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Short corner worked by James Fowler. Mark Kerr goes off and Ryan Thomson comes on.
Alex Keddie concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Gary Harkins restarts play with the free kick. Short corner worked by Dean Shiels, clearance made by Martin Hardie.
(Dunfermline) makes a substitution, with Martin Hardie coming on for Liam Buchanan.
Liam Buchanan fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-3 Dunfermline.Assist on the goal came from Andy Kirk.
Corner taken left-footed by James Dayton, Headed effort from close range by Zdenek Kroca goes wide left of the goal.
Dean Shiels takes a corner.
Andrew Barrowman leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Kirk.
Gary Harkins is ruled offside. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Cardle takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save. Joe Cardle takes a outswinging corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dayton by Mark Kerr. James Fowler takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Harkins on Patrick Boyle. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
Foul by Manuel Pascali on David Graham, free kick awarded. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
Andy Dowie concedes a free kick for a foul on David Silva. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dean Shiels, save by Iain Turner.
Shot from 20 yards by James Fowler. Iain Turner makes a save.
James Dayton delivers the ball, clearance made by Gary Mason.
Andrew Barrowman takes a shot. Ben Gordon manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Ben Gordon, Header by James Dayton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Gary Harkins on Mark Kerr, free kick awarded. Patrick Boyle takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Dean Shiels, save by Iain Turner. Effort from the edge of the box by James Dayton goes wide of the right-hand upright.
A goal is scored by Joe Cardle from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-2 Dunfermline.Liam Buchanan provided the assist for the goal.
Manuel Pascali fouled by Andrew Barrowman, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.
Patrick Boyle challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Shiels delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Andrew Barrowman produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Foul by Liam Buchanan on Zdenek Kroca, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Liam Kelly leaves the field to be replaced by David Silva. James Dayton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Garry Hay.
Unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Alex Keddie results in a free kick. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by David Graham. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Dean Shiels takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
The referee blows for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Indirect free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamadou Sissoko on Andrew Barrowman. Joe Cardle delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Cameron Bell.
Andrew Barrowman scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Dunfermline.Liam Buchanan provided the assist for the goal.
Liam Buchanan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Hay. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot. Cameron Bell gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Joe Cardle by Liam Kelly results in a free kick. Joe Cardle crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.
Liam Buchanan concedes a free kick for a foul on Zdenek Kroca. Zdenek Kroca restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Liam Kelly on Andrew Barrowman, free kick awarded. Alex Keddie takes the free kick.
James Fowler challenges Joe Cardle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance by Liam Kelly.
Foul by David Graham on Garry Hay, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Dean Shiels, Header by Paul Heffernan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Andy Dowie. Dean Shiels delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Gary Mason concedes a free kick for a foul on Manuel Pascali. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Barrowman by Zdenek Kroca results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Kerr.
Mark Kerr fouled by Gary Harkins, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Andrew Barrowman on Manuel Pascali, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Zdenek Kroca.
Mark Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Kelly. Dean Shiels takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Zdenek Kroca by Andrew Barrowman results in a free kick. Zdenek Kroca takes the free kick.
Joe Cardle takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Paul Heffernan fouled by Alex Keddie, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Shiels restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Kerr by Garry Hay. Free kick taken by Alex Keddie.
The referee blows for offside against Liam Buchanan. Ben Gordon takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Joe Cardle, clearance made by Zdenek Kroca.
Paul Heffernan fouled by Kevin Rutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Trio set for Killie return
Midfielders James Dayton, David Silva and Danny Buijs are set to be included in the Kilmarnock squad for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League match with Dunfermline after recovering from injury.
New signings Ben Gordon and Michael Nelson are available after being ineligible for the midweek William Hill Scottish Cup replay win over Dundee.
Defender Gary Fisher is a doubt with a foot problem, while goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola, defenders Alex Pursehouse and Ryan O'Leary (all knee) remain out.
Manager Kenny Shiels dismissed the suggestion the League Cup semi-final date at Hampden next week could distract his team.
"The most important game of your life is always your next game," he added.
"We don't deviate from that."
Dunfermline have one win in their last 20 competitive games, but all three of their SPL victories this term have come away from home, while Killie have one win and five draws on the road this season.
Shiels, whose team have lost just twice at home this term, added: "Dunfermline's away form is better than ours, so we have to be very careful."
Meanwhile, the Killie boss hopes to sign an unnamed striker on Monday to add to his attacking options.
He added: "We hope to sign a player. It's not concluded. It's 75% down the road."
