February 9, 2013
Hopes remain for Dunfermline
Dunfermline retained their faint promotion hopes with a 2-1 win at Hamilton. The third-placed team had the better of the opening exchanges with Christopher Kane and Stephen Jordan both going close in the opening 15 minutes.
The home side hit back when Alistair Crawford forced a good save from Dunfermline goalkeeper Paul Gallacher from the edge of the penalty area a minute later. But Dunfermline took a deserved lead in the 37th minute when the excellent Andrew Kirk finished neatly into the top corner from 12 yards following a Ryan Wallace pass.
Dunfermline extended their lead in the 64th minute when Joseph Cardle pulled the ball back from the by-line for Kane to convert from six yards. However, Hamilton hit back just two minutes later when Grant Gillespie volleyed home from the edge of the six-yard box after a Louis Longbridge cross.
Hamilton went close to an equaliser after 75 minutes when Andrew Ryan's 25-yard effort was brilliantly blocked by Gallacher, but Dunfermline held on for the win.
|Hamilton Academical||Dunfermline Athletic|
|1 Kevin Cuthbert||1 Paul Gallacher|
|4 Martin Canning||3 Stephen Jordan|
|5 Jonathan Page||4 Andrew Dowie|
|2 Ziggy Gordon||2 Jordan McMillan|
|3 Steven Hendrie||5 Callum Morris|
|11 Ali Crawford||8 Shaun Byrne|
|10 Gillepsie||7 Joe Cardle|
|6 Jonathon Routledge||9 Ryan Wallace|
|9 Steve May||11 Josh Falkingham|
|7 Lewis Longridge||6 Christopher Kane|
|8 Darian Mackinnon||10 Andy Kirk|
|19 Scott Christie||Michal Hrivnak 20|
|12 Michael Devlin||Ross Millen 15|
|15 Gary Fisher||Ryan Thomson 14|
|16 Gary Fraser||Alex Whittle 16|
|14 Andy Ryan||Craig Dargo 12|
|Andy Ryan for Darian Mackinnon (63)||Ross Millen for Stephen Jordan (26)|
|Gary Fisher for Ali Crawford (64)||Ryan Thomson for Ryan Wallace (82)|
|Michael Devlin for Steven Hendrie (84)||Alex Whittle for Joe Cardle (90)|
|Jonathan Page (50)||Christopher Kane (60)|
|· Squads: Hamilton Academical | Dunfermline Athletic|