Clarke: Killie showed great resilience in Fir Park victory

Clarke: Killie showed great resilience in Fir Park victory

in #KillieStories February 17, 2018

Steve Clarke was thrilled with the heart shown by his Kilmarnock players in their 1-0 victory over Motherwell.

Stephen O'Donnell's goal proved to be enough to secure all three points at Fir Park and sees Killie leapfrog 'Well in the table.

Killie were forced to defend for long stages in the second period as the hosts pushed for an equaliser which never came. 

Injuries, illness and fatigue hit the squad this week with Aaron Tshibola sidelined along with Gordon Greer, Alan Power and the suspended Gary Dicker. 

Speaking after the match, Clarke said: "First half we probably shaded it, I thought we were decent.

"Motherwell were stronger second half, we looked a little bit jaded, especially towards the end, we couldn't get out. But we dug in and showed great resilience.

"The team is in a really good moment and they are working for every point they get. I'm pleased to get three points from here because it's a really difficult place to come."