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  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Rugby Park
  • Attendance: 3,172
KilmarnockKilmarnockvInvernessInverness
2
  • Heffernan, 58
  • Heffernan, 85
0

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Match ends, Kilmarnock 2, Inverness CT 0.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 2, Inverness CT 0.

90+3 mins:Foul by William Gros (Kilmarnock).

90+3 mins:Jordon Gibbons (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Foul by Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock).

90+2 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Garry Hay (Kilmarnock) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

89 mins:Foul by Garry Hay (Kilmarnock).

89 mins:Jordon Gibbons (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 2, Inverness CT 0. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Barbour.

85 mins:Attempt saved. Garry Hay (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Jordon Gibbons replaces Nick Ross.

81 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Charlie Taylor tries a through ball, but Charlie Taylor is caught offside.

80 mins:Attempt saved. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Graeme Shinnie.

80 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

79 mins:Attempt blocked. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

76 mins:Attempt saved. William Gros (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

75 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

72 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

72 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

72 mins:Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Foul by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).

71 mins:Charlie Taylor (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Garry Hay replaces James Dayton.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

63 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

63 mins:Attempt blocked. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

62 mins:Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).

62 mins:Philip Roberts (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Inverness CT 0. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

56 mins:Foul by William Gros (Kilmarnock).

56 mins:Charlie Taylor (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

52 mins:James Fowler (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

50 mins:William Gros (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

47 mins:Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).

47 mins:Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by William Gros (Kilmarnock).

47 mins:Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Graeme Shinnie.

46 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

Second Half begins Kilmarnock 0, Inverness CT 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Kilmarnock 0, Inverness CT 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).

45+2 mins:Billy McKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Foul by Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock).

45+1 mins:Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Substitution, Kilmarnock. Paul Heffernan replaces Cillian Sheridan because of an injury.

45+1 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

45+1 mins:William Gros (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Attempt saved. Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

35 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

32 mins:Attempt blocked. Nick Ross (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

31 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Charlie Taylor replaces Andrew Shinnie because of an injury.

27 mins:Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

27 mins:James Dayton (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

18 mins:Attempt missed. David Raven (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

16 mins:Foul by Philip Roberts (Inverness CT).

16 mins:Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Philip Roberts replaces Richie Foran because of an injury.

14 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

14 mins:Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

12 mins:Foul by Rory McKeown (Kilmarnock).

12 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Foul by Borja Pérez (Kilmarnock).

11 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Hand ball by Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT).

2 mins:Corner, Kilmarnock.

1 mins:Richie Foran (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

1 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

1 mins:Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Attempt missed. William Gros (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Rugby Park
  • Attendance: 3,172
KilmarnockKilmarnockvInvernessInverness
2
  • Heffernan, 58
  • Heffernan, 85
0

match report

Kilmarnock beat Inverness 2-0 to reach the Scottish Cup quarter-final thanks to a double from Paul Heffernan.

The substitute fired home in the 58th minute after Inverness were again exposed on the break, although they suffered an unfortunate run of the ball.

And the Irishman's clever back-heel with five minutes left ensured Caley Thistle have now lost as many games in those eight days as they had in the rest of the season, with their Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final defeat by Hearts followed by a league defeat at St Mirren.

Kilmarnock started well and Sheridan's cutback found Ross Barbour, but his shot was blocked by a crowd of Inverness players.

Foran and Gary Warren fell just short of meeting Aaron Doran's free-kick and the Irishman was hurt as the pair landed together. Foran tried to play on but he soon went down again clutching the back of his left knee and was replaced by Philip Roberts in the 16th minute.

Much of the game was now being played in the Kilmarnock half but the hosts were showing the ability to break well.

One counter-attack allowed Sheridan to run in from the left but Josh Meekings covered well to ensure the striker's shot was easily saved by Ryan Esson, who was making his first appearance since September following a groin injury.

Caley Thistle suffered their second blow on the half hour mark when Shinnie pulled up holding his left hamstring. On-loan Leeds defender Charlie Taylor came on for his debut and Graeme Shinnie moved up into left midfield.

Meekings was not far off with a header from Doran's corner before Kilmarnock broke again to good effect until Sheridan mishit his shot after James Dayton had played him in.

Both teams had good chances in the opening stages of the second half. Inverness were again caught out at the back although Taylor did well to get across and slide in on Gros.

However, the ball ricocheted off the retreating Warren and into the path of Heffernan, who ran into the box and confidently drilled into the far corner.

They continued to push men forward but looked more vulnerable on the counter-attack and Esson made a great double save from McKeown and Borja.

Bell made another diving save on his line after Shinnie's corner found the head of Owain Tudur Jones but Heffernan soon put the game beyond them.

Esson had kept out substitute Garry Hay's long-range strike but the veteran regained possession and cut it back from the left byline. The ball evaded the Killie players in the box but right-back Barbour ran onto it and fired a powerful low effort from the edge of the box that Heffernan flicked into the far corner.

team line-up

1Cameron Bell
23Rory McKeown
4James Fowler
25Ross Barbour
2Jeroen Tesselaar
38Mark O'Hara
88Mahamadou Sissoko
10James Dayton70
15Borja Pérez
12Cillian Sheridan46
9William Gros

substitutes

29Manuel Pascali
24Rory McKenzie
17Kyle Letheren
14Paul Heffernan46
3Garry Hay70

referee

William Collum

team line-up

1Ryan Esson
5Gary Warren
2David Raven
3Graeme Shinnie
14Josh Meekings
10Andrew Shinnie31
11Nick Ross81
4Owain Tudur-Jones
17Aaron Doran
7Billy McKay
9Richie Foran16

substitutes

23Philip Roberts16
27Daniel Devine
28Charlie Taylor31
26Jordon Gibbons81
12Antonio Reguero

referee

William Collum

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target83
shots off target23
corners26
tackles won00
offsides01