Scottish Championship
Dunfermline5Inverness CT1

Dunfermline Athletic 5-1 Inverness CT

Dunfermline's David Hopkirk celebrates his goal
Dunfermline's David Hopkirk celebrates his goal

Dunfermline recorded their first victory of the Championship season in some style as they thrashed Inverness Caledonian Thistle at East End Park.

Callum Smith set the tone, and Lee Ashcroft soon doubled the lead.

Iain Vigurs pulled a goal back for Caley but it was only a temporary reprieve as they fell to the foot of the table.

Joe Cardle put Dunfermline 3-1 up, and would add the fifth at the death after David Hopkirk also scored.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Williamson
  • 5MorrisBooked at 21mins
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14TalbotSubstituted forMartinat 70'minutes
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 27Shiels
  • 8WedderburnSubstituted forSplaineat 81'minutes
  • 11Cardle
  • 12HopkirkSubstituted forLochheadat 74'minutes
  • 23Smith

Substitutes

  • 3Martin
  • 4Mvoto
  • 13Splaine
  • 15Paton
  • 17Aird
  • 19Lochhead
  • 20Gill

Inverness CT

  • 28Ridgers
  • 17Seedorf
  • 22McKayBooked at 76mins
  • 6ElsdonBooked at 23mins
  • 4Chalmers
  • 15MulraneySubstituted forCooperat 71'minutes
  • 7PolworthBooked at 57mins
  • 11VigursSubstituted forRavenat 81'minutes
  • 16Calder
  • 9Baird
  • 14OakleyBooked at 6minsSubstituted forZschusschenat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 2Raven
  • 19Zschusschen
  • 20Bell
  • 21Cooper
  • 44Macdonald
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
4,391

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 5, Inverness CT 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 5, Inverness CT 1.

Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Collin Seedorf (Inverness CT).

Scott Lochhead (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Baird (Inverness CT).

Calum Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Collin Seedorf (Inverness CT).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 5, Inverness CT 1. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Lochhead.

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

Attempt blocked. Alex Cooper (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Alex Cooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aaron Splaine replaces Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. David Raven replaces Iain Vigurs.

Attempt saved. Calum Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Chalmers (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

Attempt saved. Calum Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Brad McKay (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Scott Lochhead replaces David Hopkirk.

Attempt blocked. John Baird (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Alex Cooper replaces Jake Mulraney.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Felitciano Zschusschen replaces George Oakley.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Martin replaces Jason Talbot.

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

John Baird (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 4, Inverness CT 1. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kallum Higginbotham.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Mulraney (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Kallum Higginbotham.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd22003126
2Dunfermline21106244
3Morton21104134
4Queen of Sth21015323
5St Mirren210145-13
6Livingston20203302
7Dumbarton20201102
8Falkirk201124-21
9Brechin201136-31
10Inverness CT200216-50
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