December 15, 2012
Plucky Hamilton deny Dunfermline
Second-placed Dunfermline lost ground on leaders Partick after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by lowly Hamilton.
Hamilton, who have just three victories in the league this season, took a 17th-minute lead as Steven May collected Alister Crawford's right-wing cross and sent a low drive into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
The home side equalised just after the half-hour mark through Andrew Barrowman's neat finish into the corner after he was found in the area by Craig Dargo.
Gary Fisher almost put Hamilton back in the lead but his effort from the just inside the area bounced back off the post before Dunfermline's Joshua Falkingham's close-range effort was well saved by visiting goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert just before half time.
Dunfermline were unable to force a second-half winner and are now two points behind Partick.
|Dunfermline Athletic||Hamilton Academical|
|1 Michal Hrivnak||1 Kevin Cuthbert|
|5 John Potter||4 Martin Canning|
|3 Stephen Jordan||5 Jonathan Page|
|4 Andrew Dowie||2 Ziggy Gordon|
|2 Jordan McMillan||3 Connor Mcglinchey|
|7 Ryan Thomson||10 Alex Neil|
|6 Andrew Geggan||8 Gary Fisher|
|8 Stephen Husband||11 Ali Crawford|
|11 Josh Falkingham||6 Jonathon Routledge|
|10 Craig Dargo||7 Lewis Longridge|
|9 Andrew Barrowman||9 Steve May|
|20 Ryan Goodfellow||Scott Christie 19|
|15 Shaun Byrne||Michael Devlin 12|
|14 Ryan Wallace||Gary Fraser 14|
|16 Alex Whittle||Andy Ryan 15|
|12 Andy Kirk||Darian Mackinnon 16|
|Ryan Wallace for Craig Dargo (65)||Michael Devlin for Connor Mcglinchey (79)|
|Alex Whittle for Ryan Thomson (71)||Andy Ryan for Steve May (85)|
|Andy Kirk for Andrew Barrowman (83)||Gary Fraser for Gary Fisher (89)|
|Andy Ryan (90)|
|· Squads: Dunfermline Athletic | Hamilton Academical|