Lewis Jamieson’s stoppage-time strike earned St Mirren a battling 2-2 draw at house to Hibernian within the cinch Premiership.
Joe Newell’s second-half objective regarded to have earned Hibs a primary win in seven video games after Josh Campbell’s opener had been cancelled out by a Mark O’Hara penalty.
Jamieson, although, grabbed his first objective for Saints, who stay in third however have now received simply one in every of their final six video games.
St Mirren supervisor Stephen Robinson made only one change from the crew crushed by Celtic every week earlier, with Mikael Mandron coming in for Toyosi Olusanya.
Hibs had been trying to bounce again from the frustration of their Viaplay Cup semi-final loss to Aberdeen and made two modifications to their line-up.
Martin Boyle and Lewis Miller each dropped to the bench, their locations taken by Rory Whittaker and Campbell, the previous making his first league begin on the age of 17.
The house aspect had the primary likelihood when Scott Tanser shot nicely extensive from simply exterior the field nevertheless it was Hibs who moved in entrance after 12 minutes.
Alex Gogic misjudged Jordan Obita’s ball ahead and allowed it to run below his foot. Dylan Vente took benefit to play in Campbell who completed nicely.
St Mirren rallied from the setback nevertheless it was Hibs who regarded extra prone to rating once more.
Richard Taylor did nicely to dam an Elie Youan goalbound effort earlier than Vente tried his luck from a decent angle, his shot solely narrowly astray.
Saints responded with a hopeful O’Hara long-range header that was simply held by David Marshall, earlier than Youan was twice denied on the different finish, the second by a wise Zach Hemming save. The winger then thrashed a shot extensive of the far put up when he must have hit the goal.
On the different finish, Caolan Boyd-Munce tried his luck from distance however did not hit the goal to depart Saints trailing on the break.
They began the second half once more on high and Marcus Fraser’s volley went simply extensive.
Hibs almost doubled their lead after one other Gogic mistake. The defender was weak with a again move permitting Campbell to nip in however Hemming did brilliantly to avoid wasting the ahead’s shot.
That save turned much more vital when St Mirren had been awarded a penalty after a VAR intervention. Obita fouled Taylor at a nook and, after referee Steven McLean confirmed the choice, O’Hara stroked house the spot-kick.
Hibs responded with a Youan strike that Hemming did nicely to tip across the put up earlier than forging again in entrance after 69 minutes.
Youan spun away from Taylor to ship Vente clear and the Dutchman’s cross was completed on the again put up by Newell.
That regarded like being the winner till Jamieson’s end from shut vary earned his crew some extent.
What the managers mentioned…
St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson:
“I believed it was some extent we completely deserved. We weren’t as defensively good as we might have been however our ahead play and a few of our motion and deliveries had been glorious.
“I believed we had been calm, we stored the ball, and we moved it nicely and received balls into the field. We must always have been stage earlier than we had been, we might have doubtlessly been going for a successful objective.
“It wasn’t to be, however total I believe it is one in every of our greatest performances this season, the best way we performed, the best way we battled, the response we confirmed to adversity was glorious. I am truly disenchanted that we did not win the sport.”
Hibs boss Nick Montgomery:
“It is one other sport we might have gotten three factors out of, however we solely have ourselves in charge.
“We will speak about managing the sport and ending it off and I believed we had loads of probabilities to do this even within the first half. We had been excellent.
“However the equaliser is of our personal doing. There is a minute to go and we simply must see the sport out.
“We had a breakaway and we in some way flip the ball over and the subsequent factor it is behind the web.
“It is one other sport the place we’ve got led away from house, and it is likely to be a superb level come the top of the season however proper now it is a troublesome one to take.
“I am not right here to speak about refereeing or VAR, but when that is a penalty there are going to be 10 penalties in each sport. I am somewhat bit pissed off by that one as nicely.
“Look, the ball wasn’t even getting into that space. I’ve watched it and the lad has received in entrance of Jordan Obita – however he is six-foot-five and he is simply dropped to the ground with no contact.
“If gamers need to simply throw themselves on the ground and they are going to go and have a look at VAR, there are going to be a variety of stoppages.”
St Mirren’s subsequent Scottish Premiership match away to Dundee on Saturday whereas Hibernian host Kilmarnock.
Each video games kick-off at 3pm.