Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ladies regain top spot

Cumbernauld Colts 2-3 Kilmarnock

The ladies got back to winning ways after beating Colts at Broadwood Stadium last night. Off to a flyer getting a penalty in the opening minutes after Linzi Taylor was upended in the box. Chloe Ponton stepped up and shot just over the bar, but she quickly made amends in the 11th minute whipping in directly from a corner, not the first time the youngster has done that his season. 1-0 Killie.

Kilmarnock were dominant across the park and increased their lead on the half hour mark through Kirsty Mcglaughlin who blasted home to open her account for Killie 2-0.

Colts had been on the backfoot for most of the half and were looking for the halftime whistle. Killie should have increased their lead throughout the half but missed opportunities.

The second half was a totally different affair with Colts becoming the dominant side using their height and strength to good use. They got their just reward after a long ball was misjudged in defence and Melissa Porter latched onto it and lobbed Hunter in the Killie goal. 2-1.

Colts kept up the pressure and Killie were cracking. Their equaliser wasn't long in coming with a scuffle around the box and Jo Morrison seemed to scuff her shot but it looped over the keeper 2-2.

15mins left to play the tension was incredible. Killie replied almost immediately after a surging run from Linzi Taylor into the box and she was sent crashing to the ground, penalty Killie 77mins. This time Mcglaughlin stepped up cool as you like, despatching the ball past the Colts keeper. 3-2 Killie.

A frantic final thirteen minutes ensued and Colts were desperate to get a draw but Killie held onto their lead. A thoroughly entertaining match full of energy and some excellent football played by both sides in this encounter. Roll on the return fixture in early September.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Boroughmuir Thistle 0-5 Kilmarnock Ladies

Boroughmuir Thistle 0-5 Kilmarnock Ladies

Kilmarnock got off to the best possible start with Clare Docherty putting pressure on the Boroughmuir keeper and forcing her into a mistake then profited by slotting home in the opening minute of the game. An excellent start and Killie never let the home side into the game for the next 10/15 minutes with constant pressure, but were unable to add to the scoreline. Then midway through the half, a Kirsty Munro strike through a ruck of players ended up in the back of the net. 2-0 Kilmarnock. Just on the stroke of halftime Clare Docherty, who had been a constant thorn in the thistle defence, scored her second of the game to give the visitors a comfortable HT 3-0 lead.

The second half was much the same with Kilmarnock on the front foot and playing the majority of the game in the opposition half. After a series of corners whipped in by Chloe Ponton, Kirsten Rolph got on the end of one and headed strongly past the keeper to make it 4-0 to the visitors. Substitutions came in the form of Taylor and Sanchez being replaced by Telford and Lyttle then Mailley, Higgins and McCluskey came on for Murphy, Munro and Ponton. With all these changes Kilmarnock carried on delivering the same levels of passing, pressing and dominance of the match. They were rewarded in the final minute with Nicole Telford getting on the end of a Laura Lyttle pass and she slotted past the Boroughmuir keeper to end the game 5-0 Kilmarnock.

Coach Stewart Hall was pleased with the attitude and a good team performance today with the team getting back to winning ways and sets us up for next weekend's Scottish cup tie at home to SPL1 team Hamilton Accies.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

2016 AGM Minutes


All supporters are invited to attend the KFCSA Annual General Meeting in the Park Suite at Rugby Park on Saturday 24th June starting at 1pm.

As well as the normal AGM business, colleagues from the Killie Trust will be in attendance to update everyone on the Trust in Killie initiative, which will result in fan representation on the Club Board.

Club Director John Kiltie, newly appointed manager Lee McCulloch and his assistant Peter Leven will also be there, so there may be news about the new strips, stadium changes, possible new signings, and of course some chat about the first game of the season in the Betfred Cup!

Detailed minutes from last year’s meeting are available HERE

Monday, 5 June 2017

KFCSA AGM Notice


The Annual General Meeting of the Kilmarnock Football Club Supporters' Association will be held in the Park Suite at Rugby Park, starting at 1pm, on Saturday 24th June 2017.

