Hamilton Academical 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, 7:45 PM at New Douglas Park Hamilton
Attendance: 752
Referee: Colin Steven
Hamilton Academical Inverness CT

Dan O'Reilly (19)
Connor Smith (72 pen)
Scott Allardice (43)

Team Managers
John Rankin Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Ryan Fulton
Matthew Shiels
Dan O'Reilly
Scott Martin
Dylan McGowan
Jean-Pierre Tiehi
Andy Winter
Connor Smith
Reghan Tumilty
Steve Lawson
Fergus Owens
Mark Ridgers
Cameron Harper
Wallace Duffy
Daniel Devine
Scott Allardice
David Carson
Sean Welsh
Daniel Mackay
Nathan Shaw
Jay Henderson
Billy Mckay

Jamie Smith
Brian Easton
Dario Zanatta
Lewis Smith
Dylan Stevenson
Chris McGinn
Cian Newbury
Lewis Latona
Cameron Mackay
Zak Delaney
Robbie Deas
Lewis Hyde
Robbie Thompson
Aaron Doran
Ethan Cairns
Austin Samuels
Steven Boyd

Chris McGinn -> Fergus Owens (52)
Dylan Stephenson -> Andy Winter (52)
Lewis Smith -> Steve Lawson (72)
Robbie Deas for David Carson (76)
Austin Samuels for Daniel Mackay (76)

Scott Martin (41) Daniel Mackay (72)
Scott Allardice (92)
Billy Mckay (92)

Red Cards
None. Billy Mckay (94)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 223 apps -
Daniel Devine 170 apps6 goals
Cameron Harper 105 apps7 goals
Wallace Duffy 65 apps3 goals
Scott Allardice 86 apps5 goals
David Carson 127 apps1 goal
Sean Welsh 122 apps14 goals
Daniel Mackay 86 apps14 goals
Nathan Shaw 30 apps5 goals
Billy Mckay 233 apps95 goals
Jay Henderson 9 apps2 goals
Robbie Deas (sub) 100 apps2 goals
Austin Samuels (sub) 31 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jay Henderson (21 years 5 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 130 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 233 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ethan Cairns (18 years 70 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 130 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 328 days
Domestic Players:13 (65.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Robbie Deas played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

Accies Have Us Sussed

The second game between these sides in three days produced yet another three points for bottom club Accies and a red card for Billy Mckay to rub salt into our wounds.

Inverness were unchanged with Austin Samuels and Robbie Deas on the bench but Lucas De Bolle missed out for Accies with Andy Winter starting and Lewis Smith was on the bench.

Accies started where they left off in Inverness pushing the visitors onto the back foot from the start looking to impose themselves on the game early on. Steve Lawson had an effort cleared from the line by Cammy Harper and Connor Smith brought Ridgers into action before Sean Welsh headed over and Billy Mckay and Scott Allardice had efforts for the visitors. However, Accies took the lead when a Lawson short corner fed Connor Smith who crossed in for Daniel O'Reilly to powerfully head home. JP Tiehi missed from close range following a corner but Dan Mackay and Nathan Shaw retaliated for Inverness and Scott Allardice headed wide. Danny Devine had a shot blocked in the box ten minutes before the break and Welsh headed wide at the back post after a corner as Inverness threatened to get back on level terms. Billy Mckay had a header blocked away for a corner as the pressure ramped up heading towards the interval and it paid off in the 43rd minute when Allardice drilled home from the edge of the box to level the game after a Carson cross was half cleared. Still time for Winter and JPT to combine but the latter shot wide. A deserved goal for the Caley Jags who have pushed hard to get back on level terms.


Welsh had a header cleared off the line from a Henderson corner five minutes after the break. Wallace Duffy also headed wide from a corner and Dan Mackay hit a post after Billy Mckay set him up. Despite the Inverness pressure Accies went back in front from the spot moments after a big penalty shout for handball in the visitors defence. Similar to Saturday, Connor Smith made no mistake from the spot after Dan Mackay brought down Rhegan Tumilty after the previous claim for handball was waived away. Billy Mckay shot wide as Inverness looked to come back again and Henderson had an effort blocked in the last minute of normal time. Billy got a yellow instead of a penalty then a second yellow followed and that just about summed up our three days of the Jackass.


Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Queens Park 25 13 5 7 49 34 15 44
2. Dundee 24 12 6 6 40 27 13 42
3. Ayr United 24 11 6 7 46 32 14 39
4. Morton 24 10 7 7 35 28 7 37
5. Partick Thistle 24 11 3 10 43 38 5 36
6. Raith Rovers 25 9 7 9 33 33 0 34
7. Inverness CT 25 8 8 9 35 37 -2 32
8. Cove Rangers 25 6 8 11 32 51 -19 26
9. Hamilton Academical 25 6 6 13 24 41 -17 24
10. Arbroath 25 4 10 11 24 40 -16 22