Hamilton can breathe easy after Ladbrokes Prem play-off triumph

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Congratulations are due to Hamilton Academical, who retained their Ladbrokes Premiership status following a Play-Off Final victory over Dundee United.

Accies have been goal shy but decent in defence throughout the campaign, and that was the narrative again here. Martin Canning’s men played out a lively but goalless draw at Tannadice, before triumphing 1-0 in the second leg at New Douglas Park.

And in edging out the Tangerines, the Lanarkshire club made a piece of club history in the process.

Fittingly, it was 20-year-old Accies youth product Greg Docherty who scored the only goal of the two-legged encounter, with a rasping strike past United keeper Cammy Bell in the 64th minute.

That capped off an impressive campaign for the youngster, who was also awarded the club’s Player of the Year award earlier this month.

There was delight for the squad who – despite a raft of injuries – made it past a talented United side thanks to two extremely solid displays.

And for the club’s loyal support

Well done, guys. Here’s to another year of top-flight football at New Douglas Park!

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.