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  • Date:10 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Rugby Park
  • Attendance:4,222
  • Heffernan - pen (31)
    Heffernan (44) Kroca (61)
  • Thomson (13) Thomson (48)

Live Commentary

92:10 +2.10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Thomson on Danny Racchi. Free kick taken by Paul Heffernan.


Jorge Galan is brought on as a substitute for James Dayton.


Austin McCann shown a yellow card.


Gary Fisher comes on in place of Liam Kelly. Danny Racchi is brought on as a substitute for Gary Harkins.


Alex Keddie goes off and John Potter comes on.


Andy Kirk is cautioned.


(Dunfermline) makes a substitution, with Paul Willis coming on for Gary Mason.


Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line.


Inswinging corner taken by James Dayton from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joe Cardle.


Dean Shiels takes a shot. Paul Gallacher gets a block in.


Zdenek Kroca scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 3-2 Dunfermline.The assist for the goal came from Liam Kelly.


Corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels from the left by-line, Paul Gallacher makes a clearance.


Liam Kelly has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.


Jason Thomson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.


James Fowler booked. Joe Cardle is given a yellow card.


Joe Cardle sends in a cross, Ryan Thomson finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Kilmarnock 2-2 Dunfermline.Assist by Joe Cardle.


Effort from deep inside the area by James Dayton misses to the right of the goal.


Craig Easton goes off and Ryan Thomson comes on.


Paul Heffernan scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 2-1 Dunfermline.Assist on the goal came from Dean Shiels.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Cardle, Cameron Bell makes a comfortable save.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Cardle by James Fowler. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Cardle from right channel, Gary Harkins manages to make a clearance.


Joe Cardle takes a shot. Comfortable save by Cameron Bell.


James Dayton fouled by Alex Keddie, the ref awards a Penalty. Paul Heffernan scores a placed penalty. Kilmarnock 1-1 Dunfermline.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dayton by Austin McCann. James Dayton takes the free kick.


Corner from left by-line taken by Joe Cardle.


Liam Kelly takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.


Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Jason Thomson goes over the bar.


Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, A goal is scored by Jason Thomson from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Dunfermline.Andy Kirk provided the assist for the goal.


Jason Thomson produces a cross, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.


Dean Shiels has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Craig Easton results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.


Corner taken by Austin McCann from the right by-line.


A cross is delivered by Jason Thomson, Paul Burns takes a shot.

Match Preview

Formation:433Manager: Kenny Shiels


Formation: 442Manager: Jim McIntyre


  • Cameron Bell
  • Alex Pursehouse
  • James Fowler
  • Zdenek Kroca
  • Rory McKeown
  • Liam Kelly
  • Gary Harkins
  • Manuel Pascali
  • James Dayton
  • Paul Heffernan
  • Dean Shiels
  • SUBS
  • Kyle Letheren
  • Garry Hay
  • Jorge Galan
  • Leon Panikvar
  • Ben Hutchinson
  • Danny Racchi
  • Gary Fisher



Match Report

Kroca makes it Czech-mate A superb second-half strike by Czech defender Zdenek Kroca helped Kilmarnock to a 3-2 Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory over Dunfermline at Rugby Park. The 62nd-minute effort sealed an entertaining encounter for the home side in which both teams held the lead. Jason Thomson opened the scoring for Dunfermline but the visitors found themselves 2-1 behind following a double from Paul Heffernan. Dunfermline substitute Ryan Thomson netted an equaliser just after the break only for Kroca's wonderful effort to condemn them to their second straight league defeat. Killie went close early on as Dean Shiels evaded the attention of Andy Dowie and slid the ball across the penalty box but nobody was on hand to slot it home. Dunfermline midfielder Paul Burns then struck the base of post from the edge of the box a minute before the visitors grabbed the opening goal. Andy Kirk's header crashed off the underside of the bar and Thomson was on hand to bundle the ball over the line. Dunfermline could have doubled their lead minutes later when Kirk got on the end of David Graham's cross but Killie goalkeeper Cammy Bell tipped the ball past the post. Pars boss Jim McIntyre was sent to the stand after a confrontation with fourth official Ian Brines after 20 minutes. Kirk was proving to be a threat to the Kilmarnock rearguard and only a smart tackle by Liam Kelly denied him an opportunity to double the deficit. Kilmarnock were struggling to regain a foothold in the match but were handed a glorious opportunity when referee Brian Winter awarded a penalty after Alex Keddie clearly felled James Dayton inside the area. Heffernan made no mistake from the spot, sending Paul Gallacher the wrong way. As the first half drew to a close Kilmarnock took the lead. Dean Shiels threaded a clever through ball to Heffernan who coolly slotted beyond Gallagher. Pars boss Kenny Shiels replaced Craig Easton with Ryan Thomson at half-time and the change paid off within five minutes as he glanced home from Cardle's inch perfect delivery. Thomson came close to doubling his tally just before the hour mark when he drilled an effort just wide of the post following David Graham's knockdown. Kilmarnock restored their advantage on 62 minutes when Kroca delighted the home supporters with a low curling effort beyond Gallacher from the edge of the box. The home side almost doubled their lead minutes later when Shiels weaved his way into the area and unleashed a stinging effort only to be denied by Gallacher. The travelling supporters thought their side had drawn level with 10 minutes remaining when Kirk nipped in front of Bell to knock the ball into the net but the striker was adjudged to be offside. Both managers made changes in the closing stages but despite Dunfermline's determined approach to the game it was the hosts who looked more likely to add to their tally. Rory McKeown did well to drive into the box and he unleashed a stinging effort that forced Gallacher into another fine stop. The impressive Shiels received a standing ovation from the Kilmarnock faithful when he limped off with minutes remaining to be replaced by Spaniard Jorge Galan. Galan was unable to make an impact during his three minute appearance though and Kilmarnock comfortably held out for the three points.

Form Guide

  • Kilmarnock
  • VS
  • Dunfermline

Last Meetings

  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 17/02/2007
  • Kilmarnock
  • 5 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 02/12/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 3 - 2
  • Kilmarnock
  • 09/09/2006
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 04/03/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 03/12/2005
  • Kilmarnock
  • 3 - 2
  • Dunfermline
  • 10/09/2005

Top Scorers


  • P Heffernan 2
  • D Shiels 1
  • J Dayton 1
  • R McKeown 1


  • A Kirk 3
  • J Cardle 2
  • M Hardie 1
  • P Burns 1



    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 6
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 7
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins