Hamilton battled their way to a 1-1 draw with Hibs at the Fountain of Youth Stadium.

Stevie Mallan opened the scoring for the away side with a brilliant effort from just outside the box. Accies leveled things in the second half through a Ross Cunningham penalty .

Hamilton held Hibs to a draw in South Lanarkshire. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The result leaves Hibs in tenth whilst Brian Rice’s side sit in eighth. Here are three things we learned from the match.

Hibs need to hold a lead

For large parts of this game, Hibs were dominant in possession and were lovely to watch on the ball. Once again though, they let a lead slip through their fingers.


With just one clean sheet since the opening day of the league season, one goal is likely not going to be enough for them to secure a win. That proved to be the case against Accies.

Dropped points from a winning position once more. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

On five occasions this term Hibs have dropped points from winning positions, which will add to Paul Heckingbottom’s frustrations as the hunt for a first league win since August 3 continues.

Hamilton’s never say die attitude

For what Hamilton lack in quality, they sure make up for it on desire and commitment to the cause alone.

They were forced into earning points from a losing position again in their match against Hibs. It’s the fourth time they’ve done so this season, with three of those comebacks coming in the league.

They are grinding out results for Rice. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With this sort of attitude, Rice’s men will survive comfortably this year. Some of the SPFL’s bigger teams could learn from Hamilton’s application against the odds.

Mallan provides technical class

Once again Stevie Mallan showed the ability he brings to this Hibs side. With Scott Allan on the bench, he looked set to be Heckingbottom’s main source of creative inspiration from midfield.

He turned in an excellent performance against Accies, with some lovely passes creating chances for Florian Kamberi and Tom James throughout the match.

Another terrific Mallan display. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

His crowning moment was his excellent strike from outside the area, which was Mallan’s second goal of the season.

Mallan may have conceded the penalty which lead to Hamilton’s equaliser, but he was still one of the Hibees’ better players in South Lanarkshire.

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