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  • Date:29 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:4,467
  • Vigurs (40)
  • McKenzie (65)
    Slater (90)
Goal!

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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

95:27 +5.27

Craig Slater scores a right footed goal. Motherwell 1-2 Kilmarnock.

94:19 +4.19

Shot by Alexei Eremenko cleared the bar.

92:10 +2.10

Free kick taken by Gunnar Nielsen.

91:52 +1.52

Stephen McManus fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.

91:38 +1.38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by John Sutton.

90:10 +0.10

The referee books Keith Lasley for unsporting behaviour.

90:06 +0.06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Craig Slater.

89:42

Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.

89:33

Jack Leitch challenges Craig Slater unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:39

Chance falls to Kris Boyd who heads at goal. A parry by Gunnar Nielsen prevents the goal.

88:15

Fraser Kerr replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.

87:43

Kris Boyd takes a shot.

87:01

Lee Ashcroft takes the free kick.

86:39

Vitalijs Maksimenko fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.

84:45

Craig Reid has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

84:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Slater on Craig Reid.

83:40

Free kick crossed by Alexei Eremenko.

83:36

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

80:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Hammell on Rory McKenzie.

77:08

Shot by Iain Vigurs. Craig Samson parries the ball away.

76:55

Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

76:23

Jackson Irvine concedes a free kick for a foul on Henri Anier.

74:33

Steven Hammell takes the free kick.

74:06

Rory McKenzie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Hammell.

73:00

Free kick taken by Lee Ashcroft.

72:38

Foul by Zaine Francis-Angol on Rory McKenzie, free kick awarded.

70:43

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

68:09

Jack Leitch replaces Lionel Ainsworth.

67:54

Craig Moore goes off and Henri Anier comes on.

67:24

The ball is sent over by Jeroen Tesselaar.

65:52

Rory McKenzie scores a right footed goal. Motherwell 1-1 Kilmarnock.Assist by Jackson Irvine.

61:08

Corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

60:40

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

59:59

Vitalijs Maksimenko takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

55:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Reid on Craig Slater.

54:49

Sean Clohessy goes off and Ross Barbour comes on.

53:32

The referee blows for offside.

51:51

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

51:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vitalijs Maksimenko on Craig Moore.

49:57

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line.

49:13

Steven Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

48:57

Lee Ashcroft concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Moore.

47:54

Free kick taken by Craig Slater.

47:42

Unfair challenge on Robbie Muirhead by Stephen McManus results in a free kick.

The match restarts for the second half.

The half-time whistle blows.

44:23

Keith Lasley challenges Robbie Muirhead unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:22

Free kick crossed by Shaun Hutchinson.

43:02

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

40:51

Iain Vigurs slots the ball left footed into the goal. Motherwell 1-0 Kilmarnock.

39:23

Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexei Eremenko.

37:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Vigurs on Craig Slater.

36:31

Craig Reid gets a header at goal.

35:18

Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

35:11

Craig Moore fouled by Vitalijs Maksimenko, the ref awards a free kick.

31:24

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line.

29:02

Iain Vigurs crosses the ball in from the free kick.

28:44

Sean Clohessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Zaine Francis-Angol.

26:40

John Sutton restarts play with the free kick.

25:56

Vitalijs Maksimenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Moore.

22:17

Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.

22:11

Robbie Muirhead concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Hutchinson.

21:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

15:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

13:49

Robbie Muirhead takes a shot. Gunnar Nielsen parries the ball away.

13:04

Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball in from the free kick.

12:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zaine Francis-Angol by Lee Ashcroft.

11:13

Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

10:57

Vitalijs Maksimenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Moore.

7:31

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

6:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jackson Irvine on John Sutton.

6:02

Craig Slater takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

2:10

Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.

