Hamilton 3-1 Hearts
- Third vs First meet at the Superseal Stadium
- Hearts on 45 points, Hamilton on 42 points.
- Glasgow Girls joint first after earlier win
- Three games remain
- HT: Hamilton 2-0 Hearts
All Times BST
So Hamilton win a crucial game, all back to equal points at the top.
A wonderful early ball from Lyndsey Anderson finds Rebecca Smith in the box, but her first touch lets her down and her shot is too weak to trouble Fleming.
83 mins – HAMILTON SUB
Connolly replaces Quinn
81 mins – HEARTS SUB
Rebecca Smith replaces Brogan Anderson
This corner finds Paton whose header is cleared off the line at the far post. I think it was Moultray, but not sure.
Corner for Hamilton. Inglis’ delivery causes chaos and it evetually falls to the taker whose shot is defelcted over.
77 mins – HEARTS SUB
12 replaces Gemma Mason
Joanne Paton comes close with a long range effort but Watson makes a good save
The second corner is cleared
74 mins – HAMILTON DOUBLE SUB
Kerr and Lindsay replace Jaycock and Anderson
Corner for Hamilton this time. Inglis’ delivery causes a scramble and they win another corner
Another Hearts corner. Mason delivers it into the six-yard box but Hamilton manage to clear it and Joanne Paton wins a throw far in Hearts’ half
Hearts win a corner, but they play it short and nothing comes from it.
Free-kick for Accies on the left-wing. Amie McGill delivers a good ball, but nothing comes from it
69 mins – HEARTS SUB
Jamie-Lee Smith replaces Kara Kidd
65 mins – HAMILTON DOUBLE SUB
Emma Lyons and Joanne Paton replaces Mhairi Lyle and Mt McGuiness.
60 mins – HEARTS DISALLOWED GOAL
Michelle Stewart thinks she’s scored another, but her composed finish is ruled out for offside
60 mins – GOAL HAMILTON 3-1 Hearts (Mhairi Lyle)
Hamilton restore their 2 goal advantage. Gillian Inglis crosses to Lyle at the far post and she heads into the empty net.
Amy Anderson has a try from distance but her effort is caught by Ashley Watson.
Hamilton has a corner from which Inglis picks out Deborah McLeod at the far post, but she can’t get the direction on her header.
Hearts have already had more shots on goal this half than in the entire second half. Hamilton need to regain the composure they had in the first half.
52 mins – GOAL Hamilton 2-1 HEARTS (Michelle Stewart)
Big twist! Ashley Carse crosses to Michelle Stewart whose first effort is brilliantly saved by Fleming, but Stewart fires in the rebound.
Michelle Stewart is in the action immediately, drawing a great save from Fleming inside the box
Hearts Kicks off
Michelle Stewart replaces 2
HALF-TIME Hamilton 2-0 Hearts
This game has changed in the last two minutes of the half. What can Hearts do?
45 mins – GOAL HAMILTON 2-0 Hearts (Mhairi Lyle)
MT McGuiness crosses from the right straight to Mhairi Lyle who beats the keeper with a great header!
43 mins – GOAL HAMILTON 1-0 Hearts (Gillian Inglis pen)
Inglis sends the keeper the wrong way, bottom left corner.
42 mins – HAMILTON PENALTY
Katherine Jaycock plays a stunning through-ball that interesects full back and centre-back find MT McGuiness who is tripped by Kara Kidd. Penalty
What a tackle. Brogaan Anderson plays Ashley Carse into the box, she’s through on goal but Megan Quinn makes a world class tackle to deny her!
This is a dangerous free-kick for Hearts, central and about 25 yards from goal. But Walkingshaw’s effort hits the wall. Hearts can’t work the ball back into the box and Hamilton clear.
Rachel Walkingshaw has a speculative long range effort which trickles through to Fleming
Good build up play by Hearts is frustrated by Hamilton’s defence, and eventually Gemma Mason’s speculative effort goes well wide.
Great play from Hamilton sees Lori Gardner play MT McGuiness down the right and she cuts the ball back across goal, just ahead of Mhairi Lyle.
Hamilton nearly take the lead! Inglis’ corner nearly directly curls in, but Louise Moultray heads clear off the line!
MT McGuiness breaks down the left but runs out of options and ends up crossing into the side-netting.
After I write that, Hearts break through Ashley Carse who cuts into the box and shoots across, drawing a great save from Fleming to tip the ball wide. The corner is cleared.
Its becoming a battle. Hamiton look dangerous down the wings, Hearts look dangerous on the break.
Hamilton win a free-kick on the left wing. Amie McGill delivers a dangerous ball into the six yard box, but the ref blows up for a foul on Hearts’ keeper Ashley Watson.
Better from Hearts as a lovely flick from Brogan Anderson nearly picks out Stacey Hutchison in the box, but the bounce spins away from her to the keeper. Moments later, Anderson has the ball in the box but Hamilton eventually clears after five attempts.
Hearts win their first corner of the game but Rachel Walkingshaw tries to catch the keeper out at the near post but finds the side netting
Another corner for Hamilton. Inglis delivers a beauty and Amie McGill heads over.
Corner to Accies. Gillian Inglis takes it, but it’s cleared at the near post.
Hamilton should be ahead after 44 seconds. Lori Gardner breaks down the right and sets up Amy Anderson six yards from goal, but Anderson can’t make a clean contact with the ball.
The teams are out, supporting Show Racism the Red Card
After the SFA’s decision, Hearts now are three points ahead of their rivals Hamilton. So far this season, Hearts has won every single game against Hamilton.
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