Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 3:00 PM at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Attendance: 3,234
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Kilmarnock Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Greg Kiltie (45)
Josh Magennis (66)
None.

Team Managers
Lee Clark John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Jamie MacDonald
Mark O Hara
Conrad Balatoni
Stuart Findlay
Steven Smith
Craig Slater
Kevin McHattie
Rory McKenzie
Greg Kiltie
Kallum Higginbotham
Josh Magennis
Owain Fon Williams
Josh Meekings
David Raven
Daniel Devine
Carl Tremarco
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Ryan Christie
Danny Williams
Miles Storey

Bench
Mark Ridgers
Jamie Hamill
Mark Connolly
Kris Boyd
Tope Obadeyi
Lee Ashcroft
Adam Frizzell
Ryan Esson
Iain Vigurs
Alasdair Sutherland
Lewis Horner
Nat Wedderburn
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo

Substitutions
Tope Obadeyi -> Greg Kiltie (83)
Kris Boyd -> Josh Magennis (86)
Adam Frizzell -> Rory McKenzie (90)
Iain Vigurs for Ross Draper (46)
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo for Danny Williams (53)
Alasdair Sutherland for David Raven (80)

Bookings
None. Miles Storey (69)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 14 apps -
Josh Meekings 157 apps5 goals
Carl Tremarco 45 apps -
Daniel Devine 52 apps2 goals
David Raven 128 apps3 goals
Greg Tansey 116 apps16 goals
Ryan Christie 72 apps10 goals
Liam Polworth 43 apps1 goal
Danny Williams 79 apps4 goals
Ross Draper 133 apps7 goals
Miles Storey 6 apps4 goals
Iain Vigurs (sub) 32 apps3 goals
Alasdair Sutherland (sub) 4 apps -
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (sub) 10 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (21 years 10 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 80 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 12 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alasdair Sutherland (19 years 32 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 80 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 13 days
Domestic Players:11 (64.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Disappointment at Rugby Park:

Inverness went down 2-1 at Rugby Park as Kilmarnock scored in each half to continue their resurgence and halt Inverness in their tracks. Greg Kiltie scored right on half time and Josh Magennis added a second as Inverness wilted, with Killie running out deserved winners in the end.

Johndo will have a full report for us in due course...........and here it is

Well that was my first venture since the trip to Romania. Have to admit that Kilmarnock ain't Bucharest and the Portmann ain't the Old City but at least I remembered the game this time. Another enjoyable Juanjo Awayday, only spoilt by a tepid performance and a very disappointing scoreline. It wasn't that we actually played that badly but it was a case of looking good but with no end product. That was Killie's first clean sheet of the season and no wonder Jamie McDonald had a wry smile at the final whistle as he applauded the away support who had been goading him most of the afternoon. "You won us the cup" ditty evidently fell on deaf ears. The possession stats were 50/50 and only eight shots with five on target throughout the game pretty much sums it up.

But it really could have been so different if we had pressed home our domination of the first 20-25 minutes. There was a lot of possession but of the tippy-tappy, Ray Wilkins variety. Killie threw seven men across the pitch and limited us to chances from crosses or dead ball situations. Perhaps it might have been different if either Devine, Draper or Meekings had placed their headers in the back of the net - but as was the case throughout the game - our final touch or attempted pass was atrocious. I haven't really criticised Yogi too much but I felt that he was at fault this time. Why he allowed Draper to stay on the pitch until half-time baffles me. Sure Draper is determined and did not want to go off but he was a passenger for the last 20 minutes and all that was probably accomplished was to make his injury worst. Yogi should have hooked him and took Vigurs on earlier. And then Mutombo for Williams was a strange decision. I thought Williams was having a good day and his pace was worrying Killie. Mutombo to me is a forward version of Djebi-Zadi. And the introduction of Sutherland was also too late. To me the difference in the sides was Magennis. I have never really been impressed by him but his mere physical presence appeared to upset Devine and Meekings. The second half felt far longer than 45 minutes and we appeared to rely on big punts looking to capitalise on the pace of Storey who had little if any support.

So perhaps it was just a bad day at the office. Perhaps the Tannadice farce left its mark. At least ours wasn't the only surprise scoreline. And I ended my time in Kilmarnock visiting a hostelry whose name resembled some of the players on show earlier.

Match report written by Immortal Howden Ender



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 11 8 2 1 26 9 17 26
2. Aberdeen 11 8 0 3 17 12 5 24
3. Ross County 11 5 3 3 18 12 6 18
4. Hearts 10 5 2 3 17 14 3 17
5. St. Johnstone 11 4 2 5 22 19 3 14
6. Motherwell 11 3 1 7 8 14 -6 10
7. Hamilton Academical 11 5 2 4 15 13 2 17
8. Dundee 11 4 4 3 17 19 -2 16
9. Inverness CT 11 3 4 4 11 14 -3 13
10. Kilmarnock 11 3 3 5 12 20 -8 12
11. Partick Thistle 11 2 3 6 8 14 -6 9
12. Dundee Utd 10 1 2 7 9 20 -11 5

* - Table split into two divisions of six.