02-12-2006 Dunfermline (H) SPL

Killie 5-1 Pars

SPL Match 17, Rugby Park, Dec 2nd, 2006

Killie swept aside hapless Dunfermline to leave the Pars languishing at the foot of the SPL, and record their biggest win of the season.
Nish and Di Giacomo had returned to Killie's starting 11 in place of the injured Gary Wales and dropped Peter Leven to the bench.
New Dunfermline boss Stephen Kenny had brought in Stephen Simmons and Greg Ross in place of the injured Darren Young and Aaron Labonte. 
But the visitors looked all at sea as Kilmarnock took the lead from the first real chance of the game after just seven minutes. 
A Garry Hay corner picked out Greer in front of goal and he left goalkeeper Dorus De Vries with no chance with the close-range header. However in the post match, it was declared that Hay's corner was never touched by anyone en route to the back of the Pars net... so it was/is "Hooky's" goal!
But Dunfermline refused to buckle under Kilmarnock's early pressure and were back on level terms with 11 minutes on the clock. 
An Owen Morrison cut-back found Crawford and he slotted past goalkeeper Graeme Smith. 
But Kilmarnock had their noses back in front after 18 minutes when Hay played a neat one-two with Nish before setting up Di Giacomo for the shot. A great Killie move, and a great Killie goal!
Paul Di Giacomo (left) had his name on the scoresheet again in the 25th minute, sending a low right-footed long-range effort past the goalkeeper. 
Killie strengthened their lead two minutes later. 
A Wright header was pushed on to the bar by De Vries, but Colin Nish (left) was lurking in front of goal to bundle home the rebound. 
Dunfermline made their first change of the game after 30 minutes, swapping forward Freddie Daquin for defender Bamba. 
But Bamba was dismissed 11 minutes into the second half for a foul on Naismith. 
And Fraser Wright headed over from the resulting free-kick. A chorus of "you`re no very good" echos around from the home support, & they were not wrong.
Simmons then tested Killie goalkeeper Smith with a drive from 25 yards. 
But it was Killie who had the final say when Colin Nish drove home from six yards following a Hay free-kick after 72 minutes.

Smith, Hay, Greer, Wright, Murray G, Fowler, Naismith, Invincibile, Johnston, Nish, Di Giacomo
Subs: Combe, Ford, Campbell, Dodds, Murray S, Leven, Adams

Attendance: 4,750


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