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Dundee host Hamilton Academical in the third Ladbrokes Premiership game of the season and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Hamilton Academical

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Friday 19th August 2016

KICK OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1874

STADIUM: SuperSeal Stadium


PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Martin Canning


NICKNAME: The Accies

MASCOT: Hammy the Hamster

CLUB COLOURS: Red and white

HONOURS: Scottish League Division Two (second tier) winners: 1903/04

Scottish League First Division (second tier) winners: 1985/86,

1987/88, 2007/08

SPFL Premiership Play-Off winners: 2013/14

Scottish League Third Division (fourth tier) winners: 2000/01

Scottish League Challenge Cup (B&Q Cup) winners: 1991/92.


RECORD WIN: 10-2 v Greenock Morton, SPFL Championship, May 3rd 2014

CLUB WEBSITE: www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road & rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no 1A or no 24 National Express Dundee bus service, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.

Head to Head v Hamilton Academical

LEAGUE: Won 68, Drawn 30, Lost 32

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 2

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1

TOTAL: Won 74, Drawn 33, Lost 36

Last Five Dundee v Hamilton Academical Matches

7/5/2016 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 4,757

9/4/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 2,764 | Harkins

19/12/2015 | Home | Premiership | Won 4-0 | 4,568 | Hemmings (3), Stewart

17/10/2015 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 2,862 | Holt

31/1/2015 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,6,18 | Stewart

Last Meeting

In the wake of the euphoria of relegating United five days before, the Hamilton game was like ‘after the Lord Mayer’s show’ when the Accies came to Dens and took home all three points in a 1-0 win. Hamilton needed to win to secure their Premiership status and did so thanks to a Carlton Morris goal after eight minutes.

It was Accies’ third win in four matches and that form came at the right time as coupled with Kilmarnock’s defeat to Partick, it consigned the Ayrshire side to the play-offs.

It was a lack lustre start from the home side and that was evident when Morris opened the scoring. A ball that should have been dealt with by the Dundee midfield fell to Morris who took a neat touch before turning inside the box and sending a low left-foot shot into the corner of the net.

Maybe Dundee’s exertions in the derby earlier in the week had taken their toll but they gradually found their rhythm and should have been level before the mid-point of the first half after going close on three occasions.

A terrific solo run by Craig Wighton saw him elude three Accies defenders before having his effort blocked. Kane Hemmings then headed a Paul McGinn cross over the bar before a neat sweeping move saw Nick Ross miss a sitter when he screwed his shot wide of the post from six yards.

The most controversial moment came two minutes after the interval when Eamonn Brophy thought he had put Accies 2-0 ahead but instead saw his effort disallowed for offside. The main issue was the time it took for the officials to reach that decision, with the players having already lined up to restart the game despite protests from Dundee players for offside. A discussion then took place between ref McLean and his assistant Graham Chambers which lasted about two minutes before they disallowed the counter.

Holding onto the slim lead became defensively testing for the Lanarkshire club as Dundee pressed for an equaliser. Darryl Meggatt had a header from a Stewart corner blocked on the line before substitute Rory Loy saw his low shot smothered by Michael McGovern.

Accies missed a couple of chances near the end to extend their margin of victory through substitutes Alex D’Acol and Greg Docherty, but one goal was sufficient to see them remain in the top flight for a third successive season.

Dundee: Bain, Gadzhalov, Etxabeguren (Loy 71’), O’Dea, McGinn, Meggatt, Ross, Holt, Hemmings, Wighton, Stewart

Booked: Gadzhalov, Meggatt

Hamilton Academical: McGovern, Gordon, Devlin, Tagliapietra, Tena, Kurtaj, Crawford (Gillespie 82’), MacKinnon, Imrie, Morris (D’Acol 78’), Brophy (Docherty 63’)

Goals: Morris (8’)

Booked: Gordon, Tena, Kurtaj, Imrie, Morris, Docherty

Referee: Steven McLean

Attendance: 4,757

Hamilton’s Season So Far

Accies’ season started off with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Ayr United in their opening Betfred Cup match but they bounced back and won their next three matches 3-0 v St Mirren (h), 4-2 v Edinburh City (a) and 2-1 v Livingston (h) to top their group.

However in the first knockout round Hamilton crashed out to Championship side Morton at the Superseal Stadium. Dougie Imrie had given the Accies an early lead from the spot but Jim Duffy’s men hit back with goals from Ross Forbes and Jai Quitongo to shock their Premiership hosts 2-1 and progress to the quarter-finals.

Hamilton’s league campaign had a much more positive start with a very credible 1-1 draw with Premiership new boys Rangers. Ali Crawford stunned the capacity Ibrox crowd with a stunning strike before the break before Martin Waghorn drew the sides level on the hour and it stayed like that to give Hamilton their first point in Govan since 1938!

In their first home league game last Saturday however the Accies crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock despite taking a 26th minute lead through Louis Longridge. Second half strikes from Boyd and Coulibaly gave Killie their first three points of the season and Hamilton will be looking to bounce back at Dens.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Stewart 6; Hemmings, Loy 3; McGowan 2

HAMILTON ACADEMICAL: Crawford, Imrie, Longridge 3: D’Acol, 2

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the Hamilton game are available for purchase online now – Click here to visit our online ticket site

Tickets are priced at –

£22 (adults) and £15 concessions (Over 65 or Students with valid student photo ID), Juveniles under 16 are £12

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s new look 2016/17 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Hamilton game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 52 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

A message from manager Paul Hartley

A message from managing-director John Nelms

This Week in History

The second in a regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 2 worn by the likes of Alex Hamilton and Barry Smith

Profile on visitors Hamilton Academical

Junior Dees News

Classic Match

Dundee Supporters Association news

Picture This

Match stats from last week’s match against Rangers

The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3.

