Scottish Championship
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Inverness CT 4-1 Falkirk

Connor Bell scores
Connor Bell scored the hosts' second as Inverness took command in the first half

Inverness Caledonian Thistle comfortably beat Falkirk in a rearranged Scottish Championship fixture.

Caley Thistle raced into a three-goal lead within half an hour.

George Oakley, Connor Bell and Jake Mulraney all struck for the Highlanders.

Louis Longridge fired home to pull one back for Falkirk but John Baird soon headed a fourth for Inverness.

The second-bottom Bairns remain three points below Dumbarton but 13 above Brechin City.

Inverness are seventh - a point behind Greenock Morton and three off the promotion play-off places.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Ridgers
  • 22McKay
  • 5WarrenBooked at 24mins
  • 23Donaldson
  • 3TremarcoSubstituted forCalderat 35'minutes
  • 15MulraneySubstituted forDoran Coganat 49'minutes
  • 7PolworthBooked at 90mins
  • 11Vigurs
  • 4ChalmersBooked at 54mins
  • 14OakleyBooked at 5mins
  • 20BellSubstituted forBairdat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Esson
  • 9Baird
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 16Calder
  • 17Seedorf
  • 24Trafford
  • 27Mackay

Falkirk

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Thomson
  • 4Muirhead
  • 5Grant
  • 3McGheeSubstituted forWatsonat 45'minutes
  • 16Tumilty
  • 45WelshSubstituted forO'Haraat 58'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 2Kidd
  • 42Robson
  • 43NelsonSubstituted forLoyat 71'minutes
  • 14Longridge

Substitutes

  • 6McKee
  • 17Harris
  • 20O'Hara
  • 28Craigen
  • 31Mutch
  • 33Loy
  • 44Watson
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
2,014

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 4, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 4, Falkirk 1.

  3. Booking

    Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 4, Falkirk 1. John Baird (Inverness CT) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Doran.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 3, Falkirk 1. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

  9. Post update

    Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Louis Longridge (Falkirk).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. John Baird replaces Connor Bell.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Oakley (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Robson (Falkirk).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Paul Watson.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

  20. Post update

    Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren21143439231645
2Dundee Utd2012353023739
3Dunfermline2095637241332
4Queen of Sth208663327630
5Livingston198652924530
6Morton197752720728
7Inverness CT217682624227
8Dumbarton204881526-1120
9Falkirk203891934-1517
10Brechin2004161646-304
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