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Saturday, November 6, 1999 Published at 19:14 GMT


Miller doubles Killie misery



Kilmarnock 0-2 Hibernian

Teenager Kenny Miller scored twice to give Hibs a third successive win in the league.

Killie have beaten the Edinburgh club twice this season and the visitors had the better start in this game.

Home keeper Colin Meldrum, back after a four-game absence through injury, hardly had time to settle in when he was called into action.

In only the second minute he dived low to his left to turn 19-year-old Miller's low drive round the post for a corner.

The home side began to make inroads into the visitors' defence and French striker Christophe Cocard and Jerome Vareille went close.

Meldrum denied Miller on two more occasions before the break with a snap volley saved and a run denied by the keeper smartly running out.

Hibs keeper Colgan denied Holt and Ally Mitchell as the home side improved after half time.

Vareille also put a header wide, although there was still danger from Hibs on the break.

Teenager danger

Miller was by far the most dangerous player and a clever shot from the edge of the box beat Meldrum but not the crossbar.

But there was no saving Killie in the 70th minute, when the youngster stole in at the back post to slam in a cross from substitute Paul Hartley.

The goal sparked off Hibs' best spell of the match but it was no surprise when Miller struck again three minutes from time on the break.

He raced almost from the halfway line to drill the ball into the net and seal the points for the visitors.

Teams:

Kilmarnock: Meldrum, MacPherson, Lauchlan, Dindeleux, Hay, Mitchell, Holt, Reilly, Durrant, Cocard, Vareille. Subs: Watt, Jeffrey, Mahood, Hessey, Davidson.

Hibernian: Colgan, Collins, Jack, Dempsie, Smith, Sauzee, Latapy, Brebner, McGinlay, Miller, Paatelainen. Subs: Gottskalksson, Lehmann, Hartley, Henry, Reid.

Referee: Jim McCluskey (Scotland)



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