Rugby Park

Dogged and Resilient Dons Secure Rugby Park Win

Aberdeen made one change to the side that defeated Hamilton midweek, Dominic Ball came into the starting line-up with Scott Wright dropping to the bench.  Stephen Gleeson was injured in the pre-match warm-up, and youngster Dean Campbell took his place on the bench.

Andy Considine was also on the bench after missing the game against Hamilton with a neck injury after he was stretchered off during the 1-0 Betfred semi-final win against The Rangers.

Kilmarnock dominated for most of the match and went ahead through a Fat Boy penalty, Kilmarnock looked to be in control of the game – the match in most part a hard watch for the travelling Dons who made the journey down.

However, those hardy fans had reasons to be cheerful, barely minutes on the pitch sub Bruce Anderson levelled the score – our first shot on target, the young Don racing in front of his marker to direct it beyond keeper Jamie MacDonald.

Then to wrap the game up for the Dons, Lewis Ferguson was on target after hitting home a superb 25-yard free kick to secure the victory.

Derek McInnes said:  “Killie played with far more intent, more aggression, the penalty epitomised how we were – Shay’s Logan challenge was limp, half hearted.

“The only one for me who had a 90-minute performance in him was young Lewis [Ferguson].

“But everybody in the second half gave an Aberdeen performance. Not brilliant in terms of quality, but there was far more intent.”

The win puts the Dons up to seventh in the league and only three points behind The Rangers in third.

It seals a big week for Aberdeen and Derek McInnes, after beating The Rangers in the League Cup Semi-Final and two league wins.


Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
4th November 2018 12:15 pm Scottish Premiership 2018-19 90' 5,270


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome


1Jamie MacDonald Goalkeeper
2Stephen O’Donnell Defender
3Greg Taylor Defender 34'
4Jack Byrne 27 Midfielder
5Kirk Broadfoot Defender 86'
6Alan Power 10 Midfielder
7Rory McKenzie Forward
8Gary Dicker Midfielder
9Kris Boyd 12 Forward 32'
10Greg Kiltie 6 Forward
11Jordan Jones Midfielder
16Scott Boyd Defender
17Stuart Findlay Defender
22Ross Millen Defender
26Daniel Bachmann Goalkeeper
27Aaron Tshibola 4 Midfielder
29Chris Burke Forward



1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
2Shay Logan Defender 39'
3Graeme Shinnie Defender
4Andrew Considine Defender
5Scott McKenna Defender
9James Wilson 25 Forward
10Niall McGinn 15 Forward
11Gary Mackay-Steven Midfielder
15Scott Wright 10 Forward
16Sam Cosgrove Forward
17Stevie May 21 Forward
18Michael Devlin Defender
19Lewis Ferguson Midfielder 87'
20Tomáš Černý Goalkeeper
21Dominic Ball 17 Defender
24Dean Campbell Midfielder
25Bruce Anderson 9 Forward 73'
29Max Lowe Midfielder