Aberdeen fought back from two goals down to claim a draw against Kilmarnock at Pittodrie.

The visitors found themselves in front when Paul Heffernan headed Liam Kelly's cross past Jason Brown.

And Killie doubled their lead when Dean Shiels finished well from inside the penalty area on 28 minutes.

But Andrew Considine pulled one back for the Dons before half-time and Youl Mawene headed the hosts level eight minutes into the second half.

New Zealand international Rory Fallon made his Aberdeen debut while goalkeeper Brown deputised for the unavailable David Gonzalez, with Jamie Langfield on the bench for the first time since suffering a brain seizure during the summer.

Algerian striker Mohamed Chalali and youngster Ryan Jack also started for the Dons with Rory McArdle, Scott Vernon and Chris Clark dropping to the bench.

Kilmarnock made two changes from the side that defeated Dunfermline 3-2 last weekend with Garry Hay and Slovenian Leon Panikvar preferred to Rory McKeown and Alex Pursehouse.

And Panikvar made a brave block after eight minutes, when he stopped Fraser Fyvie's acrobatic effort.

However, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock after 15 minutes when Dean Shiels crossed for Heffernan who netted his fifth of the season with a superb diving header.

Kilmarnock doubled their advantage after 28 minutes when Hay surged at the home defence before releasing Shiels who slotted the ball past Brown.

The Dons were appealing for a penalty when Fallon fell under pressure from Gary Harkins but the former Plymouth striker was shown a yellow card for simulation, much to the disgust of the home support.

But they pulled a goal back after 37 minutes when Cammy Bell flapped at Arnason's looping cross and Considine showed great composure to steer the ball into the unguarded net.

Aberdeen made a switch at the break with winger Peter Pawlett introduced at the expense of the ineffective Chalali.

The change gave the hosts fresh impetus and they drew level after 54 minutes when Kilmarnock failed to deal with Kari Arnason's long throw into the box and Mawene nodded the ball home.

The Dons went painfully close to finding a third when Rob Milsom's free-kick was headed on to the crossbar by Fallon after 62 minutes.

Killie reminded the Dons that they were still in the game with Brown called upon to make a smart save to keep out Liam Kelly's rasping drive.

With less than 10 minutes remaining Chris Clark, a second-half substitute for Ryan Jack, flashed a shot wide of the target as the Reds continued their search for a winner.

Kilmarnock substitute Mohamadou Sissoko headed just over the bar in injury time as both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Aberdeen

  • 32 Brown
  • 03 Foster
  • 05 Mawene
  • 06 Considine
  • 08 Milsom (Vernon - 74' )
  • 11 Arnason
  • 16 Osbourne
  • 17 Fyvie Booked
  • 22 Jack (Clark - 62' )
  • 14 Fallon Booked
  • 18 Chalali (Pawlett - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Langfield
  • 02 McArdle
  • 07 Clark
  • 15 Pawlett
  • 09 Vernon
  • 10 Mackie
  • 21 Magennis

Kilmarnock

  • 01 Bell
  • 03 Hay Booked
  • 04 Fowler Booked
  • 13 Kroca
  • 08 Kelly
  • 10 Dayton Booked (Racchi - 62' )
  • 11 Harkins (Sissoko - 78' )
  • 18 Panikvar
  • 20 Shiels
  • 29 Pascali
  • 14 Heffernan

Substitutes

  • 53 Jaakkola
  • 23 McKeown
  • 26 Pursehouse
  • 28 Fisher
  • 88 Sissoko
  • 22 Racchi
  • 19 Hutchinson
Ref: Brines
Att: 7,672

Match Stats

Shots

12 4

On target

5 3

Corners

8 3

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:54 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +0:31

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Racchi from the right by-line, Jason Brown makes a save.

89:50

Dean Shiels takes the inswinging corner, Kari Arnason makes a clearance.

89:44

The ball is crossed by Leon Panikvar.

88:15

Paul Heffernan produces a cross, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.

85:25

Scott Vernon delivers the ball, James Fowler manages to make a clearance.

84:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Fowler by Rory Fallon. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

84:31

Kari Arnason produces a cross, clearance made by James Fowler.

81:39

Chris Clark has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81:31

Kari Arnason crosses the ball, clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko.

80:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Rory Fallon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Fraser Fyvie from left channel, clearance by Zdenek Kroca.

79:21 Booking

Booking Fraser Fyvie booked for unsporting behaviour.

77:28 Substitution

Substitution Mohamadou Sissoko on for Gary Harkins.

76:38

The ball is sent over by James Fowler, save made by Jason Brown.

75:56

Leon Panikvar fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zdenek Kroca.

73:26 Substitution

Substitution (Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Scott Vernon coming on for Robert Milsom.

72:15

Youl Mawene restarts play with the free kick.

72:15 Booking

Booking Garry Hay is booked.

72:13

Garry Hay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie.

71:49

Fraser Fyvie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Shiels. Free kick taken by Liam Kelly.

71:31

Rory Fallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Manuel Pascali. Zdenek Kroca takes the direct free kick.

70:37

Liam Kelly takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a save.

70:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Foster. Direct free kick taken by James Fowler.

67:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Richard Foster. Danny Racchi crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

66:12

Shot from 35+ yards by Kari Arnason. Save made by Cameron Bell.

