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Inverness CT   0 - 1   Hamilton

Dougie Imrie is congratulated by Grant Gillespie on his stunning first-minute goal
Dougie Imrie is congratulated by Grant Gillespie on his stunning first-minute goal

A cracking first-minute strike by Dougie Imrie gave Hamilton their first goal and points of the season at Inverness's Caledonian Stadium.

The former Caley Thistle forward blasted a 30-yard shot into the top corner, leaving Ryan Esson helpless.

Esson prevented Hamilton from doubling their lead when he tipped a Marco Paixao curling shot past his post.

The best Inverness could muster was a half chance for Nick Ross and an Adam Rooney effort that Andy Graham cleared.

Caley Thistle manager Terry Butcher had brought full-back Kevin McCann and keeper Esson back into the side but no goalie would have saved Imrie's strike.

The Accies forward dispossessed Lee Cox, dribbled round a few players and cracked a left-foot shot into the net.

Sustaining that was always going to be a tall order, but the slump was dramatic, as though the home fans were too busy wondering why Imrie had been allowed to leave their club last season.

Caley Thistle enjoyed a run of 21 matches unbeaten as they won promotion from the Scottish First Division but found in their re-introduction to the Scottish Premier League, against Celtic, that things were going to be tougher.

But while a 4-0 hammering of Dundee United last week reassured Inverness that they could compete, their opponents Hamilton have had a torrid start to the season.

Accies manager Billy Reid made six changes to the team that lost 1-0 to Raith in the Co-operative Insurance Cup in midweek as he looked for his first league points.

Dutch 19-year-old striker Nigel Hasselbaink - nephew of former Chelsea frontman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - came in for his debut, while Andrew Graham, David Buchanan, Kyle Wilkie, Jon Routledge and Grant Gillespie also featured in the starting line-up.

Ross Tokely had surprised the club this week by how speedily he had recovered from a knee injury, enough to earn him a place on the bench. And after 22 minutes the 31-year-old was sent on for the injured McCann, moving into the centre-half position in a re-jigged Caley back line.

In a rare attempt on goal for the remainder of the half, Caley Thistle's Esson produced a marvellous save, tipping a Marco Paixao curling effort from the edge of the box round the post.

Imrie blasted over Esson's bar five minutes into the second half, after an impressive burst of pace by Hasselbaink had first set up Flavio Paixao then the diminutive former Clyde and Inverness player.

Moments later Hamilton's Andy Graham flicked a header at the Inverness goal but Esson made an easy save.

It took a full 54 minutes to create any sort of opportunity and, predictably, two came in quick succession.

Ross would have produced a more positive result had he had a shot on goal instead of squaring the ball for a team-mate.

Then Rooney got beyond Simon Mensing for the first time in the match and had an effort on goal, but Graham headed clear to concede a corner.

Eric Odhiambo showed a good turn of pace down the left as the match reached its final stages, but Mensing, in his 100th appearance for the Accies, was well positioned to head the Englishman's cross clear.

Joel Thomas smacked a shot into the side netting with a few minutes remaining, as Inverness left gaps at the back as they went looking for an equaliser.

When Rooney was announced as the sponsors' man of the match, even the home support seemed embarrassed.

Simply, Inverness had not troubled Tomas Cerny sufficiently in the 90 minutes and Accies' season is off and running.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Inverness CT 0-1 Hamilton FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Imrie 1

    Inverness CT

    • 01 Esson
    • 02 Proctor
    • 14 Munro yellow card
    • 24 Gillet
    • 25 McCann (Tokely 23 yellow card)
    • 06 Cox
    • 08 Duncan
    • 11 Hayes
    • 19 Ross (Sutherland 73)
    • 07 Odhiambo
    • 10 Rooney

    Substitutes

    • 12 Tuffey,
    • 03 Tokely,
    • 05 Golabek,
    • 15 Innes,
    • 16 McBain,
    • 20 Sutherland,
    • 23 Sanchez

