Invincible secures draw for Kilmarnock

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A late header from the striker Danny Invincible gave battling Kilmarnock a deserved point against the Uefa Cup hopefuls Hearts at Rugby Park.

An Andy Webster goal after 59 minutes had given the visitors an undeserved lead, which it looked like they would hang on to.

But the dogged Ayrshire side kept on fighting and, with only four minutes remaining, the Australian was at the back post to head in a Stephen Murray corner which had evaded a crowd of players in the six-yard box.

The goal was just reward for Kilmarnock, who had contributed as much as the Edinburgh side to a game which had its fair share of excitement.

The Hearts defender Andy Webster admitted that his side lost concentration. "They put us under pressure at the end and got the goal so it's disappointing for us," he said. "The game lasts for 90 minutes and you need to keep going right until the end and we didn't do that."

Webster added: "I'm developing more as a player and if I get the opportunity to go forward I will. I stuck my foot out so it's lucky I have size nine feet."

The Kilmarnock manager, Jim Jefferies, said: "We gifted them a goal but battled back and got the goal. I thought we dominated the second half. It would have been a travesty if we hadn't got anything out of the game."

Goals: Webster (60) 0-1; Invincible (87) 1-1.

Kilmarnock: Meldrum (Smith, 47), Lilley, McLaughlin (Greer, 61), Dindeleux, Hay, Fowler, Skora, Locke, Murray, Boyd (Nish, 66), Invincibile. Substitutes not used: McSwegan, McDonald.

Hearts: Gordon, Maybury, Webster, Berra, Neilson; Hamill, MacFarlane, Stamp, Sloan (Janczyk, 78); Kirk (Weir, 78), McKenna. Substitutes not used: Moilanen, Wyness, Simmons.

Referee: M McCurry.

Bookings: Kilmarnock: Greer. Hearts: Neilson.

Man of the match: Invincible.

Attendance: 5,297.