65:27

Dean Shiels concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Milsom. Direct free kick taken by Richard Foster.

65:22

The ball is delivered by Andrew Considine, Leon Panikvar manages to make a clearance.

64:41

Richard Foster sends in a cross.

64:06

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the left by-line to the near post, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.

61:35 Substitution

Substitution Danny Racchi is brought on as a substitute for James Dayton.

61:35 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jack leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Clark.

59:40

Robert Milsom crosses the ball, Rory Fallon takes a shot.

59:40 Booking

Booking James Fowler goes into the referee's book.

59:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Foster by James Fowler.

58:59

Effort from the edge of the box by James Dayton goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56:05

Unfair challenge on Leon Panikvar by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leon Panikvar.

55:44

Andrew Considine delivers the ball, Cameron Bell makes a save.

54:06

Liam Kelly fouled by Isaac Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zdenek Kroca.

53:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Foster on James Fowler. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

52:49

The assist for the goal came from Kari Arnason.

52:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Youl Mawene - Aberdeen 2 - 2 Kilmarnock Youl Mawene grabs a headed goal from close in. Aberdeen 2-2 Kilmarnock.

51:54

Fraser Fyvie fouled by Manuel Pascali, the ref awards a free kick. Isaac Osbourne restarts play with the free kick.

51:36

Dean Shiels produces a cross.

51:31

The ball is crossed by Dean Shiels, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.

47:42

Leon Panikvar crosses the ball.

46:37

Liam Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Milsom. Richard Foster crosses the ball in from the free kick, Cameron Bell makes a save.

45:03

Isaac Osbourne challenges Leon Panikvar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Harkins takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Peter Pawlett on for Mohamed Chalali.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:23

Foul by Dean Shiels on Mohamed Chalali, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Milsom from right wing, save made by Cameron Bell.

43:00

Mohamed Chalali produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

40:06

Mohamed Chalali produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

39:56

Centre by Robert Milsom, clearance made by Gary Harkins.

39:37

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Jack, Zdenek Kroca makes a clearance.

39:15

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Milsom from the left by-line, clearance made by Zdenek Kroca.

39:10

The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, Gary Harkins makes a clearance.

37:21

The ball is delivered by Rory Fallon, Leon Panikvar manages to make a clearance.

36:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Considine - Aberdeen 1 - 2 Kilmarnock Andrew Considine finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock.

36:16

The ball is delivered by Kari Arnason, save by Cameron Bell.

35:30

Free kick taken by Robert Milsom.

35:30 Booking

Booking Booking for James Dayton for unsporting behaviour.

35:29

Unfair challenge on Ryan Jack by James Dayton results in a free kick.

34:45

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Foster from the left by-line, clearance by Manuel Pascali.

34:10

James Dayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Milsom. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.

33:11 Booking

Booking Rory Fallon shown a yellow card.

32:03

The offside flag is raised against Fraser Fyvie. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

30:27

Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie, Header by Andrew Considine from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

30:04

Fraser Fyvie takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Zdenek Kroca makes a clearance.

29:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Liam Kelly. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Milsom, clearance made by Zdenek Kroca.

27:19

Assist by Gary Harkins.

27:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Shiels - Aberdeen 0 - 2 Kilmarnock Dean Shiels finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 0-2 Kilmarnock.

26:44

Liam Kelly challenges Rory Fallon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Youl Mawene restarts play with the free kick.

23:01

The ball is sent over by Liam Kelly, Foul by Manuel Pascali on Isaac Osbourne, free kick awarded. Jason Brown takes the free kick.

22:38

Liam Kelly decides to take the corner short.

22:34

Leon Panikvar sends in a cross, blocked by Fraser Fyvie.

20:50

Robert Milsom takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Manuel Pascali gets a block in.

19:45

Foul by James Fowler on Richard Foster, free kick awarded. Andrew Considine takes the free kick.

19:17

Mohamed Chalali challenges Manuel Pascali unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.

16:47

Effort on goal by Mohamed Chalali from just inside the area clears the bar.

16:17

Corner taken by Ryan Jack from the right by-line.

14:32

The assist for the goal came from Liam Kelly.

14:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Heffernan - Aberdeen 0 - 1 Kilmarnock Paul Heffernan grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock.

14:29

The ball is sent over by Liam Kelly,

13:57

Manuel Pascali fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.

13:37

Leon Panikvar sends in a cross, save by Jason Brown.

12:55

Foul by Paul Heffernan on Youl Mawene, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Brown.

12:05

The ball is sent over by Fraser Fyvie, Rory Fallon takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.

10:53

The ball is swung over by Fraser Fyvie, Headed effort from inside the area by Rory Fallon misses to the left of the target.

10:45

Andrew Considine sends in a cross.

6:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Kelly on Richard Foster. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.

3:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Robert Milsom. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dean Shiels, clearance made by Andrew Considine.

2:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Fraser Fyvie. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.

1:59

The ball is sent over by Ryan Jack, clearance by James Fowler.

1:25

Corner taken by Ryan Jack from the right by-line, Gary Harkins manages to make a clearance.

1:18

Robert Milsom produces a cross, Zdenek Kroca manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match begins.

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