April 2016

No. of Shots

11 10

Shots on Target

6 2


56% 44%

Fouls Conceded

10 12

Corners Won

2 4


Goals None


Killie Team

Branescu, O’Donnell, Bruce, Findlay, Hamalainen, Power, Dicker, El Makrini, Millar, (Thomas 78), Sow, McKenzie

Subs not used: Koprivec, Hendrie, Del Fabro, St Clair. Wilson, Burke

Attendance: 4,906

Man of the Match Vote

Match Recap

Patience was the pre-requisite against the Highlanders, who had a fine first few minutes but failed to find a foothold despite impressive cameos from Michael Gardyne and Ewan Henderson.

The star turns were at the other end, with Rory McKenzie revelling out on the right and smacking a fine first-half effort off the post. The tall, imposing figure of Sow led the line pretty well up front, for the first half at least, but his good work would be undone just after the hour. A team not burying their chances absolutely can't afford to miss a penalty. But Sow's effort (right) was weak and predictable and rolled limply into the awaiting body of County keeper Laidlaw, who had already dived the right way in anticipation. 

There were far better saves earlier, in particular from a point-blank Alex Bruce header and a well-struck effort from the unlucky Sow. And before the break, Laidlaw was again on hand to tip Bruce's header just past the post, the same piece of woodwork Liam Millar just missed with from a decent shot a few minutes previously. 

With Kilmarnock's killer touch missing, County nearly stole all three points, with substitute Brian Graham having an effort blocked on the line late on, and then heading over in the dying seconds. 


Angelo Alessio: "We deserved the win but at the end we only get one point. It's frustrating but I saw a good spirit from the team - we played well. We will continue in this way - I have trust in my team.  I don't blame Osman Sow - we missed two penalties on Wednesday. Maybe in the training sessions we will practice penalties!"

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