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Hamilton   1 - 2   Inverness CT

Highlights - Hamilton 1-2 Inverness CT

Highlights - Hamilton 1-2 Inverness CT

Adam Rooney's 21st goal of the season added further gloss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Scottish Premier League campaign.

At the end of a drab first half Richie Foran headed in a cross by Aaron Doran for the opener for Terry Butcher's men.

Simon Mensing levelled for the hosts five minutes after the break, slipping his marker to head home.

Rooney's cool finish put Inverness back in front two minutes later then Mensing hit the bar with a 72nd-minute penalty.

This was a match in which there was nothing at stake.

The hosts were relegated in midweek when they lost to St Johnstone in Perth on Tuesday, while Inverness had already shown that they were the best team in the bottom half of the table, finishing seventh.

Earlier in the day Hamilton announced that nine first-team players, as well as coach Stuart Taylor, would be departing after the game against the Highlanders as they prepare for life in the First Division next season.

One of those players, David Buchanan, carved out the first real chance when his shot forced a decent save from goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey.

Accies were threatening again moments later when Nigel Hasselbaink's pass was collected by Chambers and he unleashed a ferocious shot that fell just wide of the target.

Chances had been few and far between and Inverness forward Rooney should have done better with a shot from 25 yards that dipped over the crossbar and failed to trouble Tomas Cerny in the Hamilton goal.

The game had an end-of-season feel about it but Caley Thistle managed to open the scoring a minute from the interval when Doran's cross found Foran at the back post and he nodded home from close range.

Imrie could have levelled just seconds later but he was denied the sight of the net bulging by Tuffey's impressive save.

After the break, Mensing slipped his marker at a corner kick and headed home from six yards.

But Rooney scored the winner when Nick Ross found him with a pass and the Irishman slotted the ball into the net.

Hamilton were handed a great chance to level when Tuffey was judged to have tripped Imrie in the box and referee Iain Brines pointed to the spot with 18 minutes to play.

However, Mensing crashed his penalty off the crossbar, his third spot-kick miss of the season.

The home side continued to press for an equaliser and Tuffey produced a great one-handed save to deny Imrie before Jim McAlister blasted over with the gaping net at his mercy, as Caley Thistle held on for the win.

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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hamilton 1-2 Inverness CT FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Mensing 50
  • Foran 44
  • Rooney 57

Hamilton

  • 01 Cerny
  • 12 Buchanan
  • 33 Kilday
  • 08 McDonald (Millar 69)
  • 11 McAlister
  • 16 Chambers
  • 17 Crawford (Mcglinchey 69)
  • 27 Mensing
  • 07 Imrie yellow card
  • 10 Neil
  • 30 Hasselbaink (Hopkirk 58)

Substitutes

  • 19 Murdoch,
  • 02 Hendrie,
  • 14 Wilkie,
  • 21 Mcglinchey,
  • 24 Gillepsie,
  • 09 Millar,
  • 28 Hopkirk

Inverness CT

  • 12 Tuffey yellow card
  • 03 Tokely
  • 14 Munro (Duncan 46)
  • 24 Gillet
  • 04 Duff
  • 06 Cox
  • 19 Ross
  • 09 Foran
  • 10 Rooney
  • 20 Sutherland (Sanchez 82)
  • 26 Doran

Substitutes

  • 01 Esson,
  • 08 Duncan,
  • 17 Morrison,
  • 25 MacDonald,
  • 39 Polworth,
  • 07 Odhiambo,
  • 23 Sanchez
Ref: BrinesAtt: 2,017
HAMILTON
INVERNESS CT

