There was nothing really to play for at the weekend, and boy did that show in the second half! Some of our best players were not risked with the play-offs coming up and we went down a goal early doors from a simple Arabs move.
Surprisingly we didn’t capitulate at the point, we composed ourselves and pushed back and were rewarded with a Higgy goal from a shot that their ‘keeper could only parry.
We kept the pressure up and Tope was all over them for a ten-minute spell with Higgy turning provider as he slid the ball through to an onrushing Obadeyi on the left who deftly chipped the ball over the advancing goalie.
We had another two or three chances to finish the game at that point but then Michael Johnston appeared in the dugout to tell Lee that we had players on yellow cards (they never knew that before?) and when you’ve got Rory McKenzie on at right back and then McHattie making an appearance there, it was never going to end well, and it didn’t.
Thursday and Sunday will be tough, let’s do our bit and get behind the team. There have been massive queues at Rugby Park for tickets on Sunday and Monday so far which should mean that there will be a lively Killie crowd at both matches, fingers crossed that the players are as up for this as the fans are.
Match Report by Jim Mann