Hamilton manager Billy Reid conceded that his side were fortunate in their 3-0 win over Kilmarnock but felt his players earned the victory."Kilmarnock were fighting for their lives and every single one of them played for the jersey," said Reid. [LNB]"I knew it would be like that. We went down there and won convincingly, but today it was nothing like that. [LNB]"I told my players that they have to earn the right to win matches and they had to do that today." [LNB]Dougie Imrie scored his first ever goal for Accies in the 72nd minute of the match at New Douglas Park then strikes from Flavio Paixao and Joel Thomas completed the win.[LNB] I think it would be a sensational year for Hamilton Accies if we topped the bottom six, especially since we sold some of our best players and brought in some heavy finance Hamilton manager billy Reid Reid was pleased that his side have demonstrated their worth, having now secured their Scottish Premier League status for a third season. [LNB]"I said to my players was that even the better teams at the top of the table can't play well all the time," said Reid. [LNB]"And it's important as a club that we develop and win games when we're not playing well - and I think that was the case today. [LNB]"I think it would be a sensational year for Hamilton Accies if we topped the bottom six, especially since we sold some of our best players and brought in some heavy finance. [LNB]"But we had problems because my captain didn't play until November, which had a big influence on things, but Alex Neil was the best player on the park today and so was Marco Paixao - he came on at half time and was exceptional."