Hearts 1-1 Killie

Last updated : 05 January 2008 By Killie97
Killie failed to take advantage of 10 man Hearts after Calum Elliot recieved a second yellow card on the 36th minute. the game started quietly before developing into a bad-tempered and exciting game.
Hearts were missing the suspended trio Marius Zaliukas, Michael Stewart and Lee Wallace, all sent off against Dundee United. Killie also had their problems with Frazer Wright suspended and Mehdi Taouil and Gary Wales added to our lengthy injury list

Martyn Corrigan made his Kilmarnock debut after signing for Killie yesterday along with Paul Di Giacomo back on loan from Partick Thistle.
Killie made the first real chance when Colin Nish ran on to Danny Invincibile's cutback but volleyed over on the 14th minute.
The game came to life when Elliot was booked for a bad challenge on the Danny Invincibile on the 29th minute.

Combe had to lively when Audrius Ksanavicius fired a powerful shot the Killie goalkeeper palmed over, and he made a excellent double save from Cesnauskis and Neilson.
Elliot saw red after the corner when he dived in and clattered Tim Clancy after he had cleared the ball.
Jamie Hamill's effort from a tight angle on the 44th minute forced Banks to palm away but he was beaten when Di Giacomo got in front of the Hearts defence to volley Hamill's cross to the edge of the six-yard box just as the fourth official was signalling for injury-time.

Hearts started the second more determined and only Simon Ford's sliding challenge against Velicka diverted the striker's finish just wide.
Hearts pulled level in the 63rd minute when Velicka bundled home on the line after Berra had headed a Cesnauskis corner back across goal.
Velicka nearly scored a second goal minutes later after he a pass from sub Mikoliunas, he shot from the edge of the box and just went wide.

Velicka and Nish were close to connecting with tempting crosses and as both teams went looking for the winner.
Killie had two late chances to seal victory, the first when sub Willie Gibson ran clear but Invincibile chose to go himself and the threat came to nothing, with Gibson firing over from 25 yards after the ball had broken off a Hearts defender.