St Mirren manager Danny Lennon was pleased to edge closer to Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival with a draw at Hibernian.
A Craig Dargo penalty six minutes before the break cancelled out Akpo Sodje's third goal in three games at Easter Road yesterday as the Buddies moved 10 points clear of relegation rivals Hamilton, who play Aberdeen on Monday.
Lennon said: "We're another point better off. Although we've played a game more, I'd rather have the point."
Lennon believes his side could have returned to Paisley with all three points.
He added: "I'm disappointed with the goal we conceded. I think my two centre-backs were enjoying the way we were playing, we made a small mistake and were punished for it.
"The players stuck with their game plan, knocked the ball about well and over the piece I felt we had the better chances."
Hibernian boss Colin Calderwood said: "He (Palsson) would have been coming off one way or the other - stretchered off, sent off or substituted. We took the easiest option."
After dropping two points, Hibs now face an uphill struggle to finish top of the bottom half of the table, and sit eighth, one point behind Inverness having played two games more.
Calderwood added: "I don't think we deserved any more (than a draw). As contentious as the penalty may have been they deserved a goal for the way they played.
"It was not a cast iron penalty, but we have to accept it."