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Sheridan bags a brace to in six-goal thriller with Tangerines

Story by Damian McCarney

Sunday, 18th November, 2012 8:21pm

Sheridan bags a brace to in six-goal thriller with Tangerines

Cilian Sheridan about to wallop in a 30-yard stunner.

Cilian Sheridan bagged another brace this weekend as Kilmarnock shared the spoils away to Dundee United. The Bailieborough striker's first goal at Tannadice Park was a memorable 30-yard-plus freekick into the top right corner.

The Tangarines' three man wall was powerless to prevent Sheridan from arching the ball left footed beyond the reaches of United's keeper, establishing an early lead.

Sheridan added to his tally with an impressive second on 30 minutes. It was Sheridan's seventh in just nine appearances in the league this campaign and leaves him joint fourth in the Scottish goalscorer's chart.

Killie lead 3-1 up after Paul Heffernan's header had cancelled out Gary Mackay-Steven's strike. The home team however persisted and were rewarded with a point when captain Jon Daly scored a brace of his own, the second coming in stoppage time of the six goal thriller.

The draw sees Kilmarnock lie in mid-table with 19 points from 14 games; six points of leaders Celtic who have played a game less. Killie manager Kenny Shiels tried to be upbeat, when considering they lost a two-goal lead.

"It's unfair to Dundee United to say we squandered the lead," he told BBC Sport. "They threw everything at us.

"We didn't play much football because we knew we would need to fight and battle. Because of the atmosphere we had to go in there and compete.

"To come away from here with a point is a fantastic achievement. I thought both sets of players were fantastic."

"We had to match how committed United are and our boys deserve so much credit," added Shiels.

"We play a bit open, which is a weakness, but we want to entertain. We kept two up front for the whole match, with support players."

Dundee United are in nineth place with 17 ponts from 13 games.

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