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Josh Magennis challenges Mohamadou Sissoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell. Ross Davidson comes on in place of Garry Hay.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Shiels, Isaac Osbourne makes a clearance.
Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Mohamadou Sissoko restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Kennedy on for Gary Harkins.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Shiels, clearance made by Isaac Osbourne.
Youl Mawene fouled by Gary Harkins, the ref awards a free kick. Youl Mawene restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against James Dayton. Free kick taken by Jason Brown.
Mitchel Megginson replaces Rory Fallon.
Peter Pawlett is brought on as a substitute for Rory McArdle.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamadou Sissoko on Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Robert Milsom.
Mohamadou Sissoko fouled by Rory McArdle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Richard Foster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. James Fowler takes the free kick.
Richard Foster receives a caution.
James Dayton fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen.Assist on the goal came from Gary Harkins.
Foul by Mohamadou Sissoko on Josh Magennis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fraser Fyvie.
James Fowler challenges Josh Magennis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Fraser Fyvie. James Fowler receives a caution.
The referee blows for offside against Gary Harkins. Free kick taken by Jason Brown. Scott Vernon goes off and Josh Magennis comes on.
Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line.
Rory McArdle concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hay.
James Dayton comes on in place of Paul Heffernan.
Fraser Fyvie booked for unsporting behaviour.
David Silva fouled by Richard Foster, the ref awards a free kick. James Fowler takes the direct free kick.
Paul Heffernan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Youl Mawene.
Rory McArdle takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell. Inswinging corner taken by Fraser Fyvie from the left by-line. Inswinging corner taken by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Vernon on Cameron Bell. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Robert Milsom, clearance made by David Silva.
Mohamadou Sissoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Vernon. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Fyvie.
Shot by Robert Milsom from outside the box goes over the net.
The official flags Fraser Fyvie offside. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Milsom by David Silva. Richard Foster takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Considine on Gary Fisher. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
The referee blows for offside against Paul Heffernan. Youl Mawene takes the free kick.
Dean Shiels takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown.
Paul Heffernan fouled by Andrew Considine, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
Unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by Andrew Considine results in a free kick. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fraser Fyvie.
The referee blows for offside. Jason Brown takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie.
Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Fisher. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie from the left by-line, save by Cameron Bell.
Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Milsom from the right by-line, clearance by David Silva.
Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Dean Shiels takes the free kick.
Gary Harkins gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist by James Fowler.
David Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Milsom. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
Unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Fraser Fyvie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
Bell never had any doubts
Cammy Bell insists he was always confident of reclaiming the gloves after making a triumphant return to action for Kilmarnock in last week's win against Rangers.
The goalkeeper was sidelined for around six weeks with an elbow problem, paving the way for second choice Anssi Jaakkola to enjoy a run of games in his absence.
But Bell was back between the sticks last Sunday and managed to record a clean sheet as Killie notched up a 1-0 win over the Scottish champions. And he was delighted boss Kenny Shiels took into consideration his previous form when making his team selection.
Speaking ahead of Saturday`s encounter at home to Aberdeen, Bell said: "The manager spoke to me throughout the whole time I was injured and reassured me.
"I wasn't out of the team because of form, I was just unfortunate because of injury.
"Anssi did well when he was in but that's the decision the manager has to make.
"Thankfully he picked me and we got the clean sheet and got the win.
"It was good to get back playing. It was a hard six weeks for me to take. I didn't think the injury would be so long.
"It took me a while to get back but I was delighted to be back in the team and to get the victory on Sunday."
Kilmarnock inflicted Rangers' first Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat of the season while ending their own lengthy wait for a win over the Light Blues at the Ayrshire venue.
Bell added: "It was a big game to go straight back into. I had played a reserve game at the start of the week just to make sure everything was all right.
"It was always going to be a hard game but those are the games you love playing in.
"I was delighted to get the chance to play and to get a first win for 17 years against Rangers at Rugby Park was a bit special as well."
However, the goalkeeper admits their efforts against Rangers will quickly be forgotten if they fail to deliver the goods again when Aberdeen come calling this weekend.
He said: "The boys are flying at the moment but we need to beat Aberdeen now.
"If we beat Rangers and then drop points against Aberdeen then it's all forgotten about.
