Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Inverness CT

Tuesday, 25th Feb 2020

Ladbrokes Championship: (home) Tuesday 25th February 2020, kick off 7.45pm at East End Park

This match is the re-arranged fixture postponed from Saturday 15th February due to Caley Thistle’s involvement in the semi final of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup.

On Friday night Caley Thistle lost 2-1 at Tannadice leaving them 21 points behind United in second place. The Pars match on Saturday at the Energy Check Stadium was postponed leaving them without a fixture for the third weekend running. Stevie Crawford and his players will be desperate to get back on the park and one can only hope the weather relents enough to allow this fixture to go ahead.

Dunfermline have lost both matches so far this season against the Highlanders and sorely need league points to lift them up from sixth place. They trail Caley Thistle by five points with both clubs having played 23 matches.

Milestones v Inverness Caley Thistle (home)
Last League Victory | 16/02/19 | 1-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 14/09/19 | 0-1 | Championship
Best League Victory | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1
Worst League Defeat | 18/01/12 | 1-3 | Division 1
Last Goalless Match | 02/05/12 | 0-0 | Premier League
First Ever Meeting | 07/08/99 | 4-0 | Division 1

The last dozen league matches between the teams have seen three Dunfermline wins, four draws and five Caley Thistle wins.

Last 12 League matches v Inverness Caley Thistle
21/12/19: (A) 0-2 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] McCart
14/09/19: (H) 0-1 [0-1] Welsh
04/05/19: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Austin
16/02/19: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Thomson
30/10/18: (A) 2-2 [1-0] Keena, [1-1] Calder, [2-1] Keena, [2-2] White
01/09/18: (H) 0-3 [0-1] Rooney, [0-2] Polworth, [0-3] Oakley
21/04/18: (A) 2-2 [1-0] Ryan, [1-1] Chalmers, [1-2] Austin, [2-2] Clark.
13/03/18: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Craigen
28/10/17: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Bell
12/08/17: (H) 5-1 [1-0] Smith, [2-0] Ashcroft, [2-1] Vigurs, [3-1] Cardle, [4-1] Hopkirk, [5-1] Cardle.
18/02/12: (H) 1-1 [1-0] Cardle, [1-1] Ross.
22/10/11: (A) 1-1 [0-1] Tade, [1-1] Buchanan (pen.)

Last time at East End Park
Ladbrokes Championship, Saturday 14 September
Dunfermline 0 Inverness CT 1

There was stalemate in this match until fifteen minutes from the end. The freshly introduced subs injected some urgency into the play and both sets of fans became more vocal. Cammy Gill pulled off a good stop on a Doran rocket from 25 yards out.

When Coley was caught offside, Coll Donaldson launched the free kick from inside the Dunfermline half. Vincent attacked the ball as it bounced up and Danny Devine was penalised for handball, a penalty was given. Sean WELSH made no mistake to score what turned out to be the winner for the visitors with three minutes remaining.

DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards (Danny Devine 77): Tom Beadling, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner (Harry Cochrane 72), Lewis McCann (Josh Coley 72), Greg Kiltie, Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Ryan, Gabby McGill, Matty Todd, Ryan Scully (GK)

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE: Mark Ridgers, Shaun Rooney, Coll Donaldson, Jamie McCart, Carl Tremarco (c): David Carson (Sean Welsh 60), James Vincent, Miles Storey, Aaron Doran, Tom Walsh (Roddy Macgregor 72), Jordan White (Nikolay Todorov 62).
SUBS NOT USED: Kevin McHattie, Charlie Trafford, Cameron Harper, Cameron Mackay (GK).

Form Last Six Matches

Dunfermline have won two of their last six matches and at home have won six of their last eight home games..

Inverness Caley Thistle have won three of their last six matches including two in cups. They have won four of their last eight away games. Former Pars striker Jordan White is their top goalscorer in the league with six goals.

Queen of the South (A) W 3-2
Dundee (H) W 2-0
Morton (A) L 2-3
Ayr United (H) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) L 1-3
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 0-2

Dundee United (A) L 1-2
Rangers U20 (H) W 2-1
Livingston (H) W 1-0
Alloa Athletic (H) D 1-1
Ayr United (A) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (A) W 3-2

Current League Stats

League Position: 6th
League Points: 31
Goal Difference: +4
League Record: P23 W9 D4 L9 GF36 GA32
Home League Record: P12 W6 D2 L4 GF21 GA14
Last Six League Match Form: LLLLWW

League Position: 2nd
League Points: 36
Goal Difference: +5
League Record: P23 W11 D3 L9 GF31 GA26
Away League Record: P12 W5 D1 L6 GF13 GA15
Last Six League Match Form: LWWLDL

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Queen of the South
): Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Danny Devine, Euan Murray: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner, Dom Thomas: Jonathan Afolabi (Tom Beadling 87): Gabby McGill (Kevin Nisbet 58).
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Ethan Ross, Lewis McCann, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)

INVERNESS CT (v Dundee United): Mark Ridgers, Shaun Rooney, Brad McKay, Kevin McHattie, Carl Tremarco (c): David Carson (Charlie Trafford 59), James Vincent, Miles Storey (Aaron Doran 66), Tom Walsh (Nikolay Todorov 86), James Keatngs, Jordan White.
SUBS NOT USED: Cameron Harper, Lewis Toshney, Macgregor, Cameron Mackay (GK).

Referee will be Gavin Ross, officiating his fifth Championship match in his first time at East End Park since the Pars 2-2 draw with Alloa Athletic in January 2019.

Other Championship fixtures in midweek

The only other match in this division is
Ayr United v Morton

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