Hamilton 1-3 Hearts – FULL TIME
- Top the table clash in SWPL 2
- Both sides unbeaten in the league
- Hamilton yet to concede at home
- Hamilton on 12 points, Hearts on 10.
- Ashley Carse puts Hearts in front.
- HALF-TIME: Hamilton 0-1 Hearts
- Rachel Walkingshaw’s penalty doubles Hearts’ lead.
- Hamilton pull one back through Mhairi Lyle’s header
- Hearts score third in controversial circumstances, Inglis sent off
FULL-TIME Hamilton 1-3 Hearts
Hearts probably just about deserve the win. But, they shouldn’t have been able to have scored that third, and if the offside had been given, it felt like Hamilton would get an equaliser. Hearts go top.
Should be four to Hearts. Michelle Stewart picks out Brogan Anderson, Hamilton’s keeper is out of her box and she has two players to pass to. But she tries herself, and goes wide.
88 mins – HAMILTON RED CARD
Gillian Inglis is given two quick yellow cards for dissent.
87 mins – GOAL Hamilton 1-3 HEARTS (Ashley Carse)
This is controversial. Lovely interplay between Brogan Anderson and Ashley Carse split open Hamilton’s defence, and Carse finishes with a great goal. But, throughout the whole move, the flag was up for offside. The referee ignores it.
Inglis whips in a great cross, but Hearts clears only to Amy McCafferty whose shot is deflected wide.
83 mins – HEARTS SUB
Megan Paterson replaces Rachel Walkingshaw
Elaine Fleming is out of her box, but she makes a superb sliding tackle to stop Hearts’ Michelle Stewart.
Hearts nearly get a third but Walkingshaw’s shot is weak.
78 mins – GOAL HAMILTON 1-2 Hearts (Mhari Lyle)
Gillian Inglis whips in the ball into the six-yard box, the keeper misses it and Lyle heads in from close range
Hamilton sub (13) on for Megan Quinn
Hearts now have a corner. Ashley Carse will take it. Rachel Walkingshaw takes it, and it eventually lands at Ashley Carse by the far post, but her shot is blocked by Laura Gallen. Great stop.
Hamilton has a free-kick on the half-way line. Megan Quinn’s ball picks out Mhari Lyle, but she heads well wide. MOments later, Inglis puts in a dangerous cross, but no Hamilton player can get onto it.
70 mins – HAMILTON DOUBLE SUB
Samantha MacPherson and Amy McCafferty replaces Amy Anderson and Deborah McLeod
70 mins – HEARTS SUB
Michelle Stewart replaces Rebecca Smith
Megan Quinn’s cross looks harmless, but it comes off Kara Kidd and nearly goes in, but the Hearts keeper claims
66 mins – GOAL Hamilton 0-2 HEARTS (Rachel Walkingshaw pen)
Rachel Walkingshaw blasts it into the left corner. Great kick
65 mins – HEARTS PENALTY
Ashley Carse breaks into the Hamilton box and is tripped by Megan Quinn
Mhari Lyle plays Laura Gallen into the box, her cutback is blocked but it falls to Amy Anderson, who controls and then shoots, but it is just above the Hearts’ keeper who catches.
Hearts’ Brogan Anderson tries her luck from distance, and it just goes wide of the near post
Hamilton has a free-kick from 35 yards. Amy McGill tries her luck from distance – but the ball just goes over. Closest to a goal this half.
56 mins – HAMILTON SUB
Mhairi Lyle replaces Lori Gardner
The game is becoming scrappy, with neither side managing to control the game.
Hamilton has a free-kick from 25 yards but Amy McGill shoots over.
Amber Robertson is caught in possession, but Hamilton cannot punish them.
The second half is underway. Can Hamilton find an equaliser, or will Hearts end the day top?
Half-Time: Hamilton 0-1 Hearts
Hearts go in at half-time deservedly 1-0 up, thanks to Ashley Carse’s delightful chip. Hamilton need to take advantage of their possession, and cut out the mistakes.
Hamilton has won a free-kick on the right as MT McGuiness is pulled back by Kara Kidd. Megan Quinn takes it, but her shot is saved at the near post.
Hamilton has a corner. Inglis’ deivery finds Amy Anderson, but she can’t get any direction on her header.
Lori Gardner brings down a high ball brilliantly, and then ran at the Hearts box, but her pass to McGuiness is intercepted by Louise Moultray
Amy Anderson launches a high ball into the Hearts box, but the keeper Ashley Watson claims.
Hearts have a free-kick. Robertson’s delivery is cleared only to Brogan Anderson, whose 20 yard curling shot is caught by Fleming.
Right now, it seems more likely Hearts will score a second than Hamilton find an equaliser.
Hearts have a free-kick on the right wing. Rachel Walkingshaw takes it short to Amber Robertson, she whips in a dangerous ball but it runs through to the Accies’ keeper Fleming.
Which she then does. Hearts back to 11.
The game restarts with Hearts down to ten, although it looks as if Walkingshaw will come back on
Concern for Hearts as Rachel Walkingshaw is in real pain.
21 mins – GOAL Hamilton 0-1 HEARTS (Ashley Carse)
Mistake from Hamilton. They are caught in possession, Gillian Inglis plays it to Hearts’ Ashley Carse and she calmly lobs the ball over the keeper. Superb strike.
Hamilton’s corner doesn’t get past the near post.
Hearts have a free-kick on the right wing. Amber Robertson’s delivery is cleared. But Hamilton break down the left, and MT McGuiness’ cut back is nearly turned into her own net by Louise Moultray
Rachel Walkingshaw tries from 20 yards, but her shot goes just wide of the Hamilton right post.
The Hearts’ corner eventually falls to Rebecca Smith, whose shot from the edge of the box is saved.
Chances both end! Inglis nearly threads MT McGuinees into the box, but is stopped by Kara Kidd’s sliding interception. Then Hearts counter with Ashley Carse played down the left, but her shot is diverted wide by Fleming
Hamilton’s keeper Elaine Fleming is far too casual with the ball and Brogan Anderson charges down her clearance, but luckily for her it goes out for a throw.
Another corner to Hamilton, Inglis drills the ball into the box which Hearts easily clears.
Hamilton has a corner on the right. Gillian Inglis takes it, but it comes to nothing
Hamilton has an early free-kick. Amie McGill whips in a dangerous ball which causes Hearts problems, but they just about clear
Hearts gets the game underway
We are now moments away from kick-off as the teams come out. Currently, 53% of you think Hearts will win
There have been some results in the SWPL. In SWPL 1, Glasgow City beat Forfar Farmington 4-2, Rangers beat Aberdeen 2-1 whilst Hibs just beat Celtic 3-2. In the SWPL 2, there has been one result – Glasgow Girls beat Inverness 2-1.
Welcome to New Douglas Park. This may be Act One in the title race between Hamilton and Hearts. At the very least, they are the best two sides in the league after four games, both free-scoring. This will be a cracking tie.