SP17


April 2016

No. of Shots

17 9

Shots on Target

9 2

Possession

47% 53%

Fouls Conceded

5 11

Corners Won

6 7

Discipline

 
Goals Boyd 12', 79' (Pen)
Brophy 20', 65', Keown O.G.60'

Erskine 16' 

 

Killie Team

McDonald, O'Donnell, Broadfoot, Greer, Findlay, Power, Mulumbu *, (Burke 61), Dicker, Brophy, (Taylor 84), K Boyd, (Erwin 82), Jones.
Subs Not Used: Bell, McKenzie, Thomas, S Boyd, 

Attendance: 4,339

* Killie Debut.

Man of the Match Vote

Match Recap

At the tenth time of asking Kilmarnock finally won a home league game. And it was well worth the wait – it was Killie’s biggest home league win since they beat Dunfermline by the same margin in 2006. Steve Clarke had injected plenty of optimism since taking over at Rugby Park. 

But getting that one giant monkey off his back had so far eluded him and his side.

Until today that is – and what a way it was to end the jinx too.

Eamonn Brophy and Kris Boyd hit doubles as Kilmarnock earned their first home league win of the season in some style. Boyd fired Killie ahead after the Partick Thistle defence failed to clear a cross, but Chris Erskine squared it with a brilliant left-foot effort.

Brophy netted after keeper Tomas Cerny blocked Boyd's free-kick and Niall Keown's own goal made it 3-1. Brophy nodded in the fourth before Boyd scored from the spot after Jordan Turnbull fouled Kirk Broadfoot.

Comments

Steve Clarke: "It was nice to get a home win. It’s been a hoodoo around us. It’s nice to win back-to-back games, nice to score five, nice to sit on the bench at the end feeling comfortable. It was a really good performance from start to finish. I thought we were always slightly better. We spoke about a quick start. Thistle coming here were under pressure being bottom and trying to close the gap. So we felt we could be on the front foot and cause them problems and we did that. Kris takes the pens. He made the point you don’t see too many players running for the ball when you’re 1-0 down".

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