By Craig Turnbull at Firhill
Kilmarnock suffered another dent in their hopes of Premiership survival after a stalemate draw with Partick Thistle.
New signing Miles Addison headed against the post for Killie in a fairly uneventful first half.
Thistle looked threatening at times but didn’t trouble Jamie MacDonald in goal before Killie had the ball in the back of the net through Boyd but it was ruled out for offside.
And the striker missed a glaring opportunity to snatch all three points for the struggling Ayrshire outfit when he was played in by Josh Magennis but he scooped it high and wide from six yards.
Lee Clark is still without a win in his Killie tenure and will be nervously glancing over his shoulder at bottom club Dundee United who closed the gap to just five points with a game in hand.
But he dismissed suggestions that another match without a win was to be a cause for concern.
“We’ve had enough opportunities to win the game. We’ve hit the post and the bar and one has been ruled out for offside,” he said.
“If you’re not making chances like we are then you’ve got a problem. You cannot be overcritical because you need them to have that belief.”
Archibald admitted it was an “ugly game” but took consolation from them being closer to the top six after Ross County’s defeat to Dundee.
“It looked like an end of season battle. There was a lot of stake for both sides and I think that showed.
“We need to win both games to make the top six, we’ve got a game in hand against Dundee United they are fighting for their lives so we know how tough it will be.”