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New Douglas Park (ATT 2,640) 19th September 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: W Collum

Hamilton Hamilton Academical vs Falkirk Falkirk

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Accies denied three points

Uneventful afternoon at New Douglas Park with no goals

Last Updated: 19/09/09 7:06pm

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Finnigan: Denied winner

Finnigan: Denied winner

Falkirk striker Carl Finnigan's disallowed goal against Hamilton was the most contentious issue in a drab goalless draw at New Douglas Park.

Accies keeper Tomas Cerny was the busier goalkeeper with his first-half block from Kjartan Finnbogason's volley the pick of his saves.

However, Finnigan did beat him with a close-range header seven minutes from the break, only to see it ruled out by referee Willie Collum for a foul on Accies defender Martin Canning.

Falkirk had the best of the first half but they fell away after the break, leaving them no more deserving of a point than Accies.

Hamilton boss Billy Reid's plans suffered an early blow when, with less than a minute gone, striker Derek Lyle collapsed after his studs stuck in the turf as he tried to beaver his way in to the Bairns box.

The reaction of players from both sides suggested a serious injury.

The game stopped for around six minutes until Lyle was settled by the paramedics, then the former Dundee striker was stretchered from the field to be replaced by David Louhoungou.

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