September 15, 2012
Routledge leveller denies Falkirk
Jon Routledge struck a magnificent equaliser as Hamilton drew 1-1 with Falkirk.
Lyle Taylor put Falkirk in front after only five minutes when he got on the end of Andrew Haworth's cross to emphatically slam home from close range.
The away side had a good chance to double the lead 10 minutes later but Sean Higgins headed at Kevin Cuthbert from six yards.
It took something special to get Hamilton back into the game and Routledge provided it three minutes from half-time with a delightful curling effort from 25 yards that nestled into the top-right corner.
Hamilton pushed for the winner, but Grant Gillespie headed over after 75 minutes and they almost won it with three minutes remaining but Jon McShane dragged his shot wide.
|1 Kevin Cuthbert||1 Michael McGovern|
|4 Gary Fisher||2 David Weatherston|
|5 Lee Kilday||4 Jonathan Flynn|
|2 Ziggy Gordon||3 Stephen Kingsley|
|3 Steven Hendrie||5 Chris Smith|
|10 Alex Neil||6 Stuart Murdoch|
|11 Steve May||7 Andrew Haworth|
|6 Jonathon Routledge||11 Blair Alston|
|8 Gary Fraser||10 Sean Higgins|
|7 James Keatings||9 Lyle Taylor|
|9 Lewis Longridge||8 Craig Sibbald|
|17 Scott Christie||Graham Bowman 17|
|12 Michael Devlin||Kieran Duffy 12|
|14 Ali Crawford||Kristopher Faulds 14|
|16 Gillepsie||Jordan White 16|
|15 John McShane||Luke Leahy 15|
|Ali Crawford for Gary Fraser (59)||Kieran Duffy for Blair Alston (46)|
|John McShane for James Keatings (59)||Jordan White for Sean Higgins (72)|
|Gillepsie for Gary Fisher (69)||Kristopher Faulds for David Weatherston (87)|
|Lee Kilday (3)||Lyle Taylor (40)|
|Gillepsie (84)||Jonathan Flynn (81)|
|John McShane (90)|
|Alex Neil (90)|
|· Squads: Hamilton Academical | Falkirk|