field to be replaced by David Templeton.
    • 47:14 Substitution David Templeton comes on in place of Suso Santana.
    • 45:56 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Arvydas Novikovas, clearance by Simon Mensing.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:37 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+1:11 Handball by Calum Elliot. David Elebert restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:50 The referee gives a free kick against Arvydas Novikovas for handball. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
    • 44:43 The referee blows for offside against David Obua. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 43:49 Alex Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson. Arvydas Novikovas crosses the ball in from the free kick, James McArthur manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:18 Marco Paixao is ruled offside. Marian Kello takes the indirect free kick.
    • 42:43 Marco Paixao takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Marius Zaliukas.
    • 41:45 The referee blows for offside against Arvydas Novikovas. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
    • 41:18 Unfair challenge on Dawid Kucharski by Flavio Paixao results in a free kick. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.
    • 37:29 Suso Santana concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wesolowski. Direct free kick taken by David Elebert.
    • 36:50 The assistant referee flags for offside against Calum Elliot. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:34 James McArthur challenges Jason Thomson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Thomson.
    • 34:47 Shot from just outside the box by Arvydas Novikovas goes over the crossbar.
    • 34:16 Marco Paixao produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 32:31 Unfair challenge on Calum Elliot by David Elebert results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas from left channel, clearance made by Alex Neil.
    • 29:39 Corner taken right-footed by Suso Santana from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Marius Zaliukas goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 28:29 Jason Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marco Paixao. Simon Mensing restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:51 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marian Kello.
    • 25:27 Corner taken by Marco Paixao from the left by-line.
    • 20:59 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Flavio Paixao goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 20:26 Arvydas Novikovas concedes a free kick for a foul on David Elebert. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
    • 19:49 The referee blows for offside against Marco Paixao. Dawid Kucharski restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:02 Foul by Martin Canning on David Obua, free kick awarded. Lee Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:18 Corner taken by Arvydas Novikovas.
    • Correction - 15:25 Inswinging corner taken by Arvydas Novikovas from the right by-line, Marco Paixao manages to make a clearance.
    • 15:25 Corner taken by Arvydas Novikovas from the right by-line, clearance made by Simon Mensing.
    • 14:59 Inswinging corner taken by Suso Santana from the left by-line.
    • 14:14 Foul by Alex Neil on Arvydas Novikovas, free kick awarded. Arvydas Novikovas delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, blocked by Trent McClenahan.
    • 13:22 Dawid Kucharski concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Neil. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
    • 11:08 Jason Thomson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 8:35 Martin Canning concedes a free kick for a foul on David Obua. Lee Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick, Martin Canning makes a clearance.
    • 7:21 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marco Paixao from the left by-line, Marius Zaliukas makes a clearance.
    • 5:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against James McArthur. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:04 Tomas Cerny fouled by Eggert Jonsson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 4:30 Corner taken by Suso Santana, save by Tomas Cerny.
    • 3:32 Jason Thomson fouled by Flavio Paixao, the ref awards a free kick. Arvydas Novikovas takes the free kick, Flavio Paixao crosses the ball, save made by Marian Kello.
    • 3:04 Brian Easton concedes a free kick for a foul on Suso Santana. Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:31 Brian Easton fouled by Suso Santana, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:08 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Easton, comfortable save by Marian Kello.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
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    4 Dundee Utd 26 2 42
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    6 Hearts 26 -4 34
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