Hamilton Academical 1-1 Dundee United: Accies fight back to snatch first home point

Shankland goal
Lawrence Shankland’s 2nd purpose in as many games had United up to wander

Hamilton Academical fought relieve to grab their first dwelling level of the Scottish Premiership season to disclaim Dundee United victory.

Lawrence Shankland’s fourth-minute opener had United up to wander for the huge majority of the game, however Accies replied with 15 minutes left due to the a Hakeem Odoffin diving header.

The level lifts Brian Rice’s Lanarkshire aspect out the relegation play-off location on purpose distinction into 10th. In the period in-between, Micky Mellon’s aspect tumble to seventh.

The away aspect were rewarded for a shining launch after great work down the factual by Logan Chalmers allowed him to fetch Adrian Sporle on the perimeter of the dwelling. The fats-relieve managed to work his procedure into the box ahead of laying the ball on a plate for Shankland to manual dwelling his 2nd purpose of the season.

Hamilton replied neatly as Kyle Munro noticed a purpose-whisk effort blocked, however United were steadily a risk on the counter because the though-provoking Chalmers skipped into the box simplest to sever an effort vast.

Both sides then had extra alternatives as Tunde Owolabi squandered a golden probability when he might maybe no longer divert a free header in direction of purpose, and up the assorted discontinuance Luke Bolton’s driven effort from the factual went moral previous the a long way submit for the traffic.

Hamilton came out struggling with within the 2nd half of, however United were steadily a risk as Shankland virtually was supplier for strike partner Nicky Clark. Alternatively, his shut-differ effort was once neatly saved by Ryan Fulton.

And despite the proven truth that United regarded up to wander, they were made to pay for no longer taking their probabilities as David Templeton’s unhealthy free-kick was once met beautifully by the diving head of Odoffin.

The equaliser gave Rice’s males a spark as Scott Martin noticed a low strike wander moral previous the submit, however it undoubtedly was once the away aspect who came closest to winning it as Clark noticed a shut-differ effort flit over the bar.

Man of the match – Hakeem Odoffin

Ian Harkes and Hakeen Odoffin
The old Livingston man (factual) has had an amazing launch to life at Hamilton. Now now not simplest did he clutch the needed equaliser, however he helped to nullify United for the length of their dominant spells within the 2nd half of

What did we learn?

Brian Rice would had been taking into consideration the game drawing shut the closing quarter. Except then his aspect had no longer registered a single purpose or level at dwelling and were heading to the foot of the table, however Odoffin’s timely equaliser skill Rice’s males are out of the relegation play-off plight for now and can contain to unexcited give them perception within the weeks to reach relieve.

There’s absolute self assurance Micky Mellon will feel handle right here’s two parts dropped, however there are no longer many teams who will revel in welcoming United to their ground this season. The tempo Mellon’s aspect breaks at might maybe also be provoking ceaselessly, and with Shankland relieve within the crew to make the crowning glory, they’ll pose a risk to someone.

What they stated

Accies’ resilience pleases manager Rice

Hamilton head coach Brian Rice: “I cannot keep apart a query to for to any extent extra, after losing an early purpose and exhibiting the reliance and resolution.

“The ‘Hamilton spirit’, as we call it, was once evident again nowadays. It be no longer about the principal 11 right here, or no longer it is about the fats squad and the membership in favorite. The lads throw their bodies on the toll road, to play for Hamilton that’s what or no longer it goes to be significant to impress, that’s non-negotiable.”

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon: “You steadily feel will contain to you take part in against a struggling with Hamilton aspect, with the amount of free-kicks given, once you knock off at any time that it is probably going you’ll give yourself considerations.

“We had probabilities the total procedure via till Hamilton equalised to attach the game to bed. We weren’t in a location to impress that. You steadily wander the probability. Appropriate from that one moment we haven’t picked up. In the Scottish Premiership you cannot switch off for a 2nd.”

‘Hamilton scored their simplest probability’

What’s subsequent?

Hamilton steal on Hibernian at Easter Motorway on Friday (19: 45 BST) as Dundee United welcome Livingston to Tannadice on the identical evening (19: 45 BST).



  • 23Fulton
  • 12Want
  • 2OdoffinBooked at 84mins
  • 3McMann
  • 27HodsonSubstituted forHamiltonat 62′minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 8MartinBooked at 40mins
  • 18MimnaughSubstituted forCallachanat 45′minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 21MunroSubstituted forCollarat 85′minutes
  • 10Templeton
  • 36OwolabiSubstituted forSmithat 82′minutes
  • 19Wintry climateSubstituted forOgkmpoeat 45′minutes


  • 6Hamilton
  • 7Collar
  • 9Ogkmpoe
  • 14Trafford
  • 20Moyo
  • 22Gourlay
  • 32Smith
  • 34Callachan
  • 37Johnson

Dundee Utd

  • 1Siegrist
  • 20Bolton
  • 12Edwards
  • 6Reynolds
  • 17Robson
  • 15ChalmersSubstituted forPawlettat 66′minutes
  • 18ButcherBooked at 37minsSubstituted forPowersat 74′minutes
  • 23Harkes
  • 3SporleSubstituted forConnollyat 54′minutes
  • 10Clark
  • 24Shankland


  • 4Powers
  • 5Connolly
  • 7McMullan
  • 8Pawlett
  • 11Smith
  • 19Mehmet
  • 26Mochrie
  • 27Appéré
  • 30Neilson

Are living Text

  1. Match ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Dundee United 1.

  2. 2d Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Dundee United 1.

  3. Sinister by Ian Harkes (Dundee United).

  4. Hakeem Odoffin (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick within the defensive half of.

  5. Are trying blocked. Ian Harkes (Dundee United) factual footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Offside, Hamilton Academical. Jamie Hamilton tries a via ball, however Marios Ogkmpoe is caught offside.

  7. Are trying blocked. Ian Harkes (Dundee United) left footed shot from out of doors the box is blocked.

  8. Ross Callachan (Hamilton Academical) is confirmed the yellow card for a injurious contemptible.

  9. Jamie Robson (Dundee United) wins a free kick within the defensive half of.

  10. Sinister by Ross Callachan (Hamilton Academical).

  11. Are trying neglected. Nicky Clark (Dundee United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is moral moderately too high. Assisted by Lawrence Shankland with a negative.

  12. Sinister by Peter Pawlett (Dundee United).

  13. Jamie Hamilton (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick within the defensive half of.

  14. Are trying blocked. Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) factual footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Ryan Edwards (Dundee United) wins a free kick within the defensive half of.

  16. Sinister by Marios Ogkmpoe (Hamilton Academical).

  17. Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Will Collar replaces Kyle Munro.

  18. Sinister by Peter Pawlett (Dundee United).

  19. Scott Martin (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick within the attacking half of.

  20. Hakeem Odoffin (Hamilton Academical) is confirmed the yellow card.

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