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Hibernian   1 - 2   Hamilton

Hamilton players celebrate after Liam Miller's own goal gives
An own goal by Miller (far right) proved to be Hamilton's winner

Hamilton gave their faint Scottish Premier League survival hopes a boost by hanging on for a rare victory over Hibernian at Easter Road.

James Chambers finished off excellent work by Nigel Hasselbaink to give the visitors a ninth-minute lead.

And Liam Miller turned the ball into his own net for Hamilton's second.

The home side dominated after the interval, with Akpo Sodje slotting home on 66 minutes, but Hibernian could not find an equaliser.

Accies' win, only their third of the season in the league, moves them to within nine points of second-bottom St Mirren ahead of the five post-split fixture rounds, while Hibs remain eighth.

Hamilton goalkeeper Sean Murdoch was a late replacement for Tomas Cerny who fell ill after reaching Edinburgh.

And he made a nervous start, racing from his line in a bid to close down Sodje after the striker beat the offside trap in the opening minutes.

Sodje rounded the keeper but was forced wide and Hibs' advance was broken down as Hamilton tracked back in numbers.

Hasselbaink had already caused Hibs problems with his pace and trickery and the Dutchman was the architect of the opening goal with a wonderful solo run.

The forward tormented Francis Dickoh on the left and eventually got round the defender in the box before evading Paul Hanlon and squaring for Chambers to hammer the ball into an empty net.

Accies' quick breaks were catching Hibs by surprise and Dickoh made a crucial interception to prevent Jim McAlister's cross reaching Hasselbaink.

Hamilton should have scored when Gary McDonald ran on to a long ball and laid the ball back to Chambers.

Hamilton's James Chambers celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Hibernian
Chambers (centre) struck Hamilton's opener at Easter Road

Chambers' incisive pass found Hasselbaink right in front of goal with only the keeper to beat but the youngster took a hurried touch and rolled his shot wide.

Hibs went in search of an equaliser and Dickoh's powerful header from a David Weatherspoon corner was beaten out by Murdoch.

Aerial balls into the box were threatening to undo Accies and Dickoh should have kept his effort down after jumping to meet Miller's teasing centre.

Lee Kilday, making his Accies debut, came closer at the other end when he crashed a header against the crossbar from Dougie Imrie's inswinging corner.

But, from Hamilton's next set piece, they scored again, albeit through an unexpected source.

Sodje tried to head Ali Crawford's free-kick away but succeeded only in ricocheting the ball back towards goal off Miller's midrift and keeper Mark Brown was beaten before he could move.

Derek Riordan's dipping shot from a tight angle dropped just over and Dickoh's header was touched onto the crossbar by Murdoch before the break as Hibs pressed.

Riordan's downward header was collected by Murdoch as Hibs' frustration continued in the second half.

But the home side did find the net when Sodje ran on to Callum Booth's simple long ball and calmly side-footed underneath the advancing Murdoch.

Riordan almost took advantage of a wayward pass by Hamilton defender Simon Mensing but Murdoch did enough to put the Hibs forward off.

Booth nearly caught Murdoch out with a defelected cross, the keeper scooping the ball out for a corner at his near post.

Hanlon had two efforts cleared off the line in quick succession, the first by Grant Gillespie and the latter by Murdoch as Hamilton hung desperately to their lead.

Hibs then had a strong penalty claim turned down when Mensing appeared to use both hands to stop a shot from substitite Lewis Stevenson.

With Billy Reid's side camped deep in their own half, Gillespie was in the right place again to nod away on the line after Sodje glanced a header towards goal.

Hibs came close to benefitting from an own goal themselves when keeper Brown's long free-kick skimmed off the head of Mensing and slipped just wide of the post.

And Accies survived a late onslaught of crosses to claim a precious three points.

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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 1-2 Hamilton FT
(HT 0-2)
  • A Sodje 66
  • Chambers 9
  • Miller (og) 34

Hibernian

  • 31 Brown
  • 14 Dickoh
  • 20 Hanlon
  • 28 Booth
  • 34 Towell (Stevenson 72)
  • 24 Wotherspoon
  • 33 Miller
  • 91 Palsson (Martin Scott 46)
  • 08 Vaz Te (Stephens 82)
  • 10 Riordan yellow card
  • 18 A Sodje

Substitutes

  • 41 Divis,
  • 06 Murray,
  • 25 Stephens,
  • 16 Stevenson,
  • 44 Martin Scott,
  • 09 Nish,
  • 19 Duffy

