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  • Date:19 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:4,980
  • Maksimenko (53)
  • Higginbotham (56)
    Sinclair (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee ends the match.

91:16 +1.16

Steven Lawless comes on in place of Chris Erskine.

88:20

Clearance made by Prince Buaben.

88:17

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

87:55

Ross Barbour takes a shot.

85:39

(Partick) makes a substitution, with Christie Elliot coming on for Kallum Higginbotham.

85:17

Sammy Clingan comes on in place of Manuel Pascali.

85:04

Rory McKenzie goes off and Robbie Muirhead comes on.

84:06

Aaron Sinclair scores with a header. Kilmarnock 1-2 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Kallum Higginbotham.

81:57

Ross Barbour crosses the ball.

79:51

Kris Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

78:51

Alexei Eremenko delivers the ball.

78:41

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

77:58

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

76:15

Clearance by Conrad Balatoni.

76:11

Alexei Eremenko takes the free kick.

75:22

Lee Mair concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.

71:54

A cross is delivered by Michael Gardyne.

69:27

Lyle Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Doolan.

67:51

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

67:16

The ball is delivered by Michael Gardyne.

64:56

Kallum Higginbotham takes the free kick.

64:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Prince Buaben.

63:53

Kallum Higginbotham produces a cross.

62:53

Kris Doolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

58:39

Clearance made by Rory McKenzie.

58:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

57:28

Michael Gardyne takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

56:05

Kallum Higginbotham scores with their right foot. Kilmarnock 1-1 Partick.

54:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Erskine by Manuel Pascali.

52:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alexei Eremenko. Vitalijs Maksimenko slots the ball left footed into the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 Partick.

52:47

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko. Vitalijs Maksimenko scores with their left foot. Kilmarnock 1-0 Partick.

52:32

Jackson Irvine has an effort at goal.

51:28

Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

51:11

Lee Ashcroft fouled by Kris Doolan, the ref awards a free kick.

49:37

Prince Buaben takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

48:08

Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.

48:04

Handball decision goes against Kallum Higginbotham.

The second half kicks off.

46:50 +1.50

Lee Ashcroft makes a clearance.

46:01 +1.01

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Alexei Eremenko results in a free kick.

45:53

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

45:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mair by Kris Boyd.

45:22

Centre by Michael Gardyne.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:49

Clearance by Lee Mair.

43:57

Paul Gallacher goes into the book.

43:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexei Eremenko by Kallum Higginbotham.

41:14

Aaron Sinclair takes the free kick.

40:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Erskine by Kris Boyd.

40:25

Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

40:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Jeroen Tesselaar.

37:40

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rory McKenzie.

31:53

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

29:58

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line.

29:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

26:38

Stuart Bannigan takes the free kick.

26:31

Prince Buaben fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.

24:41

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line.

23:22

Craig Samson takes the free kick.

23:15

Foul by Chris Erskine on Jeroen Tesselaar, free kick awarded.

22:59

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

22:52

Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Jordan McMillan, free kick awarded.

21:19

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

19:54

Free kick taken by Lee Ashcroft.

19:30

The referee blows for offside against Kris Doolan.

18:28

Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.

18:20

Jackson Irvine fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick.

17:47

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

17:04

Conrad Balatoni takes the free kick.

16:45

Foul by Rory McKenzie on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded.

15:07

Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball.

14:19

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Alexei Eremenko, free kick awarded.

13:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

13:03

Kris Doolan has an effort at goal. Craig Samson parries the effort to safety.

11:43

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.

7:43

Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.

7:19

Jeroen Tesselaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan McMillan.

4:45

The ball is delivered by Ross Barbour.

2:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Kallum Higginbotham.

1:50

Vitalijs Maksimenko restarts play with the free kick.

