Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has been left frustrated after his side drew 1-1 with Hamilton.

It was his team who opened the scoring. Joe Newell whipped in a good cross, which broke to Stevie Mallan just outside box. The midfielder only needed one touch to guide it superbly into the bottom corner.

Mallan scored a beauty. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Despite taking a foothold in the match, it was Hamilton who were to get the next goal. Blair Alston was brought down in the box by Mallan as the Hibs goalscorer collided with him.

Substitute Ross Cunningham converted from the spot as Hibs were pegged back. The result leaves them tenth in the Premiership.

Speaking after the game, Heckingbottom has lamented the ‘same story’: “Just replay the last, probably, three times I have sat in front of you. Replay the same quotes, write the same things, same story. That’s probably what’s frustrating me more than most, you know?

Heckingbottom has given his thoughts on Hibs’ Hamilton draw. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“There was some real good play, especially in the first half, and we could not put the game to bed. That’s the overriding feeling from the game.”

Plenty of good things on the park during Hamilton match says Heckingbottom

Heckingbottom has defended his players in the wake of another draw. The 42-year-old believes that his players are doing plenty of things right.

He said: “I’d be critical if I was speaking about the team without the ball. We’ve come away to two teams who have got good home records in the last two games.

Hibs drew with Aberdeen before the international break. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’d be critical of the team out of possession if we are only giving that away between now and the end of the season, then things would 100% change. We’d be getting three points for fun.

“But at the minute we’re not. We should have had the three points. I want to be sitting here talking about players who have performed well, and I’m not, which is a frustrating thing.

“There are lots of things the players are doing which are very good, but the missing thing is the three points.”

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