    Hamilton

    • 01 Cerny
    • 05 Graham
    • 12 Buchanan
    • 14 Wilkie (Skelton 71)
    • 22 Routledge
    • 24 Gillepsie
    • 27 Mensing
    • 07 Imrie
    • 18 Flavio Paixao yellow card
    • 21 Paixao (Lyle 68)
    • 30 Hasselbaink (Thomas 78)

    Substitutes

    • 19 Murdoch,
    • 03 Skelton,
    • 08 McDonald,
    • 26 McQueen,
    • 15 Lyle,
    • 16 Thomas,
    • 20 Kirkpatrick
    Ref: McKendrickAtt: 3,851
    INVERNESS CT
    HAMILTON

    Possession

    • Inverness CT 49%
    • Hamilton 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Inverness CT 1
    • Hamilton 4

    Attempts off target

    • Inverness CT 1
    • Hamilton 4

    Corners

    • Inverness CT 6
    • Hamilton 5

    Fouls

    • Inverness CT 13
    • Hamilton 14
    • Final Result
    • 95:14 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:37 Defending throw-in by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 90:00+2:05 Joel Thomas is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
    • 90:00+1:28 Shot from just outside the box by Lee Cox misses to the right of the goal.
    • 90:00+1:19 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT).
    • 90:00+1:05 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT).
    • 90:00+0:24 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 89:42 David Proctor concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. Direct free kick taken by Derek Lyle.
    • 89:07 Derek Lyle fouled by Ross Tokely, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mensing.
    • 88:23 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT).
    • 87:54 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 87:13 Joel Thomas has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 86:47 Ross Tokely is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 85:37 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 84:34 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 83:37 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT).
    • 83:12 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 82:35 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 81:16 Joel Thomas is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
    • 80:45 Adam Rooney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 80:23 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 79:30 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 79:00 Joel Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Grant Munro takes the free kick.
    • 78:48 Defending throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT).
    • 78:20 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 78:03 Attacking throw-in by Derek Lyle (Hamilton).
    • 77:31 Substitution Joel Thomas is brought on as a substitute for Nigel Hasselbaink.
    • 76:05 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the left by-line to the near post, Derek Lyle manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:06 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 74:34 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 73:47 Douglas Imrie fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
    • 72:56 Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Graham.
    • 72:56 Substitution Nick Ross leaves the field to be replaced by Shane Sutherland.
    • 72:44 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 71:50 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Flavio Paixao, Headed effort on goal by Andy Graham from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 70:15 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 70:15 Substitution Gavin Skelton comes on in place of Kyle Wilkie.
    • 69:02 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 68:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Duncan on Kyle Wilkie. Jonathon Routledge takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:55 Substitution Derek Lyle on for Marco Paixao.
    • 64:54 Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
    • 63:08 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Hayes, Grant Munro takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.
    • 62:20 Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.
    • 61:56 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 60:18 Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line.
    • 60:07 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 59:52 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 59:44 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 59:20 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 58:49 Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, save by Tomas Cerny.
    • 58:19 Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line, Andy Graham makes a clearance.
    • 57:01 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 56:06 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 55:53 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 55:30 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 54:59 Grant Munro concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Graham. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
    • 54:35 Short corner worked by Jonathan Hayes.
    • 54:07 Kyle Wilkie challenges Nick Ross unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Hayes takes the free kick.
    • 53:46 The assistant referee flags for offside against Flavio Paixao. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
    • 53:25 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 53:06 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 51:26 Free kick crossed left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from left wing, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
    • 51:26 Booking The referee cautions Flavio Paixao for unsporting behaviour.
    • 51:15 Flavio Paixao challenges Kenny Gillet unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 49:56 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 49:34 Effort on goal by Douglas Imrie from just inside the area clears the bar.
    • 48:40 Unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Jonathon Routledge results in a free kick. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Andy Graham.
