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Corner taken by Joe Cardle from the right by-line.
Andrew Barrowman fouled by Russell Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Thomson is brought on as a substitute for David Graham. A cross is delivered by Joe Cardle, Josh Magennis makes a clearance.
Paul Burns is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield. Andrew Barrowman replaces Andy Kirk.
Fraser Fyvie concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Hutton. Direct free kick taken by Andy Dowie.
Jamie Masson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Kerr manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Masson, Andy Kirk manages to make a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Masson, clearance by Alex Keddie.
Andy Kirk finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 3-0 Aberdeen.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Jamie Masson coming on for Chris Clark. Scott Vernon goes off and Declan McManus comes on.
Russell Anderson fouled by Andy Kirk, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Clark.
Martin Hardie fouled by Fraser Fyvie, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Burns is brought on as a substitute for Martin Hardie. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Boyle.
Ryan Jack concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Boyle. Joe Cardle sends in a cross, Andy Kirk grabs a headed goal from close range. Dunfermline 2-0 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Joe Cardle.
The offside flag is raised against Andy Kirk. Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Joe Cardle from the right by-line, clearance made by Russell Anderson.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Darren Mackie coming on for Mitchel Megginson.
Andy Kirk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds. Direct free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.
Russell Anderson challenges Martin Hardie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance by Scott Vernon.
Josh Magennis produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Andy Kirk. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Joe Cardle finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 1-0 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Alex Keddie.
Unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie by Martin Hardie results in a free kick. Fraser Fyvie takes the free kick.
Kyle Hutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Jack. Free kick taken by Russell Anderson.
Unfair challenge on Mitchel Megginson by Gary Mason results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Fraser Fyvie from the free kick.
Martin Hardie is caught offside. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Considine on Martin Hardie. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Scott Vernon takes a shot. Chris Smith makes a save.
Fraser Fyvie takes the outswinging corner, Andy Dowie makes a clearance.
Josh Magennis concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Cardle. Martin Hardie has an effort direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Vernon on Gary Mason. Gary Mason takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Martin Hardie. Russell Anderson takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Jack, clearance by Andy Kirk.
Inswinging corner taken by Mitchel Megginson, Andy Kirk manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Fraser Fyvie, Russell Anderson takes a shot. Patrick Boyle gets a block in.
The official flags Scott Vernon offside. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Andy Kirk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mitchel Megginson. Andrew Considine restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mitchel Megginson by Andy Kirk. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Jack.
Fraser Fyvie takes a short corner.
Corner taken by Fraser Fyvie from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Dowie.
Kyle Hutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Fraser Fyvie from left channel, Chris Smith makes a save.
Martin Hardie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Rae on Martin Hardie. Free kick taken by Andy Dowie.
Fraser Fyvie takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Close range headed effort by Russell Anderson clears the crossbar.
Martin Hardie fouled by Russell Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Cardle, Jamie Langfield makes a save.
Mitchel Megginson fouled by Gary Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
Jamie Langfield receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Patrick Boyle crosses the ball, Martin Hardie has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Hutton facing an uncertain future
Midfielder Kyle Hutton is determined to live in the present as both his parent club Rangers and loan side Dunfermline battle for their futures.
The Pars are six points adrift at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with four games remaining, beginning against Aberdeen at East End Park.
Whether Dunfermline are relegated or overhaul Hibernian in the standings to avoid the drop to the Irn-Bru First Division, Hutton is set to return to Rangers this summer where the future is uncertain.
Rangers were this week hit with punishments from the Scottish Football Association's independent panel which Ally McCoist says threaten their very existence.
Asked what his personal future holds, Hutton, who has two years remaining on his Rangers contract, said: "I just need to wait and see.
"I've just tried to concentrate on my football and just play the way I can play.
"I'm here at Dunfermline so I'm just trying to keep them up first and foremost. Hopefully I can do that."
The 21-year-old moved to Dunfermline in January after spending an earlier period on loan at Partick Thistle.
He remains optimistic the Pars can retain their top-flight status.
"I've enjoyed every minute of it here and hopefully that can continue," said Hutton, who was part of the team which drew 4-4 at St Mirren last Saturday.
"It's all to play for for us. We'll take confidence from the weekend coming back from two goals down and we'll go into this weekend and see what happens.
"It's just been a case of keeping our heads down and focusing on what we need to do.
"We need to go out, treat every game as if it's the biggest game of our lives and hopefully we can pick up points and if we do that we can stay up."
Midfielder Fraser Fyvie is determined Aberdeen end the season on a high in what could be his last full campaign at Pittodrie.
The 19-year-old has been widely linked with Fulham, among others, in a cut-price move, with his contract set to expire at the end of the calendar year.
Fyvie would not be drawn on his future, however.
"I've said everything I've had to say," Fyvie told RedTV.
"There's a lot of talk kicking about. I've not said at any point that I'm definitely leaving in the summer. I have to make that clear.
"My contract doesn't end until January 1. We'll just see what happens with that."
Fyvie is not a fan of the SPL split - "it's a stupid thing in my opinion," he said - as the eighth-placed Dons seek to end the campaign at the top of the bottom half of the table.
"We've not got that much to play for, but we're looking to win our next four games," he added.
While Fyvie appears set to depart through his own choice, Dons boss Craig Brown this week told six players they were deemed surplus to requirements ahead of Saturday's game.
Rory McArdle, Darren Mackie, Youl Mawene, Mohamed Chalali, Yoann Folly and Danny Uchechi will leave Pittodrie when the current campaign is finished, but Jamie Langfield and Josh Magennis were offered fresh terms.
Brown found the moment he informed 30-year-old forward Mackie, who made his Dons debut aged 17 in August 2009, he would not be offered a new deal tough.
Brown said: "That is one of the most difficult, but I had to do my job."
Brown was adamant Clark Robertson, currently out with a knee problem, is not set to join the departing players amid suggestions the 18-year-old left-back has turned down the offer of a contract extension.
"Clark Robertson was given what we felt was an appropriate improvement in recognition of what he has done here," Brown said.
"I would be surprised if he was to leave."
Brown insisted changes are necessary this summer for the Dons to improve next term.
"We are not in any way deluded that we have to change the menu," he added. "We are in the process of doing that."
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