Formal notification will be issued shortly.

Applications are invited for Committee Members and should have a proposer and be seconded.

The current Chairman and Vice Chairman, James Morrison and David Sneddon Jnr, are not seeking re-election and applications (again with a proposer and seconder) are also invited for those positions.

All applications should be submitted to the Secretary Iain Sherry (1965ktid@gmail.com) no later than Saturday 10th June 2017.

Iain will also be pleased to provide any further information or details about being involved with the Committee.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Season Diary - Week 43



The season is well and truly over for us but the football continues with cup finals at all levels and internationals on the horizon.

I may or may not continue the season diary until such times as it is due back in the Scotsman, but if I miss a few here and there I don’t think anyone will mind…be warned, no 140-word restriction on rambling!

I was in to purchase my new season ticket the other day and the ladies in the shop tell me that they are going like proverbial hotcakes with many ‘new’ purchasers and many whom have returned from their self-imposed exile.

That’s great news, but it will take a long time to undo what has been done to our club and let’s not kid ourselves on that we will start getting massive crowds any time soon.

A manager would be nice though, and a chairman.

We do however have a new CEO as ex-club secretary Kirsten Callaghan steps into the breach once more…a great Killie fan and I wish her all the best.

Looking at the board room situation I can’t help but think that we could be doing with a Director of Football type person in there, quickly, so we can be on our toes for next season.

What we need is leadership and someone with some gravitas and football knowledge that can help the directors and the fans during this transitional period.

John Kiltie has intimated to the KFCSA that there could possibly be another appointment announced in the near future, but not who it is or what they are doing, I really hope they have nailed it because getting the right person on board is crucial.

Go get your season tickets if you haven’t already, and join the Trust and subscribe to the Trust in Killie initiative…I’m in!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

KFCSA & Trust Statement


The Committee of KFCSA and the Board of the Killie Trust were surprised to learn of the resignation of former Club Chairman Michael Johnston as both the Company Secretary and a Director of the Club.

Whilst many supporters did not agree with some of his actions and statements it is appropriate to acknowledge Mr Johnston's many years of service to the football club.

Having secured our top-flight status for the 25th consecutive season it is to be hoped that all supporters and the Club Board can now pull together to assist in backing the team and the Club.

There are plenty of ways to show support for the Club and the team – particularly buying season tickets, player sponsorship, advertising etc.

The Trust in Killie initiative is now more important than ever as it will guarantee a supporter representative at full board level who can convey the fans’ viewpoints to the Directors and be part of the decision-making process.

You can sign up to Trust in Killie HERE

With everyone working together and the imminent appointment of a new manager it is time for OUR club to move forward once again.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Season Diary - Week 42




What an end to the season, I don’t know where to start!

We lost midweek at Motherwell, we hammered them in the first half despite losing an early goal and the full back up against Jones was subbed before he burst into tears, but they made changes and we failed to react.

We lost at home, again, this time to Ross County so we finished the season in eighth place just behind them.

I’d have taken that at the start of the season so well done all concerned.

There was terrible news on the injury front as top talent Greg Kiltie was stretchered off at half time and we await the results of scans to see just how long he will be out this time, get well soon wee man.

Gary Dicker won the KillieFC.com player of the year award - just for most appearances in the match report and season diary adverts! Exciting stuff as J2 nearly caught him on the last day but lost out by just a point.

Four Killie players were named in Scott Gemmill's squad for the Toulon Tournament, yes FOUR, only Celtic had as many which, along with being the only club from the UK in the top 100 lowest (#28) average age first teams in Europe, makes Gordon Parks' article about us at the start of the season laughable.

The KFCSA/Killie Trust/Young Kilmarnock dance in the Grand Hall to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Scottish Cup win was a sell out and attended by most of the team including manager Bobby Williamson, who flew in from Kenya.

Top night, well organised, enjoyed by all.

Last but not least we had the resignation of Michael Johnston.

It is sad how it transpired, but I hope we can all eventually look forward to happier times.

Now get out there and buy your season tickets…I want to see you all back next season!