Even Stevens at Rugby Park...

Last updated : 16 January 2011 By Killie Kingdom

Before a ball was kicked Kilmarnock had the upper hand due to the previous game statistics.  Kilmarnock won 3 out of the last 4 games in recent meetings and only lost one. 

The first half turned out to be quite entertaining viewing as almost the entire half of was dominated by Killie, players passing two one another with very little mistakes, keeping up the pressure on St Johnstone and Mehdi T for the first time in a long time showing some of what he can really do when he puts his kind to it.

Kilmarnock went 1-0 up thanks to who else? Connor Sammon thanks to an Eremenko free kick which left him to sprint across the Perth Saints defence line and shoot the ball into the net. Shots from Sammon, Eremenko, Fowler and Hooky were saved by the Perth Saints keeper.

That is what it stood as at half time but if you thought that you were going to expect the same in the second half, you would have been quite mistaken.

Whatever it was that St Johnstone gaffer Mcinnes said to his team at half time worked, because the Perth Saints dominated and shocked the blue and whites.  The rate of passing increased and the players played more physically. More shots from the St Johnstone forwards came and went putting pressure on the Killie defence, and on some occasions forcing them into mistakes or desperate defending.

Inevitably the equaliser came from St Johnstone's Cleveland Taylor 5 minutes from the end.  A disappointing result for Kilmarnock when you consider the fact that, they could of had the game done and dusted in the first half.

Full time score: Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone