Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood was left to rue some dreadful defending as lowly Hamilton left Easter Road with maximum points.
The visitors held on for a 2-1 win despite long periods of Hibs pressure during the second half.
"We had opportunities to get to 2-2 and that might have been a fair result but you get what you deserve," Calderwood told BBC Radio Scotland.
"And we deserved to lose goals with the way that we defended."
Nigel Hasselbaink got the better of Francis Dickoh and Paul Hanlon to set up the opening goal for James Chalmers, while Liam Miller knocked in an unfortunate own goal.
And the Accies could have been further ahead before the interval, with Hasselbaink squandering a wonderful chance.
"When they attacked they looked more dangerous than we did throughout the first half," added Calderwood.
"We worked them fairly well but they defended their goal with a spirited display.
"The goal lifts them, the second gave them everything to play for and they still have time to catch people above them in the league."
Despite the shaky defensive display, Calderwood was not too concerned after just a second loss in 10 games.
"We have plenty of ability in there to do better than that, so we have no huge problems," he explained.