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  • Date:05 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:3,665
  • Muirhead (4)
  • Wright (30)
    Anderson (43)

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

92:14 +2.14

Michael Gardyne crosses the ball in from the free kick.

91:56 +1.56

Caution for David Mackay.

91:40 +1.40

David Mackay challenges William Gros unfairly and gives away a free kick.


James Dunne restarts play with the free kick.


(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Barry Nicholson coming on for Craig Slater.


Ross Barbour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael O'Halloran.


Corner taken by Craig Slater.


The ball is swung over by David Wotherspoon.


Clearance by Frazer Wright.


Craig Slater restarts play with the free kick.


James Dunne challenges Michael Gardyne unfairly and gives away a free kick.


The ball is swung over by David Mackay.


Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.


Lee Croft fouled by Jeroen Tesselaar, the ref awards a free kick.


Michael O'Halloran is ruled offside.


Robbie Muirhead goes off and William Gros comes on.


Michael Gardyne takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.


Brian Easton sends in a cross.


Shot by David Wotherspoon missed to the right of the target.


Michael Gardyne comes on in place of Alexei Eremenko.


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


Chris Millar restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Jackson Irvine.


(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Michael O'Halloran coming on for Stevie May.


Frazer Wright produces a cross.


Handball decision goes against Lee Ashcroft.


Unfair challenge on Ross Barbour by Brian Easton results in a free kick.


David Mackay gets a header at goal. Craig Samson catches the ball.


Lee Croft crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Jeroen Tesselaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Millar.


Header at goal by Vitalijs Maksimenko misses to the right.


Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.


Free kick taken by Steven Anderson.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Jackson Irvine on David Mackay.


Ross Barbour crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Steven MacLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jackson Irvine.


A cross is delivered by David Wotherspoon.


Header by Steven Anderson goes harmlessly over the bar.


Corner from the left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.


Jackson Irvine manages to make a clearance.


The ball is swung over by Brian Easton.

The match restarts for the second half.

The ref blows to signal half-time.


The offside flag is raised against Kris Boyd.


Kris Boyd takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.


Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line. Steven Anderson scores a right footed goal. Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone.


Chris Millar takes the free kick.


David Mackay fouled by Vitalijs Maksimenko, the ref awards a free kick.


Free kick crossed by Lee Croft.


Unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick.


Corner taken by Lee Croft. Frazer Wright scores with a header. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone.


Corner taken by Lee Croft. Frazer Wright scores. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Johnstone.


Robbie Muirhead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft.


Corner taken by David Wotherspoon.


James Dunne takes a shot.


The referee gives a free kick against James Dunne for handball.


David Mackay concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.


Craig Samson takes the free kick.


Frazer Wright challenges Vitalijs Maksimenko unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Corner from the left by-line taken by David Wotherspoon.


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


Alexei Eremenko takes a shot and cleared the bar.


Chris Millar takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Chris Millar by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick.


Lee Croft crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick.


David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.


Craig Slater concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Croft.


Brian Easton takes a shot and goes over the bar.


Robbie Muirhead grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Kilmarnock 1-0 St Johnstone.


