Kilmarnock 0-3 Hibernian: Hosts go down on Clarke's home bow

Kilmarnock 0-3 Hibernian: Hosts go down on Clarke's home bow

in Match Reports October 31, 2017

Kilmarnock went down 3-0 to Hibernian at Rugby Park in Steve Clarke's home bow in a result which did not reflect the flow of the game.

John McGinn opened the scoring with a thumping header from David Gray's cross to put the visitors ahead. 

But Killie were extremely unlucky not to draw level with Rory McKenzie striking the post and Kris Boyd heading against the crossbar before the interval.

After the break, Gray turned provider again to allow Simon Murray to tap home a second goal for the visitors.

Steve Clarke's side continued to create chances with Jordan Jones driving Killie forward with penetrating runs. He saw two penalty appeals turned down by referee Stephen Finnie much to the frustration of the home crowd.

Hibs goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was on hand to deny Kris Boyd once more with a point-blank reaction save as Killie's frutrations in front of goal continued.

And Hibs added some gloss to the final score as Martin Boyle made the most of a late defensive slip to slide the ball past Jamie MacDonald.

Kilmarnock fans in the 5,005 crowd stayed until the end to show their appreciation by clapping the team off the field, recognising the players had given their all for the cause. 

On another day it could have been so different as attentions turn to bouncing back against Hearts at Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday. 

Kilmarnock: MacDonald; O'Donnell, Greer, Broadfoot, Findlay; Power, Taylor, McKenzie (Erwin), Burke (Frizzell), Jones, Boyd