St Johnstone 1-2 Killie McDairmaid Park 2 December 2017
Super Killie Away!!!! Another great performance away from home sees us pick up another three points and moves us closer to the teams above us and the top six. Backed by a fantastic travelling support, goals from Stuart Findlay and Eamon Brophy either side of a Steven Maclean equaliser gave us a well deserved win. So as Steve Clarke’s blue and white army make the trip back down the M9, here’s four things to note from today’s game…
We’re on the up both on and off the park. Today saw another outstanding turnout from the Killie faithful, with well over 500 making the journey up the Perth. They never stopped singing the whole game and it turned out to be one of the best atmospheres in a Killie end in quite a few years. A real credit to the club!
A true man of the Match performance from the loanee in an unnatural position. He dominated that side of the park, with stout defending and some great attacking runs. He capped it all off with his first ever senior goal, a great header which he has thoroughly deserved after a series of solid performances since Steve Clarke came in.
BROPHY: THE GOOD & THE UGLY
It was certainly a mixed game for the miniature striker. He was given his big chance by Clarke after being selected ahead of Erwin, and he grasped it with both hands. He had a few good shots at goal before finishing off a great team goal to bang in the winner. However, he has the chance to put us 3-1 ahead when he went through one on one with the keeper but he somehow managed to not stick the ball in the net. He will be glad to get his first Killie goal, but will rue the fact that it could have been two.
Fighting spirit is not something you would associate with Killie in the last few seasons, but we seem to have it in abundance now. Even after St Johnstone scored today, the heads never went down and we continued to press and create chances and got our deserved winner. A fantastic performance and a wonderful day out for all Killie fans there!
Man of the Match: Stuart Findlay