Hamilton

  • 19 Murdoch
  • 12 Buchanan
  • 33 Kilday
  • 08 McDonald
  • 11 McAlister
  • 16 Chambers (Carrington 55)
  • 17 Crawford (Gillepsie 54)
  • 27 Mensing
  • 07 Imrie yellow card
  • 10 Neil
  • 30 Hasselbaink (Elliott 81)

Substitutes

  • 01 Cerny,
  • 05 Graham,
  • 03 Skelton,
  • 13 Carrington,
  • 24 Gillepsie,
  • 28 Hopkirk,
  • 36 Elliott
Ref: WinterAtt: 8,173
HIBERNIAN
HAMILTON

Possession

  • Hibernian 53%
  • Hamilton 47%

Attempts on target

  • Hibernian 15
  • Hamilton 1

Attempts off target

  • Hibernian 9
  • Hamilton 5

Corners

  • Hibernian 16
  • Hamilton 2

Fouls

  • Hibernian 8
  • Hamilton 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:04 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:53 Derek Riordan produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Sean Murdoch makes a save.
  • 90:00+3:53 Booking The referee shows Douglas Imrie a yellow card.
  • 90:00+3:02 Alex Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje.
  • 90:00+2:05 Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Miller, Headed effort from inside the area by Francis Dickoh misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+1:44 Unfair challenge on Francis Dickoh by Tom Elliott results in a free kick. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:10 Centre by Callum Booth, clearance by Lee Kilday.
  • 89:37 David Stephens sends in a cross, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
  • 88:34 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Miller from the left by-line, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Grant Gillespie manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:27 The ball is sent over by Martin Scott, Lee Kilday manages to make a clearance.
  • 87:52 Derek Riordan takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Carrington.
  • 86:46 David Stephens sends in a cross.
  • 85:54 Douglas Imrie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Callum Booth.
  • 85:24 Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line.
  • 84:55 A cross is delivered by Callum Booth, clearance made by Alex Neil.
  • 83:30 The ball is delivered by David Stephens.
  • 81:53 Substitution David Stephens comes on in place of Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 81:38 Derek Riordan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 80:29 Substitution Nigel Hasselbaink leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Elliott.
  • 80:11 A cross is delivered by Liam Miller.
  • 79:52 Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Sean Murdoch gets a block in.
  • 78:57 Corner taken right-footed by Liam Miller, Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Clearance made by David Buchanan.
  • 78:39 Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Mensing.
  • 77:22 Centre by Callum Booth, Alex Neil manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:41 Centre by David Wotherspoon, clearance made by Lee Kilday.
  • 75:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Carrington by Lewis Stevenson. Direct free kick taken by Mark Carrington.
  • 73:35 The ball is swung over by James McAlister, Gary McDonald has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 71:14 Substitution Lewis Stevenson on for Richie Towell.
  • 69:59 Liam Miller sends in a cross.
  • 68:06 Corner taken by Callum Booth.
  • 67:50 Callum Booth delivers the ball, save by Sean Murdoch.
  • 67:30 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.
  • 65:22 Assist by Callum Booth.
  • 65:22 GOAL - Akpo SodjeHibernian 1 - 2 Hamilton Akpo Sodje fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 1-2 Hamilton.
  • 64:46 Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum Booth. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
  • 64:17 Direct free kick taken by Alex Neil.
  • 64:17 Booking Derek Riordan booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Riordan on Lee Kilday.
  • 63:09 The ball is swung over by Richie Towell, Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save made by Sean Murdoch.
  • 62:47 The ball is crossed by Richie Towell, James McAlister manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:26 Ricardo Vaz Te fouled by David Buchanan, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:41 David Wotherspoon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Direct free kick taken by David Buchanan.
  • 59:30 Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Vaz Te. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
  • 58:46 Liam Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on James McAlister. Douglas Imrie takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:05 The ball is delivered by Paul Hanlon, save made by Sean Murdoch.
  • 56:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Akpo Sodje. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Wotherspoon from right wing, clearance by Simon Mensing.
  • 56:32 David Buchanan crosses the ball, save made by Mark Brown.
  • 54:46 Direct free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
  • 54:46 Substitution Mark Carrington replaces James Chambers.
  • 54:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Akpo Sodje.
  • 53:21 Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.
  • 53:21 Substitution Grant Gillespie replaces Ali Crawford.
  • 53:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 52:07 Corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line, Gary McDonald makes a clearance.
