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  • Date:07 May 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:4,911
Goal!

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The final whistle is blown by the referee.

92:14 +2.14

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kenny McLean. Craig Samson catches the ball.

91:32 +1.32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Jeroen Tesselaar.

90:51 +0.51

The ball is crossed by Gary Teale.

89:47

Corner taken by Barry Nicholson.

87:50

The referee blows for offside against Josh Magennis.

86:43

Free kick crossed by Jim Goodwin.

86:24

James Fowler concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Kelly.

84:58

Manuel Pascali is shown a yellow card.

84:53

Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin.

83:06

Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

82:55

Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Fowler.

82:26

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

82:03

The ball is sent over by Gary Teale.

80:48

Alexei Eremenko takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Christopher Dilo parries the effort to safety.

80:07

(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Barry Nicholson coming on for Rory McKenzie.

79:32

Alexei Eremenko takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

78:18

Darren McGregor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Muirhead.

77:31

Alexei Eremenko takes a shot.

76:49

Gary Teale is brought on as a substitute for John McGinn.

75:51

Centre by Darren McGregor.

74:22

Unfair challenge on Jeroen Tesselaar by Josh Magennis results in a free kick.

74:02

Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

73:44

John McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on James Fowler.

72:58

Robbie Muirhead replaces Kris Boyd.

70:14

Kenny McLean delivers the ball.

69:02

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

68:05

Ross Barbour fouled by Gregg Wylde, the ref awards a free kick.

67:43

Clearance made by Darren McGregor.

67:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Ashcroft by Marc McAusland.

66:47

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

65:59

Free kick crossed by Jim Goodwin.

65:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Fowler on John McGinn.

63:35

A cross is delivered by Kenny McLean.

62:11

Josh Magennis sends in a cross.

61:34

Kenny McLean takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

59:44

Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John McGinn.

59:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Manuel Pascali on Josh Magennis.

58:02

Conor Newton goes off and Josh Magennis comes on.

57:54

Gregg Wylde joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul McGowan.

57:18

Craig Samson takes the free kick.

57:11

Conor Newton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jackson Irvine.

56:34

Lee Ashcroft manages to make a clearance.

55:38

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

53:40

Christopher Dilo restarts play with the free kick.

53:20

Rory McKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Kelly.

52:56

The ball is swung over by Jackson Irvine.

50:49

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

50:18

Free kick taken by Ross Barbour.

49:47

Unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by Paul McGowan results in a free kick.

49:05

Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.

48:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McGowan on Alexei Eremenko.

47:16

Manuel Pascali challenges John McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46:51

Free kick taken by Darren McGregor.

46:45

Alexei Eremenko concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin.

45:39

Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

45:21

Foul by Conor Newton on Alexei Eremenko, free kick awarded.

The game restarts for the second half.

45:08 +0.08

Centre by Rory McKenzie.

It is the end of the first-half.

44:04

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

42:59

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

42:30

Rory McKenzie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Christopher Dilo fumbles the ball.

41:39

Free kick crossed by Kenny McLean.

41:31

Paul McGowan fouled by Vitalijs Maksimenko, the ref awards a free kick.

40:17

Craig Samson takes the free kick.

39:56

Conor Newton challenges Manuel Pascali unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:09

Clearance made by Lee Ashcroft.

36:19

Free kick taken by Kenny McLean.

35:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGinn by James Fowler.

33:15

Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

33:11

Jeroen Tesselaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan.

32:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd.

31:20

Sean Kelly fouled by Ross Barbour, the ref awards a free kick.

30:48

Christopher Dilo takes the free kick.

29:43

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

29:25

The ball is crossed by Ross Barbour.

28:00

Lee Ashcroft sends in a cross.

27:37

Free kick crossed by Alexei Eremenko.

27:13

Paul McGowan challenges Jackson Irvine unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:10

Alexei Eremenko takes the free kick.

24:31

Ross Barbour fouled by Kenny McLean, the ref awards a free kick.

23:42

Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.

23:27

Marc McAusland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd.

22:23

Rory McKenzie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Christopher Dilo catches the ball.

21:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd.

19:48

Darren McGregor manages to make a clearance.

19:44

Jackson Irvine sends in a cross.

19:10

Steven Thompson manages to make a clearance.

18:42

Rory McKenzie delivers the ball.

17:32

Free kick taken by Kenny McLean.

17:25

Ross Barbour receives a yellow card.