Kris Boyd takes a shot. A parry by Alan Mannus prevents the goal.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Boyd keeps focus on Killie Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd insists he will not make a decision about where he will play next season until he makes sure his current club are safe. Rangers boss Ally McCoist wants to hand the Scotland frontman an Ibrox return, while there is also interest from English League One side Rotherham. But Boyd insists he has put all thoughts about his future to one side after admitting he owes it to Killie to save Allan Johnston's side from the drop. The Rugby Park outfit have a five-point cushion separating them from the Scottish Premiership's relegation play-off spot but the 30-year-old is still worried. He said: "There has been a lot of rumours flying about. But I know I have not spoken to anyone and that's the way it will stay until the end of the season. "I want to stay fully focused, score as many goals as possible and hopefully help Kilmarnock stay in this division. "If the club were to go down, the way the finances are these days, it would be pretty difficult for them to sustain the number of players they have got, so it is the most important thing that the club stays in this division. "Kilmarnock gave me the chance to play football again and I'm grateful for that. I wasn't playing much football but I knew if I could get myself fit I could do it again and I was grateful for Kenny Shiels signing me last year. "But the club can't rely on individuals. We're a team and we have to march forward together, so that's why I can't go into training every day if my focus is elsewhere." Boyd won back-to-back league winner's medals with Rangers and knows what it takes to survive in a tense run-in. But he does not think his Ibrox experiences will necessarily benefit Killie as they approach their final six fixtures of the season. "I don't think you can compare the two run-ins. Nine times out of 10 when you are going for a title, you are winning games week in, week out. "But we are finding ourselves in a position where we might win one week but then not do it again for another two or three. "That's why we are where we are. The most important thing for us now is to focus on the performance we had against Motherwell in the second half last week and push on from there." Suspended Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali will complete his two-match ban but Rory McKenzie could feature despite being stretchered off with a shoulder injury after scoring the equaliser in last week's 2-1 win at Motherwell. Stevie May insists he would give up his shot at breaking a 22-year-old scoring record if it guaranteed the Perth men a third season of European football. The Scotland Under-21 international grabbed his 18th Scottish Premiership goal of the season last week against Partick to draw level with Paul Wright's post-war tally for most goals scored by a Saint during a league season. He now has six games - starting with Saturday's clash against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park - to claim the honour all for himself. But the 21-year-old - who was not even born when Wright set his record for the McDiarmid men - insists he would rather have another crack at the Europa League than revel in personal glory. May, who opened his account for the season with the winning goal to knock out Norwegian big guns Rosenborg back in July, said: "I'd put all my own personal achievements to one side if it meant we could climb the league or get to the final of the Scottish Cup and claim a Europa League place. "If it was a choice between me breaking the record and another crack at Europe, I'd take Europe. Easy. "The team is the most important thing. The record would be nice to have but it's not vitally important." The most prolific Saints striker in the top division of Scottish football was Jimmy Munro with 29 goals in 36 games back in season 1926/27. May is not betting on himself to beat that, but has backed himself to grab a goal a game for the rest of the campaign. "To score 29 league goals in a season is ridiculous. Whoever achieved that deserves a medal. I'm not sure that is achievable for me though. "But it would be nice to beat Paul Wright's record. I didn't really know much about it until somebody tweeted me to tell me I was one away. I don't know Paul and I wasn't even born when he set that record, but it would be great to beat it. "But I don't want to stop there. If I could get 25 goals I would be happy. My target has gone up a few times this season but 25 goals has to be a realistic aim." St Johnstone are 15 points adrift of third-placed Motherwell so their best hope of securing Europa League action would be to win the William Hill Scottish Cup. Saints midfielder Gary McDonald will miss Saturday's game with a knee injury but boss Tommy Wright will be able to call upon Lee Croft after he shook off a slight knock picked up in training.

Formation:4231Manager: Allan Johnston


Formation: 442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Craig Samson
  • Ross Barbour
  • Lee Ashcroft
  • Vitalijs Maksimenko
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Alexei Eremenko
  • Jackson Irvine
  • Robbie Muirhead
  • Craig Slater
  • Rory McKenzie
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • James Fowler
  • Barry Nicholson
  • William Gros
  • Antonio Reguero
  • Sean Clohessy
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Ismael Bouzid



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • St Johnstone

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 3 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 09/11/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 11/08/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 09/03/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 24/11/2012
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 20/10/2012
  • Kilmarnock
  • 0 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 03/03/2012

Top Scorers


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

St Johnstone

  • S May 14
  • S MacLean 8
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • D Mackay 2
  • G Miller 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1
  • M Davidson 1



    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 39
  • 1 (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) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (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

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 39
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins