We made lots of chances tonight but missed them all – in fact I can scarcely remember Combe making a save. Kilmarnock had their own handful of chances – slightly smaller than our bunch but of higher quality – and took one when
We fought back with lots of sweat and effort but we never looked like breaking down a solid
The first real chance of the game came to Killie on a breakaway but their striker hit the inside of the post with
In the second half, we again took the initiative but McDonald couldn’t hit the target with either his left or right foot.
Someone in the East Stand commented that it was clear Kilmarnock were managed by Jim Jefferies – they were defensive, physical and cynical but emerged from a tight game with a win. Last season we went through a bad patch after our good run and this year is the same – we didn’t particularly deserve to lose tonight but lose (again!) we did and we now need to steel ourselves for two hard games with Celtic and Hibs. There may be trouble ahead…