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The referee blows for the end of the match.
Jamie Hamill fouled by Chris Johnston, the ref awards a free kick.
Robbie Muirhead joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Boyd.
Sean Clohessy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Nicholson.
Barry Nicholson goes off and Rory McKenzie comes on.
Jamie Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne.
Chris Johnston receives a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Johnston on Jamie Walker.
Kevin McHattie sends in a cross.
Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Booking for Brad McKay for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill by Michael Gardyne.
Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
Danny Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd.
Shot by Kris Boyd.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Nicholson.
Chris Johnston takes a shot.
The ball is sent over by Barry Nicholson.
Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
The referee books Callum Paterson for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Johnston by Callum Paterson.
Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Sam Nicholson replaces David Smith.
The offside flag is raised against Kris Boyd.
Kevin McHattie has an effort at goal.
Clearance by Jackson Irvine.
Jamie Walker has an effort at goal. Craig Samson parries the effort to safety.
Kris Boyd scores with their left foot. Kilmarnock 2-0 Hearts.
Jeroen Tesselaar crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jeroen Tesselaar by Dale Carrick results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Sean Clohessy.
Foul by Dale Carrick on Mark O'Hara, free kick awarded.
The offside flag is raised against Callum Paterson.
Sean Clohessy takes a shot.
Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Foul by Manuel Pascali on Brad McKay, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Barry Nicholson.
Sammy Clingan crosses the ball.
Danny Wilson takes the free kick.
Jackson Irvine concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Paterson.
The second half has started.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Brad McKay manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Barry Nicholson.
Jamie Walker sends in a cross.
Jamie Hamill crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Chris Johnston takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Corner taken by Barry Nicholson from the right by-line.
Sammy Clingan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill.
The ball is crossed by Kevin McHattie.
Callum Tapping leaves the field to be replaced by Dale Carrick.
Centre by Sean Clohessy.
Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Barry Nicholson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Hamill.
Kris Boyd takes a shot and cleared the net.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by David Smith.
Jordan McGhee challenges Chris Johnston unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jeroen Tesselaar restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jackson Irvine by Jamie Hamill results in a free kick.
Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Brad McKay fouled by Kris Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.
Sammy Clingan on for Darren Barr.
Free kick crossed by Kevin McHattie.
Jeroen Tesselaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Smith.
Chance falls to Jackson Irvine who heads at goal. Jamie MacDonald safely holds on.
Centre by Michael Gardyne.
Foul by David Smith on Manuel Pascali, free kick awarded.
Callum Paterson replaces Ryan Stevenson.
Michael Gardyne fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick.
Kris Boyd scores with a left foot finish. Kilmarnock 1-0 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Sean Clohessy.
David Smith delivers the ball.
Shot by Barry Nicholson cleared the crossbar.
Ryan Stevenson delivers the ball.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the right by-line.
The official flags Jamie Hamill offside.
Jordan McGhee concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.
The match begins.
Barr wants Kilmarnock to kick on
Defender Darren Barr insists Kilmarnock must build on an overdue win and put as much distance between themselves and his former club Hearts as possible.
The Ayrshire side claimed their first victory of the season last week against Ross County to ease the pressure following a poor start to the campaign.
They now face an encounter on Saturday with bottom side Hearts, who will arrive at Rugby Park aiming to crank up the heat again on their 11th-placed hosts.
Barr said: "We thoroughly deserved the win, we played well and everything just came together.
"Hopefully we can kick on now, that's what we have to do. We have to try to build on that result, that's the main thing.
"It's going to be a massive game on Saturday, especially with the predicament that Hearts have been in as well."
Hearts began the season with a 15-point deduction after going into administration.
They head into the weekend action on minus seven points, with Kilmarnock on six and knowing they could stretch the gap to 16 points.
Barr said: "It would be massive for us. We just want to build on something. St Mirren have kicked on and we just want to try to progress as well.
"We had been playing well in spells and it just hadn't been coming together until last week.
"You try not to look at the table and look around you. You know the pressure mounts, but the boys have stuck together and hopefully we can kick on again on Saturday.
"I just look around the changing room and think we've got a lot of experience there and a lot of good young players coming through as well.
"Hopefully that can blend together and we can keep going."
Rabiu Ibrahim is not expected to feature in Saturday's clash.
The midfielder collapsed during last week's win over Ross County and the club are awaiting advice from a specialist after the player spent two nights in hospital undergoing tests.
Better news for Killie is the return of Sammy Clingan, who missed out with a knock last weekend.
Hearts midfielder Callum Tapping claims no-one can afford to write off his side despite their predicament at the foot of the Scottish Premiership.
Administration-hit Hearts could fall 16 points adrift at the weekend when they face second-bottom Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
Gary Locke's side have taken only one point from six games but they previously took seven points off their 15-point deduction in their opening four games of the campaign.
And Tapping is convinced they can get back to that form.
The former Tottenham youth said: "I think it's inevitable that a lot of people will write us off considering the point gap but with the quality we've got here, I don't think we can be written off.
"We are a good team and we showed that at the start of the season. We started off well, won a couple of games and once we get that run going again we will be fine."
Hearts' situation has been compounded by Kilmarnock and St Mirren finding form with both sides recording wins last Saturday as Motherwell came from behind to beat Tapping's team.
"It's a big game because of the way results went at the weekend," he said. "We need to win to cut the gap.
"Once we get a win, the boys' morale will be flying, like it was at the start of the season.
"After the first two wins, everyone was buzzing. We started off well and mistakes cost us goals. We still have a lot of games left, we are looking at every game as a positive and another possible three points.
"It's been a big point among the squad that the confidence can't get down, we have to keep our heads up at all times."
Locke hopes to have both Kevin McHattie and Callum Paterson fit and available.
McHattie missed last weekend's defeat by Motherwell through illness while Paterson limped off with an ankle injury.
But both players returned to training on Thursday and are expected to be available, although Billy King is set to miss out again with a foot problem.
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