in Match Reports March 31, 2018
Goals from Lee Erwin and Stephen O'Donnell gave Killie a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hamilton.
Already assured of our top six spot, victory ensures Killie have won four successive league wins in a single season for the first time since 1997.
Steve Clarke kept Jordan Jones and Youssouf Mulumbu on the bench for this one with Alan Power, Rory McKenzie and Eamonn Brophy, all of whom signed new contracts this week starting.
With a feelgood factor around Rugby Park, it didn't take long to have the home fans on their feet. After five minutes Stephen O'Donnell crossed for Lee Erwin, who turned and fired the ball past Gary Woods in the Hamilton goal.
Killie continued to attack and push for a second goal with Brophy looking to grab a goal against his former side.
The hosts did get the crucial second goal on the verge of the interval when O'Donnell volleyed the ball towards goal from distance and the strike found the way into the net.
Kris Boyd came close to adding to the lead straight after the interval with Gary Woods producing a one-handed save.
Jordan Jones was introduced to the action and set up Erwin but the forward couldn't quite grab his second of the game.
Jamie MacDonald, who had largely been a spectator, had to look sharp to deny two Accies chances in quick succession as the match drew to a conclusion.
And Killie were able to see the match out with ease as we completed an unbeaten March.
Kilmarnock: MacDonald; O'Donnell, S.Boyd, Findlay, Taylor; Power (Wilson), Dicker, McKenzie; Brophy (Kiltie), K.Boyd (Jones), Erwin.