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  • Date:08 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:3,510
  • Danny Wilson - og (26) Boyd (48) Boyd (50)
    Gardyne (71)
  • Carrick (29)
    Nicholson (68)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

93:17 +3.17

Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the left by-line.

91:49 +1.49

Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

91:38 +1.38

Dale Carrick challenges Lee Ashcroft unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:51 +0.51

Centre by Sam Nicholson.

89:29

Kris Boyd is ruled offside.

87:55

Sam Nicholson delivers the ball.

86:09

William Gros on for David Moberg Karlsson.

85:51

Brad McKay on for Jordan McGhee.

84:51

Robbie Muirhead comes on in place of Michael Gardyne.

83:39

David Moberg Karlsson restarts play with the free kick.

83:27

Mark O'Hara fouled by Danny Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.

81:20

Foul by Ryan Stevenson on David Moberg Karlsson, free kick awarded.

80:41

Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

80:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Jordan McGhee.

80:08

Corner taken by David Moberg Karlsson from the right by-line.

77:10

Shot by Kevin McHattie.

76:34

Unfair challenge on Sam Nicholson by Craig Slater results in a free kick.

76:13

Kris Boyd takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Jamie MacDonald prevents the goal.

75:01

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

74:46

Unfair challenge on Dylan McGowan by Kris Boyd results in a free kick.

73:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd.

72:39

Sam Nicholson fouled by David Moberg Karlsson, the ref awards a free kick.

71:45

Michael Gardyne scores with a left foot finish. Kilmarnock 4-2 Hearts.Assist by Barry Nicholson.

70:51

Michael Gardyne takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

69:50

The ball is swung over by Kevin McHattie.

69:07

Danny Wilson makes a clearance.

68:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne by Jordan McGhee.

68:10

Sam Nicholson slots the ball right footed into the goal. Kilmarnock 3-2 Hearts.Assist by Billy King.

67:13

Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

67:08

Foul by Kris Boyd on Dylan McGowan, free kick awarded.

67:04

A cross is delivered by Craig Slater.

66:01

Craig Samson takes the free kick.

65:38

Barry Nicholson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rory McKenzie.

65:14

Paul McCallum gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali.

63:09

Dylan McGowan restarts play with the free kick.

62:55

Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dale Carrick.

62:26

Lee Ashcroft restarts play with the free kick.

62:11

Foul by Paul McCallum on Craig Slater, free kick awarded.

61:10

Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

61:01

Foul by Paul McCallum on Craig Slater, free kick awarded.

60:19

Paul McCallum replaces Jamie Hamill.

59:52

Kris Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

58:49

Michael Gardyne sends in a cross.

55:40

Michael Gardyne has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jamie Hamill.

54:18

Billy King replaces Callum Paterson.

53:47

Danny Wilson fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.

53:43

Craig Samson takes the free kick.

53:05

Callum Paterson challenges Craig Slater unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:01

The referee cautions Mark O'Hara for unsporting behaviour.

49:47

Clearance by Ryan Stevenson.

49:39

Corner taken by David Moberg Karlsson.

49:20

The ball is sent over by Michael Gardyne.

48:13

Kris Boyd slots the ball left footed into the goal. Kilmarnock 2-1 Hearts.

46:23

Jamie Hamill manages to make a clearance.

46:08

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached half-time.

45:13 +0.13

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Moberg Karlsson.

44:53

Jeroen Tesselaar produces a cross.

42:06

Unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne by Danny Wilson results in a free kick.

41:56

Mark O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.

41:51

Craig Slater fouled by Scott Robinson, the ref awards a free kick.

40:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Nicholson by Sean Clohessy.

39:37

Foul by Rory McKenzie on Danny Wilson, free kick awarded.

39:20

A cross is delivered by David Moberg Karlsson.

37:32

Craig Slater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Nicholson.

36:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Moberg Karlsson.

33:54

Rory McKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Nicholson.

33:42

Ryan Stevenson takes the free kick.

33:35

Lee Ashcroft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dale Carrick.

31:53

Centre by Jamie Hamill.

29:56

Dale Carrick scores a right footed goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Callum Paterson.

27:52

Sean Clohessy sends in a cross.

25:47

Rory McKenzie produces a cross.

24:47

Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.

23:38

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball.

22:17

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

21:42

Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.

21:34

Kevin McHattie receives a caution.

21:03

Craig Slater challenges Kevin McHattie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

17:16

Corner taken by David Moberg Karlsson from the left by-line.

16:45

Strike comes in from Craig Slater from the free kick. Jamie MacDonald parries the effort to safety.

16:24

Free kick crossed by David Moberg Karlsson.

15:56

Rory McKenzie fouled by Kevin McHattie, the ref awards a free kick.

14:36

Free kick taken by Scott Robinson.

14:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Ashcroft on Dale Carrick.

