Hamilton vs Celtic
12:00pm Saturday 14th September
The HopeCBD Stadium
James Forrest gained Mohamed Elyounoussi’s cross since Celtic won to score the only objective of the match.
The loan delivered in a cross that Forrest transformed in two matches that were Celtic.
Celtic’s failure enabled Hamilton to earn a game of it although the goal was the only incident in a opening stage.
The hosts couldn’t trouble goalkeeper Celtic and also Fraser Forster survived a late scare to determine their fifth league win this year.
Basel winger Elyounoussi and former Molde has been given the left-wing berth at the absence of the Mikey Johnston and that he had a good effort blocked before his assist.
The deft touch of odsonne Edouard sent Elyounoussi before their Hamilton defence and he drove at a cross which Forrest side-footed home.
His Norway team-mate Kristoffer Ajer, that recovered to replace the wounded Nir Bitton from the sole change to the group which beat against Rangers united in the the debutant.
Celtic controlled the first half without regularly cutting through the packed Accies defence, and Markus Fjortoft was reserved for pulling Edouard when it seemed like Celtic had broken through just before the separation.
Forrest came close to a second shortly after the break when he functioned area to shoot from 16 metres. Owain Fon Williams got a fingertip to the ball and it bounced off the bottom of the crossbar and outside.
Hamilton brought at the 53rd minute on Marios Ogkmpoe to get George Oakley and the striker’s physical existence helped the hosts get a foothold in the match, with Lewis Smith starting to get to the ball and also deliver team-mates into drama.
After Hamilton forced a couple of set-pieces which came to nothing, head trainer Brian Rice altered creation by bringing on midfielder Adrian Beck to get centre-back Fjortoft and moving into flat .
Ogkmpoe and blair Alston burst through on the edge of the box but were off target with their shots.
Celtic had brought to the Australian’s first appearance of the season following a knee injury, as Neil Lennon attempted to inject some life also Edouard was replaced by Vakoun Bayo.
Ryan Christie sent a strike over from 20 yards and Bayo had a header saved as Celtic appeared for a second but they had a near call deep to five minutes of stoppage time when Ogkmpoe had been inches away from connecting with the cross of Scott McMann.
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