Jim Goodwin didn’t think it was going to happen for St Mirren at Rugby Park – but the Buddies manager believes a share of the spoils were fair between Kilmarnock and the Saints.

Danny Whitehall had put Killie ahead and looked to have handed them three points, but Danny Rogers carried the ball over his own goal line after claiming a cross, splitting the points in Ayrshire.

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The goal came at the death. (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

While their goal did come with a tinge of fortune, Goodwin reckons his side’s reward was deserved: “On the balance, Killie were better in the first half, we were better in the second.

“Neither keeper had a lot to do and a point was probably fair. This is a difficult venue, so we are delighted with that. I have seen it back and Danny has carried it over the line and there is no doubt about it.

“I thought someone had pushed him, but no one is near him, he is just unfortunate he lost his balance and carried it over the line.  It didn’t look like the goal was going to come and I thought it wasn’t going to be our day. It is a good point in the end as we were nowhere near our best.”

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A good point for St Mirren. (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Goodwin also believes both sets of players deserve credit, providing an update on Richard Tait, who was subbed with a head injury: “Richard took a sore one and he will have a slight concussion I would imagine.

“We will manage that over the next few days and follow the correct protocol. He is okay and he is nice and bright. Kilmarnock were excellent in the first half and deserved to get the lead. In the second half we were better and moved it quicker.

“I have to credit the players as it has been a busy three weeks with seven games in it. The surface was difficult so both players deserve great credit as the game was touch and go.”

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