in #KillieStories December 26, 2018
Steve Clarke expressed his pleasure at Killie's 1-0 Boxing Day triumph over Motherwell but feels the scoreline should have been more emphatic.
Jordan Jones' goal after 39 minutes proved to be enough to give the Rugby Park men all three points at Fir Park.
Curtis Main was sent off for the hosts with 20 minutes left and Killie had chances to add to Jones' strike before the contest was brought to a close.
While satisfied with how his side had performed, more cutting edge in front of goal could have made the margin of the win even greater.
The Killie boss started his post-match media conference by expressing his concern for Motherwell trio Charles Dunne, Carl McHugh and Christian Mbulu - who were all taken off due to knocks to the head.
Clarke said: "The collision put a bit of a dampener on the first half. It was a little bit patchy and it wasn’t a great game. A lot of effort but not so much quality but it’s nice to get three points at a tough place to come."The only thing that disappointed me was that we didn’t capitalise on the chances we created in the second half. We should have made it a much more comfortable afternoon for the manager sitting on the bench.
"We defend well as a team and break well at the right times. We just missed that little bit of quality to be a little bit more clinical with the chances that we did create in the second half. Even at 11 v 11 we created enough to see the game off.
"That would be the only negative but obviously four points from two difficult away games is a good return."