It is fair to say that up until Wednesday night’s game against Aberdeen, Hamilton weren’t in the best of form. They had lost five league games in a row, and also exited the Betfred Cup.

However, Brian Rice’s side battle strongly against Aberdeen, and were well-worth the point they gained in a 1-1 draw. Indeed, they might have pulled off a memorable victory had it not been for a tremendous last-minute save from Joe Lewis which denied David Moyo a winning goal.

The team’s heads didn’t drop

Despite not picking up the three points, there are positives for Hamilton to build on. It is a good sign that the team’s heads didn’t drop after going a goal behind.

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Hamilton battled hard against Aberdeen (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Indeed, they were galvanised after half-time and it wasn’t long into the second-half when Marios Ogkmpoe scored the equaliser. From then on, Hamilton were arguably the better team, and were unlucky not to win the game.

Still, the point is a result for Hamilton to build on and possibly kickstart the team’s season in their battle to avoid relegation.

Team responded well to manager

At the moment Hamilton are three points from safety having played two games more than St Mirren.

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Brian Rice watches Hamilton take on Aberdeen (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Despite that, the team still seem to believe in Brian Rice. After all, they responded to what he said at half-time.

It hasn’t been the best of seasons for Hamilton so far. However, there is still plenty of time for the team to turn that around. Maybe the result against Aberdeen was the start of that process, and at the end of the season Hamilton can celebrate another season in the Premiership.

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