Kilmarnock threw away their chance to clinch a top-six finish as they fell to defeat at the hands of Scottish Premier League's bottom side, Dundee.

Former Killie player Gary Harkins opened the scoring with a composed finish as Dundee dominated early on.

Kilmarnock were poor but did draw level through Kris Boyd, only for Harkins to grab his second with a powerful strike.

Kenny Shiels' men failed to live up to the expectations of the home supporters, who booed at the whistle.

The Ayrshire side slip seventh and are replaced in the top half of the table by Dundee United, with the division splitting in two for the final five fixtures of the season.

It could all have been so different had Boyd not passed up a decent early chance to settle Killie nerves, the striker diverting a Garry Hay corner onto Steve Simonsen's right-hand post.

Dundee and Kilmarnock players

Boyd experienced mixed fortunes in front of goal

And moments later, Harkins, who had been on the receiving end of some of the home fans' taunts, produced the ideal response as he ran onto a John Baird pass before slotting coolly past Cammy Bell.

Harkins was causing havoc in the home defence and might have had a penalty when Momo Sissoko bundled him to the ground, though referee Iain Brines thought otherwise.

Boyd belied his predatory reputation by volleying wide with only the keeper to beat, but still Dundee looked the likelier side to add to the scoreline as Baird prodded a shot goalwards, only for Bell to stop it on the line.

For all that was at stake for Kilmarnock, they were distinctly lacking in attacking ingenuity and Simonsen was largely untroubled in the Dundee goal.

But the hosts put that right with 17 minutes remaining when Boyd pulled down a William Gros cross and fired past the Dundee keeper to level.

No sooner had Boyd scored though than Harkins restored Dundee's lead, smashing past Bell having controlled Lewis Toshney's delivery from the right.

Rabiu Ibrahim, on as a late substitute, produced a good save from Simonsen with a flashing header and Kilmarnock, with Dundee United's late winner agaisnt Aberdeen, were resigned to a bottom-six finish.

John Brown's Dundee reduce their deficit to 13 points but survival remains unlikely.

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Scottish Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Kilmarnock 1-2 Dundee FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Boyd 74
  • Harkins 6
  • Harkins 77

Kilmarnock

  • 01 Bell
  • 02 Tesselaar (Johnston 55)
  • 03 Hay
  • 04 Fowler yellow card
  • 25 Barbour
  • 38 O'Hara
  • 88 Sissoko
  • 08 Clingan
  • 11 Boyd
  • 14 Heffernan (Gross 59)
  • 15 Perez (Ibrahim 81)

Substitutes

  • 17 Letheren,
  • 05 O'Leary,
  • 19 Ibrahim,
  • 09 Gross,
  • 12 Sheridan,
  • 24 McKenzie,
  • 30 Johnston

Dundee

  • 45 Simonsen
  • 03 Lockwood
  • 17 Benedictus
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 25 Toshney yellow card
  • 26 Easton
  • 06 Davidson
  • 08 McBride
  • 29 Harkins yellow card (Kerr 90+1)
  • 10 Baird yellow card (Barrowman 71 yellow card)
  • 20 McAlister

Substitutes

  • 36 Baird,
  • 07 Riley,
  • 11 Conroy,
  • 28 Kerr,
  • 09 Finnigan,
  • 24 Nish,
  • 47 Barrowman
Ref: BrinesAtt: 4,966
KILMARNOCK
DUNDEE

