Ross County were denied a win over Hibernian after substitute Oli Shaw struck late to ensure a 1-1 draw at Victoria Park.
Billy Mckay’s first half goal looked to have put the Staggies on their way to victory over fourth-placed Hibs, but despite a battling performance from the Highlanders, Shaw’s late strike restored parity.
The result is still enough to move County a point clear of bottom-placed Partick Thistle, but they remain four points adrift of both Dundee and Hamilton in the relegation play-off place.
County were unchanged from the side that defeated Partick 4-0 on Tuesday however Hibernian were brimming with confidence following an unbeaten of six victories from their last eight games.
Neil Lennon’s side had the best of the early chances, with Florian Kamberi’s header from Scott Allan’s free kick deflected wide by the head of Christopher Routis on 10 minutes, while Efe Ambrose and John McGinn saw shots from the edge of the box held by Scott Fox.
County took the lead on 28 minutes however, when Tuesday’s hat-trick hero Alex Schalk turned provider with a cross for Mckay, whose initial chance looked to have passed him by, however the former Caley Thistle striker steadied himself before tucking home from eight yards.
Hibs missed a glorious chance to level four minutes before the break, when the unmarked Paul Hanlon nodded Scott Allan’s corner over the bar from close-range.
Schalk tried his luck early in the second half with an effort from the edge of the box which drifted wide after he had been picked out by Harry Souttar, while at the other end substitute Steven Whittaker sent an overhead kick over the crossbar.
County looked to have survived a late spell of pressure from the visitors, however they were agoinsingly pegged back on 90 minutes when the ball broke for substitute Shaw to guide a low shot past Fox from 16 yards to deny the Staggies a valuable victory.