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Accies v Alloa Athletic
SPFL Championship
Saturday 19th April 3.00pm

Raith Rovers

Hamilton Academical FC

Congratulations Tony

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:47

Congratulations go to Tony Andreu who has this afternoon been named as one of the four nominees from the SPFL Championship for the PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year for this season.

The other nominees are Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath), Rory Loy (Falkirk) and Peter MacDonald (Dundee). Well done to them all.

French midfielder Tony joined us last summer from Livingston and has scored 11 goals so far this season from midfield in 28 + 9sub appearances, only missing one game all season.

The award winner will be announced at PFA Scotland's annual dinner on Sunday 27th April in Glasgow.

u20s draw at League Leaders

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:53

Our u20s drew 1-1 away to league leaders Hibernian in Tuesday evening's SPFL u20 league fixture, played at Livingston's ground. This was a very entertaining game with both teams creating a good few decent chances throughout, and both going for the win. Over the piece we probably had the better chances though.

We opened the scoring early on. Ex Accie Sean Murdoch was cautioned for bringing down Andy Ryan in the 3rd minute and once the dust had settled Greg Docherty (left) fired us ahead from the penalty spot.Hibs responded with a testing free kick from Baptie which went across the face of goal. Armstrong, Ryan, Watson and Docherty were all lively and causing problems throughout the match, while Devlin and Kilday were resolute at the back. Alex Neil himself had two chances around the quarter hour mark. Hibs equalised in the 22nd minute when Jason Cummings headed in from six yards past Currie.

Murdoch saved well from Lyon, Ryan and Armstrong before a George shot and Ryan header were also well saved as we created a number of chances in the second period. Blair Currie denied Handling, and subs McGrath and Smith were also lively in the latter stages but both teams finished 1-1 in a good game.

Accies: Currie, Watson, McMann, Devlin (c), Kilday, Lyon, Armstrong, George (McGrath 66), Ryan (Smith 78 ), Neil (Johnston 75), Docherty. Unused subs Harrison, Reilly, Want, Coyle. Ref: Scott Millar.

Next week the u20s are at home to St Mirren, the match will be on Tuesday 22nd April, 6pm at NDP

The Colours Of Our Scarves

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:35

There will be a fascinating exhibition at NDP prior to the match against Alloa Athletic on Saturday. The exhibition is called "The Colours of our Scarves", and it's a photographic study of the shared passion, excitement, lows and highs experienced by football fans of all clubs.The exhibition will be open in front of the main stand from 12.30pm until 3pm on Saturday.

For more information, click here

Community Programme - Easter Holidays

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Monday, 14 April 2014 12:39

Our after school childrens community programme is OFF this week due to the school holidays. It restarts next Tuesday, 22nd April.

Our popular community coaching programme takes place here at NDP on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays during school term time, 4.30pm - 6pm with community coaches Martin Shields and Matthew Craig, assisted by some of our u20s players. For more information please contact Martin Shields on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Livingston 1 Accies 1

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Saturday, 12 April 2014 18:06

We were knocked off the top of the table with this draw in blustery conditions at Livingston. Grant Gillespie was suspended and James Keatings was missing injured. Accies struggled to get going in the first half and had goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert (left) to thank for keeping them in the game when he made some stunning saves. The Accies cause was certainly helped when Marc McNulty thudded a spot kick off the post with Cuthbert beaten just before the half hour mark.

The game took a dramatic turn in the 52nd minute, just as Accies appeared to be taking control of the game. It came with defender Stephen Hendrie being sent off for his second caution of the match. This gave the home side numerical superiority and they took full advantage in the 62nd minute when Kyle Jacobs scored from close range after our defence failed to clear a corner kick. Accies kept going but found it hard to create decent chances and it was a huge relief when Jason Scotland blasted the ball home from 10 yards with five minutes of normal time remaining. The home team ought to have wrapped up the win towards the end but the Accies defence held firm to grab a priceless point and maintain their good unbeaten run.

Stephen Hendrie will now join Ziggy Gordon on the suspended list for the visit of Alloa Athletic to NDP next weekend. Grant Gillespie is eligible to return next week. Darian MacKinnon will also pick up a suspension after his caution this afternoon.

Livi kicked off in sunny but windy conditions, and forced three corners in the opening minutes. The wind was already having an effect on the game with much of the play being concentrated on the East Stand side. Hendrie found himself receiving a yellow as early as the 4th minute for denying a promising attacking move. Mickael had a chance in the 15th minute after rounding a defender, but could only squeeze his shot into the side netting. Two minutes later MAC released Jason Scotland who held and controlled the ball well before teeing up Ali Crawford whose low drive went past the goalie's right hand post. In the 27th minute Kevin Cuthbert made a superb save from McNulty leading to a Livi corner but a minute later the home side got a penalty after canning fouled Scott, but McNulty's penalty was against the upper post / crossbar junction. Still 0-0.

Canning was next to go into the book for persistently infringing the laws of the game in the 36th minute, before Livi keeper Jamieson blasted the ball wildly over the stand roof when under pressure from MAC. Then Longridge carved out a good chance and shot which the 'keeper parried but MAC couldn't get in to shoot.

In the 49th minute Scott had a shot which flashed past Cuthbert's left hand post before we had a spell of pressure and chances involving Longridge, MAC and MacKinnon. In the 52nd minute we were reduced to ten men when Stephen Finnie - for the second time this season - dismissed Stephen Hendrie for a second caution. On the hour mark Cuthbert showed neat footwork to deny McNulty - always threatening - before Scotland then MacKinnon had half chances. The home team took the lead in the 62nd minute when Kyle Jacobs shot home from close range after a corner on the right, 1-0. We made an immediate change with Andy Ryan coming on for Mickael. Garcia Tena and MacKinnon had been cautioned by this time, and Gordon soon followed them into the book. Jason Scotland fired over from distance in the 79th minute before he equalised with five minutes to go. He swept home a low shot on the right side of the box for a deserved equaliser, 1-1. McNulty again had a last minute chance but Cuthbert was alert to it and held well.

Accies: Cuthbert, Gordon, Hendrie, Canning, Crawford, Longridge, MacKinnon, Andreu, Garcia Tena, Scotland, Antoine Curier (Ryan 64).
Unused subs Devlin, Neil, Docherty, Kilday, George, Currie.
Ref: Stephen Finnie.
Att: 1133

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