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Kilmarnock v Inverness reaction

03 Nov 2012 19:56:00

Kilmarnock v Inverness reaction

Kenny Shiels will report referee Euan Norris to the SFA's head of referee development for a remark made after Kilmarnock's defeat to Inverness. The most contentious point in an enthralling SPL encounter came in the first half when the home side, trailing to an Andrew Shinnie goal, had a good penalty claim turned down after midfielder Rory McKenzie went to ground under a challenge by Caley defender Gary Warren. Caley boss Terry Butcher admitted the home side should have had the spot-kick, saying: "We had two penalties which I thought were definite penalties and I thought the Kilmarnock one was a definite penalty as well, so we had a little bit of luck there." His Killie counterpart Shiels appeared to still be seething about Norris when he met the media and said: "I went to shake hands with the referee and I didn't say a word. "I kept my emotions in check as much as I could and then he said something sarcastic so I reported him to John Connelly (SPL match delegate) at the end. "I don't know what he said but it was something flippant and I will be reporting him to (head of referee development) John Fleming as well because I am not happy about it. "I am sorry, I can't talk about officials. "I am not allowed to tell the truth. Vincent Lunny (SFA's compliance officer) won't allow me to tell the truth. "It is the only industry in the world where you are not allowed to tell the truth." Killie goalkeeper Cammy Bell saved a penalty from Andrew Shinnie's brother, Graeme, just before half-time before Liam Kelly levelled in the 56th minute with a wonderful drive from distance. Bell then saw red for a last-man challenge on Caley midfielder Ross Draper, which allowed Billy McKay to slam the penalty past substitute keeper Kyle Letheren. Shiels claimed his side should have taken something from the game. He said: "We were looking for a little break and we didn't get it. "We got ourselves back to 1-1 with a tremendous goal by Liam Kelly and looked as if we were poised to win the game and that didn't materialise. "I think a draw would have been a fair result because Inverness contributed to the game in the first half and they have the best player in the SPL at the moment in Andrew Shinnie, a thorn in our side the whole game and certainly one that I would recommend for Scotland." Butcher's well-organised side built on their 3-0 Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final win over Rangers at Ibrox on Wednesday night to go third in the SPL table, and the former Motherwell boss could not have been more delighted. He said: "We touched third when we played Dundee (earlier in the season) and then the Saturday results pushed us down. "It is heady stuff. It has been a special week, an unbelievable week when you think about it. "There was disappointment when we didn't get three points against St Johnstone but we put that to the back of our mind, we got the win against Rangers and the win today, so it has ended a great week for us." Graeme Shinnie had scored from the spot at Ibrox in midweek but confirmed the responsibility has been passed to McKay. He said: "Andrew (Shinnie) was taking penalties at the start of the season and I took it up on Wednesday night and scored. "Today the keeper went the right way and made a good save. "Billy McKay showed me how it's done and that's the way it goes in football. "I would have taken the second one but Billy was confident enough and grabbed the ball and scored, so I can't really say anything about it."


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