SP16

 

April 2016

No. of Shots

3 11

Shots on Target

1 2

Possession

58% 42%

Fouls Conceded

19 13

Corners Won

2 7

Discipline

Goals None

None

Killie Team

Branescu, O’Donnell, Bruce, Del Fabro, Hamalainen, Dicker  ,  Power,  El Makrini,  (Sow 74), Burke,  Bropy, (McKenzie 84), Millar.(Thomas 73).

Subs Not Used: Koprivec, Wilson, Johnson. St Clair

Attendance: 4,083

Man of the Match Vote

Match Recap

At half-time in Saturday's draw with Hibernian, Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio shouted at his side. He was angry with them as they trailed by a goal at the break, before going another goal down a few minutes later.

"I called for them to give more and show a strong personality. The first half we were soft and passive," he said. But at Easter Road, he eventually got a reaction.

His team rallied, they showed hunger, fight and spirit. Led by the likes of substitute Liam Millar, who was rewarded with a start for this game as a result, they repeatedly banged on the door of Hibernian's defence and eventually got what their performance in the final half hour warranted. A hard-fought 2-2 draw.

Tonight at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock did not show a single one of those qualities. If Alessio was angry at the break last weekend, he will have been seething - or at least should have been - with his players when referee Bobby Madden blew his whistle after 45 minutes tonight, and then again at full-time as he failed to see any sort of response in the second-half.

With the return of striker Eamonn Brophy, his team potentially buoyed by Dario Del Fabro's last-gasp equaliser a few days earlier, and facing bottom of the league St Johnstone, a team who have a goal difference of minus 20, Kilmarnock did not even register a single shot on target in the first half. Stephen O'Donnell should have scored just before the break but he could not quite guide in Burke's in-swinging free-kick.

In fact, it took until just past the hour mark before Zander Clark had anything to do in the visitors' goal, as Burke's effort stung his hands at the near post with Kilmarnock's only shot on target. In the aftermath, Kilmarnock appealed for a penalty but referee Madden waved play on.

Comments

Angelo Alessio: "It was a tough game, we are disappointed with the performance but the draw is the right result.  It was a very poor game. For me we should have had a penalty, it was clear." 

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