Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Kilmarnock 6-0 Queen's Park: Home side rout League Two side

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Chris Burke supplied six assists as Kilmarnock eased into the Scottish Cup fourth round at the expense of League Two Queen's Park.

Kilmarnock, goalless since November and without a win in seven games, finally broke their duck when Alex Bruce headed in Burke's free-kick.

Stuart Findlay nodded in another two Burke deliveries before half-time in his first game since October.

Greg Kiltie, debutant Nicke Kabamba and Connor Johnson added the gloss.

Managing the club for the first time since being confirmed as the new boss, Alex Dyer could not have dreamt of a better start after a horrible end to last year.

Kilmarnock had failed to win in their previous seven matches and hadn't scored in six of those games.

Two new signings made their debuts - Harry Bunn looked tidy and creative on the left, while the powerful Kabamba came on and made an immediate impact with his scrappy goal from two yards out.

Kiltie's effort is encouraging for the home side given he is just back from a loan spell at Dunfermline, while English defender Johnson scored his first for the club.

Goalkeeper Jan Koprivec also made his first start despite being at the club for a few months. The Slovenian was rarely worked by a Queen's Park side that struggled to create chances for the in-form Salim Kouider-Aissa.

Ray McKinnon's men had two great wins going into this match but providing some sort of upset was just too much to ask on this occasion.

Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer: "Very satisfied and it was a professional job. The early goal set the tone for the afternoon.

"Burkey's six assists is outstanding. It was just nice to win again and get some goals. Hopefully now we can move on a bit."

Queen's Park manager Ray McKinnon: "I'm extremely disappointed. We lost three goals from identical areas of the pitch, which was harsh because we'd done alright.

"To lose two goals in the last minute puts a bad reflection on it."

Line-ups

Kilmarnock

  • 24Koprivec
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4BruceSubstituted forJohnsonat 56'minutes
  • 17FindlaySubstituted forKabambaat 66'minutes
  • 14Hämäläinen
  • 6Power
  • 8Dicker
  • 15El Makrini
  • 29Burke
  • 10Kiltie
  • 11BunnSubstituted forConnellat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Johnson
  • 12Branescu
  • 20Wilson
  • 22Millen
  • 25St. Clair
  • 27Kabamba
  • 52Connell

Queen's Park

  • 1Muir
  • 2MortimerSubstituted forAgyemanat 64'minutes
  • 4Finnie
  • 5Foy
  • 6Little
  • 3Summers
  • 7Lidouren
  • 10Galt
  • 8MainSubstituted forGrantat 79'minutes
  • 11MooreSubstituted forMcGuireat 82'minutes
  • 9Kouider-Aissa

Substitutes

  • 12Agyeman
  • 14Purdue
  • 15Gibson
  • 16Clark
  • 17Grant
  • 18McGuire
  • 20Herraghty
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
4,198

Match Stats

Home TeamKilmarnockAway TeamQueen's Park
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home19
Away2
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Kilmarnock 6, Queen's Park 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 6, Queen's Park 0.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 6, Queen's Park 0. Connor Johnson (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Ciaran Summers.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 5, Queen's Park 0. Nicke Kabamba (Kilmarnock) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Cameron Foy.

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Nicke Kabamba (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Reece McGuire replaces Kieran Moore.

Foul by Mohamed El Makrini (Kilmarnock).

Salim Kouider-Aissa (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Niko Hämäläinen (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. James Grant replaces Luke Main.

Foul by Greg Kiltie (Kilmarnock).

Luke Main (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kyle Connell (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Kyle Connell replaces Harry Bunn.

Attempt blocked. Greg Kiltie (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Ryan Finnie.

David Galt (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Power (Kilmarnock).

Attempt missed. Connor Johnson (Kilmarnock) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Ryan Finnie.

Attempt missed. Nicke Kabamba (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Nicke Kabamba replaces Stuart Findlay.

Foul by Alan Power (Kilmarnock).

Joffrey Lidouren (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Alfredo Agyeman replaces William Mortimer.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 4, Queen's Park 0. Greg Kiltie (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Burke.

Greg Kiltie (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Finnie (Queen's Park).

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Connor Johnson replaces Alex Bruce.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Kilmarnock).

William Mortimer (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Chris Burke (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joffrey Lidouren (Queen's Park).

Foul by Alex Bruce (Kilmarnock).

David Galt (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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