Hamilton manager Brian Rice has voiced his frustration at his side’s 2-2 draw with Ross County and thinks that other than two short spells bookending the game, it was “total domination” from the Accies.

Despite going 1-0 down after 36 seconds, Hamilton rallied to take a 2-1 lead before conceding in the final few minutes to deny them a much-needed win.

Rice was unhappy with the way his team started as they gifted County a chance before they opened the scoring before finding their feet and taking control.

“I thought we deserved more from the full match, not just the second-half performance. We had a really poor start and conceded a goal that we never concede,” Rice told Not The Old Firm shortly after full-time.

“The way we took kick off is something we practice we practice it all the time, and that’s something we never do – go back to the edge of our own box. It was disappointing we done that but from then on in it was pretty much total domination until the last five or six minutes.”


The result leaves Accies two points off the foot of the league table but having played once more than the teams below them.

2nd February 2019, Hope CBD Stadium, Hamilton, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hamilton Academical versus Dundee; Hamilton Academical manager Brian Rice

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Rice’s side probably deserved to take the three points although the opening ten minutes was absolutely woeful and could’ve seen them concede a couple.

Despite being so close to the bottom, Hamilton should take some comfort from their performance – although they need to find a killer instinct sooner rather than later.

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