Published May 02, 2016
Hamilton, Scotland (SportsNetwork.com) - Ross County came from two goals down in the opening 20 minutes to claim a 2-2 draw at Hamilton on Saturday, moving the club four points clear of last-place St Mirren.
Hamilton got off to a quick start on Saturday with a goal from Jason Scotland inside of two minutes, while Dougie Imrie added a second in the 18th.
But Craig Curran's goal in the 28th brought Ross County back into the match before Michael Gardyne equalized in the 72nd to boost his team's survival bid.
Hamilton remains in the top half of the league with the result, but the club has now gone winless in its last 10 Scottish Premier League games.
An early corner kick produced the first goal for Hamilton with Jesus Garcia Tena's glancing header sending the ball toward the front of goal, where Scotland redirected it over the goal line.
Imrie made it 2-0 in the 18th when he tracked down a well-weighted ball from Danny Redmond and fired a shot past goalkeeper Mark Brown.
Curran replied 10 minutes later by getting up to head home a cross from Raffaele De Vita, and after a few wasted chances in the second half from Hamilton, the hosts were punished.
De Vita played provider once again as he drove a dangerous cross to the front of the net that skipped through to the back post, where Gardyne snuck in to smack home the equalizer.
St Mirren remains rooted to the bottom of the table after losing 1-0 at Kilmarnock to an 87th-minute goal from Lee Miller, while Partick Thistle handled St Johnstone, 3-0, with a pair of goals coming in the first 10 minutes.