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Motherwell   0 - 1   Hamilton

Nigel Hasselbaink
Nigel Hasselbaink scored the opener for Hamilton at Fir Park

A superb strike from Nigel Hasselbaink secured victory for Hamilton in a hard-fought win over Motherwell at Fir Park.

Hasselbaink scored the only goal of the match after 15 minutes, curling in a shot that found the net via the post.

Tomas Cerny denied Tom Hateley from the spot just before the break after Martin Canning had felled Nick Blackman.

Motherwell's Alan Gow had a powerful second-half header turned away by Cerny as the hosts pressed for an equaliser but Accies held on.

The win is Hamilton's first against Motherwell in 10 league outings at Fir Park and dented Motherwell's challenge at the top end of the Scottish Premier League table.

Ross Forbes replaced Jamie Murphy in Craig Brown's starting line-up, while Hamilton brought in defender David Elebert for midfielder Gary McDonald as they looked to bounce back from a home defeat against St Johnstone.

Accies almost struck first when Flavio Paixao's free-kick from near the touchline evaded his onrushing team-mates at the far post. Five minutes later, Paixao flighted in a cross that Hasselbaink headed over the bar.

At the other end, Steven Saunders headed wide after finding himself free inside the Accies penalty area.

Hasselbaink broke the deadlock in the 15th minute, curling in a shot from distance that struck the inside of the post on its way past Motherwell keeper Darren Randolph.

Moments later, Ross Forbes cut a neat ball back into the Hamilton box, but none of his team-mates were on hand to capitalise.

As the half-hour mark approached, Simon Mensing forced another save from Randolph, then a Paixao corner was met by Jim Goodwin who sent the ball harmlessly over the bar.

The hosts were awarded a penalty when Canning pushed Blackman to the ground. Hateley stepped up to take the resulting spot-kick, but Cerny save well and Accies held on to their lead at the interval.

The start of the second half was peppered with a succession of free-kicks that hampered the pace of the match, although Motherwell demonstrated more intent to press for an opening against a resolute Accies defence.

Blackman pushed into the Hamilton penalty area and hesitated before shooting for goal, but his final ball went wide of the post.

Shortly before the hour mark, Cerny turned away a superb header from Gow, then Saunders headed a powerful effort off the face of the Accies post, but the assistant referee had already flagged him offside.

Canning finally received a yellow card for another challenge on Blackman, then Hateley fired in the resulting free-kick from wide on the left, but Cerny made the save.

John Sutton came off the Motherwell bench and immediately tried for goal with a long-range effort that sailed over the Accies bar.

The hosts continued to pile on the pressure, but Hamilton defended resolutely and in numbers.

Marco Paixao drove at the Motherwell goal in the final five minutes, but Randolph was up to the challenge as Accies spurned the opportunity to double their lead.

Nevertheless, Accies held on to claim all three points.

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Motherwell 0-1 Hamilton FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Hasselbaink 15

    Motherwell

    • 01 Randolph
    • 02 Saunders (Sutton 73)
    • 03 Hammell
    • 04 Reynolds
    • 05 Craigan
    • 06 Hateley
    • 07 Humphrey
    • 08 Jennings
    • 18 Forbes yellow card
    • 22 Blackman
    • 24 Gow (McHugh 78)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Hollis,
    • 19 Hutchinson,
    • 20 Page,
    • 21 Angelis Charalambous,
    • 17 Fitzpatrick,
    • 11 Sutton,
    • 16 McHugh

    Hamilton

    • 01 Cerny
    • 04 Canning yellow card
    • 06 McLaughlin yellow card
    • 12 Buchanan
    • 25 Elebert
    • 02 Goodwin (Neil 67 yellow card)
    • 22 Routledge
    • 27 Mensing
    • 07 Imrie (Casalinuovo 85)
    • 18 Flavio Paixao
    • 30 Hasselbaink (Paixao 72)

    Substitutes

    • 19 Murdoch,
    • 03 Skelton,
    • 24 Gillepsie,
    • 09 Casalinuovo,
    • 10 Neil,
    • 20 Kirkpatrick,
    • 21 Paixao
    Ref: ThomsonAtt: 4,865
    MOTHERWELL
    HAMILTON

    Possession

    • Motherwell 55%
    • Hamilton 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Motherwell 1
    • Hamilton 5

