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Rugby Park (ATT 3,035) 25th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Kilmarnck Kilmarnock vs Inverness CT Inverness

Kilmarnck 2

L Ashcroft (16)
K Boyd (74)

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Scottish Premiership: Kris Boyd on target as Kilmarnock beat Inverness 2-0

Last Updated: 25/01/14 7:42pm

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Lee Ashcroft heads Kilmarnock in front at Rugby Park

Lee Ashcroft heads Kilmarnock in front at Rugby Park

Kris Boyd was on target again as a goal in each half gave Kilmarnock a 2-0 win over Inverness at Rugby Park.

Boyd's seventh in nine games (74) settled the argument after Lee Ashcroft's 16th-minute goal separated the sides at the break.

Inverness threatened an equaliser in between but it was another fruitless afternoon for John Hughes' visitors, who have won just once in seven games and now sit seven points off third-placed Aberdeen.

Caley Thistle were chasing the game once Ashcroft had headed in Sammy Clingan's free-kick in the game's first significant action.

And they initially made a decent fist of it, Billy McKay looping a header just wide after a decent run from Liam Polworth.

McKay remained his side's likeliest source of an equalising goal, but Craig Sampson kept out his lob shortly after half-time.

And the game was up when Boyd advanced into the area at the other end and beat Dean Brill for his 13th league goal of the season.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Hamilton Academical 10 23
2 Dundee United 10 22
3 Inverness CT 10 20
4 Kilmarnock 10 20
5 Aberdeen 11 19
6 Celtic 9 17
7 Dundee 10 13
8 Partick Thistle 9 10
9 St Johnstone 10 9
10 St Mirren 10 7
11 Motherwell 11 7
12 Ross County 10 4