The Story of '97
by Craig Benson
by Craig Benson
Unbeaten in two games, we travelled to East End Park with a spring in our step, and hope in our hearts, only for Andy Smith to score after two minutes for the home side. Fancy that! Andy Smith scoring in a Killie game...
Shortly after, we tried to give them a two goal cushion. Super Gus getting himself in a fankle, but thankfully, Stewart Petrie shot wide.
Somewhat against the run of play, we managed to get back on terms. John Henry & Findlay playing a one-two with each other on the edge of the box, before Billy Findlay smashed it by Ian Westwater to make it 1-1.
The Pars kept on pressing towards half time, desperate to go in at the break in the lead but Dragoje Lekovic made a couple of good saves to keep us in with a sniff.
HALF TIME: Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 1 Kilmarnock
Whatever was said at half time in our dressing room... clearly didn't work. The Pars promptly came out and took the lead again. Killie's tormentor-in-chief Andy Smith this time providing the ammo for Gerry Britton, in acres of space in the box, to fire into our goal.
Aerial assaults were now the home side's preferred mode of attack. In an almost carbon copy of his first goal, Britton, this time, had his header saved by Lekovic. Another attempt at the cross from the right into the box was cut out by the Killie 'keeper.
By the time the final whistle sounded, we were rather fortunate to only come away with a 2-1 defeat.
Next time, however, we'd be at home.
Next time, we'd be playing Hibs.
Next time, we'd be on the telly, on a Friday night...
Killie: Lekovic, MacPherson, Kerr, Findlay, Montgomerie, McGowne, Mitchell, Henry, Wright, McIntyre, Brown.
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