Jason Scotland's 86th-minute equaliser snatched a point for 10-man Hamilton Academical in a game where Livingston looked to be taking all three.

Scotland smashed home Louis Longridge's through ball to ensure Livi still have not beaten Accies since 2012.

Kyle Jacobs had stabbed Livi ahead on 64 minutes after Accies' left-back Stephen Hendrie had been booked twice.

The hosts also squandered a first-half penalty when Marc McNulty thumped off the top of the post.

So Hamilton eek out a point in unlikely circumstances and drop two behind leaders Dundee, who thumped Cowdenbeath.

Livi have now gone three games without a win and their outside chances of a play-off spot might have been smothered by Scotland's leveller.

From the off, the hosts looked like the team going for the title, Mark Burchill and McNulty both forcing Kevin Cuthbert into good saves.

The illuminous boot of McNulty then struck a venomous 25-yard free-kick, which Cuthbert palmed over with one hand.

Longridge had Accies's only clear-cut opportunity apart from their goal, his low angled effort making Darren Jamieson work just before the break.

Referee Stephen Finnie gave Hendrie his marching orders on 54 minutes after the 19-year-old left-back held back McNulty on the right.

And 10 minutes later Livi made the advantage count, Jacobs netting his first since rejoining the West Lothian side from Kilmarnock.

Scotland's equaliser was against the run of play and could have been made irrelevant had McNulty not scuffed a great opportunity to get his 18th of the season in the dying seconds.

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (4)

Livingston

  • 01 Jamieson
  • 02 Mampuya
  • 23 Mevlja Booked
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 05 Fordyce
  • 19 Sives
  • 21 Jacobs Booked
  • 06 Scott Booked (Praprotnik - 87' )
  • 27 Burchill (Mullen - 79' )
  • 09 McNulty
  • 18 Wilkie (Jacobs - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Jacobs
  • 11 Denholm
  • 16 Beaumont
  • 17 Walker
  • 31 Praprotnik
  • 48 Mullen
  • 51 Black

Hamilton Academical

  • 01 Cuthbert
  • 02 Gordon Booked
  • 03 Hendrie Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 18 MacKinnon Booked
  • 24 Tena Booked
  • 05 Canning Booked
  • 22 Andreu
  • 17 Longridge
  • 50 Scotland
  • 99 Antoine-Curier (Ryan - 66' )
  • 11 Crawford

Substitutes

  • 04 Devlin
  • 10 Neil
  • 19 Currie
  • 21 Docherty
  • 32 Ryan
  • 33 Kilday
  • 35 George
Ref: Stephen Finnie
Att: 1,133

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

6 1

Corners

5 2

Fouls

13 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Livingston 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Livingston 1, Hamilton Academical 1.

90:00 +2:27

Attempt missed. Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:14

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:25 Booking

Booking Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

87:21

Hand ball by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

86:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Nejc Praprotnik replaces Martin Scott.

85:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Livingston 1, Hamilton Academical 1. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Darian MacKinnon.

83:25

Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).

83:25

Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:38

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Nejc Mevlja.

80:56

Attempt saved. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

80:10

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:10

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

79:21

Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

78:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Daniel Mullen replaces Mark Burchill.

73:47

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Keaghan Jacobs replaces Kyle Wilkie.

69:18

Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

66:03 Booking

Booking Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

66:00

Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:59

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

65:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Andy Ryan replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier.

63:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Livingston 1, Hamilton Academical 0. Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

62:34

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Martin Canning.

61:32 Booking

Booking Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

61:25

Mike Mampuya (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:25

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

59:23 Booking

Booking Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

59:19

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:19

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

55:30

Foul by Craig Sives (Livingston).

55:30

(Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:42 Booking

Booking Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

54:25

Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:25

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

53:11 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

53:05

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:05

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

49:34

Attempt missed. Martin Scott (Livingston) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

48:27

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

48:27

Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:01

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Mike Mampuya.

45:00

Second Half begins Livingston 0, Hamilton Academical 0.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Livingston 0, Hamilton Academical 0.

45:00 +0:11

Foul by Mike Mampuya (Livingston).

45:00 +0:11

Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:02

Kyle Wilkie (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:02

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

41:12

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:12

Foul by Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical).

40:13

Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:13

Foul by Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical).

35:33

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Martin Canning.

34:09 Booking

Booking Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

34:02

Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

34:02

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:58

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

32:20

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

32:20

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:50

Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:50

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

30:13

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

29:18

Penalty missed! Still Livingston 0, Hamilton Academical 0. Marc McNulty (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

28:19

Penalty conceded by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical) after a foul in the penalty area.

28:19

Penalty Livingston. Mark Burchill draws a foul in the penalty area.

27:43

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

26:56

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

26:24

Foul by Martin Canning (Hamilton Academical).

26:24

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:42

Attempt saved. Mark Burchill (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

24:37

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

24:37

Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22:49

Delay in match Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) because of an injury.

22:17 Booking

Booking Martin Scott (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

22:09

Jason Scotland (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:09

Foul by Martin Scott (Livingston).

20:36

Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:36

Foul by Nejc Mevlja (Livingston).

19:00

Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:57

Foul by Kyle Wilkie (Livingston).

18:02

Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:02

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

17:29

Attempt missed. Ali Crawford (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

15:26

Attempt missed. Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

13:48

Foul by Craig Sives (Livingston).

13:48

Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:54

Delay in match Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) because of an injury.

11:46

Hand ball by Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical).

9:31

Foul by Tony Andreu (Hamilton Academical).

9:31

Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:44

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

5:22

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Livingston) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

4:29 Booking

Booking Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical) is shown the yellow card.

4:20

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical).

4:20

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:08

Louis Longridge (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:08

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

1:17

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Ziggy Gordon.

0:30

Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:30

Foul by Mark Burchill (Livingston).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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