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Kilmarnock v Hibs as it happened

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By Martin Conaghan

1409: That's all from me for today folks. I hope you enjoyed my updates from the match and are willing to forgive me for conflating the Hibs keeper Graham Stack with the Killie keeper Cammy Bell. Or is it the other way around...? I'm away for a lie down in a dark cupboard - enjoy the rest of your Sunday and we'll see you later in the week for some Europa League action involving Celtic, Rangers and Hearts. Adios!

1408: A thoroughly deserved victory for Kilmarnock today - entertaining football and some great goals from the Ayrshire side. Hibernian were ultimately disappointing, despite clawing the score back to 1-1 after conceding an early goal.

1407: Kilmarnock creep above Dunfermline into fourth place in the Scottish Premier League table on goal difference - just two points behind Rangers, having played three matches.

1406: FULL-TIME: Kilmarnock 4-1 Hibernian.

Full time


1405: The referee adds on one minute at the end of the match.

1403: "Killie have been very entertaining today and they'll be looking for more customers to come and watch this kind of football. It has been very pleasing on the eye." BBC Scotland pundit Jim McIntyre at Rugby Park.

1402: We're in the final minutes of the match and Killie are going through the motions, as have Hibs for much of the second half. A very disappointing performance if you're a fan of the Easter Road club, but I'm sure if you're a Killie supporter, you'll have a grin on your face for the rest of the day.

1401: Junior Agogo sets up Ivan Sproule on the edge of the Kilmarnock penalty area and the Northern Irishman skies the ball over the bar. It's really not been his afternoon at all.

1400: Stay tunes on Radio Scotland 810MW for reaction from Killie manager Kenny Shiels and Hibs boss Colin Calderwood at the final whistle.

1359: Kilmarnock are now getting roars of "weh-hey!" every time they pass the ball, piling insult on to injury for the Hibs fans who are gradually starting to head for the exits.

1357: As I said right at the start of the afternoon, this will be Killie manager Kenny Shiels' first win since taking over the Ayrshire club when Mixu Paatelainen left to take on the job as Finland national manager in March.

1355: A sensationally bad miss from Paul Heffernan from six yards out and he somehow manages to strike the crossbar, passing up the chance to take his hat-trick and all the glory from today's win. And it surely will be a win for Kilmarnock now, with just seven minutes remaining.

1354: "Dayton gets at the man and round the back. He's definitely one to watch for the future." BBC Scotland pundit and Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre at Rugby Park.

1353: Paul Heffernan has arguably been the man of the match today, but it's difficult to judge against such slack defending from Hibernian. James Dayton also deserves a mention for his relentless supply of crosses from wide on the right.

1351: Ivan Sproule takes a shot from distance on the edge of the Killie penalty area that trundles low past Bell's left-hand post. Bold attempt, but ultimately fruitless from Northern Irishman.

1350: Kilmarnock are certainly not sitting back on their laurels - Heffernan was just a yard shy of picking up another goalscoring opportunity with the Hibs defence trying to catch their breath. I sense the full-time whistle can't come soon enough for the visitors.

1348: We have 15 minutes remaining at Rugby Park and the score stands at Kilmarnock 4-1 Hibernian. The Hibs fans are hanging on - but they wouldn't be blamed if they headed for the exits. A promising afternoon has been turned into a disaster after some truly slack defending.

1347: Hibernian's David Wotherspoon has been replaced by debutant Phil Airey - a wise move by Colin Calderwood, as Wotherspoon was on his final warning.

1346: "Kilmarnock have their tails up. You can see the way they're playing that the confidence is just oozing out of them." BBC Scotland pundit Jim McIntyre at Rugby Park.

1345: We had all the hallmarks of a cracking match at Rugby Park, and now we're looking at an out-and-out rout. Hibs are all over the place.

1344: Incredible poor defending from Hibernian as Danny Buijs crosses in from the right-hand side and Paul Heffernan casually volleys the ball past Stack to make for a thoroughly miserable afternoon for Hibs.

