Dunfermline Athletic

Fixtures : 2009-2010 : Inverness CT

Sat, 17th Apr 2010 Kick Off: 15:00

Inverness CT 2 Dunfermline 0

Saturday, 17th Apr 2010

IRN BRU First Division; Nick Phinn in for Ross Campbell. Rooney 1-0 (55), Foran 2-0 (63)

For the visit to the Caledonian Stadium Dunfermline brought in Nick Phinn for Ross Campbell - the only change from the starting eleven at Ayr the previous Saturday. Joe Cardle sat out another game as he completed his two match ban.

Inverness centre back Grant Munro and midfielder Lee Cox were out suspended.  That made way for Nauris Bulvitis and Roy McBain to line up againt the Pars.

Conditions were sunny but blustery as the home team  kicked off defending the goal at the Kessock Bridge end. In the opening five minutes it was Caley that got nearer to shooting range with skipper Richie Foran running deep down the left and Eric Odhiambo shielding the ball in the Pars box. Next Andy Dowie cut out a strong ball from Foran on the half way that might have put Adam Rooney through and it was all towards Chris Smith`s goal.

Inverness v Dunfermline

In tenth minute David Graham appeared to break through between two players to latch on to a sweet Phinn pass but the offside flag was raised as he got into a perfect position 16 yards out to square for Steven Bell to net. Dowie led the charge upfield three minutes later but Willie Gibson`s curling shot dropped into the arms of Ryan Esson.

Chris Higgins headed away a Russell Duncan shot for the first corner of the afternoon in 23 minutes but Caley were kept out as both Foran and Odhiambo`s efforts were blocked. When the ball was returned from the right Smith held Foran`s downward header at his right hand post.

Inverness v Dunfermline

In 26 minutes hitting on the break Nick Phinn thought he had scored.  He controlled a good diagonal ball from Gibson and chipped Esson to send the ball into the net off the crossbar.  Initially it looked like Referee Willie Collum had given the goal but he signalled a free kick and yellow carded the Pars man.

Caley forced a couple of corners on the left and at the other end Esson grabbed a speculative cross but there was really little to rouse the relatively quiet stadium. McDougall and Golabek clashed on the edge of the Thistle box, both requiring treatment before play resumed with just five minutes remaining.

Woods was taken out late by Foran to earn Gibson a delivery from a free kick that slipped through the Caley penalty box evading the good efforts of Bell and Dowie to connect.  Gary Mason conceded a 45th minute corner as Hayes dangerous cross came in from the right but the defence kept the title challengers out for the scoreline to remain blank at the interval.

Half Time: Inverness Caley Thistle 0 Dunfermline 0

Ross Campbell replaced Steven McDougall for the second half.  In 47 minutes Calum Woods and Richie Foran clashed heads bringing the physios on again and from the resulting corner Chris Smith made a great save to keep out a Bulvitis header.  At the other end Phinn made Esson hold a good shot and then Smith kept out Hayes with the ball ricocheting off both his feet.

Calum Woods v Inverness

Caley kept up pressure on the Pars defence with corners and free kicks and all attempts to take play to the other end were being snuffed out. Then in 55 minutes a long ball sat up nicely for Adam ROONEY and he chipped Smith from 20 yards to put the ball in the net to the delight of the home fans,

Two minutes later Gibson, not wearing his yellow boots here, made Esson push the ball behind for a corner but he followed that up by holding the cross.  The Caley fans were on their feet to celebrate news that Dundee had gone two behind at Greenock when Odhaimbo carved a hole through the Fife defence and his ball to the left was struck home by FORAN.

Inverness` second goal

Five minutes later with Graham still lying on the deck, a quickly taken free kick by sub Graeme Holmes set up a cross that Mason almost put past Esson but the red shirted keeper kicked the ball off his line. Mace was then replaced by Alex Burke but Dunfermline lacked any real penetration and were fortunare that Chris Smith pulled off another fine save to turn a Rooney cracker over the crossbar.

Inverness continued to create chances with McBain and Foran feeding Rooney on the left but sub Sanchez couldn`t get a touch to the Dubliner`s cross.  An 80th minute corner brought them no luck either but with news of Ross County`s goal at Airdrie the ground again grew pretty quiet.

Holmes headed an increasingly rare Dunfermline chance at Esson in 91st minute but the Highlanders return to the SPL was probably only postponed for a few more days.

INVERNESS CT: Ryan Esson; David Proctor, Ross Tokely, Nauris Bulvitis, Stuart Golabek; Jonny Hayes (Dani Sanchez, 73), Eric Odhiambo (Robert Eagle 87), Russell Duncan, Roy McBain, Richie Foran (c) (Lionel Djebi-Zadi 93); Adam Rooney.
SUBS NOT USED: Dan Stratford, Kyle Allison (GK).
SCORERS: Rooney (55), Foran (63)

DUNFERMLINE: Chris Smith; Calum Woods, Chris Higgins, Andy Dowie, Austin McCann (c); Steven Bell, Gary Mason (Alex Burke 73), Willie Gibson; David Graham, Nick Phinn (Graeme Holmes 58), Steven McDougall (Ross Campbell HT).
SUBS NOT USED: Greg Ross, Greg Fleming (GK).
YELLOW CARD: Phinn (26), McCann (53)

REFEREE: Willie Collum
WEATHER: Sunny 12°C
ATTENDANCE 3728

NEXT MATCH: (Home) First Division v Morton
Saturday 24th April 2010, kick off 3.00pm

ATTENDANCE: 3728 (approx 200 Pars fans)


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Preview Inverness CT

Wednesday, 14th Apr 2010

Inverness are unbeaten at home since 10th October. The Pars record against the Highlanders is not the best and they have won only twice at Inverness in 9 visits.

