TWO blunders from substitute Miles Addison handed the points to Aberdeen in their 2-1 comeback win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park this afternoon.
Caretaker manager Lee McCulloch, stepping in for Lee Clark who joined Bury last week, came within seven minutes of leading the Ayrshire outfit to their first victory over the Dons since 2012.
However, two quickire mistakes within two minutes from the unfortunate defender gifted late goals to Jayden Stockley and Peter Pawlett to turn the game on its head.
Rory McKenzie’s 41st-minute strike looked like it would be enough to end a run of 12 consecutive defeats against the Pittodrie men.
Giant striker Stockley came on as a substitute and soon had two penalty claims denied.
But the frontman had better luck when Addison attempted to usher the ball back to keeper Freddie Woodman and the sub managed to force in a close-range effort.
The Killie sub soon suffered more agony when Niall McGinn’s cross bounced off him and fell for Pawlett.
The midfielder’s shot took a slight but crucial deflection off Addison and flew into the top corner to earn the Dons a ninth win in 10 matches to move them 24 points behind pacesetters Celtic.
Dundee’s 2-1 home victory against third place Rangers in the later kick-off means that Aberdeen have a six point lead on their Ibrox rivals in the race for second spot.