Killie book place in~round three

Kilmarnock booked their place in the third round of the Co-operative Insurance Cup with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Brechin on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 27/08/08 at 22:06 Post Comment

Jefferies: Good win for Killie

Jefferies: Good win for Killie

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Second Division side had goalkeeper Craig Nelson to thank for keeping Killie at bay in the first half but he could not produce more heroics after the break to deny Frazer Wright.

Killie's tensions were eased on 65 minutes when a stunning shot from Craig Bryson made sure of their place in Monday's draw.

Brechin created the first chance of the game after only eight minutes when former Airdrie striker Gary Twigg got himself on the end of a Kevin Byers cross and expertly lofted it over goalkeeper Alan Combe.

Twigg had turned to celebrate when the assistant referee called him back with a raised flag.

Killie knew they were in for a scrap at Glebe Park and were determined to get the opening goal to take the sting out of the game.

They almost did that after 13 minutes when Medhi Taouil picked out Wright inside the box with a free-kick but his powerful header was saved by goalkeeper Nelson.

Brechin almost snatched the lead 60 seconds later as they broke upfield, with full-back Willie Dyer feeding Twigg who clipped the ball through for Ian Diack, but his low drive through the six-yard box was too quick for everyone.

Nelson kept his side in the game on 16 minutes, this time diving to his near post to pluck the ball away after Allan Russell - making his Killie debut after injury - had planted a header goalwards.

The 37-year-old goalkeeper was in inspired form and made another crucial intervention on the half-hour mark when Bryson looked set to score with a drive from inside the area.

Russell's debut was curtailed at half-time as Willie Gibson was introduced to the action after the break.

Kilmarnock finally found the goal they so desperately needed after 58 minutes.

Taouil's free kick from the right caught Brechin completely square and they left Wright in far too much space, allowing him to slot a low shot beyond Nelson.

Kilmarnock's second goal came seven minutes later but this time Brechin did not need to beat themselves up about it because the strike was sublime.

Garry Hay linked well with Gibson on the left and Hay's low cross landed perfectly for Bryson, who flicked an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 15 March 2015
15:00
Dundee U 0-2 Celtic  
Sunday, 01 February 2015
13:30
Celtic 2-0 Rangers Report
Saturday, 31 January 2015
15:00
Dundee U 2-1 Aberdeen Report
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
19:45
Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton  
Celtic 6-0 Partick  
Hibernian 3-3 Dundee U  
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:15
Rangers 1-0 St J'stone Report
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
19:45
Dundee U 1-0 Dundee  
Hamilton 0-0 Motherwell Report
19:15
Celtic 3-0 Hearts  

Footer 365

Ian Baraclough was delighted Motherwell's game plan worked at Ibrox

Ian Baraclough says Motherwell's game plan worked perfectly as they won 3-1 at Rangers in the Premiership play-off final

Stuart McCall disappointed by slack Rangers in Motherwell defeat

Stuart McCall says Rangers gave their poorest performance under him as they lost their play-off tie against Motherwell

Chris Coleman hopeful Wales will not lost points from Israel win

Wales manager Chris Coleman fears his side would be badly affected if they lose points from their European Qualifier against Israel.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company