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    Inverness CT 0-0 Dunfermline - Report


    Devine intervention after Billy's penalty shocker


    A hugely depleted Inverness squad were cobbled together to face Dunfermline Athletic in a crucial wrong end of the table clash tonight. We had the possibility of jumping up to fifth had results all gone our way tonight as long as we did our job on the park. A long shot given our home form this season, but nonetheless still a possibility. That never aged well. The table is crying out for a team to go on a good run and challenge those that have had it too easy so far this season. Chris Kane missed out for the visitors which was a bonus for us. Alex Samuel, Billy Mckay and Wallace Duffy all started for Inverness which left us with no midfielders or defenders on the bench. 

    A calm but chilly night greeted the teams at the Caledonian Stadium. It was all downhill after that. From the moment Billy Mckay saw his bland penalty dollied into Mehmet's arms in the first half, this game had 0-0 written all over it. And so it came to pass. It might have been an away win had we not conjured up two incredible goalmouth clearances in the first half. One a brave headed clearance from possibly McAllister that required some smelling salts to get him back on his feet and the second a sublime sliding clearance almost on the line by Danny. A sort of Devine intervention of the highest order after Jakubiak had rounded Ridgers to slot the ball into the seemingly empty net. Enter Danny with impeccable timing to thwart the burly striker. The second half deteriorated into an error ridden farce with neither side capable of stringing two passes together and a no scoring draw was more than the football on display merited. There was a couple of minutes when the ball never touched the ground as it was continuously kicked and headed vertically. Both sets of fans wondering if there were any footballers on the park or was this a new anti sport designed to close football stadiums for good.



    image.pngApart from the penalty save, both keepers could have sat in the Innes Bar and had a pint, such was the lack of penalty box entertainment. Wallace Duffy took a nasty injury to his arm but he remained on the park after treatment. However he might be missing next weekend after this. Also struggling at the end was Nathan Shaw who might have a hamstring problem.

    Unsavoury abuse being thrown around at the stadium towards one of our players' son. Not acceptable in the least.


    Highlights might be a tad misleading...



    Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
    We've had better seasons...
    1. Dundee Utd 25 15 6 4 49 16 51
    2. Raith Rovers 25 15 6 4 44 33 51
    3. Partick Thistle 25 10 8 7 50 44 38
    4. Morton 25 10 7 8 34 28 37
    5. Ayr United 26 9 5 12 38 48 32
    6. Airdrieonians 24 9 4 11 25 29 31
    7. Queens Park 26 8 6 12 38 44 30
    8. Dunfermline 25 7 8 10 28 34 29
    9. Inverness CT 26 6 9 11 30 32 27
    10. Arbroath 25 5 5 15 25 53 20



    Date:  27/02/2024  Venue: Caledonian Stadium Attendance: 1958 Referee: Gavin Duncan
    Inverness CT: 0

    • Manager: Duncan Ferguson
    • Lineup:  Ridgers; Kerr, Duffy, Carragher, Devine, Savage, Shaw (Doran  78) McAllister,
    • Harper, Alex Samuel, B Mckay (Pepple  90)
    • Subs (not used):  C Mackay;  Austin Samuels, Brooks
    • Scorers: none
    • Booked: Carragher (60), Devine (88)
    • Sent Off: none

    Dunfermline Ath: 0

    • Manager: James McPake
    • Lineup:  Mehmet; Edwards, Hamilton, Fagan-Walcott, Todd (Moffat 74), Otoo, McCann (Holmes 28),
    • Summers (O'Halloran 45), Welch-Hayes, Allan (Chalmers 45), Jakubiak, 
    • Subs (not used): Little; Sutherland, Fenton, Benjamin
    • Scorers: none
    • Booked: Allan (30), Henderson (66)
    • Sent Off: none


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