Malpas reverted to a back four with Craigan and Reynolds taking the central roles and the defence was found wanting early on when Invincible headed against the bar in six minutes. The early action flowed from end to end and we had three corners inside the opening ten minutes.
Well done Kerrso!
We were three up at half time, mostly due to the inept performance of the Killie keeper. McDonald's good work on the left wing produced a scramble on the goal causing Smith to fumble. Foran forced it over the line.
The second came from a
Meldrum takes the cross
We were three up when a twenty five yard Kerr shot found Smith's left hand corner. Again, the keeper seemed slow to react.
As expected, most of the second half saw us defending as Killie tried to claw themselves back into the match. Despite their advantage in possession and height they never looked like breaching our defence. When needed, bodies were thrown to block scoring chances and Meldrum was rarely troubled. Crosses were dealt with effectively.
McDonald was rightly criticised when his break on the right was followed by a selfish attempt on goal when the square pass was ‘on'. He did make the pass in seventy five minutes when he set up Elliot with a glorious chance from the penalty spot but the attempt was directed at the keeper. Elliott had a great effort bound for the postage stamp corner but Smith made is best save of the match to keep it out.
McDonald was not to be denied. His first came with ten minutes remaining and he scored with a header direct from a corner kick. It saved his blushes as he had issed a sitter moments before. The team's fifth came when Skippy collected a ball which was floated over the top of the defence. He got there first and placed the ball by the helpless goalie.
It was a marvellous goal-fest and made all the sweeter as it was accompanied with a clean sheet. It may be that the Killie side are still being berated by Jeffries as this report is typed. They were awful. Bring on the pars in a fortnight.