It was a confident start for Nick Montgomery’s Hibernian side who would have been desperate to change their current home form around. The visitors Kilmarnock, were able to pose a number of threats particularly through Danny Amstrong who was able to dance his way into some dangerous areas. Much to the dismay of Killie boss Derek McInnes, the winger was unable to test David Marshall.
Jair Tavares was a bright spark for the hosts today and was unlucky not to double thier lead at 70 minutes with a strike from the edge of the 18 yard box.
There was a total of five minutes added time and It looked as though Killie were going to steal a late equalizer as they attacked the Hibs box at every opportunity but the Leith side held onto thier lead and secured three points as the final whistle blew.
Kilmarnock sat 4th in the Premiership table before kick off today just three points off St Mirren in third. The Ayrshire side will see this result as a missed oppertunity to close in on the Paisley outfit who fell short at Dens Park this afternoon.
Both sides have journeys to travel after the international break with Hibernian heading to Dens Park and Kilmarnock paying a visit to Dingwall.