SPL wrap: Hibs hasten Hamilton plight, Dundee climb

Hamilton Academicals inched closer to relegation from the Scottish Premier League following a 2-1 loss at home to Hibernian on Tuesday.

Akpo Sodje opened the scoring for visitors Hibs in the 37th minute at New Douglas Park.

David Wotherspoon fed on-loan Celtic fullback Richie Towell, who held off an opponent before cutting back for Sodje to slot home from inside the area.

Sodje had a hand in the second, drawing two men toward the ball before playing in Wotherspoon, who picked out Derek Riordan.

A first-time finish from the Scotland forward made it 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining.

Flavio Paixao pulled one back three-and-a-half minutes into stoppage time, but it proved too late for the hosts to mount a comeback.

The win lifts Hibs up to eight in the table.

Hamilton are now seven points from safety with six matches left to play.

Dundee United climbed into the top six with a 2-0 win away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Substitute Prince Buaben broke the deadlock at the Caledonian Stadium just seconds after coming on for visitors Dundee.

Played in by David Goodwillie, the Ghana central midfielder side-footed home from 10 yards out.

Irishman Adam Rooney might have equalised for Inverness, but he headed over from Richie Foran’s cross.

It was another substitute, David Robertson, who secured the win for Dundee.

This time Buaben turned provider, setting up attacking midfielder Robertson to strike home from 18 yards.

The win takes Dundee above Inverness and into sixth.

They are a point ahead of their beaten hosts and also have three games in hand.

Article title: SPL wrap: Hibs hasten Hamilton plight, Dundee climb

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