Kilmarnock passed their test of character on Saturday – and match-winner Nicke Kabamba is targeting a push into the top six.
Killie won against the odds at home to Hamilton Accies at the weekend. It was a game that started so well for them, Greg Kiltie putting them ahead after 10 minutes. But things had gone against them by the end of the half.
Hakeem Odoffin has equalised and Eamonn Brophy was sent off. Even with 10 men, Alex Dyer’s team were the stronger force, eventually battling to a 2-1 success courtesy of Kabamba’s effort before the hour mark.
It pleased the Englishman to get the goal. Whilst taking things game by game, the striker has his eye on a coveted top six finish.
“We dug deep, the game changed when we went down to 10 men but we managed to grind out the result,” said Kabamba.
“I’m not sure but at the time it didn’t look like a red. He hasn’t gone for him, he’s gone to block and it’s looked worse than it actually is. Definitely a striker’s challenge! It was a tough shift but defensively it was brilliant.
“I was happy to grab the winner. I think it was my man that scored from their corner so it was nice to bounce back. Gaps opened up for and we hit them on the counter-attack.
“Our next three games we’ll be looking to pick up maximum points. Top six is obviously the aim but if we could go higher than that, it would be nice.”