Dons defeat is tough one to take, says Killie boss

Dons defeat is tough one to take, says Killie boss

in #KillieStories November 4, 2018

Steve Clarke admitted Killie's 2-1 home loss was a "tough one to take" as Lewis Ferguson's late free-kick ended our six-match unbeaten run.

Killie looked on course for their first home win over the Dons since 2011 when Kris Boyd fried home from the penalty spot.

But Bruce Anderson got the final touch on Niall McGinn's shot to level the match before Ferguson curled home a set play with just four minutes to go.

"That's football,” the Killie boss said.

"If you have as much control of a match that we had then you have to create a few more opportunities and get the second goal, which would have put the game to bed. We didn't do that.

“We had good control of the first half and played well. We asked the lads to go and kick on and we thought maybe we’d need a second goal to put the game to bed but we didn’t quite have the same control in the second half.

"However, I don't think that anyone could have seen Aberdeen scoring twice near the end because they only had two shots on target all afternoon. It's a tough one to take but if we want to stay around the top half of the table then we have to improve."

Our next match sees Killie take on league leaders Hearts at Tynecastle and Clarke is looking for a reaction from his team.

Clarke added: "We’ve done really well this season up until now, it’s a little jolt or setback for us and we’ll see how we react."