By David Buick
Goals from Stephen O’Donnell and Eamonn Brophy helped Kilmarnock on their way to a superb 2-1 victory over Rangers at Rugby Park.
Rangers went in front through Scott Arfield and had the advantage at the break. However, Killie came out firing in the second half and were very good value for the result as they earned a huge victory.
It keeps them in the hunt for the top six whilst they’ve also thrown a huge spanner in the works of Rangers’ title bid. Here are three things we learned.
Super second half for Killie brings deserved comeback win
Kilmarnock came out in the second half looking like a team full of belief and energy. Alex Dyer’s half time team talk certainly did the trick as his players started the second period on the front foot.
A succession of corners came from a sustained period of pressure as Killie searched for the equaliser and their efforts were eventually rewarded as O’Donnell fired Killie level.
Their evening got even better, however, as Brophy slammed home from close range with minutes to go as Killie sealed a huge victory.
Brophy the hero for Kilmarnock
Killie striker Brophy continued his post-winter break upturn in form as the striker sealed a magnificent victory for his side with a fantastic low strike past Allan McGregor.
Kilmarnock had really struggled for goals over the festive period so to see their frontman back in form will be a massive boost for the Killie faithful.
Brophy worked incredibly hard all evening and got his reward with a goal he will remember for a long time to come.
Dyer’s Killie tenure now in full swing
Following the departure of Angelo Alessio, Dyer came in as the new Killie boss and it took a while for him to see positive results.
Now Dyer finally has his Killie side playing well, scoring goals and getting results and this win will definitely be his most treasured so far.
A solid defensive performance to limit Rangers to few chances whilst seeing his side press forward in the second half and score two very good goals was the perfect recipe for a great Killie win. Dyer will be hoping his side can use the momentum from this big win to have a strong end to the season.