1343: GOAL! Kilmarnock 4-1 Hibernian

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal


1342: After a cracking first half and a great start to the second half from Hibernian, the visitors have pressed the self-destruct button. A careless free-kick on the edge of the penalty area has pretty much put the match beyond them now. A goal might lift them and put some pressure on Kilmarnock, but it doesn't seem likely to come with 20 minutes left to play.

1338: Kilmarnock's James Dayton fires in a superb curling free-kick from the edge of the Hibernian penalty area after David Wortherspoon had crumpled Danny Buijs to the ground.

1336: GOAL! Kilmarnock 3-1 Hibernian

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal


1334:Former Hibs man Dean Shiels (son of Killie manager Kenny Shiels) has come on for Gary Harkins.

1333: Agogo nods in a David Wotherspoon cross from six yards out, but it loops over the bar. Much more chances coming from the visitors in the last 15 minutes, and I think Paul Mitchell is right - I would be amazed if this game ended at 2-1.

1332: From Matt by text on 80295: "This is all about lulling Hearts into a false sense of security for a fortnight's time. 5-0 Hibs, O'Connor hat-trick and another Hearts manager gone!"

1331: "The only surprise to come in this match is if it ends 2-1." BBC Scotland commentator Paul Mitchell at Rugby Park.

1330: Garry O'Connor robs Ryan O'Leary of the ball inside the Killie penalty area and sends a shot towards goal, but the danger is cleared. Hibs look like they're playing with a little more urgency now and seem to be keen to level the scores.

1328: At the other end of the pitch, Garry O'Connor sets up Junior Agogo, who fires for goal, but miscues his shot and it fails to have any kind of impact on the Killie keeper Cammy Bell.

1327: Liam Kelly takes a shot from inside the Hibernian penalty area after Dayton flighted in a tempting cross, but it drifted wide of the mark.

1324: A Killie free-kick taken by James Dayton from the left-hand side of the Hibernian penalty area is aimed at goal, but drifts over the bar.

1323: Ivan Sproule takes the ball down tot he goal-line and cuts back, leaving the Killie defence like a bunch of statues, but Isaiah Osborne takes a shot with one of his first touches in a hibs jersey and skies it wildly over the bar.

1322: From Keith McAdam on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "A good positive move by Calderwood. Showing his intentions to go out and win the game."

1321: "Every time the ball gets up near the box, you're expecting something to happen in this game." BBC Scotland commentator Paul Mitchell at Rugby Park.

1320: BBC Scotland pundit Billy Dodds just tied himself in knots trying to describe the position that Junior Agogo will be playing in.

1317: That was a quick 15 minutes. We're back up and running for the second half at Rugby Park. There's been some changes in the hibs 11. Matt Thornhill and Lewis Stevenson are off, while Isaiah Osborne and Junior Agogo come on, respectively.

1304: What a cracking first half. I'm going to nip away for a quick cup or tea (or perhaps something stronger?) and brush up on who is in goal for Hibernian - but I'll be back with more from Rugby Park in 15 minutes. Don't go anywhere folks!

1303: HALF-TIME: Kilmarnock 2-1 Hibernian

Half time


1302: Garry O'Connor almost muscles his way towards the Killie goal, but loses possession under pressure from three defenders and the referee blows the whistle for half-time.

1300: Paul Heffernan has the ball in the back of the Hibs net, but he was already offside. Not a bad turn though.

1258: Kilmarnock are back in front, just as I predicted after James Dayton produced some mesmerising twisty-turny football out on the right-hand wing, jinked his way into the Hibernian penalty area and sent in a low ball that Paul Hanlon turned into his own net. Terrible mistake with only three minutes to go before the interval. Hibs are the masters of their own downfall so far in this match.

1257: GOAL! Kilmarnock 2-1 Hibernian

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal


1255: The Hibernian boss Colin Calderwood is pacing up and down in the technical area with his hands on his hips, looking pensive. I get the feeling he'll be glad to get in for the half-time interval and start addressing some of the slack Hibs defending. If it wasn't for some carelessness at the back, Hibs could easily be in charge of this match, but Killie are constantly exposing them and creating chances that will convert sooner or later.

