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Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic: visitors stutter in title chase

By Eilidh DaviesBBC Sport Scotland at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Miles Storey's curling effort earned Inverness a draw
Miles Storey's curling effort earned Inverness a draw

Dunfermline Athletic stuttered in their pursuit of Hearts in the Scottish Championship as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Kyle Turner fired in a fine first-half opener for Stevie Crawford's side.

But Miles Storey's beautiful curling shot hauled Inverness level in the Highlands as John Robertson's side came to life after the break.

Dunfermline stay second, but are now five points behind leaders Hearts, having played a game more.

Inverness, meanwhile, remain seventh but are just three points adrift of the final play-off place.

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford: "Really pleased with the first-half performance. We created a number of chances. Inverness had a decent spell and put us under pressure in the second half, but we responded well and tried to win the game."

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "It was a very good game. We started slowly and didn't quite get going. We battled back into it. We tweaked the system at half-time and it was a different game, we totally dominated the second half."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 22McKayBooked at 87mins
  • 6Devine
  • 24Deas
  • 16Harper
  • 11SutherlandSubstituted forMacKayat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18Allardice
  • 14Vincent
  • 4WelshBooked at 64mins
  • 10DoranSubstituted forKennedyat 45'minutes
  • 17StoreySubstituted forTodorovat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Duffy
  • 8Carson
  • 12MacGregor
  • 19Kennedy
  • 21MacKay
  • 27MacKay
  • 77Todorov

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fon Williams
  • 2Comrie
  • 44Watson
  • 5Murray
  • 3Edwards
  • 22Mayo
  • 8TurnerBooked at 90mins
  • 15Wilson
  • 24McInroySubstituted forDowat 66'minutes
  • 7O'HaraSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
  • 14McCannSubstituted forMcManusat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McManus
  • 11Dow
  • 16Whittaker
  • 20Gill
  • 21Murray
  • 23Thomas
  • 27Berry
Referee:
Euan Anderson

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Daniel MacKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Booking

    Daniel MacKay (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel MacKay (Inverness CT).

  8. Post update

    Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Deas.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

  11. Post update

    Lewis Mayo (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott Allardice (Inverness CT).

  13. Post update

    Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Daniel MacKay replaces Shane Sutherland.

  15. Booking

    Brad McKay (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Nikolay Todorov replaces Miles Storey.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Dom Thomas replaces Kevin O'Hara.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Mayo (Dunfermline Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Deas.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Mayo (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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