1:43

Prince Buaben challenges Michael Gardyne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Pascali back for Killie after ban Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali returns from suspension when Partick visit Rugby Park on Saturday. Midfielder Sammy Clingan is also back in the squad following a knee injury. Greg Kiltie (ankle) and Darren Barr (hip) remain on the sidelines. Kris Boyd feels his nomination for PFA Scotland's player of the year award is vindication of his belief and determination that he could return to the top level in Scotland. Boyd faced a big decision after returning from Portland Timbers following seven goals in 26 games in his one season in Major League Soccer in the autumn of 2012. The former Rangers striker had previously endured a mixed time in England with Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest and an unhappy five-month spell in Turkey, when he was never paid and hardly played. After winning his legal battle with Eskisehirspor for breach of contract, Boyd could have retired a rich man, but he decided to go back to first club Kilmarnock and prove himself all over again. After an inauspicious start in the final months of last season, Boyd has shown his talent for finding the net this season with 19 goals. "I wanted to come back and prove to myself I could still perform at the top level in Scotland because it would have been quite easy for me just to come back home and wrap it and just enjoy my life," the 30-year-old said. "I didn't want to do that, I wanted to get back playing football and scoring goals. "I was in the wilderness, I had other options to go abroad but I didn't want to do that. I wanted to come back home and be settled and play football on a regular basis. "I went back to where it all began and it was great. For the first two or three months I struggled because I wasn't fit. I hadn't played for six or seven months. But straight away after I got a pre-season I found myself in a good place scoring goals and generally I have performed to a standard I have been happy with." Jordan McMillan aims to banish some turbulent times in his career by helping Partick Thistle secure their Scottish Premiership status. McMillan has endured a frustrating season with injury, making 11 only appearances, but is fully fit ahead of the crucial final five games. With fellow right-back Stephen O'Donnell out for the season following hip surgery, the 25-year-old is focused on taking the Jags out of the relegation play-off spot, starting with Saturday's trip to Kilmarnock. McMillan said: "The first half of the season was very frustrating. I was feeling really good pre-season and then I broke down with an injury and kept coming back too quick. "Personally it wasn't great but the team was doing well so I was happy with that. "I came back into it and I'm fit now. It's the tail end of the season obviously but I'm still looking forward to getting on with it." McMillan's previous two years were even more unsettling. He left Rangers two weeks before they went into administration in February 2012 but he was not among the lucky ones - his new club Dunfermline were relegated and he was made redundant after 14 months when the Fife club also entered an insolvency process. "I had two hard times," he said. "At Rangers I left and I didn't know the circumstances and jumped into another one with Dunfermline. I was just very unlucky to be honest. "But I've left it behind and we are stable enough here and I'm enjoying it now, getting fit and playing to the end of the season."

Formation:433Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

Formation: 4231Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

  • Craig Samson
  • Ross Barbour
  • Lee Ashcroft
  • Vitalijs Maksimenko
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Alexei Eremenko
  • Manuel Pascali
  • Jackson Irvine
  • Rory McKenzie
  • Kris Boyd
  • Michael Gardyne
  • SUBS
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Chris Johnston
  • William Gros
  • Antonio Reguero
  • Sean Clohessy
  • Craig Slater
  • Robbie Muirhead

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLLWL
  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • Partick
  • DWLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 18/01/2014
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 21/12/2013
  • Partick
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 21/09/2013
  • Partick
  • 2 - 2
  • Kilmarnock
  • 15/05/2004
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • Partick
  • 14/02/2004
  • Partick
  • 2 - 4
  • Kilmarnock
  • 22/11/2003

Top Scorers

Kilmarnock

  • K Boyd 19
  • R McKenzie 4
  • C Johnston 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • S Clohessy 2
  • R Muirhead 2
  • A Eremenko 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • M Gardyne 1
  • D Barr 1
  • J Irvine 1
  • L Ashcroft 1
  • C Slater 1

Partick

  • K Doolan 9
  • K Higginbotham 5
  • L Taylor 5
  • S Lawless 4
  • C Erskine 2
  • L Mair 1
  • J McMillan 1
  • G Fraser 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • A Sinclair 1
  • C Elliot 1

Goals

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 40
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Partick

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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