in Match Reports February 5, 2018
Killie were handed a double boost as Innes Cameron's goal was enough to beat Aberdeen U20s 1-0 as Iain Wilson returned from injury.
The Scotland U21 international made his first appearance since suffering a knee ligament injury at Pittodrie in September.
Playing at centre back, the teenager was the best player on the pitch and strolled through the match before being substituted on 70 minutes.
Deadline Day signings Jasko Keranovic and Aaron Simpson started for Killie with the visitors boasting Scott Wright in their line up.
Wilson created the best chance of the opening 45 minutes, driving forward from defence and into the Aberdeen box only to fire his shot narrowly over the bar.
In a game of few chances, Killie took the lead when a cross from the left bobbled around the Aberdeen box and Innes Cameron was on hand to fire past David Craddock from six yards out.
Simpson was forced off with an injury with 15 minutes remaining as Aberdeen pushed for an equaliser late on.
However Killie held out in the latter stages to claim a crucial win as Andy Millen's men aim to rise from the bottom of the table.
Kilmarnock: Keranovic; Simpson (Barr), Waters, Dempsie, I.Wilson (Paterson), Mouanda, Graham (McDonald), Spencer, Cameron, Samizadeh, Scally.