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Inverness CT 0-0 Falkirk: Bairns slip to ninth after draw

Falkirk slipped back into the Scottish Championship relegation play-off place despite holding Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Highlands.

Kevin McHattie volleyed wide and Aaron Doran was denied by Falkirk Harry Burgoyne, then a goal-line clearance.

The visitors almost almost got a late winner when Shayne Lavery hit his shot straight at goalkeeper Mark Ridgers.

But they fall to ninth, a point behind Partick Thistle and two clear Alloa Athletic, while Inverness stay fourth.

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "It was disappointing because we had by far the better chances in the second half. The first half was a total non-event.

"I don't think people realise how bad the wind was. It was really, really strong blowing straight through the park."

Falkirk manager Ray McKinnon: "We came up here wanting to get the three points. On reflection it's probably a fair result.

"We had a couple of chances in the first half and Inverness had a couple of chances in the second half. The guys are working extremely hard so overall I'm pleased with that."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 3Tremarco
  • 4ChalmersSubstituted forWalshat 65'minutes
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 7Polworth
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 19WhiteSubstituted forAustinat 77'minutes
  • 22McKayBooked at 89mins
  • 24TraffordBooked at 61mins
  • 29McHattie

Substitutes

  • 2Rooney
  • 8McCauley
  • 9Austin
  • 11Walsh
  • 21Mackay
  • 23Mackay
  • 45Machado

Falkirk

  • 43Burgoyne
  • 3McGhee
  • 28McKenna
  • 5Edjenguele
  • 23DixonBooked at 28mins
  • 6Paton
  • 16McShane
  • 21Osman
  • 7PetraviciusSubstituted forJarvisat 74'minutes
  • 10Keillor-DunnSubstituted forMacLeanat 62'minutes
  • 19RuddenSubstituted forLaveryat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Jarvis
  • 11MacLean
  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Robson
  • 20O'Hara
  • 24Lavery
  • 27Waddington
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
2,817

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away1
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Falkirk 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Falkirk 0.

Attempt saved. Shayne Lavery (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Charlie Trafford.

Attempt missed. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

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

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Aaron Jarvis (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Shayne Lavery replaces Zak Rudden.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathan Austin replaces Jordan White.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT).

Aaron Jarvis (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Aaron Jarvis replaces Deimantas Petravicius.

Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

Abdul Osman (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt missed. Kevin McHattie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Tom Walsh replaces Joe Chalmers.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ross MacLean replaces Davis Keillor-Dunn.

Booking

Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT).

Davis Keillor-Dunn (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ciaran McKenna.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Harry Burgoyne.

Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Attempt missed. Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Falkirk).

Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Inverness CT 0, Falkirk 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County29176650282257
2Dundee Utd3116784237555
3Ayr28137843281546
4Inverness CT30111364133846
5Dunfermline30117123032-240
6Morton29810112739-1234
7Queen of Sth2989123736133
8Partick Thistle3095163447-1332
9Falkirk30710133140-931
10Alloa3078153146-1529
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