Ahead of Motherwell’s trip to Rugby Park on Saturday, we look back on one of the ‘Well’s impressive victories at the home of Kilmarnock.
On January 16, 2010, the Steelmen faced up against strugglers Killie and managed to secure three points for the first time under Craig Brown.
It dealt Jimmy Calderwood a painful defeat in his first game in charge of Kilmarnock, but meant that Motherwell remained in the top half of the table, narrowly ahead of Aberdeen.
Jim O’Brien opened the scoring with a left-footed shot into the bottom corner in the 55th minute and he then doubled his tally 20 minutes from time with another close-range drive past keeper Cammy Bell.
Eight minutes later, Lukas Jutkiewicz completed the win for Motherwell from inside the box with good finish.
The match was nearly called off due to burst pipes forcing the closure of the stands behind both goals at Rugby Park.
But it went ahead and two of Brown’s changes to his sides last outing combined for the first effort on goal in the fourth minute when John Sutton headed Keith Lasley’s cross narrowly over the bar.
Lukas Jutkiewicz scuffed a shot wide from 18 yards before Frazer Wright intercepted Sutton from point-blank range.
On-loan Everton striker Jutkiewicz was inches from opening the scoring in the 14th minute with a left-footed strike from 10 yards as Motherwell continued to dominate the match.
Motherwell broke the deadlock 10 minutes after the break though when O’Brien fired a left-footed shot in to the bottom corner.
Mark Burchill could easily have levelled moments later, but he headed Mehdi Taouil’s cross over the bar.
O’Brien made it two in the 70th minute before Jutkiewicz wrapped up the points for the visiting Steelmen just eight minutes later, when he found the corner of the net on the rebound after Sutton’s initial shot was blocked.