1:55

Kris Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McManus.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Well players may get Spanish deals Motherwell manager Stuart McCall insists there is no rush to get his out-of-contract players signed up for next season. And the Fir Park boss joked he would happily leave the negotiations until the end-of-term holiday jaunt abroad. McCall persuaded skipper Keith Lasley and defender Steven Hammell to agree new contracts two years ago after plying them with drink on a trip to Magalluf. He had hoped to begin talks with those whose deals expire in two months' time such as Lasley, Hammell, goalkeeper Lee Hollis, defenders Stephen McManus, Shaun Hutchinson, Fraser Kerr and Craig Reid, and midfielders James McFadden and Lionel Ainsworth already. But he and chief executive Leeann Dempster have now decided to put off those discussions until the club gets a better idea of what prize money it can expect to receive from the Scottish Professional Football League. The Well boss said: "I had a brief meeting with Leeann this week, mainly to discuss the young players who are out of contract. "But we will discuss the other lads later, mainly because the size of the budget we will have depends on where we finish in the league. It won't make a massive difference though. The higher up we finish. the more money the club will get and slightly larger budget we will have. "I will explain to the boys that there will be nothing happening in the next week but we won't be leaving it until the end of the season like we did last time. "Is that a gamble? Well the lads whose deals are up know the position we are in. The likes of Las and Hammy, we had to take them to Magalluf to nail them down and get them signed. That was well after the season had finished. "I'm now just waiting to decide where we are off to now for the contract talks. If I have to be dragged off to some place in Spain, then so be it." Motherwell sit third in the Scottish Premiership, a point behind Aberdeen ahead of Saturday's visit of Kilmarnock to Fir Park. McCall has told those players still waiting for a deal that a victory against Allan Johnston's men will help boost the cash pot he has got to work with. "We'd like to give the lads the best offer we can," he said. "So there's a carrot in it for them. If we can finish higher up, then there might be a few more quid in it for them." Motherwell talisman James McFadden has recovered from the hamstring strain which curtailed his involvement against Ross County last week to declare himself fit for weekend action. Former Scotland forward McFadden will feature, as could young striker Lee Erwin (knee) and right-back Fraser Kerr (ankle) after both shook off knocks. Kilmarnock's Rory McKenzie hopes the club can keep hold of prized asset Kris Boyd for next season - because the striker is making him look good. Boyd - linked with a summer return to Rangers - has bagged 19 Scottish Premiership goals this season. And 20-year-old winger McKenzie reckons having such a lethal frontman tucking away his crosses allows him to bask in the glory too. He said: "Having Kris in there scoring so many goals makes my job easier. "You know where he's going to be and as a winger putting balls into the box, you know he's going to be within the 18-yard box. You're going to get assists if you put a decent ball into the box because he's more than likely to score. He makes you look a better player. "He's been doing it all season and I just need to keep providing him." Boyd - the Scottish Premiership's record scorer - has been keeping tight-lipped on the rumours of a move back to Ibrox, despite his team-mates' best attempts to get an answer from him. McKenzie said: "I travel up in the same car with him to training along with some of the other Ayrshire boys. Ross Barbour is having a go at him, asking what he's doing but he doesn't give much away. I don't think he tells anyone what going on. "We want to keep hold of him but there can be life after Kris. "We've had similar situations every season I've been here. When Craig Bryson left everyone was wondering what was going to happen the season after. Obviously it's going to be hard to replace Kris but there's player here that don't have the presence of Kris Boyd but can step up to the plate given the chance." Killie face a nervous end ot the season as they battle to avoid the relegation play-off spot. They sit three points above 11th-placed St Mirren but having lost back-to-back against Celtic and Aberdeen, now face another tough test against third-place Motherwell. But McKenzie said: "I'd rather be playing in these games when relegation is at stake than under-20 matches. We're going to learn from this. After the split every game is going to be like a cup final. Obviously it's not the kind of games you want to play in being at the bottom end of the table but we know that if we can get through it, it can be a big bonus for us young boys next season. "I think we've got more than a strong enough squad to get out of it and I think it'll benefit us in the future." Kilmarnock will be without suspended skipper Manuel Pascali but boss Allan Johnston has midfielder James Fowler available after the 33-year-old completed his short-term loan stint with Cowdenbeath.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 41212Manager: Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock

  • Gunnar Nielsen
  • Craig Reid
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Stephen McManus
  • Steven Hammell
  • Lionel Ainsworth
  • Keith Lasley
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • John Sutton
  • Craig Moore
  • SUBS
  • Lee Erwin
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Ross Stewart
  • Euan Murray
  • Henri Anier
  • Jack Leitch
  • Dominic Thomas

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWDWW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock
  • LDLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Kilmarnock
  • 0 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 23/11/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 31/08/2013
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 09/02/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 2
  • Kilmarnock
  • 29/12/2012
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 18/08/2012
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 24/03/2012

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 17
  • L Ainsworth 9
  • H Anier 7
  • J McFadden 4
  • S McManus 3
  • K Lasley 2
  • I Vigurs 2
  • Z Francis-Angol 2
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • C Moore 1

Kilmarnock

  • K Boyd 19
  • R McKenzie 3
  • 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
  • R Muirhead 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 50
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 37
  • 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) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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