Possession

  • Hamilton 50%
  • Inverness CT 50%

Attempts on target

  • Hamilton 3
  • Inverness CT 2

Attempts off target

  • Hamilton 3
  • Inverness CT 0

Corners

  • Hamilton 6
  • Inverness CT 2

Fouls

  • Hamilton 11
  • Inverness CT 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:17 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+1:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Kilday by Adam Rooney. Lee Kilday takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:11 Header from close in by Simon Mensing misses to the right of the target.
  • 86:46 Dani Sanchez concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. James Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:10 Substitution Dani Sanchez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Sutherland.
  • 79:23 Effort from deep inside the area by James McAlister clears the bar.
  • 79:09 Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Jonny Tuffey makes a save.
  • 78:43 Shane Sutherland concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Mcglinchey. Connor Mcglinchey takes the direct free kick.
  • 75:36 Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
  • 70:56 Penalty missed crossbar by Simon Mensing.
  • 70:56 Booking The referee shows Jonny Tuffey a yellow card.
  • 70:53 Douglas Imrie fouled by Jonny Tuffey, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 68:00 Direct free kick taken by Jonny Tuffey.
  • 68:00 Substitution Gary McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Kieran Millar.
  • 68:00 Substitution Connor Mcglinchey on for Ali Crawford.
  • 68:00 Booking Douglas Imrie receives a yellow card.
  • 67:44 Foul by Douglas Imrie on Stuart Duff, free kick awarded.
  • 67:11 Ali Crawford takes the inswinging corner, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
  • 66:27 Nick Ross challenges Alex Neil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Chambers.
  • 62:00 Douglas Imrie challenges Aaron Doran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Doran restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:32 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the left by-line, clearance by Simon Mensing.
  • 60:47 David Hopkirk concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Sutherland. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Duff.
  • 59:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Nick Ross. Alex Neil takes the free kick.
  • 57:48 Substitution David Hopkirk comes on in place of Nigel Hasselbaink.
  • 56:56 Nick Ross provided the assist for the goal.
  • 56:56 GOAL - Adam RooneyHamilton 1 - 2 Inverness CT Adam Rooney grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hamilton 1-2 Inverness CT.
  • 56:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Sutherland on Alex Neil. Direct free kick taken by Alex Neil.
  • 54:27 Shane Sutherland fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Russell Duncan takes the free kick.
  • 53:03 The offside flag is raised against David Buchanan. Jonny Tuffey takes the indirect free kick.
  • 52:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Gillet on Douglas Imrie. James Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:10 Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Sutherland. Free kick taken by Richie Foran.
  • 49:14 Assist on the goal came from Ali Crawford.
  • 49:14 GOAL - Simon MensingHamilton 1 - 1 Inverness CT Simon Mensing finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Hamilton 1-1 Inverness CT.
  • 48:51 Ali Crawford takes the inswinging corner,
  • 45:51 Russell Duncan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McAlister. Direct free kick taken by Lee Kilday.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Grant Munro leaves the field to be replaced by Russell Duncan.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:08 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+0:31 Corner taken by James Chambers from the right by-line.
  • 45:00+0:06 Douglas Imrie takes a shot. Save by Jonny Tuffey.
  • 43:41 Assist by Aaron Doran.
  • 43:41 GOAL - Richie ForanHamilton 0 - 1 Inverness CT Richie Foran finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Hamilton 0-1 Inverness CT.
  • 42:37 The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Foran. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:19 Unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Alex Neil results in a free kick. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.
  • 40:04 The official flags Nigel Hasselbaink offside. Stuart Duff takes the free kick.
  • 34:42 Richie Foran is caught offside. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
  • 33:20 Unfair challenge on Kenny Gillet by Nigel Hasselbaink results in a free kick. Jonny Tuffey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:53 Adam Rooney challenges Alex Neil unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Buchanan takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chambers on Shane Sutherland. Aaron Doran takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:37 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ali Crawford, Jonny Tuffey makes a save.
  • 22:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Rooney on Douglas Imrie. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
  • 20:44 Corner taken by Ali Crawford from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Gary McDonald. Jonny Tuffey takes the direct free kick.
  • 18:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Kenny Gillet. Alex Neil takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:31 Shot from outside the area by James Chambers misses to the left of the goal.
  • 16:18 Corner from the right by-line taken by James Chambers, clearance by Grant Munro.
  • 13:26 Unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Gary McDonald results in a free kick. Jonny Tuffey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:28 The referee blows for offside against David Buchanan. Jonny Tuffey takes the free kick.
  • 8:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cox on Ali Crawford. Alex Neil takes the free kick.
  • 7:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Douglas Imrie. Alex Neil takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:33 Douglas Imrie is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jonny Tuffey.
  • 0:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cox by David Buchanan. Stuart Duff restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Scottish Premier results

14 May 2011 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 14 May 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 37 55 90
2 Celtic 37 59 89
3 Hearts 37 9 63
4 Dundee Utd 37 4 58
6 Kilmarnock 37 2 49
7 Motherwell 37 -16 46
5 Inverness CT 38 8 53
8 St Johnstone 38 -20 44
9 Aberdeen 38 -20 38
10 Hibernian 38 -22 37
11 St Mirren 38 -24 33
12 Hamilton 38 -35 26

see also
Reid eyes Hamilton return to SPL
14 May 11 |  Hamilton
Emotional end to Inverness season
14 May 11 |  Inverness CT


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