Livingston fought relief to manufacture an impressive plot at Hibernian and preserve before their hosts in fifth train in the Scottish Premiership.
Christian Doidge broke the deadlock factual after half-time for Hibs with a shut-vary flick past Robby McCrorie.
That came after Scott Allan’s penalty became as soon as saved by the on-mortgage goalkeeper.
However Aaron Taylor-Sinclair received a slight contact on Steve Lawless’ inferior to equalise factual six minutes later.
No subject being held, Hibs are literally unbeaten in 11 league games at Easter Avenue, whereas Gary Holt’s aspect claimed factual their 11th away point of the season.
Groups can no longer be split in commence sport
Within the old assembly at Easter Avenue this season, Hibs wanted a closing-minute arrangement from Martin Boyle to salvage some extent in opposition to the West Lothian aspect, who had taken a two-arrangement lead.
And the mates again started the match on the front foot, with Craig Sibbald firing broad and Lyndon Dykes heading over.
However the game became as soon as extremely commence, with play racing from discontinue to total, and Greg Docherty warmed the hands of McCrorie with a shot that regarded destined for the on-line.
Midway thru the outlet half, Hibs were handed a golden likelihood to determine on out the lead. A Boyle inferior came off the outstretched arm of Taylor-Sinclair, with Alan Newlands straight away pointing to the draw.
On the opposite hand, Allan’s effort from the draw became as soon as tipped brilliantly round a put up by McCrorie, diving low to his right-hand aspect.
At the opposite discontinue, Ofir Marciano also had to be at his simplest to tip a Lawson pile-driver over from 30 yards and, 5 minutes into the 2d half, the dwelling aspect made the leap forward.
After a length of intense tension the build Boyle, Lewis Stevenson and Vykintas Slivka were all enthusiastic, Docherty smashed against arrangement and top scorer Doidge became as soon as waiting to convert a stunning volley.
The lead, on the opposite hand, became as soon as most sharp to closing factual over 5 minutes. Lawless floated a inferior to the aid put up, the build Taylor-Sinclair became as soon as waiting, and he squeezed the ball between the keeper and the put up.
With 10 minutes left Livingston came shut to a 2d. Lawless took a superb-looking out contact from a long ball and managed to search out Pittman, who had made a darting droop, but his strike became as soon as factual over the crossbar.
Jack Ross’ aspect piled on the tension gradual in the game and Boyle became as soon as denied by the onrushing McCrorie, with both teams ending up with factual one point out point out for their efforts on a bitterly frigid afternoon.
Man of the match – Robby McCrorie
With most sharp some extent setting apart the teams earlier than kick-off, this became as soon as consistently going to be a shut affair. For the dwelling aspect, Doidge led the line excellently whereas Docherty put aside in a single more lovely point out in midfield.
For Livingston, Sibbald and Lawless were mountainous but man of the match must fade to McCrorie. The goalkeeper made a preference of predominant stops, alongside with a beautiful penalty build, and on this make can play a truly noteworthy share in Livingston’s quest for a top-six train.
‘I’m buzzing at their starvation’ – response
Hibernian head coach Jack Ross: “We’re a small little bit of pissed off because we wished to gain – we consistently enact at home.
“I’m despise to be extreme of the gamers though. We weren’t at our simplest but didn’t play badly in opposition to a crew that, for me, is a top-six aspect.”
Livingston head coach Gary Holt: “I truly favor three facets every sport. We now beget reach right here varied instances and received accomplished in the closing minute or in injury time and price us facets.
“To sight how hungry they were to accept that time on the discontinue became as soon as one thing I’m buzzing off.”