Kilmarnock 1 - 1 Hibernian

Match info: Scottish Premier at Rugby Park

Date: 22/02/2014 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 4,036

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Kilmarnock

Rory McKenzie 20

1
vs
1

Hibernian

Danny Haynes 56

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: February 22 2014, 19:00 GMT

Post-match reaction to the 1-1 draw between Kilmarnock and Hibernian.

Allan Johnston: Took the positives from home draw
Allan Johnston: Took the positives from home draw

Allan Johnston was happy to settle for a point after his Kilmarnock side battled it out with Hibernian to secure a share of the points from a 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw at Rugby Park.

Rory McKenzie gave Killie a first-half lead but Danny Haynes grabbed the equaliser shortly after the break.

The side from Easter Road then had plenty of chances to claim their third win of the season, but failed to do so.

The Killie boss was disappointed that his side could not build on McKenzie's opener.

He said: "It was a bit disappointing as you are looking to win your home games, especially after taking the lead.

"I thought we were the better team in the first half and passed the ball well on a difficult pitch.

"For the first 15 minutes of the second half we didn't start well and Hibs probably deserved their goal.

"After that we came back at them but probably a draw was just about right."

After dominating most of the game, Terry Butcher was disappointed that his Hibs team failed to grab the opportunity to move into the top six for the first time this season.

But he was more than pleased with his team's overall performance

He said: "I am disappointed we didn't win the game but I was delighted with the way we played.

"They got their goal against the run of play and in the past Hibs might have resorted to hitting the long ball.

"In the first half we have done all right but only to the edge of their box.

"After the equaliser I thought we would go on and win.

"I said to the players at half-time that if we got one goal we would get more and I thought we might right up until the closing stages.

"Overall I'm really, really pleased with the way we played - and we have certainly played poorer and won."


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