"We need to kick on and push ourselves up the league. We know it's not going to be an easy game on Saturday.
"We need to play well to win but hopefully we can perform well again and get the three points on Saturday."
Killie will be without midfielders Danny Buijs (hamstring) and Liam Kelly (virus), however defender Mohamadou Sissoko has recovered from a similar illness.
Aberdeen manager Craig Brown will make a late decision on a number of players.
Midfielder Kari Arnason (hamstring), striker Rory Fallon (groin) and full-back Ryan Jack (toe) have all been struggling with injury, while striker Scott Vernon and midfielder Fraser Fyvie are both nursing knocks.
Brown is hoping at least some of that group will be able to make the trip to Rugby Park.
Killie keep Aberdeen on the bottom
Goals by Gary Harkins and James Dayton gave Kilmarnock a 2-0 victory over Aberdeen at Rugby Park to leave the hapless Pittodrie side bottom of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
A mix-up between Dons defender Andrew Considine and goalkeeper Jason Brown in the fifth minute allowed Harkins to slide the ball in from close range.
Although the visitors responded positively, Dayton, on minutes earlier for Paul Heffernan, made sure of the points in the 65th minute when he beat Brown from the edge of the box.
It was another disappointing afternoon for Dons boss Craig Brown, who witnessed yet another lacklustre display while Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels watched his side move into the top half of the table without having to be particularly good.
The Irishman made two changes to his side with David Silva and Gary Fisher in for Danny Buijs, out with a hamstring injury, and Liam Kelly, who was suffering with a virus.
Brown dropped goalkeeper David Gonzalez to the bench, replacing him with his namesake Brown while Rory McArdle and Scott Vernon came in for Ryan Jack, out with a foot injury, and Josh Magennis who started on the bench.
Killie went into the game buoyed by last week's win over Rangers, their first at Rugby Park against the Light Blues in over 17 years.
The struggling Dons, one point ahead of bottom side Inverness at kick-off, were less confident and that showed when Harkins was gifted the opener.
A long punt by Killie defender Jamie Fowler looked aimless but with the swirling wind it had Dons defender Considine in trouble as he raced towards his own penalty area chased by the Rugby Park striker.
The Dons defender's headed pass-back was fumbled by Brown, allowing Harkins to collect the loose ball and slide into the net from close range, with Aberdeen stopper Youl Mawene making a vain attempt to block.
It was a needless error which instantly made it an uphill task for the visitors.
The rest of the half was scrappy to say the least, albeit the conditions did make it difficult for both sides to play football.
The Dons threatened little. In the 18th minute Vernon looked to be caught off-guard when Ricky Foster's cross from the left made it past Killie defender Mo Sissoko and the ball bounced off his head from six yards and was grasped by Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell.
In the 34th minute, with nothing much ahead of him, Killie midfielder Dean Shiels sent in a curling shot from 25 yards but Brown gathered comfortably.
Three minutes from the break Aberdeen right-back McArdle caused Bell some alarm when he sent a cross from wide on the right just over the near post but it was more in error than judgement.
Brown started the second half for the Dons almost making a mess of a Mawene pass-back which did not augur well for Aberdeen, but they had Killie on the back foot moments later.
Midfielder Fraser Fyvie's curling free-kick missed everyone and skipped just past Bell's left-hand post seconds before the Killie keeper had to tip a McArdle drive from distance over the bar for a corner, but again the Pittodrie men could not take advantage.
As the crowd of 4,367 cowered in the stands from the swirling wind and rain the Dons remained on top without creating anything clear-cut.
Killie boss Shiels replaced striker Heffernan with Dayton in the 58th minute to try to get his side back into the game, before Magennis came on for Vernon minutes later.
However, the substitutions worked best for the home side who went further ahead after Harkins had sent Dayton racing clear.
The Killie substitute was pursued by Considine and as he slipped at the edge of the box he still got his low drive away which was powerful enough to beat Brown.
The visitors looked down and out and minutes later Foster was booked a for a cynical foul on Dayton as the home supporters cried for a more severe punishment.
The game petered out with not even a late rally from the Pittodrie men to give succour to their small but hardy band of fans who suffered yet another miserable afternoon.
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