17:13

Unfair challenge on John McGinn by Ross Barbour results in a free kick.

16:44

Jason Naismith produces a cross.

15:34

James Fowler challenges Kenny McLean unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:16

Sean Kelly produces a cross.

14:19

Header at goal by Steven Thompson misses to the right.

14:10

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

13:54

Unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by James Fowler results in a free kick.

12:15

The ball is swung over by Rory McKenzie.

11:30

Kenny McLean takes a weak shot and went wide left of the net.

8:22

The ball is delivered by Alexei Eremenko.

6:16

Free kick taken by Sean Kelly.

3:46

Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the .

3:24

The ball is crossed by Kenny McLean.

0:30

Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

0:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Manuel Pascali.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Boyd rallies team-mates Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has called on his team-mates to treat their crunch game against St Mirren as if it is their last for the club - because he knows defeat could spell the end of some of their Rugby Park careers. Killie have hit a slump at the worst possible time with four consecutive Scottish Premiership defeats leaving them in the play-off place with two matches left. St Mirren visit Rugby Park with the pressure lifted after Kilmarnock's 5-0 defeat by Hearts on Sunday ensured the Paisley club's safety. But the heat is very much on Killie as they bid to move off 11th place ahead of Saturday's trip to Easter Road. Boyd, who is out of contract in the summer, said: "We have proved this season that we can beat the teams round about us. The last few weeks we know ourselves have not been good enough but a couple of weeks before that we went to Motherwell and beat a team that's been in the top three all season. So we know we can do it and it's up to us to put everything into the game as if it might be the last game of football for Kilmarnock. "In reality that's what it could be for a few. If we end up in that play-off position it could end up in cuts for the club. It's not nice but it's up to us, we know if we win our two games we'll be safe. But talk is cheap sometimes, the hard work is on the pitch." The 30-year-old has been invaluable for Killie this season with his 20 league goals and he knows he and other experienced team-mates have to lead by example against the Buddies. "We've a lot of youngsters and nine times out of 10 you learn from the bad things," the former Rangers striker said. "When you're doing things well, you think the world's your oyster, you can do whatever you want. It's not until something happens, that you get yourself into a position that you need to win games, that you really learn. "The youngsters have never been in this position and we don't want to be in this position but the reality is we are. "Young kids will look to people for help and it's up to us as experienced players to maybe do that bit extra on the pitch to show the youngsters what's needed. If the older ones go about their business right from the off we might kick a few youngsters on. We've got match-winners and the big thing for us is to get our match-winners in the final third. "We need to be braver on the ball and take the ball in areas where we can start hurting the opposition." St Mirren skipper Jim Goodwin claims the Paisley squad have been left in limbo while boss Danny Lennon waits to have his future with the club sorted. The Buddies' 1-0 win over Ross County on Saturday coupled with the 5-0 drubbing inflicted on Kilmarnock by Hearts the following day was enough to ensure Saints will return for a ninth consecutive season of Scottish Premiership action next term. But Lennon, whose deal runs out at the end of the month, is still unsure whether he will be in charge when the new season kicks-off. Like the boss, Goodwin and 12 of his team-mates are also out of contract this summer and the Irishman admits he does not expect to start negotiations on a new deal until Lennon's fate is decided. He said: "It's all a bit pie in the sky at the moment. None of us know where we are going to be next year and our contracts are up in three weeks' time. "It's obviously a bit of a concern for everybody involved - the manager included. "Now that we are safe it will be nice to see if the club will make some offers and people aware of the situation. We have all got families to look after and bills to pay. We want to know where we are going to be. "The players haven't been told anything. The main focus has been on maintaining our Premiership status, which we've done. "Now we will wait and see if the board, first and foremost, speak to the manager about his future because it is he who decides on the players he wants at the club."

Formation:41212Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

Formation: 4231Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLLLL
  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • St Mirren
  • LDWWDW

Last Meetings

  • St Mirren
  • 2 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 01/03/2014
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 02/01/2014
  • 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

Top Scorers

Kilmarnock

  • K Boyd 20
  • 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
  • V Maksimenko 1
  • J Irvine 1
  • L Ashcroft 1
  • C Slater 1

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 13
  • P McGowan 4
  • C Newton 3
  • K McLean 3
  • J McGinn 3
  • G Wylde 2
  • A Campbell 2
  • J Naismith 2
  • S Kelly 1

Goals

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 42
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 13 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Mirren

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 38
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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