Aberdeen 1-1 Kilmarnock: Boyd hands Killie a cup replay

Aberdeen 1-1 Kilmarnock: Boyd hands Killie a cup replay

in Match Reports March 3, 2018

Killie earned a Scottish Cup quarter final replay thanks to a penalty from Kris Boyd.

Boyd made no mistake from 12 yards to secure a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie and give Steve Clarke's men another shot at reaching the last four.

A fantastic Killie support of 1368 battled through the harsh winter weather, which had hit the country over the past week to see their side fight for every ball.

Graeme Shinnie gave the hosts the lead inside the opening ten minutes as his cross/shot found a way past Jamie MacDonald and into the corner of the net.

Without Youssouf Mulumbu and Gordon Greer from the midweek draw with Hearts, Gary Dicker and Stuart Findlay returned to the starting XI. Kris Boyd partnered Brophy in attack and both were to have busy afternoons.

Brophy had a penalty appeal turned down in front of the Richard Donald Stand as Killie rallied from losing the opening goal.

Kirk Broadfoot, who enjoyed another excellent game at the back, was a threat at the other end  as he forced former Killie loan star Freddie Woodman into a fine save.

The visiting support never lost faith and they were rewarded with a dominant display from their team in the second period.

Boyd, who slashed a volley wide late in the first half, was linking up well with substitute Lee Erwin with Jordan Jones also proving more of a threat as the match wore on.

Confusion between Kari Arnason and Shay Logan saw Jones brought down in the box and Boyd stepped up to fire a fine penalty past the helpless Woodman.

The Killie forward certainly enjoyed the celebration in front of the Aberdeen support as the Killie fans roared with delight.

Steve Clarke pushed for a winner with Chris Burke and Greg Kitie introduced to the action as the home fans vented their frustration.

Neither side could find a late goal and will meet again at Rugby Park on Tuesday, March 13. 

Kilmarnock: MacDonald; O'Donnell, Broadfoot, Findlay, Taylor; Power, Dicker, McKenzie (Burke), Jones, Brophy (Erwin), K.Boyd (Kiltie) 

Att: 8739