Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Inverness Caley Thistle

Saturday, 16th Feb 2019

Ladbrokes Championship: (home) v Inverness Caley Thistle, Saturday 16 February 2019 kick off 3.00pm at East End Park

Saturday’s home match against John Robertson’s Inverness Caley Thistle provides the next chance for the Pars to pick up much needed league points. Since their last fixture two weeks ago the chasing pack behind the Fifers in seventh place has narrowed the gap between them and tenth placed Partick Thistle to just three points.

Milestones v Inverness Caley Thistle (home)
Last League Victory | 13/03/18 | 1-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 01/09/18 | 0-3 | 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

Inverness have only lost eight of the 37 matches between the sides. The Pars have lost only two of the last seven meetings. That includes the Irn Bru Cup tie that the young Dunfermline side won at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium earlier this season.

The last dozen league matches have seen two Dunfermline wins, seven draws and three Caley Thistle wins.

Last 12 League matches v Inverness Caley Thistle

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 (13), [1-1] Chalmers, [1-2] Austin (48), [2-2] Clark 90+5)
13/03/18: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Craigen (6)
28/10/17: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Bell (23)
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.)
06/08/11: (H) 3-3 [1-0] Kirk, [1-1] Tansey, [2-1] Kirk. [2-2] Hayes, [2-3] Tansey, [3-3] Hardie.
17/04/10: (A) 0-2 [1-0] Rooney, [2-0] Foran.
19/12/09: (H) 0-0
17/10/09: (A) 1-1 [0-1] Proctor, [1-1] Kirk.

Last Meeting at East End Park
Ladbrokes Championship, Saturday 1st September 2018
Dunfermline 0 Inverness Caley Thistle 3

All the goals came in the second half. Ashcroft was yellow carded for a foul on Doran and Polworth sent in a dangerous ball from the free kick on the left that Robinson have to parry away. When Walsh returned the ball from the right ROONEY was still forward to head the ball into the bottom right for the 51st minute opener. 0-1

Following a corner the Pars were caught out on the counterattack with Doran’s simple ball in from the right met by POLWORTH who guided home number two in 71st minute. 0-2

Dunfermline were to lose a third goal from a Ridgers kick that bounced twice before being flicked on for sub George OAKLEY to run on to. He had space and time to slot the ball home in 83rd minute. 0-3

DUNFERMLINE: Lee Robinson: Lee Ashcroft (c), Mark Durnan, Danny Devine: Ryan Williamson (Kallum Higginbotham 65), James Vincent (Aidan Connolly 78), Louis Longridge, Joe Thomson, Jackson Longridge: Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Myles Hippolyte (Robbie Muirhead 58)
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Ryan, James Craigen, Malaury Martin, Cammy Gill (GK).

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE: Mark Ridgers: Shaun Rooney, Brad MacKay, Coll Donaldson, Carl Tremarco (c): Liam Polworth (Riccardo Calder 84), Joe Chalmers, Tom Walsh, Sean Welsh, Jordan White (George Oakley 65), Aaron Doran Cogan (Charlie Trafford 84)
SUBS NOT USED: Daniel Mackay, Jamie McCart, Jack Brown, Daniel Hoban (GK).

Form Last Six Matches

Ross County (H) L 1-2
Morton (A) D 0-0
Raith Rovers (A) L 0-3
Dundee United (A) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) D 2-2
Falkirk (A) W 4-2

Ross County (A) D 2-2
Partick Thistle (H) L 1-2
Ayr United (A) W 3-2
Falkirk (A) D 2-2
East Kilbride (H) W 4-0
Ayr United (H) W 1-0

League Form
Both clubs have had more success away than at home this season.

Since defeating Morton 3-0 at East End Park on 1st December, the Pars have drawn four, won one and lost three. This season the only other home league win was against Partick Thistle in September.

Inverness have lost only one of their eleven away matches in this league season, that was on the last Saturday in December 2-1 at Dingwall. Their 20 points collected away from home eclipses the 13 they have gained at home.

In the Championship Inverness have won two of their last six matches. Since the 2-2 draw against the Pars in October they have not failed to score in any match played.

League Position: 7th
League Points: 25
Goal Difference: -7
Home League Record: P11 W2 D3 L6 GF8 GA14
Last Six League Match Form: DWDLDL

League Position: 4th
League Points: 33
Goal Difference: +5
Away League Record: P11 W5 D5 L1 GF17 GA11
Last Six League Match Form: LLWDWL

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Ross County):
Ryan Scully: Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Kallum Higginbotham, James Craigen (Myles Hippolyte 83), Joe Thomson, James Vincent: Bruce Anderson (Ryan Blair 73), Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Callum Smith 73).
SUBS NOT USED: Matthew Todd, Aidan Connolly, Stuart Morrison, Cammy Gill (GK)

INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE (v Ross County): Mark Ridgers: Coll Donaldson (Shaun Rooney 80), Jamie McCart, Brad McKay, Carl Tremarco (c): Liam Polworth, Joe Chalmers, Aaron Doran Cogan (Darren McCauley 77), Tom Walsh (Charlie Trafford 85), Sean Welsh, Jordan White.
SUBS NOT USED: Kevin McHattie, Roddy Macgregor, Nathan Austin, Cameron Mackay (GK).

Referee will be Steven Kirkland.

Other Championship Fixtures
Alloa Athletic v Partick Thistle
Morton v Ayr United
Queen of the South v Dundee United
Ross County v Falkirk

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