03-11-1979 Celtic (H) Scot Prem

Killie End 15 Year Drought Over Celtic!


Kilmarnock (1) 2 Celtic (0) 0 

(Scot Premier Division, Match 12, Rugby Park, Nov 12th 1979)


Davie 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 &  Stuart McLean managed to keep the new Scottish Internationalist at bay all afternoon!

Killie 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. (pictured in the gallery).
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 Alan McCulloch keeping a clean-sheet in Kilmarnock's goal.
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!
 

Kilmarnock: 
McCulloch, McLean, Robertson, Clark, Clarke, McDicken, Gibson, Maxwell, Bourke, Mauchlen, Street. Subs: Cairney Houston 
Scorers: Street (11), Gibson (59)

Celtic:
Latchford, Sneddon, McGrain, Aitken, MacDonald, MacLeod, Provan, Sullivan, McAdam (Conroy), Burns, Doyle (Edvaldsson)

Referee: D A Murdoch (Bothwell)
Attendance: 16,918


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