We stuck to the eleven who served so well in the first couple of games and their showing justified the manager's decision.
The scrappy beginning gave no clue as to the quality which we were to reveal later on. For fifteen minutes there was little between the teams as the referee had to stop the action time and time again for trivial fouls on the treacherous surface. The rain lasted all afternoon and the surface water did not make the passing game easy.
Motherwell adjusted to the conditions and set about the job in hand. We overwhelmed the
The opener came from David Clarkson and a fine effort it was too. Excellent work from the hard working Lasley gave rise to the chance and from around sixteen yards on the right side of the box he slotted a right footed shot beyond Combe. It seemed as though the floodgates would open and there were a couple of bagatelle sessions in the Killie penalty area when it seemed likely that we might find the second.
A second hald attack
The chances kept coming with Lasley, McGarry from a free kick and Ftzpatrick with a header threatening the goal.
Such was the lack of action near Smith's goal that he and Meldrum appeared on the pitch at half time for a warm up. Killie must have felt fortunate still to be in touch.
The pattern continued in the second period and Jeffries felt the need for a double substitution, bringing on Locke and
On the hour
The three minute board had been shown and we camped in the Killie area. The ball was forced into the net but Combe had been hindered. Seconds later and we fell to the sucker punch and Dodds finished off a breakaway from the left side of the box.
Killie had three chances and scored twice. We had around a dozen and scored once. It was a heartbreak to lose the game but the team played really well. If we keep up this standard we will win many more than we will lose.