Killie kids reach Youth Cup semi-finals


Kilmarnock reached the semi-finals of the Scottish FA Youth Cup with a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Bonyrigg Rose.

A mesmeric showing from Craig Clark’s young guns saw ¬†Steven Warnock put four past the Midlothian outfit without reply, with strikes from Euan Deveney and Michael Mullen adding the extras.

Killie raced into the lead early on, a looped cross from Euan Deveney from the left found the back of the net after just ten minutes.

Another ten minutes passed, and the young guns had their second – Steven Warnock guiding the ball home from close range.

And it was Warnock again who made it three, stroking home a fine penalty on 27 minutes after a Bonnyrigg man chopped down a Killie man in the box.

And Michael Mullen rounded off a perfect first-half for Killie, drilling home from inside the area after a fine ball up the field picked him out with laser accuracy.

Into the second-half, and the home side kept that relentless pressure up.

A good day for Steven Warnock got even better after the youngster got his hat-trick after 70 minutes, scoring the pick of the bunch – showing clever footwork to evade his markers before curling the ball home.

And a good day for the young team was rounded off after Warnock coolly dispatched another penalty ten minutes from time to secure an emphatic win for Killie.

Kilmarnock: Broun, Abed, Deveney, Berry, Ross, Russell, Smith, Rennie (Brown, 77′), Mullen (Blyth, 45′), Warnock, Dee (Walker, 64′)

Subs not used: Clark, Willis, Wales, O’Connor¬†