sport
  • Scottish Premier League
  • 23 December 2012, 12:45pm
  • Rugby Park
KilmarnockKilmarnockvHibernianHibernian
1
  • Heffernan, 6
1
  • Doyle, 26

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Match ends, Kilmarnock 1, Hibernian 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 1, Hibernian 1.

90+2 mins:Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).

90+2 mins:Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

90 mins:Chris Johnston (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

89 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Shefki Kuqi replaces Eoin Doyle.

86 mins:Foul by Ryan O'Leary (Kilmarnock).

86 mins:Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Attempt saved. James Dayton (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84 mins:Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

84 mins:Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Jorge Claros replaces Tom Taiwo.

82 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Ryan O'Leary replaces Borja Pérez.

80 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

79 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

78 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

78 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

78 mins:Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

77 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Ivan Sproule replaces David Wotherspoon.

76 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Chris Johnston replaces Paul Heffernan.

76 mins:Attempt blocked. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

72 mins:Attempt blocked. Paul Cairney (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

71 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Rory McKenzie with a cross.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

69 mins:David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Foul by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

68 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

58 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Rory McKenzie replaces Gary Harkins.

56 mins:Foul by Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock).

56 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Foul by Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock).

56 mins:Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Offside, Kilmarnock. Paul Heffernan tries a through ball, but Paul Heffernan is caught offside.

53 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

53 mins:Attempt saved. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

52 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

52 mins:Gary Harkins (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Borja Pérez.

51 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

48 mins:Gary Deegan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48 mins:Hand ball by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

47 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Cairney (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

46 mins:Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian).

46 mins:Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Kilmarnock 1, Hibernian 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Kilmarnock 1, Hibernian 1.

45+1 mins:Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

45 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

45 mins:Gary Harkins (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

42 mins:Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is too high.

41 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

36 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

36 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Offside, Kilmarnock. Paul Heffernan tries a through ball, but Paul Heffernan is caught offside.

32 mins:Attempt missed. Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

32 mins:Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

30 mins:Foul by Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock).

30 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Attempt saved. Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

28 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

28 mins:Attempt blocked. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

28 mins:Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

28 mins:Gary Harkins (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Foul by Gary Harkins (Kilmarnock).

27 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Hibernian 1. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leigh Griffiths with a cross.

24 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

22 mins:Foul by Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock).

22 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Foul by Gary Harkins (Kilmarnock).

19 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

16 mins:Foul by Mahamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).

16 mins:Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Dayton with a cross.

14 mins:Foul by Manuel Pascali (Kilmarnock).

14 mins:Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

8 mins:Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Offside, Kilmarnock. James Dayton tries a through ball, but James Dayton is caught offside.

6 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Hibernian 0. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Nelson with a headed pass.

5 mins:Attempt saved. Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

5 mins:Foul by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

5 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

3 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

3 mins:Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).

3 mins:Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

2 mins:Michael Nelson (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 23 December 2012, 12:45pm
  • Rugby Park
KilmarnockKilmarnockvHibernianHibernian
1
  • Heffernan, 6
1
  • Doyle, 26

match report

Kilmarnock and Hibernian served up a festive 1-1 draw in their SPL clash at a sodden Rugby Park on Sunday.

In an entertaining first-half played in almost constant rain, striker Paul Heffernan gave the Ayrshire side the lead in the sixth minute before Hibees hit-man Eoin Doyle levelled in 26 minutes with his third goal in two games.

While Killie defender Robbie Fowler made a goalline clearance from Paul Cairney just after the break, excitement levels dipped and thereafter neither side did enough to claim all three points.

However, both sets of players deserve credit for playing in some miserable conditions, as did the 4,023 fans who braved the conditions.

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels made one enforced change to his side with James Dayton coming into midfield to replace the suspended Liam Kelly.

The visitors, without skipper James McPake through suspension, showed two changes to their starting line-up with Lewis Stevenson coming in at left-back and midfielder Gary Deegan replacing Jorge Claros, who started on the bench.

Pat Fenlon's men, captained by Paul Hanlon and playing in all-yellow, found themselves behind early in the game after defender Alan Maybury had fouled Dayton 25 yards from goal when it looked as if he was favourite to clear Heffernan's poor cross.

Ben Williams made a fine save from Borja Perez's powerful free-kick but the Leith side failed to clear their lines and when Killie defender Michael Nelson put Heffernan in the Irishman skilfully lobbed the Hibs keeper from inside the box.

Stunned Hibs battled back but it was Killie who had the next chance in the 14th minute when Dayton's fine cross from the left found Heffernan but his header from eight yards slipped past the far post.

Moments later, Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths fired a free-kick from 30 yards over Cammy Bell's crossbar, before his low drive from similar distance sped past the post with the Rugby Park keeper scrambling to cover.

However, the visitors got themselves back on level terms after Heffernan lost possession in the centre circle with the ball breaking to Cairney.

The Hibs midfielder sent Griffiths racing down the right and his driven cross arrived at Doyle who did well to turn it at the far post.

Moments later, Heffernan had a drive deflected past for a corner from which the home side failed to capitalise before Doyle had a decent effort from 25 yards saved by Bell.

It was developing into an open game and in the 32nd minute Heffernan cleverly set up Jeroen Tesselaar inside a packed Hibs penalty area but the left-back's left-footed drive from 14 yards missed the target.

Four minutes from the break Killie escaped following a David Wotherspoon corner when Bell punched the ball in an attempted clearance and breathed a sigh of relief as it cannoned off Hanlon and back over the bar.

The Easter Road men should have taken the lead just over a minute into the second-half when Doyle set up Cairney in the box but his chip over Bell - when it looked like he would have been better off blasting it - was headed off the line by Fowler.

There was little between the two sides but Bell found himself called into action again when he had to push a long-distance drive from Griffiths round the post for a corner which, once more, came to nothing.

It looked as if something special would be needed to find the winner and Kilmarnock defender Mohamadou Sissoko almost provided it when he ventured up the park to have a go from 35 yards but watched as the ball fizzed just past Williams' left-hand post.

In the 85th minute Williams spilled Dayton's 25-yard free-kick before the Hibs defence eventually cleared to safety but in the end both sides looked as if they had run out of steam and thus, a draw was probably a fair result.

team line-up

1Cameron Bell
6Michael Nelson
88Mahamadou Sissoko
2Jeroen Tesselaar
4James Fowler
11Gary Harkins58
10James Dayton
29Manuel Pascali
12Cillian Sheridan
14Paul Heffernan76
15Borja Pérez82

substitutes

28Jude Winchester
5Ryan O'Leary82
30Chris Johnston76
18Lee Johnson
24Rory McKenzie58
17Kyle Letheren
23Rory McKeown

referee

Bobby Madden

team line-up

1Ben Williams
4Paul Hanlon
3Ryan McGivern
18Alan Maybury
16Lewis Stevenson
7Gary Deegan
20Tom Taiwo82
14David Wotherspoon77
11Paul Cairney
9Leigh Griffiths
10Eoin Doyle87

substitutes

32Shefki Kuqi87
24Daniel Handling
36Bradley Donaldson
34Dean Horribine
17Ivan Sproule77
8Jorge Claros82
31Sean Murdoch

referee

Bobby Madden

match stats

possession %5544
shots on target64
shots off target34
corners66
tackles won00
offsides30