Iain Turner is set to be restored in goal for Dunfermline, but new signing Mark Kerr's involvement depends on the Pars receiving international clearance in time.
Turner, who is on loan from Preston, was ineligible for the William Hill Scottish Cup replay loss to Inverness on Wednesday night, when replacement Chris Smith was among those culpable for one of the visitors' goals.
Kerr could make his Pars debut after signing until the end of the season, but midfielder Paul Burns (dead leg) is likely to miss out again and Craig Easton, Austin McCann, Nick Phinn, Steven Bell and Paul Gallacher are absent.
Defender Kevin Rutkiewicz has told his team-mates to stop talking about having the ability to avoid relegation - and just do it.
The Pars, four points adrift at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League after losing 3-2 to 11th-placed Hibernian last Saturday, on Wednesday exited the William Hill Scottish Cup, beaten 3-1 by Inverness after extra-time.
The defeat, played out in front of 1,594 fans at East End Park, saw Dunfermline miss out on a potentially lucrative fifth-round tie with Celtic, extended their miserable run to one win in 20 games and meant their search for a first home win of the season continued.
Rutkiewicz recognises the severity of the situation, but is far from downbeat.
The defender, who made just a second appearance of the season following injury against Inverness, said: "Yes there have been disappointments and Wednesday night was a big one - it was a kick in the teeth. But you've got to pick yourself up and go again.
"We're in a bad situation and even with a victory on Saturday and all results going our way, we'll still be at the bottom of the league.
"That's the reality. It's going to take a period of consistency, really hard work and courage.
"It's something we're capable of, but doing it and being capable of it are two different things.
"We've got to prove to ourselves, to the staff and to the fans that they're right to keep backing us.
"The time has come and gone for us to stop talking. It's only actions on the park that are going to have an effect."
Pars stun Killie
Dunfermline recorded their first win in almost three months as they hammered Kilmarnock 3-0 at Rugby Park.
Andrew Barrowman opened the scoring with five minutes remaining in the first half and Joe Cardle doubled the visitors' lead on the hour mark.
With three minutes remaining Liam Buchanan added a third to ensure Dunfermline's first ever Scottish Premier League victory at Rugby Park.
After a drab opening to the match, Dunfermline had a good opportunity to break the deadlock when David Graham seized on deflected through ball but was denied a shot on goal by a wonderful tackle from Zdenek Kroca.
Dunfermline breached the home defence again minutes later but Buchanan's control let him down after rounding Cammy Bell in the Kilmarnock goal.
It took the hosts 12 minutes to produce their first attempt on goal, Ben Gordon firing over from outside the box.
Dunfermline responded at the other end but Cardle's effort was well over the top.
The visitors had a glorious opportunity to open the scoring after 39 minutes when Cardle's free-kick broke to Barrowman but his close-range effort was saved brilliantly by Bell.
The striker made no mistake when presented with another good chance two minutes later.
The Kilmarnock defence was caught out by Paddy Boyle's long ball and Buchanan's cut-back was finished in style by Barrowman.
Kilmarnock almost hit back immediately through Paul Heffernan but his low drive was brilliantly kept out by Iain Turner.
Garry Hay then tried his luck from distance but Turner again produced a good stop to deny the home side an equaliser.
After a disappointing start to the second half, Kenny Shiels made a double switch, introducing James Dayton and David Silva for Hay and Liam Kelly.
Barrowman passed up a great chance to double his goal tally and Dunfermline's lead after 56 minutes.
Kroca's slip on the edge of the penalty area allowed Buchanan to slide the ball to the former Ross County striker who somehow missed the target from two yards out.
On the hour mark the visitors increased their lead after another defensive error from Kroca.
The Czech defender attempted to usher the ball out of play but Buchanan was able to intercept and he laid the ball to Cardle who slotted home.
Kilmarnock began to increase the pressure on the Dunfermline goal as the home fans' frustration became increasingly evident.
Substitute Dayton flashed a shot wide of target and then minutes later headed past the post from Ben Gordon's cross.
The visitors continued to look dangerous on the counter-attack and on 74 minutes Bell had to make a smart stop from Cardle's stinging shot.
With 10 minutes remaining Heffernan looked to be denied a clear penalty when he was felled by Boyle and referee William Collum waved play on.
Dayton then again came close when he jinked into the Dunfermline penalty area and unleashed a powerful shot which was blocked by the back of Alex Keddie.
Dunfermline confirmed the win with three minutes remaining as Cardle slipped the ball inside to Buchanan and he finished emphatically.
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