Hamilton Preview

Dundee’s first game in December sees them host Hamilton Academical in the Ladbrokes Premiership 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: Wednesday 5th December 2018

KICK OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1874

STADIUM: The Hope CBD 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 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 the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

By bus:
From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A National Express Dundee bus service which can be boarded at Albert Square every 12 minutes and takes you to Dens Road or no. 23 which leaves from the top of Commercial Street at 16 minutes past the hour and takes you to Provost Road.

By train:
Trains from all over the country pass through the main Dundee station and supporters can then proceed to the ground by the above bus services from stops situated within walking distance of the station

By Car:

Approaching from a westerly direction, (eg Glasgow or Edinburgh)

As you approach at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic until you reach the stadium

Travelling from the south (via Tay Road Bridge)

Exit the Tay Road Bridge in the right hand lane then stay in the left hand lane on the inner ring road. You will approach a set of traffic lights (Arnold Clark Garage on your right) turn left at the lights, straight through the next roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane which will split in two as you approach the next roundabout (Ladywell). Keep in the second lane from the left and you will be directed up Victoria Road. Continue up this road which becomes Dens Road after about 1 mile. Turn right at the second mini roundabout into Arklay Street and take the second street on your left. The stadium is approximately 400 yards on your left.

Travelling from the North (Grampian)

As you approach Dundee on the A90 you will arrive at the Kingway at the Shell garage, continue straight ahead (A929) then turn right at the traffic lights along Clepington Road, follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’.

Travelling from The North (Inverness-shire)

Follow the A9 South and follow signs for Perth. Once you reach the Broxden Roundabout follow signs for Dundee. As you approach Dundee at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’ until you reach the stadium.

For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382 450450

Match Officials

REFEREE: John Beaton



FOURTH OFFICIAL: David Dickinson

Head to Head v Hamilton Academical

LEAGUE: Won 72, Drawn 31, Lost 36

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 78, Drawn 34, Lost 40

Last Five Dundee v Hamilton Academical Matches

  1. 29/9/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-0 | 1,788 | Boyle, Madianga
  2. 5/5/2018 | Home | Premiership | Won 1-0 | 5,195 | Holt
  3. 17/1/2018 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 1,776 | Henvey, Leitch-Smith
  4. 28/10/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 4,863 | Leitch-Smith
  5. 12/8/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 3-0 | 1,694

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues won their first points of the season with a hugely significant 2-0 win at Hamilton at the end of September. Andy Boyle put the Dee ahead late in the first half and Kharl Madianga made the points safe when he shot home in front of the delighted travelling support deep into injury time. The Dee rode their luck at times in the second half, when Accies struck the woodwork twice, but they were by far the better team over the whole game and should have secured the win long before the end.

Hamilton Academical: Woods, Want, Kilgallon, McMann, McGowan, Taiwo (Bingham 59), Martin, Kelly (Keatings 59), Imrie, Boyd, Brustad (Bloomfield 83)

Unused subs: Fulton (gk), Gordon, Tshiembe, Sowah.

Booked: Imrie (foul on Spence), Brustad (foul on Inniss).

Dundee FC: Parish, Kerr, Inniss, Boyle, Calvin Miller, Madianga, Spence, Kamara (c),, Ngwatala, Nabi (Mendy 77), Källman (Deacon 86)

Unused subs: Hamilton (gk), O’Dea, Curran, Henvey, Lambert.

Goals: Boyle (37), Madianga (90+3).

Booked: Boyle (foul on Brustad), Ngwgatala (foul on Want), Brustad (foul on Inniss).

Attendance: 1,788.

Referee: Willie Collum. Assistants: Andrew McWilliam, John McCrossan. Fourth Official: David Lowe.

Hamilton’s Season So Far

Hamilton’s season started with a disastrous defeat away at Annan in the Betfred Cup and after draws with Livingston and Airdrieonians and a 4-0 win at Berwick, it was not enough to progress from the group.

Accies opened their Premiership campaign with a 4-1 defeat at home to Hearts but followed that up with a welcome 1-0 win at Fir Park in the Lanarkshire derby.

Accies however went to lose their next three games to Celtic, St Johnstone and Livingston before defeating St Mirren 3-0.

They couldn’t build on that win however as The Dee departed from New Douglas Park with a well-deserved 2-0 win in their next match.

This was followed up with two heavy defeats at Hibernian (6-0) and at home to Rangers to Rangers (1-4) but they stopped the rot with a well earned point at Rugby Park against in form Kilmarnock.

A midweek trip to Aberdeen saw a 3-0 loss for the Accies but again they recovered against an in form side with a 1-0 at home to Livingston.

A tough 4-0 defeat in Perth came next and this was followed by a 3-0 defeat at home to Celtic but a 3-1 win over St Mirren was a welcome tonic for The Accies.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa, Mendy, Madinanga, K. Miller, McGowan 2; Wighton, Boyle, Spence, Ngwatala, Källman, Nabi 1

HAMILTON ACADEMICAL: Miller 4; Imrie 3; Bingham Boyd 2; Brustad, Bloomfield, Keatings, Gordon 1

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Hamilton Academical at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office within Dundee Direct

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

A ticket package for our matches against Hamilton on December 5th and Rangers on December 9th are also available. Supporters wishing to attend both matches can do so at a cut price deal which will get an adult ticket to both games for just £42.

Full prices for the package are as follows –

Adult – £42

Concessions (Over 65 or Students with valid student photo ID) – £30

Under 18s – £20

The ticket office is becoming increasingly busy on matchdays and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on matchdays.

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

A reminder that season tickets holders can claim two free tickets for any match throughout the season

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2018/19 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 48 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager Jim McIntyre
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 47
  • Played For Both featuring former DFC player and manager John Brown
  • Profile on visitors Hamilton Academical
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • DFC in the Community update

A copy of the programme can be purchased from our programme partners Curtis Sport on their website www.curtis-sport.co.uk

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Hamilton match live on DeeTV with a virtual season ticket. You can sign up for DeeTV for just £12 a month or an annual fee of £120 on the official website where you will also have access to highlights, interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Premiership games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Wednesday night while a shorter highlights package will be available to on Thursday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.