Date: 2nd April 2007 at 10:01pm
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Jim Jeffries was naturally very disappointed that his team lost a match they put so much into and controlled especially after the humiliating League Cup Final defeat.

Aberdeen could only score through a very lucky OG and a scrappy Russell Anderson effort that he toe poked home, both of which were undeserved and very much against the run of play.

Although Kilmarnock got a late goal it would be hard to argue that they didn`t merit more in what was a thoroughly dull performance by the Dons, perhaps a hangover from the Rangers mauling two weeks ago which could have had the squad believing their Champions League hopes had vanished and carried that deflation into this encounter.

Jim Jeffries lamented after hearing Jimmy Calderwood admit Kilmarnock “had deserved something” from the fixture, ‘We deserved something? Kilmarnock were mugged

‘We blew them away the whole game, not just in the first half.

‘In all the time that I have been here I don’t think we have dominated a game as much – I don’t think our goalkeeper Graeme Smith had a save to make.

Penalty scorer Steven Naismith summed the match up for his team ‘Our goalkeeper hasn’t had a save to make, but it just wasn’t to be our day.

‘I had a few headers in the first half I should have done better with and Jamie Langfield made a few saves. We didn’t take our chances and that’s why we have taken nothing.

‘We are gutted. That is the best we have played in a while and to come away with nothing is hard to take.’