April 2016

No. of Shots

8 7

Shots on Target

4 3


51% 49%

Fouls Conceded

11 13

Corners Won

6 3


Goals McCann 7 
Witherspoon 83

Burke 22 (Pen)

Killie Team

Kopivecu, O'Donnell, Del Fabro , Findlay , Hamalainen, Dicker, Power, Kiltie , Bunn, (Brophy 73), Burke, Kabamba.
Subs Not Used: Branescu, Millen, Johnson, Wilson, El Makrini, St Clair. 

Attendance:  2,609

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Match Recap

David Wotherspoon's calm, late finish earned St Johnstone victory over Kilmarnock and consigned Alex Dyer to a fifth straight defeat as manager.

Ali McCann slid in the opener after just seven minutes for St Johnstone.

But Chris Burke converted a penalty to level after drawing a foul from Callum Booth, though the contact looked to come outside the box.

And the match looked set for a draw before Wotherspoon's cultured intervention won it for St Johnstone.

Killie have now lost seven straight league matches and are without a Premiership win since 23 November.

Alex Dyer might continue to big up his team but talk, as they say, is cheap, and Killie's slide is becoming alarming.


Alex Dyer: "We're not good enough at the moment. I'm not saying they are not giving 100% but it's 100% of what they've got and, at this time, it's not good enough. It's not a quick fix. It's about working hard on the training pitch and trying to get one or two [new players] in. We have good players in that changing-room, but confidence is low because we've not won for ages, We have to dig in and not feel sorry for ourselves to turn it round."

Michael Stewart: Obviously it's down to the seven defeats in a row, which has only happened once in the last 20 years for Kilmarnock. It's a very concerning period for them and it's just hard work and grafting that is going to get them out of it. They have the basis of a good squad in defence and midfield. It's just getting those final touches at the top end that relieves a bit of pressure from the back-line. They don't score enough and that's a big concern.

Steven Thompson: Did they play that badly on Saturday? Probably not, but they can't seem to win. I think they're just not getting the rub of the green either. Mind you, they got a penalty that should not have been a penalty kick in the first place. When you're on this type of run things don't go for you, confidence is low, you start to look for people to blame, things to blame - they just need a win and they need one quick.

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