Dunfermline 1 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, 7:45 PM at East End Park, Dunfermline
Attendance: 3,357
Referee: Gavin Ross
Dunfermline Inverness CT

Dom Thomas (70) Aaron Doran (23)
Tom Walsh (77)

Team Managers
Stephen Crawford John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Fon Williams
Aaron Comrie
Lee Ashcroft
Danny Devine
Euan Murray
Ryan Dow
Paul Paton
Kyle Turner
Dom Thomas
Jonathon Afolabi
Kevin Nisbet
Mark Ridgers
Shaun Rooney
Lewis Toshney
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
David Carson
Roddy MacGregor
Aaron Doran
James Vincent
Jordan White
Miles Storey

Ethan Ross
Gabriel McGill
Lewis Martin
Cameron Mackay
Cameron Harper
Kevin McHattie
Charlie Trafford
Tom Walsh
James Keatings
Nikolay Todorov

Ethan Ross -> Ryan Dow (54)
Gabriel McGill -> Jonathon Afolabi (68)
Lewis Martin -> Lee Ashcroft (81)
James Keatings for Roddy MacGregor (61)
Tom Walsh for Miles Storey (71)
Charlie Trafford for Aaron Doran (80)

Paul Paton (30)
Lee Ashcroft (57)
James Vincent (10)
Brad Mckay (20)
Carl Tremarco (61)
Lewis Toshney (79)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 121 apps -
Shaun Rooney 73 apps8 goals
Lewis Toshney 2 apps -
Carl Tremarco 200 apps15 goals
Brad Mckay 136 apps7 goals
David Carson 33 apps -
Aaron Doran 274 apps47 goals
Roddy MacGregor 26 apps -
James Vincent 96 apps6 goals
Jordan White 85 apps25 goals
Miles Storey 67 apps17 goals
Tom Walsh (sub) 64 apps13 goals
Charlie Trafford (sub) 92 apps4 goals
James Keatings (sub) 25 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (18 years 70 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 145 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 49 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (18 years 70 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 145 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 338 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Carl Tremarco made his 200th competitive appearance for the Club.

Walsh winner dumps Pars

Inverness were still without Sean Welsh for the visit to East End Park, but captain Carl Tremarco made his 200th appearance for the club. Lewis Toshney started with Tom Walsh and James Keatings on the bench. The Pars had two former Inverness players in their starting XI, Owain Fon Williams and Danny Devine. Form player Kevin Nisbet was leading the attack.

Roddy MacGregor set the ball rolling in front of a decent crowd in his first start for some time, but Dunfermline were soon on the attack with Mark Ridgers palming away a dangerous low cross from Jonathan Afolabi, James Vincent mopped up before Kevin Nisbet could benefit. A few minutes later Ridgers had to deal with an effort from Nisbet inside the box.

All the early pressure came from the Pars and James Vincent picked up an early booking as the hosts looked for an early advantage. Dom Thomas shot wide after Afolabi headed the ball down to him. Inverness still to get out of first gear.

It's all Dunfermline thus far and in the eleventh minute Nisbet headed wide and moments later Afolabi shot just wide. It looks like it's going to be a long night for the visiting fans.

Inverness' first venture forward and an Aaron Doran corner finds Lewis Toshney at the back post but from a tight angle he missed the target.

As the visitors began to get to grips with the game Roddy MacGregor won a free kick some twenty yards out. Aaron Doran fired the ball high into the net off the underside of the bar to surprise everyone in the stadium. What a goal from Doran, his ninth of the season.

Back came the Pars and Ridgers had to deal with an effort from Thomas and at the other end MacGregor headed wide.

Five minutes before the break Nisbet diverted a low cross over the bar. As the half ended Vincent deflected the ball at the expense of a corner which saw a Ryan Dow shot cleared. Ridgers then saved from Kyle Turner, the last action of the first forty-five

Half Time 0-1

No changes at the interval and the Pars got the second half underway, kicking towards the home fans in the Norrie McCathie Stand but the first opportunity went to Inverness as Jordan White headed over.

Dom Thomas sent an effort goalwards but Ridgers was equal to it saving in the top corner and Dow put the rebound over the bar from a tight angle. Minutes later Ridgers held onto another effort from distance from the lively Thomas.

Celtic loanee Jonathan Afolabi was next to try his luck but the youngster fired over the bar, his next effort would be held by Ridgers.

James Keatings replaced young MacGregor on the hour and Carl Tremarco got something for his 200th game; a yellow card.

Dunfermline level the score with twenty minutes remaining when Dom Thomas fired a tremendous shot into the top corner from outside the box after a poor clearance from Inverness.

Substitute Tom Walsh was only on for a couple of minutes when he hit the post from the edge of the box. He would do better two minutes later when he shot low into the net after a White dummy, possibly with the aid of a deflection off Euan Murray.

Keatings volleyed over the bar after a White shot was blocked as Inverness looked to put the game to bed.

Lewis Martin headed over the bar in stoppage time and a late corner was defended well as Inverness held on for a valuable three points with news that Morton had beaten Ayr United 2-1, so a good night for the Caley Jags who go into second place on their own, three points ahead of Dundee.

Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 25 18 3 4 51 19 32 57
2. Inverness CT 24 12 3 9 33 27 6 39
3. Dundee 24 10 6 8 30 31 -1 36
4. Ayr United 23 11 2 10 36 33 3 35
5. Arbroath 24 10 4 10 23 25 -2 34
6. Morton 25 9 5 11 38 48 -10 32
7. Dunfermline 24 9 4 11 37 34 3 31
8. Alloa Athletic 25 6 9 10 31 41 -10 27
9. Queen of the South 24 7 5 12 26 32 -6 26
10. Partick Thistle 24 6 5 13 30 45 -15 23