Dunfermline 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Saturday, November 18th, 2023, 3:00 PM at East End Park, Dunfermline
Attendance: 5,034
Referee: Euan Anderson
Dunfermline Inverness CT

Lewis McCann (87) Daniel Devine (43)

Team Managers
James McPake Duncan Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Deniz Mehmet
Chris Hamilton
Ewan Otoo
Sam Fisher
Kane Ritchie-Hosler
Joe Chalmers
Andy Todd
Paul Allan
Josh Edwards
Lewis McCann
Owen Moffat
Mark Ridgers
Nikola Ujdur
Morgan Boyes
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
Charlie Gilmour
Max Anderson
David Wotherspoon
David Carson
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay

Aaron Comrie
Craig Wighton
Alex Jakubiak
Miller Fenton
Harry Sharp
Michael O'Halloran
Max Little
Cameron Mackay
Wallace Duffy
Zak Delaney
Sean Welsh
Robbie Thompson
Cillian Sheridan
Adam Brooks
Harry Lodovica
Luis Longstaff

Alex Jakubiak -> Matthew Todd (60)
Michael O'Halloran -> Kane Ritchie-Hosler (70)
Craig Wighton -> Owen Moffat (70)
Wallace Duffy for Nikola Ujdur (65)
Luis Longstaff for Billy Mckay (65)
Sean Welsh for David Wotherspoon (84)

Joe Chalmers (45)
Chris Hamilton (45+3)
Charlie Gilmour (45)
Cameron Harper (45)
Wallace Duffy (74)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 251 apps -
Nikola Ujdur 7 apps -
Morgan Boyes 9 apps -
Cameron Harper 135 apps9 goals
Daniel Devine 191 apps7 goals
Charlie Gilmour 16 apps1 goal
Max Anderson 9 apps -
David Wotherspoon 4 apps3 goals
David Carson 156 apps2 goals
Nathan Shaw 61 apps13 goals
Billy Mckay 262 apps104 goals
Wallace Duffy (sub) 84 apps3 goals
Sean Welsh (sub) 137 apps16 goals
Luis Longstaff (sub) 14 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (22 years 13 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 35 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 122 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Robbie Thompson (19 years 210 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 35 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 117 days
Domestic Players:10 (50.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Wood you believe it?

Big Dunc was looking to remain unbeaten in six, but Inverness were without half a dozen long term injured players including more recent casualties, Jake Davidson, Austin Samuels and Aaron Doran. Captain Sean Welsh was on the bench after a recent back injury. Dunfermline have their own long term absentees but had Deniz Mehmet back between the sticks after his head knock last week and Machael O'Halloran was fit enough to make the bench, with Alex Jakubiak and Craig Wighton as strong back-ups. Best early moments saw Dunfermline hit the post four times inside a couple of minutes but fortune favoured the visitors. Make that six hits on the Inverness woodwork, but Danny Devine showed them all how to hit the net two minutes before the break as tempers flared at the end of the half. More woodwork in the second half and Dunfermline salvaged a point with three minutes left through McCann...... in off the post!


Floodlights on from the start as the visitors set the ball rolling at 15:00 on a rather grey day. First corner of the game to the Pars but it came to nothing as did the Caley Jags' first corner minutes later. Lewis McCann had the first serious attempt but his header was poor and it bounced into the ground without troubling Ridgers. Nathan Shaw was blocked at one and immediately Danny Devine thwarted Matty Todd at the other end as he tried to break through on goal. Owen Moffat dipped a shot over after twenty minutes with Ridgers watching closely. The Pars hit both posts when McCann turned and shot and the ball bounced perilously close to the line before being cleared after hitting the other post. Moments later Hosler slid in and hit the post once more and the rebound came off Devine to hit the post again. After an Inverness corner, Billy Mckay had a low effort blocked in a crowded box. Ridgers saved from Ritchie-Hosler, then on the half hour Cammy Harper missed what is generally described as an open goal at the back post after a Mckay sclaff found it's way to him but he sliced wide. Wood you believe it! Incredibly the Pars hit the woodwork another twice after Morgan Boyes played a loose pass back. McCann hit the inside of the post then Moffat's effort came off the bar from the rebound. From another home corner a Boyes header went agonisingly close to opening the scoring. Danny Devine showed his strikers how to do it a couple of minutes before half time as he drilled into the net. Amazingly, the visitors made it to the interval without conceding, the posts, however, were battered and bruised as were Gilmour, Harper, Chalmers and Hamilton after a clash with yellow cards dished out in a frantic ending to the half.


If anything the rain was heavier as the second half kicked off with no alterations to either side and Inverness making some early headway to no avail. Harper fired a cross into the box which David Wotherspoon almost connected properly with but it went wide. Touch wood, but it was a much more positive start to the second half for the visitors. Harper did well to clear away a dangerous McCann cross with substitute Jakubiak lurking with intent. Inverness survived another cafuffle in the box involving Jakubiak again and minutes later he was looking for a penalty under a Devine intervention. A seventh strike off the woodwork saved the visitors again from a thunderous Otoo effort from distance. Lewis McCann levelled the game with three minutes left. Unfortunately the post helped the Pars this time as McCann's effort went in via the post.


An incredible game with Woodwork named as MotM with seven tremendous saves and one assist at the end as the Pars got the reward their endeavour deserved.

Great finish from Danny Devine for the opening goal, scoring like a Pro. Nobody could grudge Dunfermline their leveller although it came at a time when we looked most comfortable and likely to see out the game for all three points.

It's a funny olde game as they used to say.

Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 13 9 4 0 33 6 27 31
2. Raith Rovers 12 8 3 1 20 13 7 27
3. Partick Thistle 13 6 4 3 26 20 6 22
4. Airdrieonians 13 5 2 6 12 17 -5 17
5. Dunfermline 12 4 3 5 13 14 -1 15
6. Ayr United 13 4 2 7 17 25 -8 14
7. Inverness CT 12 3 4 5 12 13 -1 13
8. Queens Park 13 3 4 6 18 27 -9 13
9. Arbroath 11 4 0 7 16 22 -6 12
10. Morton 12 2 2 8 12 22 -10 8