Scottish Championship
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Livingston 1-1 Hamilton Academical

Jason Scotland scores for Hamilton

Jason Scotland's 86th-minute equaliser snatched a point for 10-man Hamilton Academical in a game where Livingston looked to be taking all three.

Scotland smashed home Louis Longridge's through ball to ensure Livi still have not beaten Accies since 2012.

Kyle Jacobs had stabbed Livi ahead on 64 minutes after Accies' left-back Stephen Hendrie had been booked twice.

The hosts also squandered a first-half penalty when Marc McNulty thumped off the top of the post.

So Hamilton eek out a point in unlikely circumstances and drop two behind leaders Dundee, who thumped Cowdenbeath.

Livi have now gone three games without a win and their outside chances of a play-off spot might have been smothered by Scotland's leveller.

From the off, the hosts looked like the team going for the title, Mark Burchill and McNulty both forcing Kevin Cuthbert into good saves.

The illuminous boot of McNulty then struck a venomous 25-yard free-kick, which Cuthbert palmed over with one hand.

Longridge had Accies's only clear-cut opportunity apart from their goal, his low angled effort making Darren Jamieson work just before the break.

Referee Stephen Finnie gave Hendrie his marching orders on 54 minutes after the 19-year-old left-back held back McNulty on the right.

And 10 minutes later Livi made the advantage count, Jacobs netting his first since rejoining the West Lothian side from Kilmarnock.

Scotland's equaliser was against the run of play and could have been made irrelevant had McNulty not scuffed a great opportunity to get his 18th of the season in the dying seconds.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 2Mampuya
  • 23MevljaBooked at 55mins
  • 8O'Brien
  • 5Fordyce
  • 19Sives
  • 21JacobsBooked at 67mins
  • 6ScottBooked at 23minsSubstituted forPraprotnikat 87'minutes
  • 27BurchillSubstituted forMullenat 79'minutes
  • 9McNulty
  • 18WilkieSubstituted forJacobsat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Jacobs
  • 11Denholm
  • 16Beaumont
  • 17Walker
  • 31Praprotnik
  • 48Mullen
  • 51Black

Hamilton

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2GordonBooked at 88mins
  • 3HendrieBooked at 54mins
  • 18MacKinnonBooked at 62mins
  • 24TenaBooked at 60mins
  • 5CanningBooked at 35mins
  • 22Andreu
  • 17Longridge
  • 50Scotland
  • 99Antoine-CurierSubstituted forRyanat 66'minutes
  • 11Crawford

Substitutes

  • 4Devlin
  • 10Neil
  • 19Currie
  • 21Docherty
  • 32Ryan
  • 33Kilday
  • 35George
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,133

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away17

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee3319682563
2Hamilton33171062161
3Falkirk3317882359
4Queen of Sth32146121048
5Dumbarton3314613248
6Livingston3312714-143
7Alloa3311715-1140
8Raith Rovers3210913-1039
9Cowdenbeath339618-2733
10Morton335721-3222
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