Colin Calderwood praised his Hibernian players despite them becoming the first team to lose at Hamilton in the Scottish Premier League this season.
Hibs went down to a Nigel Hasselbaink strike in the 38th minute and had Francis Dickoh red-carded soon after.
Calderwood said: "They have run every inch of the pitch today and real credit to them. Although it is a defeat there are lots of things that please me.
"We have done all right playing against 11 in the second half."
Bottom-side Hamilton fought valiantly for the win that keeps alive their hopes of overtaking 11th placed St Mirren.
But for Hibernian, the result means they have taken only one point from a possible 12 in their last four games. Hamilton also beat Hibs at Easter Road on 17 April.
"When Hamilton were threatening in the first period they scored the goal that gave them something to hang on to," said Calderwood.
"After the sending off it became difficult but there should have been more from us in the second half.
"We didn't have as many entries into the box. We hurried to have a shot at goal on too many occasions.
"Our keeper kept a couple of one-v-ones out and then we were always in the game."
Hamilton enjoyed a stroke of luck when referee Mike Tumilty booked Ricardo Vaz Te for a dive in the box when it looked like Accies keeper Tomas Cerny had committed a foul.
The Hibs boss added: "When you see it in real time you think it probably is [a penalty], and when you see it on the video you see it definitely is."