Looking forward to fight night with Hibs
I WATCHED Aberdeen play Kilmarnock at Rugby Park over the weekend, and it wasn’t a great game.
I think everyone knows it wasn’t the Dons’ best performance, certainly in the first half when they were second to every ball.
Despite a few Killie chances, Steve Clarke’s team only went in at halftime with a one-goal advantage – Kris Boyd’s penalty after Shay Logan clumsily and needlessly brought down Chris Burke.
However, in a more competitive second half – and especially after Bruce Anderson’s instinctive 73rdminute equaliser – it was Derek Mcinnes’ side who were trying to win the game.
And they deserved it. However, Mcinnes’ men are showing a bit of a tendency to start slow this term and it was, as the boss recognised, a very similar game to the 2-1 loss to Hearts at Tynecastle a few weeks ago with the way Aberdeen came back into things in the second half.
Still, it’s fantastic, despite not hitting the heights of a game like the 4-1 win over St Mirren last month – albeit against the worst team in the country – that the Reds are still winning.
They recorded two crucial league wins and reached the Betfred Cup final last week. That’s all you can really ask for and if they keep managing to win by hook or by crook it’ll be a successful season – and there might just be silverware.
Hibernian are next on Friday at Pittodrie, and it’ll be a tough one.
If the Dons beat them, they climb into the top six at Hibs’ expense.
As it’s quite rightly often stated, you need to beat the teams around you.
Ahead of games with Killie or Hamilton, you expect a dull match.
However, games between Aberdeen and Hibs are always cracking. so roll on Friday night.
The Dons were trying to win against Killie until Lewis Ferguson made sure