In a game of fine margins, Reading loanee Luke Southwood and his Hamilton teammates have been left to rue a missed opportunity.

They fell 1-0 to St Mirren at the weekend, the Buddies’ first away league win of the season. It’s a result which lifts them above Hamilton and puts the South Lanarkshire club in the relegation zone.

Jim Goodwin’s side toppled Accies. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Accies didn’t do enough to claim any points but Southwood himself had a decent game. One particularly eye catching moment was his save from a fine Cammy MacPherson free kick.

It’s all for nothing though as Brian Rice’s side walked away with zero points. Whilst they are 11th, the Reading loanee knows only a couple results lifts Accies clear of relegation danger.

“Everyone’s gutted,” said Southwood. “It is all well and good going and putting in a good performance against Celtic but it means nothing if you then lose to St Mirren.

Ruing the chance. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

“It’s a tough performance but that’s football so we’ll go again. It was difficult today but I’ve kept trying and kept wanting to make saves. In general though since I’ve came in I’ve loved it here.

“As a goalkeeper it’s a very individual job so I just need to single in on my own performance. We’ll learn from today and try and put it right on Saturday.

“It only takes one win and you can move up one or two places. If you put a run together you can come out of it. We knew this was a good opportunity to propel us up the league but it hasn’t worked out.”

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