For the 490ish Killie fans who travelled up to Fir Park from Ayrshire, this is a game that will dissapear from the memory as quickly as the Motherwell ‘ultras’ dissapeared home to their beds. 

Neither team really looked like they were up for a game of football, and I can’t really blame them, it was absolutely freezing! 

In terms of the football, neither team could really assert a period of dominance, with sloppy play and needless mistakes frustrating both sets of supporters. 

For the away side, our best chances were restricted to speculative efforts from outside the box, which failed to trouble former Killie man Samson in goals. Our closest effort was causally a bit of a fluke, an attempted clearance from a Motherwell defender only striking the legs of Stevie Smith, who was none the wiser as the ball rebounded off of him and just shy of the post. 

Motherwell had two great chances to score just before the interval. Firstly, Moult was played through on goal but MacDonald was quickly off of his line to smother the shot. Barely a minute later, danger man Ainsworth was played through behind Scott Boyd, however he had a rush of blood to his head and fired wildly over when he really should have scored. 

The second half was, if possible, even more sloppy than the first half. There were no real chances of note, just some desperate defending from both teams. In the end, both teams looked like they were fairly happy with a point, even though the fans were left feeling a bit short changed. 

Full time at a gloomy Fir Park, Motherwell 0-0 Kilmarnock. 

PLAYER RATINGS 

MacDonald – Didn’t have much to do but there when called upon, some of his kicking was questionable [7]

Hendrie – Had a solid game defensively but didn’t offer too much going forward [6]

Boyd – Did what was asked of him, dealt with threat of McDonald and Moult very well [8] 

Boyle – Kept his head against tricky opponents, not quite as solid as his defensive partner Boyd (7)

Taylor – Struggled to deal with Ainsworth, didn’t offer much support to Jordan Jones down the left hand side [5]

Smith – Almost non existent the whole game, a miracle how he managed to not get subbed [4]

Dicker – Started off poorly, but grew into the game as it went on, was playing some good passes [6]

Jones – Was the main attacking threat going forward but poor decision making let him down numerous times [5]

Coulibaly – One of his worst games in a Kilmarnock shirt, tried to shoot at every opportunity when passing would have been better [4]

Tyson – His effort can’t be faulted, but his actual footballing ability let him down today [5]

MAN OF THE MATCH: SCOTT BOYD 
KTID 💙

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