1254: "At the moment, you would have to say that Kilmarnock are playing worthy of a second goal." BBC Scotland pundit Jim McIntyre at Rugby Park.

1252: Kilmarnock are taking their time with the ball now, spreading it about a bit more, taking the ball back to the halfway line and building up play. Hibs' Victor Palsson is being dragged from pillar to post down the Killie left wing.

1251: Sorry for the brief outage there folks - my computer chose to go into meltdown early today and I had to reboot. We're back now, and you've not missed anything. It's still Kilmarnock 1-1 Hibernian and it's been a cracker of a match so far.

1246: We have roughly 15 minutes of regulation time left in this half, and it's been thoroughly entertaining stuff. If you're near a radio, tune your dial to Radio Scotland 810MW for commentary from Paul Mitchell (or listen live via the BBC Sport Scotland website).

1245: This is exactly the kind of football fans deserve to be served up - passing, attacking, attempts on goal, both sides having good chances and end-to-end play. If I had to pick a side, I would say Kilmarnock have edged it more - but Hibs are giving as good as they're getting and I reckon we'll see more goals in this match before the afternoon is over.

1244: Moments after Heffernan's effort, David Silva has a shot stopped by Stack as Hibs feel the pressure approaching the half hour mark at Rugby Park.

1243: Paul Heffernan almost gets his second of the afternoon when he goes one-on-one with Graham Stack and tries to round the Hibs keeper, but his second attempt is gathered. It's end-to-end stuff here.

1242: Callum Booth sneaks into the Killie penalty area near the touchline and sends a tempting low ball across the face of the Killie goal, but Cammy Bell pounces to smother it.

1240: Ivan Sproule sprints down the right-hand wing and delivers a terrific cross aimed at the head of Garry O'Connor, but the Killie defence is equal to the task and the danger is snuffed out.

1239: Keith McAdam sends us this via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Hibs defence is all over the place. Stack needs to learn to catch a ball."
1238: "It's like the dodgems or the wacky races out there - the ball is bouncing all over the place off players. Then we get Graham Stack pulling of a save like Superman." BBC Scotland pundit Billy Dodds eloquently blending his metaphors at Rugby Park.

1236: Hibs seem to be taking too many chances with possession, surrendering the ball too easily. As the game progresses, Killie look the more confident side. It's been an exciting match so far though, and we've only played 20 minutes.

1234: James Rae sends us this on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound"What a goal from O'Connor. He could score a barrowload this season. If only the players around him were a bit better."

1233: "Every time Hibernian lose the ball, Kilmarnock look like they could go up the park and score." BBC Scotland pundit and Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre commenting on a flurry of chances for Killie after losing their slender one goal lead over Hibs.

1231: David Wotherspoon lays off Garry O'Connor, who jinks his way into the Kilmarnock penalty area and chips a superb, deft shot past Cammy Bell in the Kilmarnock goal (I think I've got the right keeper this time).

1230: GOAL! Kilmarnock 1-1 Hibernian

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal

1229: Stack won't be the only one cringing - I'm cringing at my Bell/Stack conflation. Our bright-eyed users on Twitter are, unforgiving, as ever.

1228: Hibs are struggling to get into any kind of stride here. Kilmarnock are piling on the pressure, pushing them back and keeping them firmly in their own half.

1226: The sharp-eyed among you will notice that I as referring to the Hibernian goalie as Cammy Bell - that early goal has thrown me off my stride. I was thinking of Graham Stack but looking at stats for Bell. My bad.

1224: The replay shows Heffernan's shot going through the legs of Stack in the Hibernian goal. He'll cringe when he sees that one on the BBC Scotland highlights programme tonight.

1223: "It's a shock to the system for Hibs, no doubt. The experienced players have to take the bull by the horns now." BBC Scotland pundit Billy Dodds talks metaphorical farm animals at Rugby Park after Kilmarnock's opening goal inside three minutes.

1220: Well well, against the run of play - and after a bright start by Hibernian, Paul Heffernan picks up a long ball from the right-hand side and fires past Graham Stack in the Hibs goal. Killie take a sensational third minute lead.

