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Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Inverness CT: Late Sean Welsh penalty sends visitors up to third

Welsh's winner was cruel on Dunfermline
Welsh's winner was cruel on Dunfermline

Dunfermline Athletic remain bottom of the Scottish Championship after a late Sean Welsh penalty hoisted Inverness Caledonian Thistle up to third.

Substitute Danny Devine was penalised for handball three minutes from the end of a tight affair of few chances.

And Welsh's spot-kick into the bottom corner moved the visitors two points behind Dundee United and Ayr United.

Dunfermline's third straight league defeat leaves them behind Partick Thistle on goal difference.

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford: "It was a game we certainly didn't deserve to lose. In terms of effort and commitment I can't fault them today and it's bitterly disappointing that we've lost to a penalty kick late on."

Inverness Caley Thistle manager John Robertson: "From 20 minutes in you could have had your money on a 0-0 draw. We turned a draw into a win and it sums up Dunfermline's luck at the moment because they didn't deserve to lose."

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 20Gill
  • 2Comrie
  • 4Martin
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 24EdwardsSubstituted forDevineat 78'minutes
  • 12TurnerBooked at 31minsSubstituted forCochraneat 72'minutes
  • 21Paton
  • 8Beadling
  • 38Kiltie
  • 15Nisbet
  • 27McCannSubstituted forColeyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Scully
  • 9McGill
  • 10Ryan
  • 14Devine
  • 22Coley
  • 23Cochrane
  • 26Todd

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 3Tremarco
  • 11WalshSubstituted forMacGregorat 71'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8CarsonSubstituted forWelshat 61'minutes
  • 14Vincent
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forTodorovat 62'minutes
  • 17Storey

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 12McHattie
  • 19Todorov
  • 21MacKay
  • 24Trafford
  • 26Harper
  • 28MacGregor
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
3,446

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home5
Away3
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Inverness CT 1.

Full Time

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

Harry Cochrane (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Miles Storey (Inverness CT).

Harry Cochrane (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

Booking

Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 0, Inverness CT 1. Sean Welsh (Inverness CT) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Danny Devine replaces Josh Edwards because of an injury.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Coley replaces Lewis McCann.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Harry Cochrane replaces Kyle Turner.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Roddy MacGregor replaces Tom Walsh.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nikolay Todorov replaces Jordan White.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Sean Welsh replaces David Carson.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by James Vincent.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Shaun Rooney.

Attempt missed. Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jordan White.

Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Carson (Inverness CT).

Second Half

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 0, Inverness CT 0.

Half Time

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Vincent (Inverness CT).

Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Carson (Inverness CT).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd5401146812
2Ayr5401105512
3Inverness CT531195410
4Arbroath52214318
5Dundee522179-28
6Morton5203913-46
7Queen of Sth512223-15
8Alloa511348-44
9Partick Thistle5023710-32
10Dunfermline502337-42
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