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK who are virtual season tickets will be able to watch the Hamilton match live on DEETV or alternatively they can view it for just £5.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DEETV on Saturday while a shorter highlights package will be available to view during the weekend alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Thursday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.


A Mark O’Hara goal earned Dundee a 1-1 draw against Hamilton Accies in a scrappy match at Dens Park tonight. Darren Lyon put the visitors ahead with a spectacular early goal only the Dee to grab a quick equaliser. The Dark Blues had the better of the first half, but faded after the break and had to be happy with a point at the end.

The Dark Blues made three changes; Nick Ross and Faissal El Bakhtaoui replacing the injured Paul McGowan and Michael Duffy. Accies’ only change was Darian Mackinnon coming in for Greg Docherty in midfield.

The greasy pitch caused mistakes throughout the game but Dundee made a promising start. They were passing and moving well and almost took an early lead when Matthews saved well from Rory Loy’s deflection of James Vincent’s shot after good approach play by Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

The Dark Blues might have started better but it was Hamilton who took the lead after 12 minutes with an astonishingly well struck 30 yard shot from full back Darren Lyon. An Accies attack seemed to have petered out, but when the ball broke to LYON he couldn’t possibly have connected any better and Scott Bain was helpless as the shot arrowed into his top corner.

Dundee responded well and took only four minutes to get back on level terms. Mark O’Hara won a corner on the right, which was taken by Danny Williams. Darren O’Dea’s run to the near post took a possee of Accies defenders with him and O’HARA was unmarked to sidefoot the equaliser past Matthews.

The exchange of goals gave the Dee a lift and they had the better of the remainder of the first half without really dominating an out of sorts Hamilton side. Dundee might have been on top, but some promising moves failed to produce any serious problems for visiting keeper Remi Matthews.

In the last few minutes of the first half Hamilton started to wake up and offered a hint of what was to come. Darren O’Dea brought Louis Longridge down just outside the penalty area, but Dougie Imrie’s free kick sailed high into the Bobby Cox Stand. Right at the end of the half Imrie’s dangerous run into the penalty area was foiled by a great tackle y O’Dea.

Accies started the second half in the same vein and had gone close three times before the Dark Blues had got out of the blocks. Julen Etxabeguren might easily have conceded a penalty when Longridge skipped over his rash challenge. Next, Alex D’Acol sent Darian Mackinnon clear, but the Accies’ midfielder stabbed the ball wide as Scott Bain closed him down. O’Dea then had to hurl himself into the path of another Mackinnon shot as Accies created more danger in the first five minutes of the second half than they had in the whole first half.

When Dundee did get going they were aided by carelessness in the Hamilton defence. They gifted the ball to Mark O’Hara in the penalty area, and Matthews had to make an instinctive save to keep out Rory Loy’s effort.

Louis Longridge had been largely anonymous in the first half, but was far more effective in the second half. Operating in the space behind Cammy Kerr he caused repeated danger by running at Etxabeguren.

Dundee’s threadbare squad meant that Paul Hartley had limited options to change the game with substitutions. Just after the hour he sent on Yordi Teijsse to replace James Vincent. Teijsse had a quick chance from a Williams corner, but mistimed his header, sending the ball back towards Williams who ran into the penalty area and cracked a shot across goal from a difficult angle.

The misfiring Dark Blues failed to offer any real threat in the last 20 minutes, during which Hamilton looked increasingly confident and dangerous. The visitors twice went desperately close from corners. Substitute Gramoz Kurtaj bundled the ball wide at the far post from the first, then Michael Devlin saw his header cleared off the line by Kevin Holt.

Hamilton had no intention of settling for a point, and although they looked dangerous in open play they couldn’t quite put a move together that would have given them a winner. The slippery pitch continued to cause problems with both sides making too many mistakes. The difference between the sides towards the end was that Accies’ mistakes stopped them finishing promising moves, but Dundee’s errors stopped them building any dangerous moves.

The tricky pitch and shortage of players don’t offer any acceptable excuses. This was a sub-standard performance, especially in the second half. When Dundee are playing well they are passing effectively and moving well off the ball. We saw very little of either after half time, and in the end the Dark Blues had to be grateful for a single point on a night they might well have got none.

Dundee FC 3-5-2

Etxabeguren, O’Dea ©, Holt
Kerr, Vincent (Teijsse 62), O’Hara, Ross, Williams
Loy, El Bakhtaoui

Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Gadzhalov, Curran, Quigley, Smyth.

Goal: O’Hara (16).

Booked: Etxabeguren (foul on Longridge).

Hamilton Academical 4-3-2-1

Lyon, Devlin ©, Sarris, Gillespie
Mackinnon, Donati (Docherty 87), Crawford
Imrie, Longridge (Kurtaj 78)
D’Acol (Brophy 74)

Unused subs: Woods (gk), Roy, McMann, Want.

Goals: Lyon (12).

Booked: Lyon (foul on Williams), Donati (foul on El Bakhtaoui).

Attendance: 5,287.

Referee: Kevin Clancy. Assistants: John McCrossan, Ralph Gordon. Fourth official: Graham Beaton.

Report: James Christie.

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