  • 51:59 Ricardo Vaz Te crosses the ball, James McAlister manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:35 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon played to the near post, Lee Kilday manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:09 Richie Towell delivers the ball, Derek Riordan takes a shot. Sean Murdoch makes a save.
  • 49:30 The ball is crossed by Callum Booth.
  • 48:37 The ball is delivered by Richie Towell, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Sean Murdoch makes a comfortable save.
  • 47:28 A cross is delivered by Derek Riordan, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
  • 47:06 Liam Miller crosses the ball, Lee Kilday makes a clearance.
  • 46:34 Centre by David Wotherspoon, clearance made by James McAlister.
  • 46:13 Liam Miller takes a shot. Clearance by Simon Mensing.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Martin Scott coming on for Victor Palsson.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:07 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 42:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Nigel Hasselbaink. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
  • 42:08 Liam Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
  • 40:23 The ball is swung over by Callum Booth.
  • 39:42 Callum Booth takes the outswinging corner, Francis Dickoh takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
  • 38:29 Derek Riordan produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 36:14 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Miller, Close range headed effort by Paul Hanlon clears the crossbar.
  • 35:59 Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Mensing.
  • 35:14 Liam Miller sends in a cross, Lee Kilday makes a clearance.
  • 34:18 A cross is delivered by Callum Booth, Headed effort from inside the area by Gary McDonald misses to the right of the target.
  • 33:45 GOAL - Liam MillerHibernian 0 - 2 Hamilton An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Liam Miller. Hibernian 0-2 Hamilton.
  • Correction - 32:14 Akpo Sodje challenges Nigel Hasselbaink unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ali Crawford from left wing, clearance made by Francis Dickoh.
  • 32:14 Foul by Akpo Sodje on Nigel Hasselbaink, free kick awarded. Ali Crawford crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Liam Miller.
  • 31:14 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, David Buchanan takes a shot.
  • 26:56 Liam Miller crosses the ball, Francis Dickoh has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 26:25 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Booth from the left by-line, David Buchanan makes a clearance.
  • 26:17 Centre by Richie Towell, clearance made by James McAlister.
  • 25:59 Centre by Callum Booth, David Buchanan makes a clearance.
  • 23:44 A cross is delivered by Richie Towell, David Buchanan makes a clearance.
  • 22:53 Outswinging corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:15 Outswinging corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line, Francis Dickoh takes a shot. Save made by Sean Murdoch.
  • 21:38 Corner taken by Liam Miller, save by Sean Murdoch.
  • 21:31 The ball is crossed by Callum Booth, clearance by Lee Kilday.
  • 20:41 Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
  • 20:22 Gary McDonald challenges Liam Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
  • 18:30 David Wotherspoon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 18:17 Liam Miller delivers the ball, clearance made by Lee Kilday.
  • 17:00 Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Ricardo Vaz Te results in a free kick. Alex Neil restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:04 Effort on goal by Nigel Hasselbaink from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 14:47 Ali Crawford produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 14:34 The ball is sent over by James McAlister.
  • 13:45 James McAlister produces a cross, Francis Dickoh makes a clearance.
  • 11:40 Effort from inside the area by David Wotherspoon misses to the left of the target.
  • 10:41 The ball is swung over by Victor Palsson.
  • 8:44 Assist by Nigel Hasselbaink.
  • 8:44 GOAL - James ChambersHibernian 0 - 1 Hamilton James Chambers gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Hamilton.
  • 8:24 The ball is swung over by David Wotherspoon, David Buchanan manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:35 Callum Booth takes the outswinging corner, Effort from inside the area by Akpo Sodje misses to the left of the target.
  • 5:06 Corner from the right by-line taken by Douglas Imrie, save by Mark Brown.
  • 4:20 David Wotherspoon produces a cross.
  • 2:42 Short corner taken by Liam Miller from the left by-line.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Scottish Premier results

17 Apr 2011 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 17 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 32 40 77
2 Celtic 31 48 76
3 Hearts 33 16 61
4 Dundee Utd 32 7 52
5 Kilmarnock 32 10 47
6 Motherwell 33 -7 44
7 Inverness CT 32 1 38
8 Hibernian 33 -16 36
9 St Johnstone 33 -21 34
10 Aberdeen 33 -20 31
11 St Mirren 33 -23 28
12 Hamilton 33 -35 19

see also
Defending was poor - Calderwood
17 Apr 11 |  Hibernian
Reid keeping feet on the ground
17 Apr 11 |  Hamilton


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