Partick Thistle: Alan Archibald frustrated by time added on

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald was left frustrated at the amount of injury time added on in his side's 3-3 draw with Hamilton.

Thistle recovered from 2-0 down to lead the match, but Tony Andreu's strike in added time secured a point for Accies.

"I thought it was too much at the time," said Archibald.

"I said that to the fourth official. I think they scored over the four minutes. I asked the question, but I didn't get an answer to it."

Two goals in the space of a minute gave Accies a first-half lead when Darian MacKinnon and Danny Redmond both fired past Thistle keeper Scott Fox.

However, Grant Gillespie sent Jordan McMillan's strike into his own net, before James Craigen levelled for Thistle.

The Jags found themselves in the lead through Christie Elliott's left-footed effort, but with the final whistle looming Andreu fired home.

Archibald agreed it was an entertaining match for the fans, but felt his side deserved to take all three points.

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald
"I'm bitterly disappointed to go home without the three points. It feels like a defeat"

"It was probably entertaining for the neutrals," said Archibald. "I thought it was a great game, end-to-end stuff.

"I'm bitterly disappointed to go home without the three points. It feels like a defeat, I thought we dominated enough in the second half to earn the victory.

"But it's not the reason we lost three points - the reason was that we didn't defend properly with the ball up the pitch.

"We've got to take that on board, it's happened too many times."

The Jags have one victory from their last four matches and found themselves on the end of a 6-0 drubbing by Celtic in the League Cup in midweek, but Archibald insists the players are learning their lessons and making progress.

"We were happy with how we played in the first half, I thought it was a very even game - but we found ourselves 2-0 down," he added. "But the lads showed great character to get back in the game.

"We said that to them at half-time to kick on and show some quality in the final third - we did that in the second half.

"There's loads of positives - we're getting guys back from injuries and the last three matches have been good performances.

"We maybe didn't get the victories we deserve from them, but there's a lot of positives to take from them."

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