Boss: Let's talk about performance, not power cuts

Boss: Let's talk about performance, not power cuts

in #KillieStories December 1, 2018

Steve Clarke hopes the focus is on Kilmarnock's performance rather than power outages, which disrupted our 3-0 win over Hibernian.

A double from Eamonn Brophy and a late goal from Greg Stewart gave Killie a comprehensive triumph over Neil Lennon's men, the first time we've beaten the Hibees since Clarke took over.

The Rugby Park men produced a strong display of attacking football and good defensive play to record a third consecutive clean sheet.

The match was stopped twice after the floodlights briefly went out but play was able to resume after short breaks.

However the Killie boss hopes the way his team played will get more attention 

Clarke said: "Hopefully the performance will get more of the headlines than the lights because I thought we were terrific today, from start to finish.

"I thought the defenders were excellent and that's three clean sheets in a row. That's a big part as well as the goal scorers coming back.  

"I think there would have been a problem if the lights had gone off for a third time.

"When they go off you have to let the system cool and then trip them back in. I don’t think the referee would have let them on again so the last 25 minutes were a little more nervous than usual.

"I think the stoppages actually disrupted us a little bit more than Hibs because they are chasing the game and so have nothing to lose.

"We couldn't find a proper rhythm in the second half that we had in the first half so it was nice to get the third goal. I'm not going to grumble with 3-0 win against a good Hibs team."