Scottish Women's Premier League

#SBSSWPL 2: Hamilton Academical 0-1 Aberdeen

November 16th 2020

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It was a sensational ending in South Lanarkshire as a 93rd minute winner from in-form striker Bayley Hutchison gave Aberdeen a 1-0 win over Hamilton.

Aberdeen have now won all six games in the Scottish Building Society SWPL 2 so far this season and remain top of the league.

The late strike brought real heartbreak for the Hamilton players who had given everything out on the pitch. But the dons have yet to concede from open play since the opening day of the season.

The game started with both teams playing at a high intensity. It was evident early on that the style of football on show reflected two in-form sides.

Aberdeen captain Kelly Forrest had a solid first half in particular, as she strolled through; dealing with any Hamilton threat as well as always looking composed when on the ball.

The game was end-to-end with defences on top. However, just before half-time Dons midfielder Chloe Gover hit the cross bar with a free kick and the rebound was brilliantly tipped over the bar by the Accies keeper.

It was Hamilton winger Lauren Evans who’s direct running style and pace caused Aberdeen the most problems, although despite all her hard work, nothing led to a goal.

The second half was more scrappy than the first. Hamilton had a 15-minute spell where they got themselves into some good positions as well as winning a flurry of corners, but strong Aberdeen defending kept them at bay. Aberdeen were getting deeper and the Accies looked well up to fight for every single 50/50 ball, but the dons always had that out ball to their talisman Hutchison as a get out of jail card.

It only took that one big chance for her to make her mark on the game, as deep into stoppage time she did it again and pinged the ball low into the back of the net from an Eva Thomson cross to win the game for the reds. This inevitably sparked dramatic scenes from the Aberdeen touchline and substitutes in the stand who certainly were ready to boogie as the full time whistle went.

That is now nine points and 10 goals in one week for the side from the Granite City. They will now look to keep the momentum going next Sunday as they travel south again to face Partick Thistle. Hamilton have an away trip to Dundee United as they try to get back to winning ways.

Hamilton Academical: Grant, Ross, Quinn, McIntosh, Anderson, Molley, Evans, Muir, Quigley, Gardiner, McCormick; Connolly, McTear, McCann, Brown, Sturrock, Kane, Cairney

Aberdeen: Gilmour, Campbell, Broadrick, Shore, Gover, Hutchison, Fraser, Ogilvie, Forrest, Collins, Thomson; Blanchard, Doig, Bruce, Gordon, Sopel, Innes