Scottish Cup Quarter Final Replay

Kilmarnock 1

Aberdeen 1

Aberdeen win 3-2 on penalties

FORMER Kilmarnock keeper Freddie Woodman came back to haunt his former side as Aberdeen progressed to the semifinals at Rugby Park.

Killie’s first chance fell to Kris Boyd after six minutes when the ball was played into him on the edge of the box. He easily turned Anthony O’Connor but couldn’t get enough power behind the shot to beat Woodman in the Aberdeen goal.

Things boiled over on 22 minutes when McKenzie reacted badly to referee Steven McLean’s decision not to award a free-kick when Steven O’Donnell was felled by Gary Mackay-Steven. The Killie man tried to get the ball off Mackay-Steven when he fell over and a melee ensued. McKenzie was booked for his troubles.

The Dons best chance of the half fell to Niall McGinn on 26 minutes when Youssouf Mulumbu fouled Graeme Shinnie on the edge of the D, but McGinn’s effort flew high over the bar.

Adam Rooney won a corner 10 minutes later and the ball broke to McKenna in the middle of the box, but he couldn’t control the shot and blasted over the bar.

Killie had the chance to take the lead just before half time when McKenzie was fouled and McLean was booked. Jones and Dicker set the ball up nicely, but Boyd’s shot spun wide as the sides went in level at the break.

It took 15 minutes for the first chances of the second half. Woodman did well to block Boyd’s ball back across the box from a Dicker free-kick before Ryan Christie fired wide at the other end.

The home side started to turn the screw on the Dons and a free-kick on the right broke to Jones on the edge of the after 64 minutes but his effort was saved by Woodman.

It was two for the price of one two minutes later when Shay Logan and Christie were booked for fouling Jones.

O’Donnell’s ball from the right saw Boyd head narrowly over the bar before Jones set up O’Donnell on 73 minutes as he forced a good save from Woodman.

On 77 minutes, both O’Donnell and sub Eamonn Brophy had shots blocked in the box. However, up the other end, a Christie free-kick was blasted into the wall and the follow up from Christie went narrowly wide.

The last chance of the 90 minutes fell to Killie’s Alan Power. Brophy set the midfielder up nicely on the edge of the box, but he blasted the ball off target.

Five minutes into extra time, Killie made the break through. A long ball forward for Brophy saw the striker out-fox Logan before bearing down on goal and he unselfishly squared the ball for O’Donnell to fire home.

Six minutes later, Kirk Broadfoot pulled Stevie May down in the box and Aberdeen had a lifeline. Up stepped Kenny McLean and he made no mistake to draw the sides level.

And the Dons almost took the lead moments later when McLean hit the post from outside the box.

Killie thought they had retaken the lead after 112 minutes when Dicker’s free-kick was headed home by the onside Brophy but the linesman’s flag was up to the bemusement of the home support.

With five minutes to go, that man McLean popped up again, but, after twisting and turning in the box, he could only shoot wide.

The Dons had another chance to take the lead with two minutes to go when Jamie MacDonald pulled out a stunning save from Chidi Nwakali’s strike.

Onto penalties and Englishman Woodman came into his own. A save from Brophy and Taylor meant Greg Kiltie had to score but Woodman again produced the goods to send Aberdeen onto face Motherwell at Hampden.

KILMARNOCK: MacDonald, O’Donnell, Broadfoot, Findlay, Taylor, Power, Dicker, Mulumbu, McKenzie, Jones, K Boyd. Subs Fasan, Kiltie, S Boyd, Erwin, Brophy, Simpson, Tshibola.

ABERDEEN: Woodman, Logan, O’Connor, McKenna, Considine, Shinnie, McLean, Christie, McGinn, Mackay-Steven, Rooney. Subs: Rodgers, Reynolds, Arnason, Ball, Nwakali, Stewart, May.

Attendance: 8,998

Starman: Stephen O'Donnell 3

Kris Boyd 2

Jordan Jones 1