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Hamilton   0 - 0   St Mirren

Highlights - Hamilton 0-0 St Mirren

Highlights - Hamilton 0-0 St Mirren

Hamilton are still looking for their first home win this season as visitors St Mirren held them to a goalless draw.

Accies' Flavio Paixao met a flick-on from Martin Canning only to shoot just over the bar from point-blank range.

Paixao went on to miss the best chance of the match midway through the second half with a free header from six yards.

Hamilton's Simon Mensing toe-poked what would have been an own goal but the Israeli assistant referee judged St Mirren's Gareth Wardlaw offside.

David Elia Biton, who along with countrymen Oren Bornstein, the other assistant, and referee Meir Levy were drafted into officiate after Scotland's own referees withdrew their labour due to recent criticism of their decisions.

The result means both sides gain a point on Aberdeen. Accies are level on points with the Dons but Billy Reid's side remain bottom of the Scottish Premier League on goal difference while 10th-place St Mirren open up a three-point gap.

Grant Gillespie, one of three changes in the Hamilton line-up, burst into the St Mirren box in the opening minutes but his progress was halted by John Potter's clearance.

Marco Paixao and his twin brother Flavio, who also returned to the starting line-up, combined to set up a chance for Gary McDonald but the midfielder's shot looped high into the air before Buddies goalkeeper Craig Samson.

At the other end, Wardlaw was unable to connect with David van Zanten's dangerous cross.

A long-range effort by Hamilton's Gavin Skelton just missed the post as Hamilton continued to assert themselves.

Dougie Imrie's free-kick was nodded on by Canning to Flavio Paixao, who hooked the ball over the crossbar with the goal gaping.

St Mirren's Steven Thomson screwed his shot wide after he had collected the ball at the edge of the area and Paul McGowan's tame free-kick drifted wide of the Hamilton goal just before the break.

Flavio Paixao was off-target again minutes into the second half, the forward heading wide after being picked out by Damian Casalinuovo.

Marco Paixao's afternoon would also end in frustration as he headed over from Imrie's cross.

Saints had the ball in the net on 71 minutes when Mensing stabbed a McGowan cross past Tomas Cerny but, with the flag raised against Wardlaw, the visitors' celebrations were cut short.

There was another important call for the imported officials to make when Skelton went to ground in the box after being put under pressure by Sean Lynch but referee Levy was satisfied to allow play to continue.

Samson was required to make an impressive save to deny Accies' Jim Goodwin, who was then penalised for a foul in the run up to McDonald putting the ball into the St Mirren net.

And the deadlock would remain unbroken.

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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Scottish Premier

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

      Hamilton

      • 01 Cerny
      • 03 Skelton
      • 04 Canning
      • 24 Gillepsie
      • 27 Mensing yellow card
      • 02 Goodwin yellow card
      • 08 McDonald
      • 18 Flavio Paixao (Buchanan 76)
      • 21 Paixao (Kirkpatrick 83)
      • 07 Imrie
      • 09 Casalinuovo (Hasselbaink 52 yellow card)

      Substitutes

      • 19 Murdoch,
      • 05 Graham,
      • 12 Buchanan,
      • 25 Elebert,
      • 15 Lyle,
      • 20 Kirkpatrick,
      • 30 Hasselbaink

      St Mirren

      • 12 Samson
      • 02 van Zanten (Barron 75)
      • 06 Potter
      • 16 Travner
      • 17 McAusland
      • 08 Thomson (McCluskey 85)
      • 14 McGregor
      • 27 Cregg
      • 33 Mooy yellow card (Lynch 53)
      • 18 Wardlaw
      • 19 McGowan

      Substitutes

      • 01 Gallacher,
      • 03 Barron,
      • 11 Robb,
      • 20 Lynch,
      • 22 McCluskey,
      • 43 McKernon,
      • 45 Mclean
      Ref: Meir LeviAtt: 2,280
      HAMILTON
      ST MIRREN

