Gor­don rues red cards and dreams of what might have been for Ac­cies

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ZIGGY Gor­don says that Hamil­ton were dis­ap­pointed to only draw their last two games – de­spite be­ing re­duced to 10 men in both matches.

Dar­ian MacKin­non was dis­missed against Dundee and Lu­cas Tagli­api­etra saw red on Satur­day against Partick This­tle. De­spite their nu­mer­i­cal deficit and the fact they went a goal down in each match though, Hamil­ton fought back to claim a share of the spoils in both games.

Al­though grudg­ingly set­tling for a point in such cir­cum­stances, Gor­don be­lieves that stan­dards at the club are now so high that any­thing less than a win is viewed as a dis­ap­point­ment.

He said: “Twice in two weeks we’ve come from be­hind with 10 men and man­aged to get some­thing from the game, but hon­estly, it’s un­for­tu­nate we never man­aged to keep 11 men on the pitch be­cause I thought we were the bet­ter team and we would have gone on to get more than just a point. Hope­fully this week­end we can keep ev­ery­one on the pitch and get a vic­tory.

“It was bril­liant to get a point from those games with ten men but the way we look upon draws is as two points dropped, not one point gained.”

Gor­don is hop­ing Hamil­ton can ban­ish the mem­o­ries of their last match against St John­stone when they clash again this Satur­day.

Martin Can­ning’s side went down tamely 4-1 when they vis­ited McDiarmid Park in mid-Septem­ber, but Gor­don be­lieves that there is lit­tle be­tween the teams.

Whilst ad­mir­ing what the Perth men have achieved, he says that Hamil­ton can em­u­late their re­cent suc­cess – but by do­ing it their own way.

“I don’t think we as­pire to be any­body bar our­selves,” he said.

“We came from the Cham­pi­onship, where we were one of the small­est clubs, got pro­moted off of our own backs, worked re­ally hard and did well last sea­son, so I don’t think we look at any other club and think ‘we want to be there’.

“It was a dif­fi­cult one (the de­feat at McDiarmid Park) and it was one of those days where we felt we didn’t get what we de­served from the game.

“They were clin­i­cal, but hope­fully this time it can be the other way round and we can get three points.”

HIGH HOPES: Gor­don says that Hamil­ton now go into ev­ery game believ­ing they can win

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