Scottish Championship
Raith RoversRaith Rovers0Inverness CTInverness Caledonian Thistle1

Raith Rovers 0-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle: First win in seven for visitors

Daniel MacKay's superb finish gave Inverness Caley victory
Daniel MacKay's superb finish gave Inverness Caley victory

Inverness Caledonian Thistle edged out 10-man Raith Rovers for a first victory in seven Scottish Championship matches.

Scott Allardice headed against the Raith bar before the hosts had Iain Davidson sent off in just 11 minutes for a heavy tackle on Nikolay Todorov.

Jamie MacDonald was at his best to thwart Inverness Caley before being beaten five minutes after the interval.

Daniel MacKay latched on to a long pass from goalkeeper Mark Ridgers and coolly chipped the advancing MacDonald.

Sean Welsh and Robbie Deas threatened a second, but Raith finished strongly and it took a took fine saves from Ridgers to deny Kyle Benedictus and Lewis Vaughan an equaliser.

Inverness Caley's first win under interim boss Neil McCann lifts them two places to sixth, three points clear of second-bottom Arbroath and three adrift of Dundee in fourth.

Raith miss the chance to move second and are two points ahead of Dundee after a third game without victory.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2Tumilty
  • 4DavidsonBooked at 11mins
  • 6Benedictus
  • 3MacDonald
  • 8Hendry
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forMusondaat 13'minutes
  • 12MatthewsBooked at 19mins
  • 13SpencerBooked at 41minsSubstituted forVaughanat 76'minutes
  • 21KennedySubstituted forGullanat 66'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 23Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 9Duku
  • 10Vaughan
  • 11Abraham
  • 14Musonda
  • 17Thomson
  • 18Tait
  • 32Gullan

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 8Carson
  • 6Devine
  • 22McKay
  • 24Deas
  • 12MacGregor
  • 18AllardiceBooked at 69mins
  • 4WelshBooked at 12minsSubstituted forKeatingsat 79'minutesSubstituted forMcHattieat 90+1'minutes
  • 27MacKay
  • 11SutherlandSubstituted forStoreyat 63'minutes
  • 77Todorov

Substitutes

  • 2Duffy
  • 3McHattie
  • 7Keatings
  • 17Storey
  • 21MacKay
  • 25Nicolson
  • 28Hyde
Referee:
Colin Steven

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 0, Inverness CT 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Inverness CT 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Kevin McHattie replaces James Keatings because of an injury.

  4. Booking

    James Gullan (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Gullan (Raith Rovers).

  6. Post update

    James Keatings (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Raith Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Robbie Deas (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Danny Devine (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Deas (Inverness CT) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. James Keatings replaces Sean Welsh.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Brad Spencer.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Sean Welsh (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts20143348212745
2Dunfermline188642719830
3Raith Rovers198563225729
4Dundee197663435-127
5Queen of Sth208393240-827
6Inverness CT205962623324
7Ayr206682524124
8Morton205781725-822
9Arbroath205691726-921
10Alloa2045112444-2017
View full Scottish Championship table

Top Stories

Around Scottish sport