Livingston claimed a laudable draw against Hamilton despite being reduced to 10 men in an ill-tempered stalemate.
Livi teenager Ross Docherty endured a dramatic, albeit brief, outing as he was dismissed in the encounter’s most contentious moment. He was shown a red card by referee Steven McLean for a reckless challenge on Hamilton defender Ziggy Gordon after 27 minutes, an evident attempt at retribution after a similar challenge perpetrated by Gordon minutes earlier, for which the Accies defender was only booked.
Hamilton’s Gary Fisher almost broke the deadlock in scintillating fashion after 16 minutes, producing a spectacular overhead kick from 10 yards which Darren Jamieson parried.
Hamilton continued to dominate and Stevie May, scorer of consecutive hat-tricks ahead of last night’s clash, came close as the second half began, skewing wide from close range.
Livingston: Jamieson; Donaldson, Tena, Barr, Booth (McCann 77); Talbot , Watson, Andreu; Mullen (Russell 64), Fox, Docherty. Subs not used: Lander, McNeil.
Hamilton: Cuthbert; Gordon (Longridge 80), Devlin, Canning, Gillespie; Fisher (Hendrie 62), Routledge, MacKinnon, Crawford; McShane, May. Subs not used: Kilday, Brophy, Christie.
Referee: S McLean. Attendance: 878.