Kilmarnock 3 St Mirren 1: Light and shade from Shiels as victory brings out impish side
THE words trailed away on the cool air: "Nothing controversial this week ..." Kenny Shiels' impish remark was born out of comments made following defeat by Hibernian a week ago which had drawn scorn from the Edinburgh side and a statement from its board.
THE words trailed away on the cool air: \"Nothing controversial this week ...\" Kenny Shiels' impish remark was born out of comments made following defeat by Hibernian a week ago which had drawn scorn from the Edinburgh side and a statement from its board.
St Mirren's Gary Teale battles James Dayton Photograph: SNS
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The lighter mood from the Kilmarnock manager yesterday was fuelled by an entertaining win over St Mirren that had brought three goals and just as many points.
The visitors had started so assured in establishing a foothold at Rugby Park that Kilmarnock were left clinging on diligently in the first half. Their willingness to probe for a route to goal by incisive passing was similar to St Mirren, but the hosts appeared unable to emulate them fully – their best chance coming from a Michael Nelson volley. It was a little surprising when they managed to go one better after 26 minutes then.
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