1219: GOAL! Kilmarnock 1-0 Hibernian

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal

1218: In the opening 60 seconds of the match, Garry O'Connor fires a shot into the Killie side-netting. Good effort. Good start to the match too.

1217: And we're off at Rugby Park for Kilmarnock v Hibernian - two minutes late!/CPS:EVENT>
1215: The players trundle out, single file from the very narrow Rugby Park tunnel. Richard Gordon just suggested on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW that it's probably a good thing that Billy Dodds didn't play for Kilmarnock, as he may not have made it to the end of the tunnel on match days.

1214: I may have mistakenly suggested that today's match is a 1230 kick-off, but I was wrong - it's a 1215 start - the players are coming out on to the pitch right now. Let's get ready to rumble.

1212: Just over two minutes until kick-off. It looks like a nice afternoon down in Ayrshire, let's hope we get a decent game for the fans today. Send us your predictions on text via 80295.

1208:"Perfect for us would be winning today." Nice and simple from the Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood at Rugby Park.

1206: "Kilmarnock have some good players that have come in. I'm looking forward to seeing Hibs - they have a lot of young lads who have been asked to take on experience and lead the line. It's a good blend of experience and youth. It should make for a good game - the pitch looks perfect." BBC Scotland pundit Billy Dodds at Rugby Park.

1200: Just under half an hour until kick-off at Rugby Park. Don't forget, you can send us your thoughts on today's match by text message on 80295, on the Sportsound Facebook page or on Twitter by using the hashtag #bbcsportsound.

1157: New Hibernian signings Phil Airey, Junior Agogo and Isaiah Osbourne all start on the bench, but Calderwood has named the same team that beat Inverness in their previous SPL encounter. Meanwhile, Paul Heffernan makes his first start for Kilmarnock, who also draft in David Silva with James Fowler and Ben Hutchinson dropping out. Osasuna striker Jorge Galan starts on the bench after joining on loan in midweek.

1155: Some team news from Rugby Park:

Kilmarnock: Bell, Buijs, Kroca, O'Leary, McKeown, Dayton, Kelly, Pascali, Harkins, Silva, Heffernan. Subs: Jaakkola, Clancy, Hay, Fowler, Galan, Shiels, Fisher.

Hibernian: Stack, Palsson, Stephens, Hanlon, Booth, Wotherspoon, Thornhill, Murray, Stevenson, Sproule, O'Connor. Subs: Brown, De Graaf, Galbraith, Scott, Agogo, Airey, Osbourne.

Today's referee is Steven McLean

1152: Colin Calderwood has three new players who could potentially make an appearance in today's match, subject to fitness tests, with Junior Agogo, Newcastle striker Phil Airey and former Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne all signed to the ranks of the Edinburgh club. We should have some team news for you shortly after 12midday.

1149: Hibs have only played two league matches so far this season - choosing to play their SPL "joker" last week in favour of a friendly against in a 0-0 draw against Sunderland, while Kilmarnock had a heavy 4-1 friendly defeat against Blackburn in their wildcard friendly.

1146: There's no team news yet from Rugby Park, but here's an interesting stat for you: Kenny Shiels has not one a single match as Kilmarnock manager since he took over from Mixu Paatelainen in March. Will that winless streak come to an end today?

1145: Good morning and welcome to our coverage of Kilmarnock versus Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League. The match at Rugby Park kicks off at 1215. Stay with us ahead of kick-off as we bring you the latest team news, and throughout the match for every kick of the ball - and more.



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14 Aug 2011 23:59 UK


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As it stood on 14 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Motherwell 4 5 10
2 Celtic 3 7 9
3 Rangers 3 4 7
4 Kilmarnock 3 3 5
5 Dunfermline 3 1 5
6 St Mirren 4 0 5
7 Dundee Utd 4 -3 5
8 Hearts 4 1 4
9 Hibernian 3 -4 3
10 St Johnstone 3 -3 1
11 Aberdeen 4 -5 1
12 Inverness CT 4 -6 1

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