12:49

Jordan McGhee restarts play with the free kick.

12:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Ryan Stevenson.

12:17

Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Dale Carrick, free kick awarded.

12:00

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Moberg Karlsson.

11:08

The ball is sent over by Jordan McGhee.

9:59

Kevin McHattie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9:35

Manuel Pascali concedes a free kick for a foul on Dale Carrick.

5:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Moberg Karlsson.

1:44

Ryan Stevenson takes a shot and goes over the bar.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Slater vindicated by Killie move Craig Slater claims his Scotland Under-21s debut proves switching to Kilmarnock was the right move. The 19-year-old midfielder was handed his first run-out for Billy Stark's side in Wednesday night's 2-2 draw with Hungary. But it comes just two years after he was forced to rip up his contract with former club St Mirren after growing disillusioned with his lack of first-team chances at the Paisley side. He soon found a new home at Rugby Park and 17 appearances for Allan Johnston's side this season - capped off by his U21s debut - is evidence, he claims, that quitting the Buddies was the correct decision. He said: "At that time I just tried to concentrate on working hard and believing in my own game. I felt that if I did that my chance would come. "There were so many players out of contract at the time I left St Mirren and it was a hard time for me. But I believed in my own ability and knew I could show what I can do if I got my chance. "So coming to Kilmarnock and getting my opportunity in the first-team was the best thing that could have happened to me. The manager has been brilliant with me and given me my chance. "I have stayed in the team and now I have managed to make that breakthrough into the Under-21s with the national set-up. "It was my first call-up to the 21s and it was great to test myself against really good opposition. Hopefully if I keep doing well with Kilmarnock, then there will be many more. "It's brilliant to get the recognition by Billy Stark. It's a nice wee boost for my confidence. "It's all happened so quick. But I am enjoying myself and playing with confidence. If you are doing that then you are going to show your best form." Killie have now gone five games without a win and have been sucked back into the Scottish Premiership's relegation play-off fight. Just one point separates Johnston's team, St Mirren, Partick Thistle and Ross County but Killie take on bottom-dogs Hearts on Saturday knowing the home fixture is another chance to move themselves away from the danger zone. Slater said: "We have not played too bad recently but just haven't had the wee breaks go our way. "It's really tight at the bottom but if we continue to play the way we have been, we can definitely move up the table and avoid the play-off spot." Midfielder Sammy Clingan has been ruled out for six weeks. Clingan had to pull out of the Northern Ireland squad for Wednesday's friendly with Cyprus after he was injured by St Mirren defender Sean Kelly's robust tackle last weekend. He has now been ruled out for a month and a half, joining full-back Sean Clohessy (ankle) and Darren Barr (hip) on the absentee list. Hearts manager Gary Locke has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip. Midfielders Callum Tapping (knee), David Smith (knee) and Jamie Walker (foot) remain out. Gary Oliver believes that the status of being a Hearts player has helped him earn international recognition - and now he wants to claim a regular spot in the Tynecastle first team. The striker started Wednesday's Scotland Under-19s friendly with Switzerland in the lone striker's role and scored his side's opening goal in a 4-2 win. Despite only playing seven times for Hearts this season, Oliver feels that the club's reputation for developing young talent helped seal his inclusion in the squad. "It's always a dream to play for your country ever since I was a wee boy," the 18-year-old said. "It was an honour and to score a goal was brilliant. "Hearts are well known for bringing boys through the ranks so I think playing for this club helped me get into the Scotland ranks and I'm thankful for that."

Formation:442Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

  • Craig Samson
  • Mark O'Hara
  • Manuel Pascali
  • Lee Ashcroft
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Sean Clohessy
  • Craig Slater
  • Rory McKenzie
  • David Moberg Karlsson
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Barry Nicholson
  • Chris Johnston
  • William Gros
  • Antonio Reguero
  • Alexei Eremenko
  • Vitalijs Maksimenko
  • Robbie Muirhead

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDLDL
  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • DWWDLL

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 0 - 4
  • Kilmarnock
  • 26/12/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 26/10/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 0 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 20/04/2013
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 3
  • Kilmarnock
  • 16/02/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 26/12/2012
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 3
  • Kilmarnock
  • 29/09/2012

Top Scorers

Kilmarnock

  • K Boyd 16
  • R McKenzie 3
  • C Johnston 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • S Clohessy 2
  • A Eremenko 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • D Barr 1
  • J Irvine 1
  • L Ashcroft 1
  • R Muirhead 1

Hearts

  • C Paterson 7
  • J Walker 3
  • R Stevenson 2
  • D Wilson 2
  • J Hamill 1
  • S Robinson 1
  • J Holt 1
  • D Smith 1
  • D Carrick 1
  • S Nicholson 1
  • J McGhee 1

Goals

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 23
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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