Kilmarnock 0
Dundee 4
League (Premiership)


Kilmarnock 

0 - 4

Dundee


League (Premiership)
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Rugby Park
Attendance: 5,207
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Greg Stewart (34)
Rory Loy (45)
Rory Loy (47)
Greg Stewart (78)

Team Managers
Gary Locke Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
21. Jamie MacDonald
12. Darryl Westlake
6. Mark Connolly
5. Stuart Findlay
3. Steven Smith
10. Chris Johnston
4. Jamie Hamill
8. Scott Robinson
11. Kallum Higginbotham
9. Kris Boyd
28. Josh Magennis
Scott Bain .1
Kevin Holt .3
Paul McGinn .19
Thomas Konrad .4
Julen Etxabeguren .16
Gary Harkins .29
Kevin Thomson .10
Nick Ross .17
Greg Stewart .7
Kane Hemmings .15
Rory Loy .9

Bench
1. Craig Samson
7. Rory McKenzie
14. Mark O'Hara
15. Lee McCulloch
18. Lee Ashcroft
20. Dale Carrick
23. Greg Kiltie
David Mitchell .12
Gary Irvine .2
Cammy Kerr .30
Daryll Meggatt .6
Simon Ferry .11
Paul McGowan .18
Phillip Roberts .14

Substitutions
Dale Carrick for Jamie Hamill (45)
Rory McKenzie for Chris Johnston (45)
Mark O'Hara for Josh Magennis (45)
Paul McGowan for Kevin Thomson (64)
Simon Ferry for Kane Hemmings (76)

Cautions
Mark O'Hara (51) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bobby Madden (Referee)






Match Report


Dundee kicked off their Scottish Premiership campaign with a dominant win over lacklustre Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Greg Stewart gave the visitors a deserved lead when he lashed the ball into the net from 20 yards.

Debutant Rory Loy doubled their advantage just before the break, converting Kevin Holt's cross.

Loy netted again with a header early in the second period before Stewart struck a late fourth.

Paul Hartley's side, who finished in the top six last term in their first season back in the division, pick up where they left off while Killie have much to improve upon after a dreadful performance.

Stewart, Dundee's top scorer in 2014-15, was lively in the opening minutes and fired two efforts at goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald.

The hosts' play lacked imagination and Gary Locke's team struggled to provide ammunition for main striker Kris Boyd, beginning his third spell at the club.

And, before too long, MacDonald was required to block strikes from Stewart, Gary Harkins and Kane Hemmings in quick succession.

The visitors should have taken the lead when Loy squared for Hemmings eight yards out, but the striker swept the ball wide with the goal at his mercy.

However, the opener was not long in coming as Stewart cut into space in the inside right channel and let fly with both pace and accuracy.

Not content to sit on their advantage, Hartley's men continued to press and were rewarded when Harkins released left-back Holt to centre for Loy and the former Falkirk forward applied the finish at the near post.

Kilmarnock fans booed their team off the park at half-time and Locke took action with three substitutions.

But Mark O'Hara, Dale Carrick and Rory McKenzie were barely on the field in place of Magennis, Jamie Hamill and Chris Johnston when Dundee moved further ahead.

Playmaker Harkins meandered his way towards the by-line and lifted the ball over the outrushing MacDonald for Loy to head home.

The game was as good as over and Dundee spent much of the second half spraying passes around to the delight of their healthy travelling support.

Boyd did get a few sights of goal, but, much like his team's display, conviction was lacking.

Stewart rubbed salt into Killie's wounds when he capitalised on slack defending with a ruthless finish into the top right corner.

Match report written by Andy Campbell BBC Sport Scotland



Squad Statistics (as at August 1st, 2015)


2015-16 All Time
Age
Scott Bain (GK) - 1 - 27 -
Thomas Konrad - 1 - 382
Paul McGinn - 1 - 402
Kevin Holt - 1 - 1 -
Julen Etxabeguren - 1 - 1 -
Gary Harkins - 1 - 13229
Nick Ross - 1 - 1 -
Kevin Thomson - 1 - 27 -
Greg Stewart - 124017
Rory Loy - 1212
Kane Hemmings24 1 - 1 -
Paul McGowan (sub)27 1 - 351
Simon Ferry (sub) - 1 - 231






League Table (as at August 1st, 2015)


No league table has been added for this season.