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No. of Shots

17 11

Shots on Target

4 3

Possession

63% 37%

Fouls Conceded

20 13

Corners Won

13 5

Discipline

Goals Thomas, 113'

None

Killie Team

Branercu, O'Donnell, Broadfoot, Findlay, Taylor, Burke, (Thomas 105), Power , McKenzie, (Millar 61), El Makrini, (Dicker 90), Cameron, (Kiltie 98), Brophy 
Subs Not Used: MacDonald, Millen, Bruce.

Attendance: 3,762

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Match Recap

Dom Thomas bundled in an extra-time winner to save Killie the embarrassment of going out of their second cup competition in a month.

After stumbling out of the Europa League to Connah’s Quay Nomads last month they looked stodgy and unimaginative against Hamilton.
But sub Thomas met Liam Millar’s cross to score with eight minutes to go to ease the pressure on new boss Angelo Alessio.

A thunderstorm raged through extra-time – but the clouds parted over Rugby Park and the game ended in sunshine as Killie squeaked through to the Third Round draw.

Neither side have got beyond the second round of the League Cup in the last three seasons and there was little from either on this meeting to suggest they have what it takes to improve that poor record. 

Kilmarnock edged a first-half that was short of goalmouth activity, while Hamilton were more prominent after the break.

Liam Millar and Accies sub Marios Ogkmpoe both missed great chances to win the game before super-sub Thomas struck.

Comments

Angelo Alessio: “I think the team today play a good game but at the start were maybe a little bit nervous. That’s normal but it’s important to not concede a goal,  Dom came on to the pitch for us and did a good job. I want it known that all substitutes today. Dicker, because he is captain, played very well. Kiltie and Miller too. I think this game is important for this, I try to do what’s best for the team and I’m happy with the result and the right attitude from the subs.”

Dom Thomas: “Sometimes when you’re going through a difficult time in football you get something that happens that’s a turning point,  It wasn’t the prettiest of games but we stuck together as a team and showed togetherness. We got the win in the end and we’re in the draw for the next round: that’s us one game away from Hampden. I was disappointed not to be in the team as naturally I want to play every game, but that’s the manager’s decision, When I got my chance to go on and help the team and score a goal – I’m just glad we’re in the next round. I’m not a fan of running! I prefer doing it with the ball but, you need to do these things.  We want to just take that togetherness, momentum and winning mentality to Aberdeen, who had a tough game in Europe. We know how hard it is and how good a team Aberdeen are but we will be up for it as we showed last year when we went toe to toe with them.”

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