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Scottish Premiership

St Mirren Park (ATT 4,568) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

St Mirren St Mirren vs Hearts Hearts

St Mirren 1

S Thompson (3)

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Hearts 1

J Hamill (48)

St Mirren held to a 1-1 draw by rock-bottom Hearts

Last Updated: 29/12/13 6:01pm

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Jamie Hamill: Earned a point for Hearts

Jamie Hamill: Earned a point for Hearts

Rock-bottom Hearts ended a miserable year with a battling 1-1 draw against St Mirren in Paisley.

Steven Thompson's early opener for the Buddies was cancelled out by Jamie Hamill's stunning strike and administration-hit Hearts head into 2014 on minus one point.

Saints took just three minutes to snatch the lead as Thompson drove the ball past the helpless Jamie MacDonald in the Hearts goal.

Jason Naismith threatened to add a second when his shot was saved by MacDonald, but Danny Wilson should have settled Hearts' nerves as he headed wastefully wide.

A hopeful effort from Jamie Walker flew over as Hearts continued to search for a leveller, but St Mirren still threatened and Sean Kelly went close with a shot.

It was the visitors' turn to strike a swift blow in the second period as Hamill's long-range effort on 48 flew into the top corner, but Thompson spurned a chance to level, shooting wide from a few yards out.

Hearts tried to make the most of this let-off as Scott Robinson's drive flew past the top corner and Callum Peterson glanced past the post.

Both sides could have pinched the points in the closing stages as St Mirren's Conor Newton was denied by Marian Kello before Callum Paterson went close for Hearts.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 17 38
2 Dundee United 17 34
3 Aberdeen 17 34
4 Hamilton Academical 17 33
5 Inverness CT 17 32
6 St Johnstone 17 26
7 Dundee 17 21
8 Kilmarnock 17 21
9 Partick Thistle 17 20
10 Motherwell 17 14
11 Ross County 17 9
12 St Mirren 17 8