April 2016


No. of Shots

12 3

Shots on Target

4 1


54% 46%

Fouls Conceded

8 12

Corners Won

4 3


Goals Findlay 4, Jones 11

Jackson 22

Killie Team

Bachmann, O'Donnell, (Millen 56), S Boyd, Findlay, Taylor, Burke, (McKenzie 83), Dicker, Power, Jones, Brophy , (Ndjoli 75), Stewart, 
Subs Not Used: MacDonald, Waters, Tshbola, K Boyd.

Attendance: 7,131 (1,002 Buddies).

Man of the Match Vote

Match Recap

Greg Stewart was the creative force that drove Kilmarnock to another victory. The attacker was irrepressible in the opening stages, and delivered the assists for both his side's goals.

The first came when he swung a corner into the St Mirren penalty area that Findlay (Right with Jones) rose to head beyond goalkeeper Dean Lyness.

The second was more eye-catching, as Stewart gathered the ball on the right touchline then jinked and shimmied beyond a slew of St Mirren players to reach the bye-line and turn the ball across goal. Jones came bustling in at the far post to convert from close range.

Another Stewart run and cross created a chance for Brophy, who fired over, and at that stage St Mirren were looking bedraggled.

The visitors regrouped, though, and Jackson rose well to convert Adam Hammill's cross. The latter also had an effort before half-time, but lifted his shot over.

The game was less dynamic after the break, although Stewart might have added a third for his side after another driving run, but shot straight at Lyness.

The level of consistency shown by Kilmarnock has been impressive. In the Premiership during 2018, they have accumulated 74 points from 38 games, an average of 1.94 points per game.

Manager Steve Clarke can enjoy the winter break with his side sitting third in the league, but given his diligent work ethic he won't relax too much as he monitors the transfer market before preparing his squad for the Scottish Cup and their next league opponents, Rangers.


Steve Clarke:  "It was nice to win, it would have been nicer to do it a little bit more comfortably.  It’s difficult when you play these teams who are scrapping for points. We had the game won after 15 minutes or whatever it was at 2-0 up.  We switched off from a set play, which disrupted our rhythm a little bit but by the end of the first half I thought we had it back again. In the second half, we bossed the game pretty much for the whole 45.  A club like Kilmarnock, we have to be flexible and understand that if someone comes in with a big bid for one of our players then we'd probably have to accept it.  I'm going to turn my phone off for four weeks so they're going to have a job getting hold of me."

A total of 7,131 including 1,002 visiting supporters took in the festive game at Rugby Park:   "It was great to see them back. I said to Alex Dyer a few weeks ago that if we didn’t get close to 7,000 for this game with the run that we’re on then we were in a little bit of trouble so it was great to see the punters turning up. They’ve been turning up in big numbers away from home, they’ve been tremendous. Like you say 7,000 is a great effort and long may it continue. I haven’t brought them back; the players have brought them back with their performances on the pitch. The players deserve all the credit, not me.  It’s been a good year for the club, we’ve come a long way from the bottom of the Scottish Premiership last October so we’ve done ok."

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