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SPL wrap: Hamilton go down, Aberdeen finish on a high

Already-relegated Hamilton bowed out of the Scottish Premier League with a 2-1 defeat at home to Inverness on Saturday.Hamilton’s demotion from the top flight had already been confirmed when they lost 1-0 away to St Johnstone on Tuesday.

They had a chance to sign off on a positive note in the final match of the season, but fell behind a minute before half-time when centre-forward Riche Foran made it 1-0 to the visitors at New Douglas Park.

And although Simon Mensing levelled for Hamilton five minutes into the second half, Irish striker Adam Rooney restored the lead for Inverness on 56 minutes.

Their season was summed up when midfielder Mensing passed up a simple opportunity to equalise, missing from the penalty spot with 19 minutes remaining.

Hamilton will now return to the First Division after three seasons in the SPL.

In other matches, Aberdeen finished a disappointing campaign on a high with a 3-1 win away to Hibernian.

Derek Riordan put Hibs ahead 21 minutes into the match and the hosts retained the lead going into half-time at Easter Road.

Josh Magennis equalised for Aberdeen three minutes into the second half, before a three-minute brace from striker Chris Maguire completed the comeback for the visitors.

St Mirren finished second from bottom, a comfortable seven points clear of Hamilton, following a 0-0 draw at home to St Johnstone.

Article title: SPL wrap: Hamilton go down, Aberdeen finish on a high

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