Saturday's match at home to St Mirren brought up two records for Accies.

Appearance wise Stephen Hendrie, 19, made his 100th first team appearance for us, becoming the 2nd youngest player to achieve 100 appearances for Accies, the youngest being James McCarthy set in 2009 (he went on to make 110 apps before being transferred to Wigan aged 18). Congratulations to Stephen, who also picked up his 3rd u21 cap for Scotland earlier in the week.


Goals wise, Tony Andreu's (above with Jason Scotland) opening goal was his 9th in the league this season (and 10th overall this term), and, still in November, he has already set a new post war top flight record for us for league goals in a top flight season. The record was held by Simon Mensing with 8 Premier goals in 2009-10; and Davie Devlin (7 in 1946-47) and Stan Anderson (7 in 1965-66). The club record for top flight league goals in a season is all time club record scorer Davie Wilson with 35 in 1936-37.

Well done to #TonyAndreu22 for his achievement to date. With Mickael Antoine Curier and Ali Crawford both regularly amongst the goals this term too, they may well pass Simon Mensing's previous record as well.

On an afternoon when Accies returned to winning ways it was Ali Crawford who had more than one reason to celebrate. On the occasion of his 150th first team appearance he scored the third goal and was unanimously voted the Mueller Wiseman Dairies man of the match. Ali is pictured receiving his inscribed tankard from Andrew Smellie who was representing the match ball sponsors L S Smellie & Sons Limited.

Accies consolidated their position in the upper half of the league with this well deserved win against St Mirren. Ali Crawford and Mickael Antoine Curier were joined on the scoresheet by Tony Andreu, who remained as the leading scorer in the top league.

A large selection of post match interviews is available on the Audioboom channel.

Match Pictures courtesy of Allan Picken

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William Hill Scottish Cup Round 4 - Partick Thistle v Accies. The match arrangements and admission prices are as follows:-

Saturday 29th November, 3pm at Firhill; if postponed or abandoned Tuesday 9th December, 7.45pm at Firhill; if played on 29th and drawn, to be replayed Tuesday 9th December, 7.45pm at NDP.

Admission prices agreed by both clubs and reduced to: Adults £15; over 65s, under 16s and full time students (photo ID needed in all cases) £5.


Internationals - Last Friday Eamonn Brophy made his first international appearance when starting for Scotland u19s in their 1-1 draw with Netherlands at Falkirk. On Friday evening Michael McGovern was on the bench for Northern Ireland in their UEFA Euro Qualifier in Bucharest against Romania; and last night Stephen Hendrie played the full 90 minutes for Scotland u21s as they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in Thun. Ex Accie Stevie May made his Scotland debut coming on as a sub against England at Celtic Park last night.

The club had a couple of closed door friendlies over the international break to keep everyone ticking over. Last Friday an u23 squad travelled south to play West Brom in a closed door friendly at their training ground and we drew 3-3 with goals from Craig Watson, Ali Crawford (penalty) and Louis Longridge. On Tuesday afternoon the u20s played French side Edusport Academy (who play in the South of Scotland League) and drew 1-1, with Steven Boyd scoring.

Scottish FA Youth Cup Round 4 - Accies v Selkirk. This game looks like being brought forward to Thursday 4th December, 8pm at NDP, but this remains to be confirmed.

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Last Game; Accies Lose at Inverness

Accies suffered a setback with this defeat at Inverness, our first ever league defeat in the Highland capital. Tony Andreu (left) grabbed two more goals to add to his impressive tally, but it wasn't enough as Thistle ran out clear winners. 

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