With Jozo Simunivic, Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed unavailable to the Hoops, Lennon handed 20-year-old center-back Stephen Welsh his debut. But David Templeton started on the bench 48 hours on from sealing his Hamilton return. The motivation was clear for Lennon's team after Gers' dropped points for the second time in a week.
Yet they found themselves in an arm wrestle with the hosts, who were able to wriggle free time and again from pressure as they found one of their two strikers upfield.
Griffiths got himself involved in awkward tangle after 13 minutes as he pulled Sam Woods down before planting his foot into the defender's body.