Kilmarnock booed off after League Cup exit

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark

Kilmarnock were knocked out of the league cup after a lacklustre display saw them slump to defeat on penalties to Albion Rovers.

After a goalless 90 minutes, Josh Magennis was denied in the shootout by keeper Ross Stewart as the Wee Rovers claimed the bonus point.

Scott McBride scored the fifth spot kick to seal victory for the visitors.

Ryan Wallace thought he had put Rovers in front in the first-half, only to see his effort ruled out for a foul.

In a week when the Killie manager had to deny stories he was about to quit, he looked a frustrated figure as his players turned in a second successive disjointed home performance.

Killie’s on-loan keeper from Swansea Oliver Davies produced two moments Max Bygraves used to sing about, notably “Careless hands”, as he fumbled when it looked easier to catch.

With the second he was fortunate the referee came to his aid because Wallace took advantage of his slip-up and slotted the ball in the net.

However, Bobby Madden disallowed the goal for apparently a foul on Davies.

Josh Magennis and Souleymane Coulibaly were the main Killie strikers but they failed to hit the target with any of the opportunities that fell their way in the first half.

The first effort on target came from the League One side when Mark Ferry’s low strike on the hour mark saw Davies dive low to his right to turn it round the post.

In the last ten minutes Killie’s full-time status seemed kick-in with Rovers more on the back foot.

Rory McKenzie fired a volley from 25 yards over the bar before Coulibaly tried an acrobatic back flick with his heel that was stopped on the line.

Miles Addison sent a glancing header wide from a Magennis cross, before McKenzie had a penalty appeal rejected after going down in the box under the challenge of Ross Dunlop.

However, a former Killie player Gary Fisher almost came back to haunt his old club with a late strike which Davies had to be alert to hold.

That meant we headed to penalties, and Magennis’ miss saw the League One side prevail in the shootout.

Line-ups

Kilmarnock

  • 12Davies
  • 2WebbSubstituted forTaylorat 61′minutes
  • 5Boyle
  • 4Addison
  • 3Smith
  • 7McKenzie
  • 8Dicker
  • 6Smith
  • 11JonesSubstituted forBojajat 62′minutes
  • 28Magennis
  • 19CoulibalyBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 1MacDonald
  • 14McFadzean
  • 16Waddington
  • 17Burn
  • 20Bojaj
  • 21Frizzell
  • 24Taylor

Albion

  • 1Stewart
  • 2Reid
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6Dunlop
  • 3TurnbullBooked at 89mins
  • 7FerrySubstituted forMcBrideat 67′minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 8Davidson
  • 4Fisher
  • 10Willis
  • 9WallaceSubstituted forGilmourat 81′minutes
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forStewartat 76′minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McBride
  • 14Young
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16Shields
  • 17Potts
  • 18Cappie
  • 19Stewart
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
2,219

Match Stats

Home TeamKilmarnockAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Kilmarnock 0(3), Albion Rovers 0(5).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Kilmarnock 0(3), Albion Rovers 0(5).

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0(3), Albion Rovers 0(5). Scott McBride (Albion Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0(3), Albion Rovers 0(4). Florent Bojaj (Kilmarnock) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0(2), Albion Rovers 0(4). Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0(2), Albion Rovers 0(3). Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0(2), Albion Rovers 0(2). Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0(1), Albion Rovers 0(2). Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0(1), Albion Rovers 0(1). Steven Smith (Kilmarnock) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 0, Albion Rovers 0(1). Ross Stewart (Albion Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Kilmarnock 0, Albion Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 0, Albion Rovers 0.

Booking

Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Attempt saved. Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Ross Dunlop.

Attempt saved. Souleymane Coulibaly (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Alan Reid.

Attempt missed. Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ross Gilmour replaces Ryan Wallace.

Foul by Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock).

Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Scott McBride (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Souleymane Coulibaly (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ross Stewart replaces Calum Ferguson.

William Boyle (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Albion Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Scott McBride replaces Mark Ferry.

Attempt missed. Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock).

Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Florent Bojaj replaces Jordan Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Greg Taylor replaces Josh Webb.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Oliver Davies.

Attempt saved. Mark Ferry (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock).

Calum Ferguson (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

References

  1. ^ Line-ups (www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. ^ Match Stats (www.bbc.co.uk)
  3. ^ Live Text (www.bbc.co.uk)

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