SP09

Millar 84

 

No. of Shots

11 10

Shots on Target

4 3

Possession

57% 43%

Fouls Conceded

12 15

Corners Won

1 2

Discipline

Goals Dicker 39, McKenzie 55

Millar 84

Killie Team

Branescu , O’Donnell, Findlay, Del Fabro , Hamalainen, Dicker, Power , El Makrini, (Millar 59), Burke, McKenzie, (Bruce 91),  Brophy, (Thomas 84)

Subs not used: Koprivec, Johnson, St. Clair, Jackson

Attendance: 4,828

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Match Recap

With Livingston starting the day just ahead of their hosts on goal difference this was always hoping to be a battle of attrition.
Indeed, in the opening 30 minutes, the midfield area was packed to capacity with little room for creativity for either team as they continued to cancel one another out.
That in turn ensured that if we were to get a breakthrough then set pieces would prove to be pivotal and just before the break that was certainly the case.
Chris Burke floated a free-kick into the Livingston box and, despite having no fewer than eight outfield players defending their goal, the visitors failed to clear and Dicker had time to pick his spot with a right-footed volley across goal.


After the break, however, the game began to open up with gaps beginning to appear, and the home side doubled their advantage after capitalising when the Livingston defence were caught napping.
Eamonn Brophy was allowed time and space to get a shot on goal from 12 yards out, and although the effort was blocked the ball eventually fell at the feet of McKenzie (right) who knocked it into the bottom corner.
After that Livi improved. Bartley had a long range effort well saved by Laurentiu Branescu and from the corner the midfielder had a header that came back off the crossbar.
Kilmarnock had only lost league goals to both Celtic and Rangers prior to this game so therefore it was somewhat surprising when Livingston pulled one back.
Nicky Devlin fired in a cross that hit substitute Miller on the shin and diverted the ball beyond Branescu into the net, but it was no more than a late consolation.

Comments

Angelo Alessio:  “I asked them to play with more personality. It’s ok to make mistakes but we have to go ahead with personality and don’t think about the mistakes. I think it was a very hard game, this team are a physical team with big stature. The game was very hard because in the first half and in the first 30 minutes we made a lot of mistakes then we scored the goal with Dicker, which was good for us. I think we can play better in the match and control moments of the match better. We have to keep the ball more and try to find solutions and stop the mistakes.”

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