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April 2016

No. of Shots

6 15

Shots on Target

0 3

Possession

51% 49%

Fouls Conceded

16 12

Corners Won

2 6

Discipline

Goals None

Jones 40

Killie Team

Bachmann, O'Donnell, S Boyd, Findlay, Taylor, Tshbola, (Brophy 65), Dicker, Power, Jones, (Ndojoli 90), K Boyd, McKenzie 65), Stewart
Subs Not Used: MacDonald, Waters, Millen, Burke.

Attendance: 5,426 (1,860 Killie).

Man of the Match Vote

Match Recap

Jordan Jones' spectacular cross-cum-shot hoisted Kilmarnock into third in a bizarre win over 10-man Motherwell. The Killie winger found the top corner of Mark Gillespie's net from out wide for his first goal of the season. Earlier in the game Motherwell had lost Carl McHugh, Charles Dunne and Christian Mbulu all to headknocks in the first 28 minutes.

Curtis Main was then sent off for an elbow on Stephen O'Donnell as Well struggled to get back into the game.

The striker was initially shown one yellow card on 71 minutes by Steven McLean before then being immediately shown a second then a red.

The result means Kilmarnock are just a point behind second-placed Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, while Motherwell sit eight points off bottom-placed Dundee.

Killie continue to move along at the right end of the table in the fashion we have now become accustomed to under Steve Clarke. The dominant theme from this match will be the Motherwell injuries, but Kilmarnock deserve credit for doing what they continue to do. The only concern - will they need to fend off potential suitors for the likes of Jones come January.

Comments

Steve Clarke:  "I'm pretty sure Jordan will tell you it was shot, As soon as it left his boot, [assistant manager] Alex Dyer said to me 'that's a goal'. Jordan said he saw the keeper a little bit off his line and curled it to the back post. Whether it's a shot or a cross is pretty irrelevant really.

"We were wasteful in the second half. I thought we should have had a few more. The only disappointment for me was that we didn't capitalise on the chances that we created second half. We should have made it a much more comfortable afternoon for the old manager sitting on the bench. We defend well as a team, we break well at the right time. We just missed that little bit of quality to be a bit more clinical. Even when it was 11 against 11 we created enough to see the game off. That's the only negative but four points from two difficult away games is a good return."

"This is always a hard place to come and obviously circumstances went against Motherwell - three head knocks is very unusual and best wishes go to the three players involved. I hope they are back playing quickly."

 

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