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Unfair challenge on David Graham by Arvydas Novikovas results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Joe Cardle.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Rudi Skacel. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven McDougall on Darren Barr. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Rudi Skacel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Keddie. Chris Smith takes the free kick.
Denis Prychynenko on for Ian Black.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, Darren Barr makes a clearance.
Joe Cardle takes a corner.
Marius Zaliukas puts the ball into his own net. Dunfermline 1-2 Hearts.
Joe Cardle takes a outswinging corner.
Arvydas Novikovas on for Andrew Driver.
Gary Mason takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Buchanan.
Corner from right by-line taken by Daniel Grainger.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Black, clearance by Andy Dowie.
Austin McCann concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGowan. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Grainger, clearance by Alex Keddie.
Paul Willis leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Buchanan.
Jamie Hamill concedes a free kick for a foul on David Graham. Austin McCann restarts play with the free kick.
Suso Santana joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Glen.
The referee blows for offside against Rudi Skacel. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Keddie on Gary Glen. Direct free kick taken by Ian Black.
Steven McDougall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Kerr leaves the field to be replaced by Steven McDougall.
Joe Cardle is brought on as a substitute for Andy Kirk.
Gary Glen takes a shot. Save made by Chris Smith.
Inswinging corner taken by Ian Black, save made by Chris Smith.
Foul by Gary Glen on Andy Dowie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Darren Barr scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Dunfermline 0-2 Hearts.Assist by Marius Zaliukas.
Ryan McGowan takes a shot. Gary Mason makes a clearance.
Ian Black fouled by Gary Mason, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ian Black from right channel.
Daniel Grainger delivers the ball, Gary Glen scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-1 Hearts.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Grainger.
Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger, Andy Kirk makes a clearance.
Rudi Skacel produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Chris Smith makes a brilliant save.
Jamie Hamill takes a shot. Save by Chris Smith.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Willis from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary Glen.
Gary Glen fouled by Gary Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Barr takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Paul Willis on Daniel Grainger, free kick awarded. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Graham by Ryan McGowan results in a free kick. Ryan McGowan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Austin McCann.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Black by Mark Kerr. Mark Kerr booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
Andrew Driver takes a shot. Blocked by Austin McCann.
Inswinging corner taken by Ian Black, Kyle Hutton manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Driver gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan McMillan. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Ian Black concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Hutton. Ian Black receives a caution. Shot comes in from Paul Willis from the free kick.
Rudi Skacel concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dowie. Chris Smith takes the direct free kick.
David Graham challenges Ryan McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Robinson.
Andy Kirk takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Andrew Driver gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan McMillan. Paul Willis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line, Gary Glen manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Paul Willis, Ryan McGowan makes a clearance.
David Graham takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Barr.
Austin McCann delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Kirk goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Willis.
Andy Kirk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Willis from the right by-line, Marius Zaliukas makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Paul Willis.
Paul Willis takes a shot. Daniel Grainger gets a block in.
Kyle Hutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robinson. Daniel Grainger takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Kirk. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Duo doubtful for Dunfermline
Kevin Rutkiewicz and Liam Buchanan are doubts for Dunfermline's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Hearts at East End Park.
Defender Rutkiewicz turned an ankle in training on Thursday and striker Buchanan injured his ribs, and both will be assessed while midfielder Paul Burns is still out with a knock.
Manager Jim Jefferies on Thursday got the first glimpse of his new keeper, Bernardo Dominguez Fernandez, and the 32-year-old Spaniard, formerly of SD Huesca, could be added to the squad.
Dunfermline have to start doing themselves favours in their bid to avoid relegation before they think about help from other clubs, according to assistant manager Gerry McCabe.
Last week's 3-0 defeat at Dundee United, coupled with Hibernian's 3-2 win at Inverness, leaves the Pars trailing Hibs by six points with six games remaining, five of which come after the visit of Hearts.
And McCabe is aware of the significance of a first win under new boss Jim Jefferies.
"We know how big Saturday is," he said. "There is one more game before the break and it is time we did ourselves a favour and get a result.
"Obviously our result wasn't great last week and the other result (Hibs) didn't go too well for us. But at the end of the day it is what we do.
"If we go to the last five games and we are still in touch we might need a favour, but that will only count if we do ourselves a favour so we have to focus on what we are doing.
"We need a result on Saturday and we know the importance of it."
McCabe admits another sequence of results like last week would probably finish off the Fifers' hopes of staying up.
"I would say it would be very, very difficult," he said. "If we were in a nine-point lead, I think we would be very confident of finishing the job and staying up.
"I wouldn't like to be in that scenario so I hope that doesn't happen.
"Obviously for Hibs and us, we don't know what we are going to get from other teams after the split.
"Some are safe and could be in the comfort zone but it's massive for us and the good thing is we are playing teams in the bottom half and we are capable of getting results.
"There are no Old Firm there, nor Dundee United, Hearts and Motherwell who are good sides, so we have every chance of beating teams around us.
"But at the end of the day we have to approach it the right way and it is so important that we start to get wins under the belt."
Striker Stephen Elliott is a doubt for Hearts.
The Irishman is battling to recover from a hip injury which has kept him out the last three games.
Winger David Templeton is making good progress from a groin injury and could be back for Hearts' William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic at Hampden next week.
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