    Attempts off target

    • Motherwell 6
    • Hamilton 5

    Corners

    • Motherwell 12
    • Hamilton 2

    Fouls

    • Motherwell 14
    • Hamilton 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:19 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:55 Corner from left by-line taken by Ross Forbes.
    • 90:00+1:21 Foul by Mark McLaughlin on Nick Blackman, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Tom Hateley, save by Tomas Cerny.
    • 90:00+1:21 Booking Mark McLaughlin shown a yellow card.
    • 89:16 Foul by Jonathon Routledge on Chris Humphrey, free kick awarded. Ross Forbes has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 88:54 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes from the left by-line to the near post, Alex Neil manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:24 Corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao, save by Darren Randolph. Long range effort by Mark McLaughlin goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 86:02 Marco Paixao takes a shot. Mark Reynolds gets a block in.
    • 84:40 Substitution Damian Casalinuovo is brought on as a substitute for Douglas Imrie.
    • 80:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Forbes on Flavio Paixao. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
    • 80:43 Booking Booking for Alex Neil.
    • 80:25 Booking Ross Forbes goes into the book.
    • 78:58 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes from the left by-line, Flavio Paixao manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Flavio Paixao. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
    • 77:17 Substitution (Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Robert McHugh coming on for Alan Gow.
    • Correction - 75:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao by Mark Reynolds. Douglas Imrie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 75:08 Mark Reynolds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao. Free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
    • 74:12 Outswinging corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line played to the near post, Tomas Cerny makes a save.
    • 73:33 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes to the near post, clearance made by David Elebert.
    • 72:50 Substitution John Sutton is brought on as a substitute for Steven Saunders.
    • 71:33 Substitution Marco Paixao replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.
    • 69:53 Martin Canning concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Blackman. Tom Hateley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Tomas Cerny.
    • 69:53 Booking Martin Canning is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 66:59 David Buchanan fouled by Chris Humphrey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 66:59 Substitution Alex Neil replaces Jim Goodwin.
    • 65:19 The offside flag is raised against Steven Saunders. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 64:32 Unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by David Buchanan results in a free kick. Ross Forbes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
    • 64:32 Chris Humphrey fouled by David Buchanan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Forbes.
    • 64:05 The assistant referee flags for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
    • 62:33 Unfair challenge on Ross Forbes by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:22 Mark McLaughlin fouled by Tom Hateley, the ref awards a free kick. David Elebert restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:12 Foul by Steven Saunders on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. David Elebert takes the free kick.
    • 58:34 Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line, Martin Canning manages to make a clearance.
    • 58:22 Alan Gow takes a shot. Clearance made by Douglas Imrie.
    • Correction - 55:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by Ross Forbes. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:53 Unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by Ross Forbes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 55:10 Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line, clearance made by Simon Mensing. Chris Humphrey takes the outswinging corner, Martin Canning manages to make a clearance.
    • 53:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark McLaughlin on Alan Gow. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
    • 53:11 Steven Saunders gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
    • 52:14 Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Humphrey, Mark McLaughlin makes a clearance.
    • 50:02 Martin Canning fouled by Alan Gow, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Canning takes the direct free kick.
    • 49:10 Foul by Douglas Imrie on Tom Hateley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
    • 47:53 Nigel Hasselbaink concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jennings. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:27 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+1:55 Alan Gow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Flavio Paixao restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Tom Hateley. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:00+1:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Hateley on Douglas Imrie. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
    • 44:26 Placed penalty taken by Tom Hateley saved by Tomas Cerny. Motherwell 0-1 Hamilton.
    • 43:24 Penalty awarded for a foul by Martin Canning on Nick Blackman.
    • 39:59 Stevie Hammell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 38:37 Ross Forbes takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Flavio Paixao.
    • 37:01 Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Hateley. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
    • 32:06 Corner taken by Flavio Paixao, Effort on goal by Jim Goodwin from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 28:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Tom Hateley. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
    • 25:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Ross Forbes. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
    • 23:53 Shot by Simon Mensing. Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.
    • Correction - 21:58 The referee blows for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:58 The offside flag is raised against Nigel Hasselbaink. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
    • Correction - 19:05 Mark McLaughlin challenges Nick Blackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Tom Hateley from the free kick.
    • 19:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark McLaughlin on Nick Blackman. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
    • 17:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Steve Jennings. Flavio Paixao has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Tomas Cerny.
    • 14:49 Assist by Martin Canning.
    • 14:49 GOAL - Nigel HasselbainkMotherwell 0 - 1 Hamilton A goal is scored by Nigel Hasselbaink from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Hamilton.
    • 11:48 Mark McLaughlin takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
    • 11:18 Ross Forbes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
    • 10:47 Nick Blackman takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 9:51 Simon Mensing produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 9:05 Ross Forbes takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Flavio Paixao.
    • 7:24 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steven Saunders misses to the left of the goal.
    • 6:58 Tom Hateley fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
    • Correction - 6:13 The offside flag is raised against Nigel Hasselbaink. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.
    • 6:13 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.
    • 4:45 The ball is crossed by Flavio Paixao, Header from deep inside the area by Nigel Hasselbaink goes over the bar.
    • 3:17 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes, Martin Canning manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 2:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Steven Saunders. Free kick crossed right-footed by Flavio Paixao from left wing.
    • 2:07 Foul by Steven Saunders on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Flavio Paixao takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Scottish Premier table snapshot

    As it stood on 30 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rangers 10 17 28
    2 Celtic 10 15 27
    3 Motherwell 10 2 16
    4 Inverness CT 10 4 15
    5 Hearts 9 4 14
    6 Dundee Utd 10 -5 14
    7 St Johnstone 10 -4 11
    8 Aberdeen 10 -1 10
    9 Hamilton 10 -10 9
    10 Hibernian 10 -8 8
    11 St Mirren 10 -10 8
    12 Kilmarnock 9 -4 7

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