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  • Date:02 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:5,410
  • McKenzie (28)
  • Campbell (17)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

90:45 +0.45

Kris Boyd scores with their right foot. Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from Robbie Muirhead.

88:41

Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

88:14

Unfair challenge on Danny Grainger by Rory McKenzie results in a free kick.

87:13

Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.

86:54

Danny Grainger challenges Craig Slater unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:52

Sean Clohessy takes the free kick.

85:41

Foul by Danny Grainger on Barry Nicholson, free kick awarded.

84:24

Gary Harkins replaces Steven Thompson.

84:09

Barry Nicholson comes on in place of Chris Johnston.

83:47

Craig Slater challenges Adam Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:31

The ball is delivered by Rory McKenzie.

82:51

Rory McKenzie takes a shot.

79:55

Paul McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.

79:22

Free kick taken by Marc McAusland.

79:03

Sean Kelly fouled by Rory McKenzie, the ref awards a free kick.

78:40

Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.

78:29

Paul McGowan challenges Sean Clohessy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Grainger.

75:07

Thomas Reilly replaces John McGinn.

74:33

Robbie Muirhead has an effort at goal. Marian Kello safely holds on.

73:50

Sean Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

73:44

Sean Clohessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Grainger.

71:07

Free kick taken by Sean Kelly.

70:52

Lee Ashcroft challenges Steven Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:53

Craig Samson takes the free kick.

67:28

Foul by John McGinn on Lee Ashcroft, free kick awarded.

65:34

Robbie Muirhead is brought on as a substitute for Michael Gardyne.

65:18

Craig Slater concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGinn.

64:47

Steven Thompson delivers the ball.

62:39

Danny Grainger produces a cross.

61:10

The ball is swung over by Michael Gardyne.

59:46

Corner taken by Conor Newton from the left by-line.

58:41

Header at goal by Marc McAusland misses to the right.

57:46

Kris Boyd takes a shot.

57:09

Shot by Kris Boyd cleared the net.

52:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Gardyne.

51:27

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball.

49:33

Marian Kello takes the free kick.

49:25

Kris Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan.

48:52

Steven Thompson manages to make a clearance.

48:45

Craig Slater crosses the ball in from the free kick.

48:39

Michael Gardyne fouled by John McGinn, the ref awards a free kick.

The referee starts the second half.

44:53

Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Jeroen Tesselaar results in a free kick.

It is the end of the first-half.

43:56

Darren McGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.

41:57

Marian Kello restarts play with the free kick.

40:31

Free kick taken by Craig Slater.

40:09

Paul McGowan is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

40:02

Foul by Paul McGowan on Chris Johnston, free kick awarded.

35:31

Clearance made by John McGinn.

34:38

Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

34:31

Paul McGowan is penalised for a handball.

33:39

Corner taken by Danny Grainger from the right by-line.

31:24

Darren McGregor takes the free kick.

31:07

John McGinn fouled by Craig Slater, the ref awards a free kick.

30:35

Centre by Jeroen Tesselaar.

30:08

Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

29:50

Craig Slater fouled by John McGinn, the ref awards a free kick.

28:56

Conor Newton sends in a cross.

28:18

Rory McKenzie slots the ball right footed into the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren.Assist by Chris Johnston.

26:59

The ball is swung over by Sean Kelly.

26:35

Shot by Conor Newton. Craig Samson safely holds on.

25:18

The offside flag is raised against Jason Naismith.

23:43

Corner taken by Danny Grainger.

21:14

Jeroen Tesselaar restarts play with the free kick.

20:02

The ball is crossed by Sean Kelly.

17:12

Adam Campbell scores with a right foot finish. Kilmarnock 0-1 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Steven Thompson.

16:31

Free kick crossed by Danny Grainger.

16:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Naismith by Chris Johnston.

13:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Boyd on Jason Naismith.

12:09

Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

11:59

Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Slater.

10:10

Free kick taken by Paul McGowan.

10:02

Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson.

8:10

Corner taken by Conor Newton from the left by-line.

7:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Grainger.

4:24

Corner taken by Chris Johnston from the right by-line.

1:31

Jeroen Tesselaar takes the free kick.

1:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Darren McGregor.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Johnston lifted by Killie displays Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston feels there are signs that 2014 could be a good year for his team. The Ayrshire outfit were beaten 3-0 by Hibernian on Sunday but wins in three of their previous four matches against Ross County, Partick Thistle and Hearts had eased any relegation concerns at the Premiership basement. And those successes, combined with the form of some of the club's promising young players such as Chris Johnston, Rory McKenzie, Lee Ashcroft and Craig Slater, has left Johnston is positive mood heading into the new year. Johnston, whose side are ninth in the standings and two points adrift of Thursday's visitors St Mirren, said: "The boys are doing extremely well. We weren't far away against Hibs and I don't think we merited a 3-0 defeat.. "It's been encouraging, the young players that have come in and the experienced players as well have gelled well together. "We've got to carry our recent form through to 2014. "We've got a lot of big games coming up, none more so than the game against St Mirren." The exhausting festive schedule sees Kilmarnock face St Mirren in their fourth games in 13 days. Johnston knows his players will be feeling the effects of the physically demanding period but will not be making any excuses. He added: "I'm sure there will be elements of fatigue but it's the same for both sets of players and we have a lot of young players so I would imagine they're fit enough to handle the schedule." Johnston is also hoping his side learn the lessons of the Hibs defeat. He said "It was disappointing to lose a goal from a corner, especially with somebody getting a free header. "It was disappointing and all the players were disappointed to lose such a soft goal to start with. "At 1-0 you have to learn that you're still in the game and you cannot get caught on the counter-attack. "We ended up getting beaten 3-0 and it looked like we had been thrashed when there was not much in the game." St Mirren defender Darren McGregor believes Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd is good enough to lead Scotland's charge for Euro 2016. The Paisley men will have to handle the Rugby Park poacher with care when they travel to Ayrshire on Thursday as Boyd looks to build on his 11-goal tally. McGregor is preparing to go head to head directly with the former Rangers striker for the first time but has no doubts the 30-year-old is good enough to return to international action. Boyd was handed a Dark Blues recall by Gordon Strachan for the November friendly with Norway after a three-year wait but was left on the bench as the Scots ended 2013 with a 1-0 win. However, Buddies centre-half McGregor told Press Association Sport: "I think Kris is good enough to become a Scotland regular again. "You judge a striker on his ability to put the ball in the back of the net and his record speaks for itself. "He's so dangerous and is on top form right now. He deserved his call up for the Norway game and will probably feel disappointed not to have been given a run out. But he can definitely be an asset for us if Gordon Strachan decides to use him from the start." Boyd was sent off the last time the sides met in August after lashing out at Saints skipper Jim Goodwin. McGregor played at right-back that day but will be positioned at the heart of Danny Lennon's defence for Thursday's meeting and cannot wait to get to grips with the Scottish Premiership's record scorer. "I've not actually played up against him before," said the former Cowdenbeath man. "The last time we played Killie a few months ago I was at right-back, but I'm looking forward to pitting my wits against him this time. "It will be interesting - a battle that I'm eager to get involved in. He's a goalscorer and probably one of the all-time greats of the SPL. "It will be good to test myself against him. I won't be able to give him a minute's peace. If you switch off, he looks for that and punishes you. You could play well for 89 minutes and he will score from your one mistake."

Formation:442Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

Formation: 442Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

  • Craig Samson
  • Sean Clohessy
  • Lee Ashcroft
  • Manuel Pascali
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Rory McKenzie
  • Craig Slater
  • Jackson Irvine
  • Chris Johnston
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Barry Nicholson
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Antonio Reguero
  • Jude Winchester
  • Rory McKeown
  • Mark O'Hara
  • Robbie Muirhead

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLWWL
  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • DDLLWD

Last Meetings

  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 17/08/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 3
  • St Mirren
  • 18/05/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 03/04/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 02/01/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 3 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 22/09/2012
  • Kilmarnock
  • 0 - 2
  • St Mirren
  • 02/05/2012

Top Scorers

Kilmarnock

  • K Boyd 11
  • C Johnston 3
  • B Nicholson 2
  • S Clohessy 2
  • S Clingan 1
  • D Barr 1
  • R McKenzie 1
  • J Irvine 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 8
  • P McGowan 2
  • C Newton 2
  • K McLean 2
  • J McGinn 2
  • G Harkins 1
  • J Naismith 1

Goals

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 22
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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