SPL: St Mirren 0 Hamilton 1

Hamilton kept their slim hopes of avoiding relegation alive with a 1-0 win over St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.Billy Reid’s team moved within six points of safety thanks to a 75th-minute header from Frenchman Mickael Antoine-Curier on Monday.

St Mirren were on the back foot early on when full-back Jure Travner picked up two yellow cards in the opening 24 minutes.

Visiting Hamilton should have had the lead on the stroke of half time, but goalkeeper Paul Gallacher produced a superb save to deny forward Nigel Hasselbaink.

But they did go ahead 16 minutes from time when a Dougie Imrie cross was met by the head of Antoine-Curier.

Hamilton midfielder Alex Neil picked up his second yellow card 10 minutes from the end to make for a nervous finish, but they held on to their narrow advantage.

It was a vital three points for bottom-side Hamilton, with St Mirren only six points clear in second-last spot with three matches remaining.