      Possession

      • Hamilton 49%
      • St Mirren 51%

      Attempts on target

      • Hamilton 1
      • St Mirren 1

      Attempts off target

      • Hamilton 4
      • St Mirren 3

      Corners

      • Hamilton 13
      • St Mirren 4

      Fouls

      • Hamilton 17
      • St Mirren 11
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:13 The match has reached full-time.
      • 90:00+1:48 Foul by Jim Goodwin on Sean Lynch, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+0:40 The official flags Gareth Wardlaw offside. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
      • 88:52 Jure Travner concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. Free kick crossed left-footed by Douglas Imrie.
      • 88:23 The referee blows for offside against Jim Goodwin. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
      • 87:38 David Barron challenges Nigel Hasselbaink unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordan Kirkpatrick takes the free kick.
      • 86:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Paul McGowan. Patrick Cregg crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Tomas Cerny.
      • 84:49 Nigel Hasselbaink is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Patrick Cregg from left wing.
      • 84:49 Substitution Steven Thomson goes off and Jamie McCluskey comes on.
      • 84:04 Outswinging corner taken by David Barron from the right by-line, clearance by Gary McDonald.
      • 82:06 Unfair challenge on Marc McAusland by Simon Mensing results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
      • 82:06 Substitution Jordan Kirkpatrick comes on in place of Marco Paixao.
      • 82:06 Booking Caution for Simon Mensing.
      • 81:34 Corner taken right-footed by Marco Paixao from the right by-line, clearance by David Barron.
      • 80:48 Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie, Gavin Skelton takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Cregg.
      • 79:17 Corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan, Gareth Wardlaw produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
      • 78:04 Douglas Imrie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 77:38 Paul McGowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Gillespie. Free kick taken by Grant Gillespie.
      • 75:51 Steven Thomson fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.
      • 75:51 Substitution David Buchanan comes on in place of Flavio Paixao.
      • 74:51 Substitution (St Mirren) makes a substitution, with David Barron coming on for David van Zanten.
      • 74:17 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul McGowan.
      • 73:57 Martin Canning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Wardlaw. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.
      • 70:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Flavio Paixao. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
      • 69:39 Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, Craig Samson makes a save.
      • 68:50 Foul by David van Zanten on Marco Paixao, free kick awarded. Flavio Paixao takes the free kick.
      • 65:59 Martin Canning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan. Patrick Cregg takes the direct free kick.
      • 65:33 Shot by Jim Goodwin from just outside the area goes over the net.
      • 64:55 Corner from the right by-line taken by Douglas Imrie, save by Craig Samson.
      • 62:40 Corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, David van Zanten manages to make a clearance.
      • 61:48 The official flags Flavio Paixao offside. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
      • 61:21 Marc McAusland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
      • 59:35 Handball by Nigel Hasselbaink. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
      • 59:35 Booking Nigel Hasselbaink booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 58:19 David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Skelton. Douglas Imrie takes the direct free kick.
      • 57:37 Gary McDonald challenges Paul McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren McGregor.
      • 56:52 Effort on goal by Steven Thomson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
      • 55:39 Flavio Paixao fouled by Jure Travner, the ref awards a free kick. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
      • 55:07 Foul by Jim Goodwin on Steven Thomson, free kick awarded. Patrick Cregg restarts play with the free kick.
      • 55:07 Booking Caution for Jim Goodwin.
      • 53:32 Corner taken by Martin Canning from the right by-line, Marco Paixao produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
      • 52:49 Paul McGowan fouled by Grant Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren McGregor.
      • 52:49 Substitution Aaron Mooy leaves the field to be replaced by Sean Lynch.
      • 51:58 Substitution Damian Casalinuovo goes off and Nigel Hasselbaink comes on.
      • 50:50 Paul McGowan takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Damian Casalinuovo.
      • 49:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Douglas Imrie. Paul McGowan takes the free kick.
      • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:14 The players leave the pitch at half time.
      • 44:58 The referee gives a free kick against Aaron Mooy for handball. Douglas Imrie restarts play with the free kick.
      • 44:58 Booking Aaron Mooy goes into the book.
      • 42:03 Martin Canning challenges Gareth Wardlaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Paul McGowan, save by Tomas Cerny.
      • 39:37 Unfair challenge on David van Zanten by Gavin Skelton results in a free kick. Marc McAusland takes the free kick.
      • 37:21 Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, Craig Samson makes a save.
      • 36:38 Corner taken by Flavio Paixao, clearance made by Steven Thomson.
      • 35:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Flavio Paixao. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.
      • 34:27 Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, Marc McAusland fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
      • 29:04 Corner from the right by-line taken by Douglas Imrie, Steven Thomson manages to make a clearance.
      • 27:44 Steven Thomson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
      • 26:05 David van Zanten fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
      • 25:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McGowan on Jim Goodwin. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.
      • 21:54 Foul by Darren McGregor on Damian Casalinuovo, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Douglas Imrie, Close range effort by Flavio Paixao goes over the bar.
      • 19:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Gary McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
      • 9:22 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line, clearance by Jure Travner.
      • 8:55 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao, clearance by Steven Thomson.
      • 8:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Samson by Gary McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
      • 6:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McDonald on Paul McGowan. Patrick Cregg restarts play with the free kick.
      • 0:48 Corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie, Marco Paixao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Samson. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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      27 Nov 2010 23:59 UK


      Scottish Premier table snapshot

      As it stood on 27 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Rangers 14 19 37
      2 Celtic 15 23 35
      3 Hearts 14 9 26
      4 Inverness CT 15 8 25
      5 Motherwell 14 6 23
      6 Kilmarnock 15 6 20
      7 Dundee Utd 14 -5 19
      8 Hibernian 15 -8 15
      9 St Johnstone 15 -12 15
      10 St Mirren 15 -12 13
      11 Aberdeen 15 -16 10
      12 Hamilton 15 -18 10

      see also
      Frustration continues for Accies
      27 Nov 10 |  Hamilton
      Lennon magnanimous about 'goal'
      27 Nov 10 |  St Mirren


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