Rugby Park

Next Game

Kilmarnock v St J'stone

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 19:45

Scot Comm'ties Lge Cup Third Round

New Douglas Park

Last Game

Hamilton 0 - 0 Kilmarnock

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Locke perturbed after defeat

Hearts boss Gary Locke admits his team are no further forward after the 2-0 defeat to Kilmarnock left them 15 points adrift at the foot of the table.

Last Updated: 27/10/13 at 09:24 Post Comment

Gary Locke: Hearts boss watched in frustration as his team lost in Kilmarnock

Gary Locke: Hearts boss watched in frustration as his team lost in Kilmarnock

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Jambos were deducted that tally at the start of the season for going into administration but by the start of October had trimmed the deficit to just nine points.

But two goals from Kris Boyd secured the points for the hosts at Rugby Park and means Hearts have not won in the Scottish Premiership for seven games.

Locke said: "We are back to square one and that's the bottom line. That's the first set of games gone and we need to do better in terms of defending because the two goals we gave away today were so cheap it wasn't true.

"They were two long balls which were quite simple to defend but we didn't do it well enough. You can't give a player like Kris Boyd those types of chances because he will put them away.

"If we are going to give ourselves any chance in games we have to stop leaking goals like that.

"We can use the fact we are such a young team as an excuse but we can't keep making the same mistakes and it's important we learn from it."

Killie counterpart Allan Johnston was full of praise for Boyd following the 30-year-old's double secured a second successive win.

"I thought Boydy was exceptional," Johnston said. "When he plays like that he is unplayable. It wasn't just his goals, it was his work-rate as well. In the last five minutes, you saw him running back to win the ball back for the team.

"Scoring goals is the hardest thing to do and he does it consistently. I don't think there are many people who can do it as well as he can."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Premier League: Newcastle draw with Hull City as Papiss Cisse scores two

Substitute Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle and under-fire manager Alan Pardew in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

Premier League: Victor Wanyama earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea

Victor Wanyama broke the resistance of 10-man Swansea as Southampton left the Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property