As I expected, relegated Kilmarnock took the honours in last night's Ayrshire derby quite comfortably with a 2-0 home win. Liam Polworth got the first goal but again, no one quite managed to choose the first goal scorer. The correct score however...
Back to today and the seemingly never-ending Champions League qualifiers are back and I thought we'd visit my favourite team from Belgium again tonight as we take in the game between...
It's the first time these teams have met and both will have a big point to prove; Genk because they unexpectedly got beaten 3-4 at home in the league at the weekend and Shakhtar Donetsk because they 'only' got runners up spot in the Ukrainian League last season after finishing top for the 4 consecutive years before that.
Genk have no injury problems, other than bruised ego, and could see the return of Kristian Thorstvedt after a long-term knee injury.
Donetsk have Serhiy Kryvtsov out injured but have a deep enough squad to cope and will be naming their very strongest squad to seal an advance in the competition.
Being honest, Genk are really going to have to step a rung to take anything from this game which is highly likely to have a few goals!
Prediction: Genk 2 : 3 Shakhtar Donetsk - First goal scorer: Lassina Traore
Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER and the CORRECT SCORE as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 19.00 BST. (18.00 UTC)
The Small Print
In the first goal scorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition will roll over if there is no winner. If more than one person chooses the same first goal scorer or correct score, the prize is shared, and everyone gets a little upvote! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 50 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. The bonus will be added to any winnings ONLY if Leeds United win and/or Man U lose and all pay-outs will never exceed 50% of post pay-out. Other bonuses are paid out at my discretion.
And the Winners Were...
Not much more to add today except to say thanks to everyone for playing along and I'll catch you all back here tomorrow.