Scottish Championship
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Inverness CT 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic

Chris McCart heads in Inverness' second goal
Chris McCart heads in Inverness' second goal

Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Dunfermline Athletic to move four points clear in second spot in the Scottish Championship.

Shaun Rooney netted the opener and Aaron Doran and James Keatings could have put the hosts further ahead.

Dumfermline striker Kevin Nisbet was foiled in a one-on-one with goalkeeper Mark Ridgers, before Jamie McCart headed Caley Thistle's winner.

Defeat sees Dunfermline drop out of the promotion play-off places.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson: "On the face of it, it seems the perfect day. As a manager you want the three points, a clean sheet and the performance too. We still had to concentrate, still had to be lively as Dunfermline have players who can hurt you if you don't keep an eye on them."

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford: "It's a very difficult place to come, we had chances we could've scored from and were punished. The second half we huffed and puffed. Inverness managed the game really well."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 5DonaldsonBooked at 65mins
  • 6McCart
  • 12McHattie
  • 17Storey
  • 8Carson
  • 24Trafford
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forTodorovat 89'minutes
  • 7KeatingsSubstituted forVincentat 74'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forCurryat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Vincent
  • 19Todorov
  • 20Curry
  • 21MacKay
  • 26Harper
  • 27Machado
  • 28MacGregor

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2ComrieBooked at 35mins
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14Devine
  • 4Martin
  • 11Dow
  • 8BeadlingSubstituted forTurnerat 43'minutes
  • 21Paton
  • 7ThomsonSubstituted forRyanat 74'minutes
  • 15Nisbet
  • 27McCannSubstituted forMcDonaldat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lang
  • 10Ryan
  • 12Turner
  • 20Gill
  • 23Cochrane
  • 24Edwards
  • 37McDonald
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
2,116

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

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

Foul by Anthony McDonald (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nikolay Todorov replaces Aaron Doran.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jamie McCart.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Mitchell Curry replaces Jordan White.

Attempt saved. Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

David Carson (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Doran with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Aaron Comrie.

Foul by Aaron Comrie (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. James Vincent replaces James Keatings.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andy Ryan replaces Joseph Thomson.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Kyle Turner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Carson (Inverness CT).

Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Booking

Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anthony McDonald (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Carson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Anthony McDonald replaces Lewis McCann.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Danny Devine.

Aaron Comrie (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Inverness CT 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Inverness CT 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Attempt saved. Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd18150342142845
2Inverness CT1810262721632
3Ayr189183128328
4Dundee188462525028
5Dunfermline187472823525
6Queen of Sth176471819-122
7Arbroath186481620-422
8Morton1761102234-1219
9Partick Thistle1853102434-1018
10Alloa1835101732-1514
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