Joe Shaughnessy’s late equaliser earned St Mirren a 1-1 draw to disclaim Hibernian caretaker supervisor David Gray victory in his first match in cost.
Gray was handed the reins after former Easter Road boss Jack Ross was dismissed within the wake of Wednesday evening’s defeat to Livingston.
Hibs had seemed on target for simply their second win in 10 league video games at St Mirren due to Josh Campbell’s second-half strike.
However, Shaughnessy’s purpose salvaged some extent for the hosts, though Jim Goodwin’s males are nonetheless winless in 9 video games.
The Buddies had been pressured into one change from the aspect crushed at Aberdeen final trip, with the injured Eamonn Brophy changed by Curtis Main.
Hibs had been with out suspended duo Paul Hanlon and Paul McGinn whereas Josh Doig and Jake Doyle-Hayes additionally dropped out. In got here Darren McGregor, Lewis Stevenson, Alex Gogic and Chris Cadden.
It was the guests who threatened first. Jamie Murphy capitalised on Charles Dunne’s mistake to run in on purpose however St Mirren goalkeeper Jak Alnwick did effectively to push the shot away.
Kevin Nisbet must have put Hibs in entrance halfway by the primary half however his header from Martin Boyle’s cross went straight Alnwick.
St Mirren noticed loads of the ball within the first half however didn’t create something to hassle Matt Macey within the Hibs purpose. A swirling wind and constant drizzle didn’t assist the stream of a sport low in high quality both.
A Hibs purpose early within the second half livened issues up. Macey despatched Murphy operating clear on the counter-assault and he in flip fed Boyle. His ball throughout purpose was blocked by Dunne however fell properly for Campbell, who stabbed house from shut vary.
St Mirren made three adjustments to attempt to get again into the sport but it surely didn’t make any speedy distinction as Hibs simply soaked up the strain and seemed to hit on the counter.
The house aspect seemed to have alternative to equalise after Darren McGregor fouled Kristian Dennis on the sting of the penalty field. Jamie McGrath stepped up however despatched the free-kick effectively over the crossbar.
Macey was lastly known as into making a save eight minutes from time. Scott Tanser despatched over the cross and Main’s diving header was pushed away by the goalkeeper.
Tanser, although, was the creator when St Mirren drew degree three minutes from time, crossing for Shaughnessy whose half-volley beat Macey.
St Mirren host Celtic on December 22 at 7.45pm, whereas Hibs host Dundee at 7.45pm on Tuesday.