Alex Dyer has said that Kilmarnock can’t afford to dwell on what could have been after a penalty sent them to a weekend defeat.
Killie lost 1-0 on their travels to Hamilton, who had been reduced to ten men for a period of the second half after Mickel Miller was dismissed. That advantage wasn’t enough to give Dyer’s men a foothold in the game.
Instead it was Accies who earned all three points after Stuart Findlay brought down Marios Ogkmpoe in the box. The striker stepped up to win the game for Brian Rice’s side, denting Kilmarnock’s top six ambitions in the process.
It’s a result that leaves Dyer’s team four points off the top six with three games to go until the split. Speaking after the game, Dyer said the penalty incident isn’t something they should be thinking about as Kilmarnock won the game.
“I didn’t really see it,” said Dyer of Findlay’s foul. “I tried to see it afterwards but the video I got was blurry with the rain. It should never have come down to that, the ref has given it and we have to move on.
“(Laurentiu) Branescu tried to save the penalty, he did alright in the game. He had one chance when he came out and he missed a punch or a catch. But overall he didn’t have much to do. I think he made one good save.
“But that was it, the game was there for us and I’m sitting disappointed that we haven’t won the game.”