Craig Brown rues Aberdeen missed chances against Killie

Craig Brown
Brown felt his side should have beaten Kilmarnock in their 2-2 draw

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown felt his side should have beaten Kilmarnock, despite having to recover from two early goals down to draw 2-2.

Goals from Paul Heffernan and Dean Shiels were cancelled out by Andrew Considine and Youl Mawene to rescue a point at Pittodrie.

"I think we deserved to win the game, although we were two goals down at one point," Brown told BBC Scotland.

"Even when we were down, I felt we were playing better football than Kilmarnock."

Heffernan had headed Liam Kelly's cross past Jason Brown to put Killie in to the lead before Shiels finished well from inside the penalty area on 28 minutes.

However, Considine pulled one back for the Dons before half-time and Mawene headed the hosts level eight minutes into the second half - and Aberdeen hit the bar twice before the end of the match in their search for a winner.

"For most of the game, we had the better of the exhanges and, although we drew 2-2, we should have won," said Brown.

"If you had said to me 'would you settle for a draw at two down', I would have taken it.

"We got back on terms and hit the bar and had a chance to win the match - we hit the bar twice, the second being offside.

"We didn't get a break at all - we fought very well."

Brown also praised the Dons support, who helped lift the side when they were behind and urged them on to try and win the game when the scores were level at 2-2.

"The team showed character, they fought back bravely - the fans were behind us, which is a credit to them," said Brown.

"The players got back in to the game with a bang and I genuinely thought we were going to win.

"Kilmarnock showed at the end that they were capable on the break because they are lightning quick, with players who have pace and they could have caught us.

"But, thankfully, they didn't - and, unfortunately, we didn't get it under the bar."