Mark McGhee stuck by the same team which won last week's home game against Dundee United and Motherwell kicked off with the away fans at their back. There were plenty of empty seats inside
Pre-match line up
Killie made the better start but there was no sting in their attack. Quinn set up our first chance when his run along the right touchline freed
Killie's domination of the first period continued with Taouil causing lots of problems in midfield. There were several scrambles in our six yard box while Combe, at the other end, was pretty much a spectator. As the half drew to a close Hughes supplied
First half defending
O'Brian had a blast over the top minutes into the second half as we tried to stamp some authority on proceedings but it was the home side which looked the more likely to open the scoring. Reynolds was booked for a last ditch tackle with the crowd baying for red.
McGarry got the call when
Pascali almost broke the deadlock when his downward header from a corner forced Smith into a quick reaction save before Klimpl produced a run into the box at the other end to bring Combe into the game. Lasley then replaced him as McGhee threw on the last substitute.
Clarkson wasted a chance following a corner. The ball fell to him on the penalty spot but his volley flew high. The move summed up the game. There were few chances and those were wasted.