Partick Thistle manager Archibald rues late Hibs goal

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald reckons his side should have taken all three points from their 1-1 Premiership draw with Hibs.

The Jags have made a habit of letting leads slip this season and despite Kris Doolan's early goal, Sam Stanton scored late to earn Hibs a point on Saturday.

Archibald admitted his side had missed a great chance to boost their bid to avoid the relegation play-off spot.

"We've been here before and I thought we'd learned by it," said Archibald.

"I thought maybe we'd done enough but I saw it coming five minutes before [the equaliser], with Hibs throwing balls into the box.

"Hibs are a very good side, they put a lot of pressure on us and [goalkeeper] Paul Gallacher was superb.

"We had a breakaway in the first half that could have made it 2-0. Chris Erskine should have scored and that could have been enough at that point.

"We knew at half-time they would throw everything at us and we thought we could pick them off. We were maybe a bit careless with that final pass."

Thistle, who are two points clear of the play-off spot, travel to Hearts on Wednesday night in their second last match of the Premiership season.

"Because we were leading the game it feels like a defeat but it was a positive performance and positive result," added Archibald.

"We go into Wednesday with confidence and a win then should make us safe."

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