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Ladbrokes Premiership: Hamilton only winners as schedule is decimated

| 01.02.2016

Bad weather and cup commitments decimated the Ladbrokes Premiership action over the weekend with just two games getting the scheduled go-ahead.

Hamilton Academical were the main beneficiaries of the lightened load, with their 1-0 win over Kilmarnock moving them up into eight place, just two points off a top six spot.

The Accies dominated the attacking play at Rugby Park but Martin Canning was made to sweat before his side finally got the breakthrough.

The tale of the tape shows that the Accies had 17 shots to Kilmarnock’s eight, but with just two of those shots on target the Accies manager almost saw his side’s profligacy cost them vital points.

In the end it was up to Carlton Morris to settle the tie, with his 71st-minute strike ultimately proving the difference.

With Killie mustering just a single shot on target in front of their own fans there will plenty of work needed in training before they face Motherwell on February 13.

Well also got to play at the weekend and they didn’t struggle for goals, scoring two on the road against Dundee.

In fact Chris Cadden had the visitors in front before most fans had found their seats, with Well 1-0 up after just four minutes.

However, while Well were up and running in attack they were caught snoozing at the back and Paul McGowan had levelled proceedings for the Dark Blues within two minutes.

Stephen Pearson put the away side 2-1 up after 23 minutes and it seemed as though Motherwell would hold on for all three points until an 88th-minute penalty, fired home by Kane Hemmings, saw both sides leave with a point each.

That result moves Motherwell two points above Killie in the relegation play-off places and with two games in hand over their demotion rivals mark McGhee will hope to put further daylight between his side and a potential drop in the coming weeks.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.