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Shot from inside the area by James Dayton clears the bar.
James Dayton decides to take the corner short.
Jude Winchester finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Dunfermline 1-2 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Lewis Toshney. Booking for Jude Winchester for leaving the field of play without the referee's permission.
Martin Hardie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
Goal scored by Liam Kelly from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 1-1 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Dean Shiels.
Martin Hardie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kyle Letheren restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Thomson by James Fowler. Andy Dowie restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by James Dayton from the right by-line, save by Bernardo Fernandez.
Dean Shiels decides to take the corner short.
Liam Kelly decides to take the corner short.
Liam Kelly fouled by Martin Hardie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
Paul Willis takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Keddie on Dean Shiels. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.
Gary Harkins leaves the field to be replaced by James Dayton.
Martin Hardie challenges Liam Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Kelly takes the free kick.
Ryan O'Leary challenges Martin Hardie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Boyle takes the direct free kick.
Martin Hardie is brought on as a substitute for Liam Buchanan.
William Gros leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Johnston.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Harkins on Patrick Boyle. Free kick taken by Patrick Boyle.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Buchanan by Michael Nelson. Direct free kick taken by Andy Dowie.
Andy Kirk on for Steven McDougall.
David Graham is brought on as a substitute for Joe Cardle.
Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line, Liam Kelly produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save by Bernardo Fernandez.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by William Gros misses to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line, clearance by Mark Kerr.
Lobbed right-footed shot by Lewis Toshney. Bernardo Fernandez makes a save.
Gary Harkins produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Ross Barbour leaves the field to be replaced by Jude Winchester.
Effort on goal by Dean Shiels from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Shot by Liam Buchanan. Save by Kyle Letheren.
Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save made by Bernardo Fernandez.
Dean Shiels takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Shiels, save by Bernardo Fernandez.
Gary Harkins takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Clearance made by Andy Dowie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Kerr on Liam Kelly. Dean Shiels crosses the ball, Header by Ross Barbour from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
William Gros takes a shot. Save by Bernardo Fernandez.
Ryan Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Ryan Thomson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Liam Kelly takes the free kick.
Joe Cardle concedes a free kick for a foul on James Fowler. Lewis Toshney restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from 20 yards by Dean Shiels. Bernardo Fernandez makes a save.
Liam Kelly takes a shot. Bernardo Fernandez makes a save.
Alex Keddie challenges William Gros unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Fowler restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Joe Cardle from the right by-line played to the near post, Liam Kelly makes a clearance.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Toshney.
Shot from a long way out by Ross Barbour goes wide of the left-hand post.
The offside flag is raised against Liam Buchanan. Kyle Letheren takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by James Fowler on Ryan Thomson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Bernardo Fernandez.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Jordan McMillan. Free kick taken by Ben Gordon.
Shot from just outside the box by Liam Kelly misses to the left of the target.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels, Jordan McMillan makes a clearance.
Dean Shiels takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Steven McDougall makes a clearance.
Steven McDougall produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against William Gros. Bernardo Fernandez takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Ryan Thomson. Kyle Letheren takes the free kick.
Foul by Ryan Thomson on Liam Kelly, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Kerr by Dean Shiels. Bernardo Fernandez takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan McMillan by Gary Harkins. Andy Dowie takes the free kick.
Header on goal by Gary Harkins from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Goal scored by Paul Willis from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 1-0 Kilmarnock.Assist by Liam Buchanan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Shiels on Steven McDougall. Direct free kick taken by Joe Cardle.
Dean Shiels fouled by Alex Keddie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Gros by Ryan Thomson. Direct free kick taken by Ryan O'Leary.
Joe Cardle takes the inswinging corner, save by Kyle Letheren.
Liam Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Thomson. Andy Dowie restarts play with the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.
James Fowler produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Mason in dark over Pars future
Gary Mason admits the Dunfermline squad are still in limbo after being relegated from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Monday following their 4-0 defeat at Hibernian.
The 32-year-old midfielder is one of 14 players out of contract this summer and manager Jim Jefferies will not meet the Pars board until Tuesday to discover plans and budgets for the First Division next season.
Mason trained alone during the summer of 2009 after being freed by St Mirren and before he was handed a short-term deal at Hamilton, and he knows he could be looking at a similar fate this year if shown the door.
However, in the meantime, he and his team-mates have to wait to see what their respective futures hold.
Speaking ahead of the last SPL game of the season against Kilmarnock at East End Park on Saturday, Mason told Press Association Sport: "We are in limbo. A lot of the boys are out of contract and whatever the club decide to do is out of our hands, we have to wait and see what happens.
"I was involved in getting the team promoted which was nice but it shows you how things can turn around.
"It's hard to get out of your head what happened on Monday night.
"We didn't win enough games to stay up and it's not a nice thing, obviously, and the feeling is still stuck in my throat.
"But it's the reality and you have to deal with it and see what the future holds."
If given some good news by Jefferies next week, Mason vowed to give his all in the First Division next season in order to help the Fifers return to the SPL at the first time of asking.
"I have been here a number of years and had great times here, I have really enjoyed it," he said.
"It's obviously not nice when you get relegated but it's about how you bounce back.
"The First Division is never an easy league to get out of. It is a contrast to the SPL but that's where you want to play your football, you want to test yourself against the best.
"I'm sure young players coming through will think the same.
"The challenge is to get out first time of asking, that's the aim."
Mason insists there will be no problems with motivation against Killie, despite the fixture being meaningless.
He said: "We will give it everything we've got."
Dunfermline's Alex Keddie returns from suspension but fellow defender Austin McCann is out with a leg injury while midfielder Ryan Thomson is a doubt with a knee problem.
Kyle Letheren could play in goal for Kilmarnock in place of Cammy Bell, while manager Kenny Shiels may decide to introduce other young talent.
Striker Paul Heffernan (groin), defenders Zdenek Kroca (knee) and Manuel Pascali (broken leg) plus midfielder Garry Hay (knee) and Danny Buijs (hamstring) remain out.
Shiels has himself called for a swift conclusion to discussions over his future as Kilmarnock boss to end any uncertainty at Rugby Park.
Shiels steered Killie to victory in the Scottish Communities League Cup in March and takes his side to Dunfermline seeking to consolidate their seventh-placed position in the table.
The Northern Irishman then wants to agree a new deal with chairman Michael Johnston, with talks yet to take place.
"It needs to be wrapped up in a manner which is in the best interests of the club," Shiels told Press Association Sport.
"And the best interests of the club is to have me as the manager, I feel. That's what everyone else thinks as well."
Shiels stepped up from his position as assistant boss to succeed Mixu Paatelainen as manager last March and the lack of clarity over his future is nothing new.
He added: "This time last season I was in the same situation where I didn't know if I was going to be the manager or not. It's the same scenario.
"There's nothing there at the minute for me, so tomorrow could be my last day. You never know.
"I want to have optimism about the place. It's very important to me that I'm still part of Kilmarnock after Saturday. I want to be.
"I want to put the team first and see where it takes us."
Shiels has begun planning for next season and is eager to build on this campaign.
"It's a big challenge and we'll endeavour to do that," he added.
Killie enter tomorrow's final round of fixtures with a two-point lead over eight-placed St Mirren, who play at Aberdeen, but an inferior goal difference.
"It's important to me to finish seventh," Shiels added.
"It's been a fantastic, absolutely brilliant season."
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