Inverness and Kilmarnock continue to hunt for their first Scottish Premier League wins of the season after the pair drew in the Highlands.

Andrew Shinnie turned in the hosts' opener after eight minutes.

Ryan Esson saved Danny Racchi's penalty to keep Inverness ahead, but Killie did level through Manuel Pascali's header.

Owain Tudur Jones was shown a straight red card for serious foul play, but the 10 men almost stole a winner, Nick Ross denied by Killie goalkeeper Cammy Bell.

The result means a second successive draw for both sides as two of last season's bottom six teams make a solid if unspectacular start to season 2012-13.

Killie's opening to the match was interrupted by Gary Harkins' enforced withdrawal due to a head knock, with Racchi sent on as a replacement.

Inverness won a corner after Bell saved from Ross Draper and the hosts soon took the lead as Aaron Doran's corner was knocked on by Draper to Andrew Shinnie, who was on hand to convert at the back post.

Shane Sutherland tested Bell and Pascali cleared off the line from Doran as Terry Butcher's men continued to impose themselves.

The visitors had the chance to level when Liam Kelly was tripped in the box by Draper, but the substitute's spot-kick was saved by Esson, who also prevented James Dayton's rebound effort.

And there was more disappointment for the visitors when Dayton was stretchered off after being fouled by King and the midfielder was replaced by Rory McKenzie.

However, the Ayrshire side did find an equaliser when Pascali's header from Michael Nelson's cross beat Esson in first-half injury time.

Both sides struggled to recapture their fluency after the break with Bell saving from Sutherland early in the second half.

Jones became involved in an off-the-ball altercation with James Fowler after which the Inverness man was dismissed and the Killie player picked up a booking.

Ross's header forced a fine save from Bell and the draw was confirmed when Esson blocked Kelly's long-range effort moments later.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Inverness CT

  • 01 Esson
  • 02 Raven
  • 03 Shinnie
  • 05 Warren
  • 15 King Booked
  • 04 Tudur-Jones Dismissed
  • 08 Draper
  • 10 Shinnie (Morrison - 81' )
  • 07 McKay (Ross - 67' )
  • 17 Doran
  • 18 Sutherland (Oswell - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Mathieson
  • 14 Meekings
  • 11 Ross
  • 19 Morrison
  • 20 Laing
  • 21 Polworth
  • 16 Oswell

Kilmarnock

  • 01 Bell
  • 02 Tesselaar
  • 04 Fowler Booked
  • 05 O'Leary
  • 06 Nelson
  • 08 Kelly
  • 10 Dayton (McKenzie - 37' )
  • 11 Harkins (Racchi - 5' )
  • 18 Johnson
  • 29 Pascali
  • 33 Kennedy (Boulding - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Letheren
  • 23 McKeown
  • 26 Pursehouse
  • 07 Racchi
  • 28 Winchester
  • 16 Boulding
  • 24 McKenzie
Ref: Colvin
Att: 3,012

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

7 5

Corners

4 6

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

89:49

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson, Liam Kelly has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by David Raven.

89:49 Substitution

Substitution Jason Oswell on for Shane Sutherland.

88:05

Corner taken by Danny Racchi from the right by-line to the near post, Ross Draper makes a clearance.

86:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Morrison on James Fowler. Liam Kelly produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Ryan Esson makes a save.

85:57

Nick Ross takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

84:28

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson, Gavin Morrison fouled by James Fowler, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

81:00 Booking

Booking James Fowler is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

78:50

Shane Sutherland takes the indirect free kick.

78:50 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Morrison is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Shinnie.

78:50 Dismissal

Dismissal Owain Tudur Jones receives a red card.

78:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones by James Fowler.

77:20

James Fowler has an effort at goal.

76:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by David Raven. James Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Kennedy goes off and Rory Boulding comes on.

71:52

Jeroen Tesselaar takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.

69:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, Header from deep inside the area by Gary Warren goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

68:43

Graeme Shinnie fouled by Danny Racchi, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

67:58

James Fowler produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

66:15 Substitution

Substitution Nick Ross replaces Billy McKay.

65:51

Shot from just outside the box by Lee Johnson misses to the right of the target.

64:48

Graeme Shinnie challenges Jeroen Tesselaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.

64:06

Rory McKenzie fouled by Gary Warren, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Johnson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Owain Tudur Jones makes a clearance.

63:20

Shot by Billy McKay from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

59:47

Jeroen Tesselaar concedes a free kick for a foul on David Raven. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aaron Doran, save made by Ryan Esson.

57:46

Unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Graeme Shinnie results in a free kick. Lee Johnson crosses the ball, Liam Kelly produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

56:47

Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, Cameron Bell makes a save.

53:28

Shot by Shane Sutherland. Save by Cameron Bell.

50:25

Corner taken by Lee Johnson, Owain Tudur Jones manages to make a clearance.

48:47

Effort on goal by Aaron Doran from a long way out goes over the bar.

46:40

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Kennedy, save by Ryan Esson.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +5:07 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +3:30

Shane Sutherland has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

45:00 +1:23

Michael Nelson provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +1:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Manuel Pascali - Inverness 1 - 1 Kilmarnock Manuel Pascali scores a headed goal from close in. Inverness CT 1-1 Kilmarnock.

45:00 +0:23

Corner taken by Lee Johnson played to the near post, clearance by Simon King. The ball is sent over by Michael Nelson,

43:06

Foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Danny Racchi, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Lee Johnson from the free kick.

39:18

Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Kelly. Indirect free kick taken by James Fowler.

37:52

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Liam Kelly.

36:30 Substitution

Substitution James Dayton leaves the field to be replaced by Rory McKenzie.

32:25

Simon King challenges Danny Racchi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Kelly shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Owain Tudur Jones.

31:56 Booking

Booking Simon King goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

31:27

Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, clearance by Ryan O'Leary.

31:04

Shot by James Dayton. Ryan Esson makes a save.

30:50 Penalty

A save by Ryan Esson from penalty by Danny Racchi. Inverness CT 1-0 Kilmarnock.

29:48

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Racchi by David Raven.

28:14

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Racchi goes over the bar.

26:53

Matthew Kennedy challenges Graeme Shinnie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Aaron Doran, save by Cameron Bell.

26:18

Manuel Pascali concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie. Free kick taken by Owain Tudur Jones.

26:00

Foul by Danny Racchi on Shane Sutherland, free kick awarded. Ross Draper restarts play with the free kick.

23:44

Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on James Fowler. James Dayton delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Aaron Doran manages to make a clearance.

20:16

Effort from a long way out by James Fowler goes wide right of the target.

19:26

Effort on goal by Aaron Doran from 12 yards. Save by Cameron Bell.

13:25

James Dayton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

9:31

Shane Sutherland takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.

7:35

Assist by Ross Draper.

7:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Shinnie - Inverness 1 - 0 Kilmarnock Andrew Shinnie fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Kilmarnock.

7:13

Aaron Doran takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post,

5:44

Foul by Jeroen Tesselaar on Aaron Doran, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Aaron Doran, Ross Draper takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

3:52 Substitution

Substitution (Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Danny Racchi coming on for Gary Harkins.

3:52

Shane Sutherland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeroen Tesselaar. Free kick taken by James Fowler.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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