Ladbrokes Premiership
THE seemingly unstoppable Killie juggernaut keeps rolling on after Steve Clarke's side stretched their home unbeaten run to nine games on Wednesday night, writes Stewart McConnell.
A hugely impressive all-round performance saw Killie move up to fifth place and are surely safe with a tally of 40 points which has never seen a club relegated from the Ladbrokes Premiership.
The 3,800-strong crowd gave the team tremendous backing and Clark has affected an amazing transformation in this team, who were in bottom spot when he took charge in the Autumn.
Not since the days of the late, great Tommy Burns have we seen 
They took the game to the visitors and limited them to very few chances.
The first opportunity was forged by Killie in the opening minute when veteran striker Kris Boyd shot narrowly wide from six yards. Back at the other end two minutes later Aaron Comrie shot just over the bar from 12 yards.
Killie were unlucky in seven minutes when Aaron Tshibola went on a darting run before squeezing an effort narrowly wide from 12 yards and a minute later a fizzing 25-yard effort from Jordan Jones was well handled by visiting goalie Alan Mannus. An error by visiting defender Jason Kerr let Lee Erwin in but Mannus dived out to save at his feet.
Jones teed up Boyd so shoot behind goal from 10 yards in 19 minutes. 
Twelve minutes later Killie were awarded a penalty-kick when Jones was sent tumbling inside the box and Boyd stepped up to drill home from the spot.
In 42 minutes Saints were reduced to 10 men when Kerr sent Jones flying on the edge of the box. The resultant free-kick from the same player glanced just over the box. Jones surged to the edge of the box a minute later only to see his shot tipped round the post by Mannus.
A minute from half-time a ferocious Erwin effort crashed off the post and Tshibola thundered home the rebound from 20 yards. But the "goal" was chalked off for offside.
Greg Taylor sent a 25-yard shot high and wide in 54 minutes as Killie kept up the pressure. Two minutes later Erwin screwed a 16-yard shot narrowly wide. However a minute later the hosts doubled their advantage when Erwin smashed the ball home from 12 yards. Jones shot narrowly wide from 16 yards in 59 minutes.
In 61 minutes a header from 16 yards by Liam Gordon was easily saved by Jamie MacDonald, who had a very quiet evening. The hosts came close again in 75 minutes when a Stephen O'Donnell shot was cleared by the visiting defence.
Right on full-time O'Donnell sent a 12-yard effort past a post.
KILMARNOCK: MacDonald; O'Donnell, Findlay, Broadfoot, Taylor, Power, Dicker, Tshibola, Jones, Erwin, K Boyd. Fasan, McKenzie, Wilson, Frizzell, Brophy, Simpson, S Boyd.
STARMAN: Lee Erwin 3
Jordan Jones 2
Aaron Tshibola 1.
UPBEAT boss Steve Clark was impressed with his team's performance and said: "I felt we controlled the game, even before St Johnstone went down to 10 men. There was great application from the players and  we were comfortable. Jordan and Lee were outstanding. Jordan tries to make things happen and I would pay to watch him."
However he refuses to get carried away, despite their great form run and said: "If we go into the split 16 points clear of the playoff place we can really attack the final five games."
Man-of-the-match Jordan Jones meanwhile hit back at claims from Saints boss Tommy Wright that he had dived and said: "I don't know which incident he is talking about, the one at the dug-out or the edge of the box but I didn't dive. I don't have to bother about what Tommy says I am only trying to impress the boss."
He added: "The players had a really great attitude and it's brilliant at the moment. We have been taking each game as it comes but this is the first time the manager has looked at two games in a row. We've won this and now we want three points against Ross County on Saturday. Hopefully then we can get into the top six and also make the semi-final of the Scottish Cup if we can beat Aberdeen next week."