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Historic Match v Celtic on Friday

Accies joined the Scottish League midway through the 1897-98 season, replacing the famous side Renton who dropped out early in the season, and we fullfilled our first Scottish League fixture on 6th November 1897, a home game at Douglas Park against Kilmarnock which we lost 3-2.

Friday’s home game v League Champions Celtic (8th September) marks our 4000th league match, and, our next league win will also be our 1500th victory in league games.

Our complete league record at present reads –

Played 3999 Won 1499 Drawn 864 Lost 1636 Goals For 6268 Goals Against 6688

As an indication of how long 1000 games takes, our 3000th league fixture was a 2-2 draw at Somerset Park v Ayr Utd on Tuesday 20th November 1990, Colin Harris & George McCluskey scoring for us that night. The Accies team that night was – A Ferguson, McKee, McGuigan, Millen, Weir, O’Hara (Hillcoat), Harris, Burns, McCluskey, Napier, McDonald.

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