Scottish Championship
LivingstonLivingston1HamiltonHamilton Academical1

Livingston 1-1 Hamilton Academical

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at Almondvale
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

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Livingston 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Livingston 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Booking

    Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Nejc Praprotnik replaces Martin Scott.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Livingston 1, Hamilton Academical 1. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Darian MacKinnon.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).

  10. Post update

    Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Nejc Mevlja.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Daniel Mullen replaces Mark Burchill.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Keaghan Jacobs replaces Kyle Wilkie.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Booking

    Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

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