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Rugby Park (ATT 3,807) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Clancy

Kilmarnck Kilmarnock vs Hibernian Hibernian

Kilmarnck 1

B Nicholson (23)

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Hibernian 2

L Craig (47, 80)

Scottish Premiership: Liam Craig fires Hibs to first win of season at Kilmarnock

Last Updated: 24/08/13 9:13pm

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Liam Craig: Won the points with a late lob

Liam Craig: Won the points with a late lob

Pat Fenlon justified the faith of his chairman as he oversaw Hibernian's first win of the season - 2-1 at Kilmarnock.

The under-fire manager was publicly backed by Rod Petrie in midweek, and a first win since May duly followed at Easter Road as Liam Craig's second-half double answered Barry Nicholson's birthday strike.

As for Kilmarnock, failure to capitalise on a half-time lead means Allan Johnston's side are now one of two in the Scottish Premiership still to record a victory.

That outcome appeared unlikely as Killie made the brighter start - Darren Barr heading over the top - and capped it with a goal on 23 minutes.

Nicholson, celebrating his 35th birthday, thumped in Mark Stewart's knock-down in eye-catching fashion from the edge of the box.

But Paul Heffernan fluffed a chance to double the lead from close range and Hibs were a different proposition after the break, levelling 90 seconds into the second half.

Rowan Vine provided the cross, and Craig lost marker Barr to head beyond Craig Samson.

Stewart denied Ben Williams as Killie came again, but the winner came at the other end, Craig nipping past a static Barr to lob Samson as the keeper dithered (80).

And Killie's fate was sealed when Chris Johnston missed a chance to level as the clock ran down.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 13 29
2 Inverness CT 14 29
3 Dundee United 14 28
4 Hamilton Academical 14 27
5 Aberdeen 13 22
6 Dundee 14 20
7 Kilmarnock 14 20
8 St Johnstone 14 17
9 Partick Thistle 12 15
10 Motherwell 14 10
11 St Mirren 14 8
12 Ross County 14 8