William Hill Scottish Cup: Kilmarnock 0 v 1 Hamilton

William Hill Scottish Cup: Kilmarnock 0 v 1 Hamilton

in Match Reports January 21, 2017

For this Scottish Cup tie Manager, Lee Clark, gave debuts to all five of his January signings - Kristoffer Ajer, Sean Longstaff, Karleigh Osborne, Callum Roberts and Freddie Woodman - and there was a return for Rory McKenzie after injury.

Not surprisingly it took the new-look Killie side some time to settle, but as the visitors were producing very little either there were very few goal scoring opportunities in the first half.

Killie improved after the break, but all too often crosses and set pieces failed to beat the first defender. Although solid at the back, it turned into a frustrating afternoon for the home support, particularly as the visitors seemed content to play out the draw, picking up four yellow cards in the process.
Top scorer Souleymane Coulibaly and Kris Boyd were sent on in an attempt to unlock the Accies defence, but near the end it was Accies who created a few chances. Freddie Woodman made a fine save from a Crawford shot. Just as it looked as if the two sides were heading for a replay, Karleigh Osborne was judged to have tripped Gillespie in extra time and Bingham scored from the penalty spot in the 93rd minute.

A disappointing result for Killie, however new signings Kristoffer Ajer and Freddie Woodman both showed talent in their debut match.

Killie: Woodman, Hendrie, Taylor, Dicker, Ajer, Osborne, McKenzie (S.Smith 60), Roberts (Coulibaly 64), Tyson (K.Boyd 64), Longstaff, Jones

Subs: S.Boyd, Hawkshaw, Frizzell, MacDonald - not used)

Sandy Ferguson's match pictures.