    • 47:03 Kenny Gillet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball in from the free kick, Flavio Paixao challenges Ryan Esson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
    • 46:33 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 46:10 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 45:23 Attacking throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT).
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:17 Grant Gillespie takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:00+0:17 Booking Grant Munro receives a caution.
    • 45:00+0:08 Grant Munro concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao.
    • 45:00 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 44:58 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 43:18 Flavio Paixao concedes a free kick for a foul on Eric Odhiambo. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.
    • 43:03 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 42:17 The referee penalises Flavio Paixao for handball. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
    • 40:33 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ross Tokely.
    • 40:11 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 39:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Graham by Adam Rooney. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 38:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Graham by Adam Rooney. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 36:55 David Proctor challenges Kyle Wilkie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Marco Paixao.
    • 35:53 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 34:45 Douglas Imrie produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 34:45 Booking Caution for Ross Tokely.
    • 34:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on Nigel Hasselbaink.
    • 34:08 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 33:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Jonathon Routledge. David Proctor takes the direct free kick.
    • 32:22 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 31:44 Jonathon Routledge challenges Eric Odhiambo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kenny Gillet.
    • 31:07 The official flags Adam Rooney offside. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
    • 30:11 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 29:34 Inswinging corner taken by Flavio Paixao.
    • 28:59 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 28:31 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 27:45 Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Kenny Gillet results in a free kick. Grant Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:21 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 25:47 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie, Ryan Esson makes a save.
    • 25:23 Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
    • 23:25 Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 22:23 Defending throw-in by David Proctor (Inverness CT).
    • 22:23 Substitution (Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Ross Tokely coming on for Kevin McCann.
    • 21:43 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 18:55 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 18:02 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Inverness CT).
    • 17:36 Jonathon Routledge challenges Lee Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
    • 17:29 Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Hamilton).
    • 16:00 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Inverness CT).
    • 14:57 Eric Odhiambo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Routledge. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 14:29 Foul by Flavio Paixao on Russell Duncan, free kick awarded. Russell Duncan takes the free kick.
    • 14:03 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 13:52 Attacking throw-in by Russell Duncan (Inverness CT).
    • 12:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Graham on Adam Rooney. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left by-line, Andy Graham manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:22 Defending throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).
    • 12:18 Attacking throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 11:02 The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Rooney. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:09 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Esson (Inverness CT).
    • 9:20 The official flags Flavio Paixao offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
    • 8:37 Defending throw-in by Grant Gillespie (Hamilton).
    • 7:46 Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Gillet. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
    • 7:20 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 6:47 Attacking throw-in by Kevin McCann (Inverness CT).
    • 4:29 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marco Paixao from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Grant Munro.
    • 3:46 Russell Duncan fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
    • 3:16 Nigel Hasselbaink gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
    • 2:11 Russell Duncan fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.
    • 2:05 Goal kick taken long by Tomas Cerny (Hamilton).
    • 0:42 GOAL - Douglas ImrieInverness CT 0 - 1 Hamilton Douglas Imrie scores a goal. Inverness CT 0-1 Hamilton.
    • 0:22 Attacking throw-in by Kenny Gillet (Inverness CT).

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    Scottish Premier results

    28 Aug 2010 23:59 UK


    Scottish Premier table snapshot

    As it stood on 28 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rangers 3 5 9
    2 Celtic 2 5 6
    3 Aberdeen 3 4 6
    4 Hearts 2 4 4
    5 Inverness CT 3 2 3
    6 Motherwell 2 0 3
    7 Kilmarnock 3 -1 3
    8 Hibernian 2 -2 3
    9 Hamilton 3 -7 3
    10 St Johnstone 3 -2 1
    11 Dundee Utd 2 -4 1
    12 St Mirren 2 -4 1

    see also
    Butcher felt Caley let fans down
    28 Aug 10 |  Inverness CT
    Reid praises Imrie wonder strike
    28 Aug 10 |  Hamilton


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