Kilmarnock 3-1 Motherwell: Hosts hit back after tough start

Kilmarnock 3-1 Motherwell: Hosts hit back after tough start

in Match Reports September 29, 2018

Killie claimed back-to-back home Premiership victories after coming from behind to beat Motherwell 3-1.

Goals from Chris Burke, Greg Stewart and Eamonn Brophy saw Killie follow up last weekend's triumph over champions Celtic with another fine display.

Sunday's match winner Stuart Findlay wasn't able to take his place in the team with Scott Boyd slotting into the starting XI.

Motherwell had shown they were no pushovers during a tight League Cup against Hearts in midweek and they took the lead after 16 minutes of this encounter.

Ryan Bowman rose to flick the ball on to strike partner Curtis Main and the Motherwell number nine stayed strong before unleashing a fine strike past Jamie MacDonald and into the corner of the net.

Killie had failed to get going and things looked like they may get even worse when the Steelmen were awarded a penalty.

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair went down in the box and referee Don Robertson pointed to the spot. Main stepped up but Jamie MacDonald stayed strong to clutch the ball and turn the momentum in Killie's favour.

Good play in midfield saw Killie break and Jordan Jones' effort was too hot for Trevor Carson to handle and Chris Burke applied the finishing touch into an empty net for his second goal in as many matches.

Spurred on by a crowd of 5,090, Killie went in front when Brophy brought the ball down for Stewart and he drove at the 'Well defence before curling his strike past Carson.

Any doubts over the destination of the points were removed when Brophy was brought down by Liam Donnelly just before the hour mark. Killie's number 25 celebrated his Scotland U21 call up by sending Carson the wrong way to get himself on the score sheet.

Steve Clarke's men were in total control of the match with Stewart showing his technique, touch and awareness to claim the Man of the Match prize.

Carson was on hand to stop any further goals being scored as Brophy and substitute Bright Enobakhare went close as the Killie fans savoured another fine win.

Kilmarnock: MacDonald; O'Donnell, Broadfoot, S.Boyd, Taylor; Power, Tshibola, Jones (Enobakhare), Burke (Dicker), Stewart, Brophy (Ndjoli)

Attendance: 5,090