Scottish Championship
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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 5, Inverness CT 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Collin Seedorf (Inverness CT).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by John Baird (Inverness CT).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Collin Seedorf (Inverness CT).

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Alex Cooper.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aaron Splaine replaces Nathaniel Wedderburn.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. David Raven replaces Iain Vigurs.

  20. Post update

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