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Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Inverness CT: Draw eases pressure on Peter Grant

Inverness' Tom Walsh shoots during the cinch Championship match between Dunfermline and Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Tom Walsh's second-half shot was one of Inverness' better attempts

Dunfermline Athletic held Scottish Championship leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle to a goalless draw to ease the pressure on manager Peter Grant.

Amid talk of a fan protest at the dismal start to the season, the home side put in an improved display.

Tom Walsh and Bill McKay had second-half chances for Inverness who remain unbeaten.

Billy Dodds' side are one point clear of Kilmarnock at the summit.

Dunfermline, meanwhile, are two points adrift at the foot of the table and remain without a league win this season.

Dunfermline Athletic manager Peter Grant: "We've had a tough few weeks with Covid and the results and it's not easy to keep going and keep fighting and they showed the spirit that I know they have."

Inverness CT manager Billy Dodds: "It was going to be a battle, I knew they would work hard, I thought we were decent first half and they had the best chance second half. There weren't a lot of great chances in the game, I think a draw was a fair result but we had to battle for it."

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fon Williams
  • 2Comrie
  • 44WatsonBooked at 48mins
  • 13Gaspuitis
  • 3Edwards
  • 11Dow
  • 16PybusBooked at 37minsSubstituted forThomasat 68'minutes
  • 17Dorrans
  • 8Kennedy
  • 10TodorovBooked at 43minsSubstituted forColeat 81'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7O'HaraSubstituted forWightonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6MacDonald
  • 9Wighton
  • 18Allan
  • 22Jones
  • 23Thomas
  • 28Cole
  • 29Mehmet

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 8Carson
  • 15Broadfoot
  • 6Devine
  • 5DeasBooked at 27mins
  • 14Walsh
  • 12MacGregor
  • 18Allardice
  • 10DoranSubstituted forHarperat 45'minutes
  • 11SutherlandSubstituted forMckayat 36'minutes
  • 19DukuSubstituted forWelshat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Duffy
  • 3Harper
  • 4Welsh
  • 9Mckay
  • 16Jamieson
  • 21MacKay
  • 23McAlear
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
3,158

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Inverness CT 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Wighton (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Wighton (Dunfermline Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Kirk Broadfoot (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  7. Booking

    Reece Cole (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reece Cole (Dunfermline Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Sean Welsh (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dom Thomas (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Reece Cole replaces Nikolay Todorov.

  12. Post update

    Graham Dorrans (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

  14. Post update

    Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikolay Todorov (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Danny Devine.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dom Thomas (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Sean Welsh replaces Manny Duku.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Mckay (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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