Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Ross County (League)

Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 3:00 PM at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Attendance: 3,582
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Kilmarnock v Ross County, Oct 19th 2013, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock Ross County 

Goalscorers
Kris Boyd (17)
Jackson Irvine (71)
None.

Starting Eleven
Craig Samson
Sean Clohessy
Ismael Bouzid
Darren Barr
Jeroen Tesselaar
Barry Nicholson
Manuel Pascali
Jackson Irvine
Rabiu Ibrahim
Michael Gardyne
Kris Boyd
Mark Brown
Mihael Kovacevic
Ben Gordon
Scott Boyd
Brian McLean
Rocco Quinn
Stuart Kettlewell
Richard Brittain
Melvin De Leeuw
Steven Ross
Ivan Sproule

Bench
Antonio Reguero
James Fowler
William Gros
Kyle Jacobs
Rory McKenzie
Mark O'Hara
Mendes David Silva
Michael Fraser
Steven Saunders
Branislav Micic
Marc Klok
Darren Maatsen
Gary Glen
Kevin Luckassen

Substitutions
Mendes David Silva for Rabiu Ibrahim (35)
Rory McKenzie for Michael Gardyne (76)
Darren Maatsen for Ivan Sproule (24)
Kevin Luckassen for Richard Brittain (64)
Gary Glen for Steven Ross (75)

Bookings
Manuel Pascali (45) Scott Boyd (69)
Brian McLean (81)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 27 apps -
Mihael Kovacevic 43 apps -
Ben Gordon 11 apps -
Scott Boyd 230 apps11 goals
Brian McLean 10 apps -
Rocco Quinn 77 apps11 goals
Steven Ross 19 apps1 goal
Stuart Kettlewell 138 apps9 goals
Melvin De Leeuw 10 apps2 goals
Richard Brittain 218 apps46 goals
Ivan Sproule 23 apps7 goals
Darren Maatsen (sub) 6 apps1 goal
Gary Glen (sub) 32 apps3 goals
Kevin Luckassen (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Steven Ross (20 years 56 days)
Oldest Player:Ivan Sproule (32 years 251 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 165 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Steven Ross (20 years 56 days)
Oldest Player:Ivan Sproule (32 years 251 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 308 days

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Kilmarnock earned their first win of the campaign with a 2-0 success over Ross County at Rugby Park.

Kris Boyd and on-loan midfielder Jackson Irvine netted to allow manager Allan Johnston to enjoy the winning feeling for the first time since taking the job in the summer.

Killie struck on 17 minutes when Michael Gardyne's header dropped to Boyd, whose initial effort was blocked by Scott Boyd before the striker slid in the knock home the rebound.

Boyd sent a volley over the County bar seven minutes later and Brian McLean scrambled the ball off the line from a Darren Barr header at the back post.

Gardyne send Boyd through with a superb pass just after the break and this time the striker lobbed the ball on to the bar.

County were almost level when a slip from Craig Samson presented defender Mihael Kovacevic with a clear strike but the Killie keeper redeemed himself with an instinctive block.

The home team settled the match when Barry Nicholson rolled the ball square at a free-kick for Irvine to curl home a beautiful strike.

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