Premiership Match 28 - March 11th 2017 - Global Energy Stadium
No. of Shots
Shots on Target
Freddie Woodman, Luke Hendrie , Kristopher Ajer, Scott Boyd, Callum Roberts (Dean Hawkshaw 59), Greg Taylor , Iain Wilson, Jordan Jones, Sean Longstaff, Conor Sammon Kris Boyd, (Josh Umerah 87).
Subs Not Used: Jamie MacDonald, Martin Smith, Karleigh Osbourne, Adam Frizzell, Innes Cameron.
Sandy Armour @ Global Energy Stadium
Following our thoroughly underserved loss to Motherwell the previous week, Killie headed to Dingwall knowing another defeat could drag us ever closer to the relegation scrap. Suspensions to Dicker and McKenzie meant our midfield was decimated so interim boss McCulloch brought in Ian Wilson and Calum Roberts to fill the void. 195 brave souls made the journey and it would be fair to say most of them were enjoying the highland hospitality in the Mallard pub.....in fact some were totally ducked!
The game started in brilliant sunshine and you would be forgiven for thinking it was the height of summer. The opening exchanges were fairly even however the home side gradually took control as the half went on. They clipped the bar from a mishit cross then Schalk missed the best chance of the half when he fired over from 10 yards.
The interval came at the right time for Killie and two minutes after the restart we took the lead when Sammon latched on to a Boyd flick to coolly slot home with his left peg. For the record Killie have taken the lead in every league game of 2017 however it would be fair to say we struggle to hang on at times. Once again the lead was short lived as Boyce fired a home a sweet strike from 20 yards giving Woodman no chance. The big keeper was the busiest player on the field in the second half and pulled off several fine saves to keep the scores level.
With five minutes remaining and Killie fans hoping we could hold on for the draw Boom Boom Boyd did what he does best and snatched the goal that gave us the vital three points. The big striker was being fouled as he got his shot away and it would have been a penalty and red card had he not scored.
The final whistle was greeted by an appreciative roar from the Killie faithful as our glorious day in the Highlands had been more than worthwhile. Overall we defended well and special mention to Woodman who showed his quality when required. A win over the Jags this week will see us in the top six although we are still looking over our shoulder for other results....I've never known a season like it.
Lee McCulloch: It's a fantastic result for us. We had a game-plan, stuck to the game-plan and I felt it worked today. We've had a lot of chances in the previous two or three games and just been a little unlucky. Today we knew that chances would be few and far between. We got the goal and in Kilmarnock fashion as soon as we score we retreat. I thought we defended set plays really well and defended well. We're sitting okay just now but nobody is getting carried away. We need to get back to work, keep working on the basics.
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