Dundee 1-2 Kilmarnock: Brophy strikes to down the Dees

Dundee 1-2 Kilmarnock: Brophy strikes to down the Dees

in Match Reports October 6, 2018

Killie made it three wins on the spin after a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over Dundee.

For the third successive game, Steve Clarke's men came from behind to take all three points and rise to third spot in the Premiership table.

The Killie boss made one enforced change to his team with Stuart Findlay coming in for Kirk Broadfoot, who picked up a knock to his back in training.

After recovering from losing the first goal against both Celtic and Motherwell in recent weeks, Killie were forced to again as Adil Nabi turned and fired home from the edge of the box following a poor clearance.

Killie made a quick recovery once more as Jordan Jones saw his looping shot go over Elliott Parish and hit the net to the delight of the travelling fans.

After the goal it was Kilmarnock who grew in confidence with Eamonn Brophy and Greg Stewart linking up well again ably assisted by Chris Burke and Jordan Jones.

Parish palmed away a free kick from Brophy before the major talking point of the match.

Jordan Jones drove towards the box under the attention of Cammy Kerr with the referee Steven McLean pointing to the penalty spot despite protests from the home players and fans.

Eamonn Brophy stepped up and fired past Parish to give Killie something to hold on to. 

That lead could have been extended after Killie gained a second spot kick but this time Parish was able to save to deny Greg Stewart. 

The men from Ayrshire saw the game out well thanks to clever footwork from Chris Burke and Stewart to head into the international break in fine mood as the delighted visiting fans exited Dens Park.

Kilmarnock: MacDonald, O'Donnell, Findlay, S.Boyd, Taylor; Power, Tshibola (Byrne), Jones (Enobakhare), Burke, Stewart, Brophy (Dicker) 

Attendance: 5,158