Hamilton should have walked away with a point against Celtic claims Accies boss Brian Rice.

Despite a valiant effort in Glasgow, Rice’s men fell to a 2-1 defeat at Parkhead. Ryan Christie set Celtic on the regular road to victory before a late Marios Ogkmpoe strike looked set to hand Hamilton a shock draw.

Ogkmpoe had it in the bag. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Celtic went right up the other end though to win the game, something which shouldn’t have stood after a foul in the build up according to Rice.

He told the Scottish Herald: “It’s an angry dressing room because the boys feel we should have got something. A couple of decisions didn’t go our way either.


“The general consensus from the boys was that it was a push from Leigh Griffiths on young Sam Stubbs. But it’s done and dusted. Some go for you, some go against you.

Stubbs was fouled apparently. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“Did I speak to the ref? No. I have known Alan Muir for a long time, but I don’t speak to him after games.”

Rice can still be proud

It’s a shame if there was a foul in the build up to Celtic’s winner. For all the effort Accies put into the game, their efforts don’t deserve to be decided by the referee’s train of thought.

Despite the negative outcome, Hamilton should still be pleased with their performance. After an early setback it would’ve been easy to fold against the Hoops, but they stuck to their task.

Pushed it all the way. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It should give them confidence heading into a crucial match against bottom side St Mirren at the weekend. A win would lift them four points clear of the bottom.

That won’t ease the anger some Accies players feel after potentially being robbed of a famous result.

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