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Relegation confirmed for Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline Athletic were last night relegated from the Scottish Premier League after losing 4-0 at Hibernian.

Jim Jefferies' side conceded three goals in the opening 15 minutes and there was no coming back from that deficit as they now get set to compete in the First Division next season.

The Pars, who appointed Jefferies in March to replace Jim McIntyre, will head straight back down to Scotland's second tier after winning the title in 2010/11 and the new manager rued his side's inability to even have a crack at staying up by taking their situation to the last match of the season.

"It was our last chance tonight to take it to the last game and we threw it all away in 15 minutes," he said.

"It has been the problem all season and each one got worse.

"We actually started quite well and after the three goals we were probably the better side."

Dunfermline now sit eight points behind at the bottom of the SPL table with Hibs giving themselves a lifeline with the victory at Easter Road.

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