Hearts and Hamilton Share the Points in 6 Goal Thriller

by Andy Grozier

 

Photo credit: Hearts Press Office

Photo credit: Ron MacNeill

 

Hearts managed to rescue a point last night against Hamilton in a six goal thriller at New Douglas Park.

Jamie Walker had put the Edinburgh side ahead in the 8th minute with a brilliant half-volley only to see the Accies draw equal before powering ahead after half-time.

The home side’s come back started with a stunning free-kick from Ali Crawford. The 25 year old midfielder drifted the ball into the bottom corner of Jack Hamilton’s net from 20 yards. The strike was a touch of class in what was a mostly scrappy first half.

Rakish Bingham extended the Accies lead with a calm finish just moments into the second-half after a smooth passing move sent the striker through on goal. Bingham then got his brace in the 68th minute, beating the Hearts keeper with a shot fired into the bottom corner.

Hearts however seemed to perk up after going 3-1 down and began to make an impression on the game.

When Dan Seaborne gave away a penalty in the 73rd minute with a clumsy tackle on Cowie, Walker stepped up to confidently knock the ball in off the left upright for his second of the game. With that the momentum started to shift to the Edinburgh side.

Once again this season though it fell to Callum Paterson to save Robbie Nielson’s side as the full back grabbed his 7th goal of the season to draw the sides level in the dying minutes of the game.

Paterson’s late equaliser means that Hearts cling on to their 4th place spot in the league, 3 points behind Rangers. Hamilton meanwhile – who could have moved up to 6th place with a win – are in 10th place, only 1 point off bottom.

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