Hamilton 4
Ross County 0
League (Premiership)


4 - 0

Ross County

League (Premiership)
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
New Douglas Park. Att. 2,684
3:00 PM Kick-off

Martin Canning (47)
Antoine-Curier (56) pen
Antoine-Curier (63) pen
Jason Scotland (90)

Team Managers
Alex Neil

Starting Eleven
Michael McGovern
Ziggy Gordon
Martin Canning
Jesus Garcia Tena
Grant Gillespie
Darian Mackinnon
Toni Andreu
Ali Crawford
Dougie Imrie
Michael Antoine-Curier
Daniel Redmond
Mark Brown .21
Scott Boyd .5
Ben Frempah .18
Uros Celcer .3
Jordi Balk .20
Rocco Quinn .4
Richard Brittain
Joe Cardle .7
Filip Kiss .10
Melvin De Leeuw .11
Liam Boyce .16

Stephen Hendrie
Michael Devlin
Jason Scotland
Alex Neil
Louis Longridge
Blair Currie
Andy Ryan
Antonio Reguero
Stephen Miller
Darren Maatsen .14
Steven Ross
Tony Dingwall .30
Jake Jervis .9
Yoann Arquin .15

Michael Devlin for Jesus Garcia Tena (63)
Louis Longridge for Dougie Imrie (75)
Jason Scotland for Michael Antoine Curier (82)
Jake Jervis for Joe Cardle (69)
Yoann Arquin for Liam Boyce (69)
Tony Dingwall for Melvin De Leeuw (80)

Antoine-Curier (58)
Ziggy Gordon (66)
Darian Mackinnon (73)
Melvin De Leeuw (59)
Filip Kiss (71)

Red Cards
None. Uros Celcer (61)

Match Officials

Willie Collum (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Hamilton Academical made it four league wins from five and consolidated second place in the Premiership by defeating manager-less Ross County.

Martin Canning rose to head in Danny Redmond's corner before Mickael Antoine-Curier converted from the spot.

The Guadeloupe international scored another penalty after Uros Celcer was sent-off for fouling Dougie Imrie.

Michael McGovern saved Richie Brittain's penalty for County and Jason Scotland fired Hamilton's fourth.

But Alex Neil's Accies had the upper hand in the opening exchanges - perhaps inspired by chairman Les Gray's ice bucket challenge on the New Douglas Park pitch pre-match.

The hosts' right-back Ziggy Gordon played a nice one-two with Imrie and fired in a low shot which skimmed past Mark Brown's post.

Imrie himself had a close-range effort well saved by the County goalkeeper less than 60 seconds later.

Darian MacKinnon's through-ball was just a touch too heavy for Englishman Redmond as Accies looked fairly comfortable without making their superiority count.

However, Accies' captain Canning ensured that changed two minutes into the second half.

The big centre-back, who spent seven years at a County earlier in his career, rose to head home Redmond's corner high into the net.

One became two when Antoine-Curier stroked a penalty low into the bottom right corner.

It came about from Rocco Quinn's foul on Frenchman Tony Andreu at the corner of the box.

Celcer saw red in County's fifth straight defeat

And Accies had another spot-kick less than 10 minutes later when County's Slovenian defender Celcer pulled down Imrie in a last man challenge which resulted in a red card from referee Willie Collum.

Antoine-Curier did the business again, opting to put it in the same place as his previous strike.

Then the visitors were awarded a penalty of their own when Gordon's innocuous tackle on Liam Boyce had referee Collum pointing to the spot again.

Captain Brittain, charged with overseeing County with Ferguson following the departure of Adams, stepped up but ex-Staggies goalkeeper McGovern dived right to save.

Redmond, Andreu and substitute Louis Longridge all had shots saved by Brown, which prevented Accies' lead growing.

But it did eventually get notched up when substitute Scotland was on hand to turn in from a Longridge pass.

Squad Statistics (as at August 30th, 2014)

2014/15 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)33 2 - 48 -
Ben Frempah19 3 - 3 -
Scott Boyd28 6 - 25912
Jordi Balk20 4 - 4 -
Uros Celcer25 6 - 6 -
Rocco Quinn27 6 - 10311
Melvin De Leeuw26 514010
Filip Kiss23 6 - 236
Joe Cardle27 6 - 6 -
Richard Brittain30 6 - 25150
Liam Boyce23 5252
Tony Dingwall (sub)20 1 - 1 -
Yoann Arquin (sub)26 5 - 214
Jake Jervis (sub)22 6262

League Table (as at August 30th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.