Inverness CT 0 - 0 Dunfermline

League - Championship
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,958
Referee: Gavin Duncan
Inverness CT  Dunfermline

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Team Managers
Duncan Ferguson James McPake

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Remi Savage
Cameron Kerr
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
James Carragher
Daniel Devine
Sean McAllister
Alex Samuel
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay
Deniz Mehmet
Miles Welch-Hayes
Chris Hamilton
Malachi Fagan-Walcott
Josh Edwards
Mathew Todd
Ewan Otoo
Ben Summers
Paul Allan
Lewis McCann
Alex Jakubiak

Cameron Mackay
Aaron Doran
Austin Samuels
Adam Brooks
Aribim Pepple
Joe Chalmers
Owen Moffat
Miller Fenton
Michael O'Halloran
Taylor Sutherland
Xavier Benjamin
Bradley Holmes
Max Little

Aaron Doran for Nathan Shaw (78)
Aribim Pepple for Billy Mckay (90)
Bradley Holmes -> Lewis McCann (28)
Michael O'Halloran -> Ben Summers (45)
Joe Chalmers -> Paul Allan (45)
Owen Moffat -> Matthew Todd (74)

James Carragher (60)
Daniel Devine (88)
Paul Allan (30)
Chris Hamilton (66)

Red Cards
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Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 266 apps -
Remi Savage 6 apps1 goal
Cameron Kerr 6 apps1 goal
Wallace Duffy 92 apps3 goals
Daniel Devine 205 apps7 goals
Cameron Harper 150 apps10 goals
James Carragher 7 apps -
Sean McAllister 5 apps -
Alex Samuel 5 apps4 goals
Billy Mckay 279 apps109 goals
Nathan Shaw 78 apps14 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 386 apps57 goals
Aribim Pepple (sub) 5 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:James Carragher (21 years 113 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 136 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 232 days
Domestic Players:4 (36.36 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Adam Brooks (20 years 23 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 136 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 333 days
Domestic Players:6 (37.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


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.

Match report written by tm4tj


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