ROSS COUNTY held on to eighth spot in the Scottish Premiership after salvaging a draw against ten-man Hamilton.
Hosts Accies were ahead after just three minutes when Massimo Donati broke the deadlock with a classy curler.
Michael Gardyne, Ryan Dow and Martin Woods all went close for Ross County.
The turning point came at half time when Giannis Skondras was given his marching orders for a foul on Dow.
Craig Curran got the Staggiesd on level terms when he bundled the ball into the net on the hour mark.
Ross County could not take full advantage of the man advantage though and were lucky to excape a couple of scares close to the end as Hamilton looked for a winner themselves.
The point saw County end the day on 32 points - seven above struggling Inverness Caledonian Thistle left at the bottom after a 3-0 home defeat inflicted by St Johnstone.
County are also three points clear of both second-bottom Motherwell and 10th-placed Hamilton. They're two points behind Kilmarnock now occupying the seventh-placed slot County are targeting as the best possible finish now available to them this season.
Full report and latest from the club in Friday's Ross-shire Journal.