• Date: Sat 05 November 2005
  • Venue: Caledonian Stadium
  • Ref: Richmond, C
  • Attendance: 3,728
Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Black (5)

Proctor (9)

2 - 1

Inverness Caledonian Thistle vs Dunfermline Athletic

Team Lineups

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Mark Brown
Darren Dods
Richie Hastings
Grant Munro
Russell Duncan
David Proctor
Ian Black
Ross Tokely
Craig Dargo (Dennis Wyness, 70)
Barry Wilson (Richie Hart, 79)
Craig Brewster (Rory McAllister, 70)

Dunfermline Athletic

Allan McGregor
Aaron Labonte
Iain Campbell, I
Greg Shields
Andy Tod
Lee Makel
Darren Young (Mark Burchill, 71)
Simon Donnelly (Jamie McCunnie, 80)
Gary Mason
Noel Hunt
Craig Wilson (Liam Horsted, 56)

Match Report
Two early goals proved decisive for Caley Thistle as they saw off Dunfermline 2-1 in Inverness. The goal-shy Pars travelled north with a depleted squad, especially in the forward area, where their problems have mainly lay this year. The Highlanders, meanwhile, were seeking their first home league win since they saw off relegated Dundee back in April. The Inverness side got off to a cracking start when Ian Black fired a stunning 20-yarder high into the roof of the net after superb link-up work from Barry Wilson and player-boss Craig Brewster. That was the former Blackburn Rovers man's first competitive goal for the club. Then it was doubled to 2-0 after nine minutes when young David Proctor tucked home a spilled ball by keeper Allan McGregor from Wilson's low drive. Dunfermline struggled to find a way into the game, and some haphazard defending left them looking exposed against their confident hosts. Brewster almost grabbed the third goal, but McGregor did well to deal with his header. So the Pars went in still two goals down at the break with lots of talking to do by manager Jim Leishman. Moments after the break, Proctor flashed a header just past the right post from a Richard Hastings cross. Wilson sent in an inviting corner and Craig Dargo knocked a header off the bar as Caley Jags went for the killer goal on 68 minutes. Out of the blue the Fifers then grabbed an unlikely lifeline when Lee Makel smashed home an unstoppable drive from 20 yards to make for an uneasy ending for the Inverness men. A stoppage-time Russell Duncan goal for Inverness, however, was chalked off for offside, and it finished 2-1.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

80
Substitution
 

Dunfermline are replacing Simon Donnelly with Jamie McCunnie.

79
Substitution
 

Barry Wilson is replaced by Richard Hart.

73
Goal
 

Goal!! Dunfermline have scored with Lee Makel putting it in the back of the net.

71
Substitution
 

Dunfermline are replacing Darren Young with Mark Burchill.

70
Substitution
 

Inverness CT are replacing Craig Brewster with Rory McAllister.

70
Substitution
 

Inverness CT are replacing Craig Dargo with Dennis Wyness.

64
Yellow Card
 

Ross Tokely is booked for unsporting behaviour.

63
Yellow Card
 

Ian Campbell goes into the referees book for unsporting behaviour.

56
Substitution
 

Craig Wilson is being taken off, Liam Horsted has come on in his place.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by C Richmond

32
Yellow Card
 

Richard Hastings goes into the referees book for unsporting behaviour.

24
Yellow Card
 

Aaron Labonte is booked for unsporting behaviour.

9
Goal
 

Goal!! David Proctor scores for Inverness CT.

5
Goal
 

Goal!! Inverness CT have scored with Ian Black putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.