Pitch played part in both goals, says Killie boss

Pitch played part in both goals, says Killie boss

in #KillieStories February 28, 2018

Steve Clarke felt both Kilmarnock and Hearts put on an entertaining spectacle despite difficult conditions in their 1-1 draw at Tynecastle.

Eamonn Brophy opened the scoring early for Killie before Steven Naismith pounced to net his first for the Jam Tarts.

Both sets of players played through a blizzard at periods of the math on a cold night in the capital.

And the Killie boss felt the Gorgie surface played a part in two of the game's key incidents. 

He said: "Credit to both teams, they tried to play. The surface wasn't the best, a lot of people slipping and falling over.

"Both goals you could probably put down to the pitch a little bit. Big Berra struggled a little bit with the high ball in behind him and Brophy got in front of him. We know when he gets there he can score.

"Their goal was a catalogue of errors, there was a slip in the middle of the park, two of my players collided, we gave the ball away on the edge of the box and then Stephen O'Donnell was in a great position to defend the cross and slipped."