April 2016

No. of Shots

8 10

Shots on Target

2 5


57% 43%

Fouls Conceded

8 12

Corners Won

9 5


Goals N/A



Killie Team

Jamie MacDonald, Luke Hendrie, Will Boyle , Scott Boyd , Steven Smith, Rory McKenzie, Greg Taylor, Gary Dicker , Jordan Jones (Dean Hawkshaw 86), Nathan Tyson, Souleymane Coulibaly.
Subs Not Used: Devlin MacKay, Flo Bojaj, Adam Frizzell, Martin Smith, Charlee Adams, Iain Wilson. 

Attendance: 3,684

Man of the Match Vote


Match Report

David Sneddon Jnr. @ Fir Park

Although we shipped five goals last Tuesday in Sheepland, it was with a sense of hope that we travelled to Murderwell looking for at least a point and a decent display. At 16:45 one out of the two wasn't too bad!

Lee decided to go with the lineup that began against Dundee with Tyson restored up front. We started the brighter of the two teams however our shooting boots need a bit more accuracy if they are going to trouble the goalkeeper.

Rory had a couple of shots on goal. I say on goal but one was off target, whilst the other was blocked by a defender. A ricochet off Smith almost crept in at the post but it was not to be. The home side then started to get a bit more into the game without creating too much trouble for Jamie Mac, however, both teams were struggling to string passes together.

Sitting high up in the away stand it is very noticeable that the 'Well pitch has a distinct downward slope across the width from right to left. This could have proved crucial as a curling left foot drive from Coulibaly shaved the top of the cross bar to the goalkeepers right side, bang above the Postage stamp. Had the goalposts been perpendicular to the earths axis it might well have crept under the bar!

The Killie fans were once again shouting for MJ to go, although I don't know if he once again failed to make an appearance.

Towards the end of the first half, 'Well created two clear cut chances, the first when McLean sliced through the defence only for MacDonald to make a tremendous save. A few moments later it happened again only for the opposition player's shot to hit the side netting.

Referee McLean, you know the referee who tries so hard not to be biased is actually so biased against Killie that some of his decisions were baffling. Hendrie had the audacity to get in front of his man and push his back into the hands of a Motherwell player! An obvious foul for them then....not!

The second half started with Murderwell taking the game to Killie without creating much. Ex-Killie 'keeper Samson was between the sticks for the home side and the comment by James Morrison sitting next to me was that he will spill a shot at some point of the game. Indeed he did just that from a shot from a Tyson but nobody followed it up.

The Killie fans were chanting again for MJ to go which I am sure will be kept up at all games until MJ does in fact do the honourable thing and step down.

The game had by this point become a midfield struggle with neither team getting on top. Lasley was booked for what would have got him locked up outside a football match, but Referee McLean felt that yellow was sufficient. He then booked Boyle to even it up (remember he can't show bias) for a slight shove on MacDonald. Canny work from Macdonald!

With just seconds of injury time to go a better pass from Tyson to play in Hawkshaw could have got us a late winner, but it was not to be. The game petered out to a nil-nil draw - nae fitba. On the way home, on the radio Stuart and Tam were asking if a nil-nil draw could be a great game. The answer today was a definite no!

I don't think anybody played particularly well, but a point away from home and not performing well is a bonus. Roll on next Saturday.



Lee Clark: "We started well, had some good opportunities and then Motherwell came into the game and caused us one or two problems. It was a result that was indicative of what the league is like: very, very tight. It's shown again (on Saturday), with the exception of Rangers winning, everybody else just getting draws. Miles Addison has had a setback, unfortunately. He trained on Friday and didn't last too long, so he will have surgery on Thursday, I think. We hope to have him back for the cup tie against Hamilton in January. He won't play any time in this hectic month of December."


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