Inverness Caledonian Stadium

Dunfermline are off up the A9 on Saturday and they will be hoping that their opponents Inverness Caley Thistle will be easier negotiated than the obligatory three sets of traffic lights for roadworks. The home side are only two wins away from securing promotion back to the SPL at the first attempt.

League Record v Inverness Caledonian Thistle (A)

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

9

2

2

5

9

13

The Pars record against the Highlanders is not the best and  they have won only twice at Inverness in 9 visits. The 2-1 win in April 2000 won them promotion to the Premier League after a year`s absence and the other a 3-1 win on St Patricks Day 2007 was Stephen Kenny`s first league victory after 16 attempts.

Milestones Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Away)

Last League Victory

17/03/07

3-1

 SPL 

Last League Defeat

12/05/07

1-2

SPL

Best League Victory

22/04/00

2-1

Sc Div 1

Worst League Defeat

15/08/04
29/01/05

0-2

SPL

*Pre league reconstruction

Neil McGregor v Inverness Caley Thistle

This is the twentieth league match between the sides, Dunfermline have won four of them, there have been seven draws and eight have ended in defeat.

Record of all League Matches v Inverness CT

Date

H/A

F-A

Scorers

19/12/09 H 0-0 .
17/10/09 A 1-1 [0-1] Proctor, [1-1] Kirk

08/08/09

H 0-1 [0-1] Cox
   12/05/07 A 1-2 [1-0] McIntyre, [1-1] Hastings, [1-2] McAllister
   17/03/07 A 3-1 [0-1] Paatelainen, [1-1] Glass, [2-1] McIntyre, [3-1] Glass
   23/12/06 H 0-0

30/09/06

A 0-1 [0-1] Tokely
06/05/06 H 0-1 [0-1] Morgan
  08/02/06 H 2-2 [1-0] Hunt, [2-0] Burchill, [2-1] Dargo (p), [2-2] Wyness
05/11/06 A 1-2 [0-1] Black, [0-2] Proctor, [1-2] Makel
13/08/05 H 0-1 [0-1] Fox
23/04/05 H 0-0 [0-0]
29/01/05 A 0-2 [0-1] Wilson, [0-2] Brewster
  06/11/04 H 1-1 [1-0] Darren Young, [1-1] Fox
15/08/04 A 0-2 [0-1] Golabek, [0-2] Juanjo

22/04/00

A

2 -1

[1-0] Moss, [2-0] Bullen, [2-1] Xausa

18/12/99

H

1-0

[1-0] Tod

23/10/99

A

1-1

[1-0] Hampshire, [1-1] Bavidge

07/08/99

H

4-0

[1-0] Smith (p), [2-0] Reid, [3-0] Thomson, [4-0] Petrie

Andy Kirk sends the ball into the net

Terry Butcher`s men pinched the points on the opening day of the season thanks to a strike from Lee Cox in the second minute of added time.  Both matches since then have been drawn.

Current League Form
Inverness CT Dunfermline
League Points
64 52
League Position
1 3
Form Last 6 League Matches
WWWWWW WLLWLW
Home/Away Record
P16, W9, D4, L3 P16, W7, D4, L5

Inverness are unbeaten at home since 10th October. If Dundee lose to Morton and Ross County fail to win at Airdrie an Inverness win would secure promotion for Terry Butchers team on Saturday.

   Recent Form this season - home / away
  Inverness Caley Thistle (home)  

 

 

 

  Dunfermline (away)
  Raith Rovers W 4-3   Ayr United W 2-1
  Ross County W 3-0   Queen of the South L 0-2
  Ayr United W 4-0   Raith Rovers W 2-1
  Morton W 1-0   Airdrie United D 1-1
  Queen of the South W 4-0   Morton W 2-0
  Ayr United D 3-3   Ross County D 2-2

Steven McDougall v Inverness CT

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Ayr United):  Chris Smith; Calum Woods, Chris Higgins, Andy Dowie, Austin McCann (c); Steven Bell, Gary Mason, Willie Gibson; David Graham, Ross Campbell (Nick Phinn 88), Steven McDougall.
SUBS: Greg Ross, Graeme Holmes, Alex Burke, Greg Fleming (GK).

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE: (v Queen of the South); Ryan Esson; David Proctor, Ross Tokely, Grant Munro, Stuart Golabek; Jonathan Hayes, Odhiambo (Nauris Bulvitis 70), Russell Duncan, Lee Cox, Richie Foran (Robert Eagle 89), Adam Rooney.
SUBS NOT USED:  Dani Sanchez, Dan Stratford, Kyle Allison (GK).

Inverness centre back Grant Munro and midfielder Lee Cox will be out suspended.  Dunfermline will yet again be without Joe Cardle who serves the second of his two matches ban.

Referee will be Willie Collum

Come on ye Pars!

fathers day 2010



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