Killie End 15 Year Drought Over Celtic!
Kilmarnock (1) 2 Celtic (0) 0
(Scot Premier Division, Match 12,
Rugby Park, Nov 12th 1979)
Sneddon's newly promoted part-time battlers did their manager proud in
beating Celtic at home. This was Killie's first home league win over
Celtic since Oct 1964 (5-2) during
Killie's championship season
, and completed a home "double" over the Old Firm having beaten Rangers
2-1, just six weeks prior!
It was also the first Killie's first time, at playing against their old
team-mate Davie Provan
who Killie had transferred to Celtic 5 months earlier for a the Scottish
record of 120,000. Provan tried his luck down both flanks, but his old
training buddies, full-backs
Alan Robertson &
managed to keep the new Scottish Internationalist at bay all afternoon!
took a first half lead somewhat against the run of play, when
Bobby Street, fired
past a diving Peter Latchford in the Celtic goal from close range.
Killie put the game beyond Celtic through a second half goal from
ex-Don Ian Gibson,
with Celtic's six foot English keeper again being at fault.
Killie fans also took great joy in berating former
A*r Utd man Johnnie
Doyle, who had a very poor afternoon.
Outstanding for Killie on the day were the entire defence,
with Derek McDicken
& Paul Clarke shining
at the back. Ally
Mauchlen outworking Roy Aitken, was tremendous, and of course
keeping a clean-sheet in
In Killie's four home 1979-80 Premier League
matches at Rugby Park, Killie took 7 out of a possible 8
points against the Old Firm, not bad for a bunch of newly
promoted part-timers!.... KTWD!
McLean, Robertson, J Clark, P Clarke, McDicken, Doherty, Maxwell,
Gibson, Mauchlen & Street
Subs: None Used