Possession

  • Kilmarnock 56%
  • Dundee 44%

Attempts on target

  • Kilmarnock 2
  • Dundee 3

Attempts off target

  • Kilmarnock 4
  • Dundee 3

Corners

  • Kilmarnock 6
  • Dundee 1

Fouls

  • Kilmarnock 8
  • Dundee 7
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+3:10 The referee ends the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+0:24 Substitution Dundee substitution: Gary Harkins replaced by Mark Kerr (tactical).
  • 89:55 Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock) from left channel, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 89:55 Booking Andrew Barrowman (Dundee) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 89:46 Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Dundee) on Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock).
  • 89:01 Booking James Fowler (Kilmarnock) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:32 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevin McBride (Dundee) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 88:06 Attacking throw-in by Brian Easton (Dundee).
  • 87:52 Header by Rabiu Ibrahim (Kilmarnock) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 86:02 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 85:44 Attacking throw-in by Chris Johnston (Kilmarnock).
  • 85:34 Attacking throw-in by Chris Johnston (Kilmarnock).
  • 84:59 Defending throw-in by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock).
  • 82:30 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 80:44 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: Borja Perez replaced by Rabiu Ibrahim (tactical).
  • 79:53 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) to out of play, resulting in ball out of play. Attacking throw-in by Chris Johnston (Kilmarnock).
  • 79:11 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by James Fowler (Kilmarnock) to centre, clearance by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).
  • 77:58 Goal kick taken short by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 76:44 Assist (cross) by Lewis Toshney (Dundee) from right wing.
  • 76:44 GOAL - Gary HarkinsKilmarnock 1 - 2 Dundee Goal by Gary Harkins (Dundee) right-footed (high centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Kilmarnock 1-2 Dundee.
  • 75:35 Foul by Mohamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) on Andrew Barrowman (Dundee). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevin McBride (Dundee) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 74:24 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 73:06 Assist (cross) by William Gros (Kilmarnock) from right wing.
  • 73:06 GOAL - Kris BoydKilmarnock 1 - 1 Dundee Goal by Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Kilmarnock 1-1 Dundee.
  • 72:37 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 71:54 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 70:46 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 70:46 Substitution Dundee substitution: John Baird replaced by Andrew Barrowman (tactical).
  • 68:35 Free kick crossed right-footed by William Gros (Kilmarnock) from right channel, save (caught) by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 68:35 Booking John Baird (Dundee) booked for dissent.
  • 68:15 Foul by John Baird (Dundee) on William Gros (Kilmarnock).
  • 65:30 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock) to centre, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 65:01 Booking Lewis Toshney (Dundee) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 62:55 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 62:00 Attacking throw-in by Brian Easton (Dundee).
  • 60:18 Shot by Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 58:39 Attacking throw-in by Brian Easton (Dundee).
  • 58:39 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: Paul Heffernan replaced by William Gros (tactical).
  • 57:55 John Baird (Dundee) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) from own half, passed.
  • 57:18 Foul by Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) on Kevin McBride (Dundee). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Dundee) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 56:13 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 54:36 Free kick taken right-footed by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 54:36 Substitution Kilmarnock substitution: Jeroen Tesselaar replaced by Chris Johnston (tactical).
  • 54:29 Foul by John Baird (Dundee) on Mohamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock).
  • 53:35 Defending throw-in by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).
  • 52:36 Foul by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) on Gary Harkins (Dundee). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevin McBride (Dundee) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 52:27 Defending throw-in by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).
  • 51:28 Attacking throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 49:43 Header by John Baird (Dundee) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 49:30 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 47:53 Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Dundee) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 46:50 Shot by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 45:57 Header by Gary Harkins (Dundee) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken short by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 45:22 Foul by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) on Kevin McBride (Dundee). Free kick taken left-footed by Brian Easton (Dundee) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • 45:00+1:05 The referee blows for half time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:50 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 44:44 Free kick taken right-footed by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) from own half, passed.
  • 44:44 Booking Gary Harkins (Dundee) booked for dissent.
  • 44:38 Gary Harkins (Dundee) caught offside.
  • 44:10 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 43:14 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 42:17 Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Dundee) on Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 42:01 Defending throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 41:42 Defending throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 40:28 Goal kick taken short by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 38:50 Foul by James Fowler (Kilmarnock) on James McAlister (Dundee). Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Davidson (Dundee) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 38:10 Foul by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) on Iain Davidson (Dundee). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Dundee) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 37:51 Attacking throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 37:24 Goal kick taken short by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 36:51 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 36:17 Attacking throw-in by Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock).
  • 35:46 Defending throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 34:09 Defending throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 33:32 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 32:39 Shot by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 30:38 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 29:34 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 28:46 Goal kick taken short by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 26:50 Attacking throw-in by James Fowler (Kilmarnock).
  • 26:02 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock).
  • 25:19 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 23:08 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 22:14 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 21:24 Attacking throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 20:44 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 19:35 Defending throw-in by Brian Easton (Dundee).
  • 18:19 Foul by Mohamadou Sissoko (Kilmarnock) on John Baird (Dundee). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevin McBride (Dundee) from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 17:39 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 16:00 Booking Kevin McBride (Dundee) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 15:37 Foul by Kevin McBride (Dundee) on Borja Perez (Kilmarnock). Free kick crossed right-footed by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) from left wing, save (punched) by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 15:32 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 14:49 Attacking throw-in by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).
  • 14:05 Foul by James McAlister (Dundee) on James Fowler (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock) from own half, passed.
  • 13:15 Shot by Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 12:09 Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Dundee) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 11:22 Header by Gary Harkins (Dundee) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock).
  • 9:26 Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock) on James McAlister (Dundee). Free kick taken right-footed by Kevin McBride (Dundee) from right channel, resulting in open play. Gary Harkins (Dundee) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Cameron Bell (Kilmarnock) from own half, passed.
  • 8:51 Defending throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 8:30 Defending throw-in by Lewis Toshney (Dundee).
  • 8:18 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 7:48 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 7:34 Attacking throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 6:45 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock) to centre, clearance by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).
  • 5:39 Assist (pass) by John Baird (Dundee) from right side of penalty area.
  • 5:39 GOAL - Gary HarkinsKilmarnock 0 - 1 Dundee Goal by Gary Harkins (Dundee) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Kilmarnock 0-1 Dundee.
  • 4:28 Defending throw-in by Brian Easton (Dundee).
  • 4:19 Attacking throw-in by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).
  • 4:00 Defending throw-in by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).
  • 3:12 Attacking throw-in by James McAlister (Dundee).
  • 2:47 Defending throw-in by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).
  • 1:25 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock) to out of play, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Dundee).
  • 0:57 Foul by Gary Harkins (Dundee) on Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock). Free kick taken right-footed by Borja Perez (Kilmarnock) from right wing, passed.
  • 0:38 Attacking throw-in by Ross Barbour (Kilmarnock).
  • 0:15 Defending throw-in by Jeroen Tesselaar (Kilmarnock).
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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