Kilmarnock 2-2 Hibs: Second-half comeback earns a point

Kilmarnock 2-2 Hibs: Second-half comeback earns a point

in Match Reports February 24, 2018

Kilmarnock produced a fine second-half comeback to earn a 2-2 draw with Hibernian at Rugby Park.

Looking to make it eight successive home wins, the home side made the worst possible start when Florian Kamberi tapped home from close range in the first minute.

Things got even worse for Killie as Ryan Porteous headed home from six yards out to put Hibs 2-0 ahead after just ten minutes.

Far from cowering away, Steve Clarke's men hit back with Jordan Jones leading the charge with a couple of fine efforts before the interval.

And this continued after the break as the men from Ayrshire came back into the match with a stunning individual goal from Jordan Jones.

The Northern Ireland international cut inside and unleashed a wonderful curling shot past Ofir Marciano and into the top corner to galvanise the Killie crowd.

Jones was powering forward at will, forcing a foul from Efe Ambrose which would bring about the equaliser.

Kris Boyd fired his free-kick into the wall before Alan Power's shot was handled by Ryan Porteous. 

Boyd's initial effort was saved by Marciano but the striker was on hand to tap the ball home and bring Killie level. 

Referee Kevin Clancy sent Hibs head coach Neil Lennon to the stand following the award as he protested against the decision.

Marciano was in inspired form to stop two excellent efforts from Mulumbu as we pushed for a winner.

But a highly-entertaining match ended in a draw as both teams were unable to push for a final goal in the closing stages. 

Kilmarnock: MacDonald; O'Donnell, Broadfoot, Findlay, Taylor; Power (Tshibola), Dicker, Mulumbu; Jones, McKenzie, K.Boyd (Brophy)