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  • Date:26 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:8,666
  • McKenzie (68)
Goal!

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The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2.16

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line.

90:00 +1.35

Josh Magennis leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Miller.

90:00 +1.05

Michael Donald delivers the ball.

89:41

Peter McGill takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

88:19

Dale Shirkie takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Connolly.

87:30

Jamie Hamill goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

87:29

Dale Shirkie fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick.

86:10

Sammy Clingan shoots direct from the free kick. David Hutton parries the ball away.

85:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McKinlay on Chris Johnston.

84:47

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

84:14

Ross Barbour sends in a cross.

83:15

Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

83:09

Scott McLaughlin challenges Sammy Clingan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

80:50

Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

80:44

Kevin McKinlay fouled by Chris Johnston, the ref awards a free kick.

78:16

Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

77:48

Booking for Scott McLaughlin.

77:29

Scott McLaughlin challenges Chris Johnston unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:32

A cross is delivered by Chris Chantler.

75:09

Dale Shirkie on for Alan Forrest.

74:44

Chris Johnston sends in a cross.

73:37

Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.

73:26

Jon-Paul McGovern is penalised for a handball.

72:09

Josh Magennis takes a shot. Blocked by Martyn Campbell.

71:54

Josh Magennis takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

69:57

Peter McGill comes on in place of Brian Gilmour.

68:15

Rory McKenzie grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Kilmarnock 1-0 Ayr.

66:42

Free kick taken by David Hutton.

66:13

The ball is crossed by Ross Barbour.

63:42

Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

63:02

Brian Gilmour fouled by Mark Connolly, the ref awards a free kick.

62:03

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line.

61:50

Nicky Devlin makes a clearance.

61:44

The ball is swung over by Ross Barbour.

57:43

The ball is swung over by Kevin McKinlay.

56:55

Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball in from the free kick.

56:36

Chris Chantler shown a yellow card.

56:31

Chris Chantler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Devlin.

54:44

(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Chris Johnston coming on for Robbie Muirhead.

52:21

Shot by Josh Magennis went wide of the right-hand upright.

50:41

Josh Magennis is caught offside.

46:24

Kevin McKinlay takes the free kick.

46:13

Mark Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Donnelly.

45:57

Clearance made by Scott McLaughlin.

45:49

Centre by Josh Magennis.

The game restarts for the second half.

The half-time whistle blows.

44:30

Alexei Eremenko concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McKinlay.

44:21

Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

43:54

Unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Martyn Campbell results in a free kick.

43:00

Scott McLaughlin crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McKinlay by Rory McKenzie.

41:30

Scott McLaughlin crosses the ball.

39:05

Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

38:58

Manuel Pascali fouled by Brian Gilmour, the ref awards a free kick.

37:30

The referee blows for offside.

36:56

The ball is delivered by Ross Barbour.

36:17

Tope Obadeyi leaves the field to be replaced by Alexei Eremenko.

35:30

Manuel Pascali has a headed effort at goal. David Hutton safely holds on.

35:09

Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

34:55

Peter Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Muirhead.

32:28

David Hutton restarts play with the free kick.

32:04

Ross Barbour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Donald.

30:54

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line.

28:14

Nicky Devlin restarts play with the free kick.

27:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern by Robbie Muirhead.

26:56

Free kick taken by David Hutton.

26:42

Foul by Tope Obadeyi on Nicky Devlin, free kick awarded.

25:29

The ball is swung over by Rory McKenzie.

22:03

Alan Forrest has an effort at goal. Craig Samson safely holds on.

21:42

Clearance made by Mark Connolly.

21:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Barbour on Michael Donald.

19:42

The ball is swung over by Mark Connolly.

18:30

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sammy Clingan.

17:15

A cross is delivered by Chris Chantler.

16:14

Scott McLaughlin has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

15:51

Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

15:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tope Obadeyi on Nicky Devlin.

13:10

Centre by Jamie Hamill.

11:17

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sammy Clingan.

10:39

Ross Barbour delivers the ball.

8:50

Shot comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick that hits the bar.

7:55

Unfair challenge on Robbie Muirhead by Nicky Devlin results in a free kick.

6:46

Ross Barbour restarts play with the free kick.

6:30

Ryan Donnelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Connolly.

4:55

Martyn Campbell manages to make a clearance.

4:48

Ross Barbour delivers the ball.

3:59

Brian Gilmour takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Craig Samson safely holds on.

2:56

Kevin McKinlay produces a cross.

1:33

Brian Gilmour takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Hamill wants to play it cool Kilmarnock midfielder Jamie Hamill feels having players who know all about the Ayrshire derby can help their cause in the League Cup second round - but only if they keep a cool head. Hamill is one of a number of Ayrshire-born players in the Kilmarnock ranks who are looking forward to locking horns with Ayr United at Rugby Park. Goalkeeper Craig Samson is another while young players such as Chris Johnston, Rory McKenzie and Robbie Muirhead are looking to sample their first top-team derby. Hamill was at the club when Killie knocked Ayr out of the 2009 Scottish Cup after a replay, one of only four competitive meetings this century, but he did not feature in the games. He has faced Ayr in several friendlies but he too is eager to sample his first competitive action in the fixture. The Irvine-born player said: "It's good to have a bit of local knowledge and know what the games are all about. "There are a lot of players in the squad who have been to watch the game and they know what it's all about. "But you have to play the game as if it's a normal game. It is really important that you don't get caught up in the atmosphere. "But everyone is really looking forward to it, it's a big Ayrshire derby and they don't come around very often. "You have to play with a cool head and hopefully we do that and come away with a good result." Killie have people on the sidelines who know all about the rivalry with management team Allan Johnston and Gary Locke both former team-mates of Hamill. Locke followed Hamill from Hearts to Rugby Park this summer and the midfielder feels his addition has been a huge boost. Hamill said: "It's good to get Lockie in to help the gaffer. I've worked with him for years and he's great to have about the dressing room, and he knows his stuff as well. "I played with the gaffer and Lockie for years at Kilmarnock so they know what the club is all about. "It will be brilliant to have them at the side of the park for us in this game." Michael Ngoo and Craig Slater could both come back after missing Saturday's win over Motherwell. The pair trained on Monday after missing the game with ankle injuries. Ayr welcome Martyn Campbell back into their squad after work commitments saw him miss the 2-0 win over Forfar on Saturday. The table-topping Honest Men are brimming with confidence after three League One wins in a row, but player-manager Mark Roberts reckons they are second favourites to defeat their rivals. Roberts said: "For us to do anything Kilmarnock need to have an off night and we need to be at our best. "We are, however, in the fortunate position of being able to give it a go and play in the same attacking manner that we have all season as there is no pressure on us."

Formation:442Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

Formation: 433Manager: Mark Roberts

Ayr

  • Craig Samson
  • Ross Barbour
  • Mark Connolly
  • Manuel Pascali
  • Chris Chantler
  • Rory McKenzie
  • Jamie Hamill
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Tope Obadeyi
  • Josh Magennis
  • Robbie Muirhead
  • SUBS
  • Lee Miller
  • Chris Johnston
  • Paul Cairney
  • Conor Brennan
  • Lee Ashcroft
  • Craig Slater
  • Alexei Eremenko

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