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Hamilton Accies – Preview

Dundee welcome Hamilton Academical to Dens Park on Saturday 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: Saturday 28th October 2017

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1874

STADIUM: The SuperSeal Stadium

CAPACITY: 6,018

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Martin Canning

CHAIRMAN: Les Gray

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.

1992/93

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 28,690 v Hearts, 3/3/1937 (Douglas Park)

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.

Match Officials

REFEREE: Greg Aitken

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Stephen Mitchell

ASSISTANT REFEREE: David MacFarlane

FOURTH OFFICIAL: David Munro

Greg Aitken has been refereeing since 2002 and was admitted to the SFA list in 2007. He became a category 1 referee in 2011 and last refereed a Dundee match in the SPFL Championship winning campaign when he took charge of the Cowdenbeath v Dundee match at Central Park in October 2013. This will be Aitken’s first game in charge at Dens Park.

Head to Head v Hamilton Academical

LEAGUE: Won 69, Drawn 31, Lost 35

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 75, Drawn 34, Lost 39

Last Five Dundee v Hamilton Academical Matches

12/8/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 3-0 | 1,694

20/5/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 2,612

15/4/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 6,489

18/10/2016 | Away | Premiership | Won 1-0 | 1,853 | McGowan

19/8/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,287 | O’Hara

Last Meeting

The Dee travelled to the SuperSeal Stadium for the second Premiership game of the season in August and paid a harsh price for a few moments of slackness in defence and some horrendous finishing as they went down 3-0 to Hamilton. Darian MacKinnon and Steven Boyd put Accies two up at half time, and Dougie Imrie added a third with a late penalty. All the best chances fell to the Dee who failed to convert a series of excellent chances, including a penalty missed by Scott Allan.

Hamilton Academical: Woods,Donati, Sarris, McMann, Skondras, Docherty, MacKinnon, Crawford (Redmond 85), Imrie (c), Boyd (Templeton 64)
Bingham (Longridge 56)

Subs Unused: Fulton (gk), Gillespie, Gogic, Lyon.

Goals: MacKinnon (24), Boyd (36), Imrie (85 pen).

Booked: Donati (foul on El Bakhtaoui), McMann (foul on Allan).

Dundee FC: Bain, Kerr, Hendry, O’Dea (c) (Waddell 53), Holt, McGowan (O’Hara 78),, Kamara, Wolters (Williams 32), El Bakhtaoui, Allan, Haber

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Vincent, Hateley, Spence.

Booked: O’Dea (foul on Boyd), Waddel (foul on Templeton), Kerr (foul on Imrie).

Attendance: 1,694.

Referee: Bobby Madden. Assistants: Douglas Ross, Alastair Mather. Fourth official: Steven Reid.

Hamilton’s Season So Far

Accies opened their season with a 3-1 Betfred Cup victory away at Lowland League side East Kilbride and went on to top their group. It wasn’t all plain sailing however as they required two bonus points from penalty kick wins after a 1-1 draw with Queen of the South at home and a 4-4 draw with Albion Rovers away.

In their final group game top spot was sealed with a 3-0 win at home against Stenhousemuir with Hamilton scoring 11 goals in their four games.

They failed to hit the target however in their first Premiership game when they went down 2-0 to Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

Hamilton then had to complete a double header with The Dons when they drew them at home in the second round of the Betfred Cup and despite an improved performance from the one at Pittodrie, they still went down 1-0 and out the League Cup.

After defeating Dundee at home in August, Hamilton had an excellent 3-1 win over Easter Road and then picked up a point at point at Rugby Park but after that went on a six game losing streak.

They broke that streak in their last game however when they drew 0-0 with Partick Thistle at home

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 6; El Bahktaoui, 4; Leitch-Smith 3; Hendry, Waddell 2

HAMILTON ACADEMICAL: Bingham 4; Boyd, Crawford 3; Docherty, Longridge, MacKinnon, Skondras, Want 2

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Hamilton at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office.

This match is a Category B match and prices are as follows:

Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand

Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:

Adult and one child under 12 £26
Two adults and two children under 12 £50
With additional children under 12 at £2


Under 12 and Under 16 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £24 for Adults, £16 for concessions and £10 for Under 18

Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 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 Neil McCann

A message from managing-director John Nelms

A look back at Dundee’s League Cup win over Rangers 66 years ago this weekend

This Week in History

DFC in the Community update

The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 27

Where are they now?

Profile on visitors Hamilton Academical

Junior Dees News

Classic Match

Dundee Supporters Association news


The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website

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 Friday.

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.

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