Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen: Late goal hurts Killie

Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen: Late goal hurts Killie

in Match Reports November 4, 2018

A late sucker punch from Lewis Ferguson broke Killie's six-game unbeaten run as our wait for a home win against Aberdeen goes on.

Ferguson stunned the Rugby Park crowd by finding a gap to curl the ball into the corner of the net and give Derek McInnes' side what had appeared to be an unlikely triumph.

Killie enjoyed the better of the first hour of this contest and led through Kris Boyd's penalty. The number nine stepped up to slam the ball past Joe Lewis and into the net as Steve Clarke's men took the lead for the first time in eight games.

Boyd was the only change to the starting line up, replacing the suspended Greg Stewart and he scored his first league goal of the campaign after Shay Logan was penalised in the box.

Our club captain made no mistake from 12 yards and seemed to enjoy the celebration.

We hadn't beaten Aberdeen at home since December 2011 and that run sadly continued as the Dons showed the resilience which has helped them finish as league runners-up in recent seasons.

Stevie May's introduction at the interval gave the team added attacking impetus and he combined well with fellow sub Bruce Anderson to drag the Dons up the field.

With Killie remaining in control of matters, it was a shock when Aberdeen equalised with their first effort on target. 

Niall McGinn cut in from the left and his shot took a touch off Anderson to leave Jamie MacDonald with little chance in the Killie goal.

The match was there for either side and unfortunately it was the men from the Granite City who made it count.

Broadfoot was penalised for a foul on Graeme Shinnie just outside the box and Ferguson capped off a fine week with a low strike to sicken the Killie fans.

After seeing their unbeaten sequence come to an end, the squad will look to bounce back away to Hearts on Saturday.

Kilmarnock: MacDonald; O'Donnell, Broadfoot, Findlay, Taylor; Power (Kiltie), Tshibola (Byrne), Dicker, Jones (Ndjoli), Burke, K.Boyd

Subs: Bachmann, S.Boyd, McKenzie, Millen 

Attendance: 5,270