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  • Date:22 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:3,241
  • Tade (32)
  • Buchanan - pen (85)

Live Commentary


Shot from just outside the area by Gary Mason misses to the right of the target.


Josh Meekings takes a shot. Paul Gallacher makes a save.


Foul by David Proctor on Liam Buchanan, Penalty awarded. Placed penalty scored by Liam Buchanan. Inverness CT 1-1 Dunfermline.


Steven McDougall comes on in place of David Graham.


Gregory Tade leaves the field to be replaced by Shane Sutherland.


Joe Cardle takes a corner.


Josh Meekings concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Cardle. Patrick Boyle takes the free kick.


Lee Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Thomson. Ross Tokely is shown a yellow card for dissent. Free kick taken by Austin McCann.


Inswinging corner taken by Lee Cox.


Gregory Tade takes a inswinging corner.


Nick Ross takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.


Lee Cox joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Shinnie.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andrew Shinnie.


Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line.


Effort from the edge of the box by David Davis goes wide of the left-hand upright.


Thomas Piermayr leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Meekings.


David Davis has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle played to the near post.


David Davis challenges David Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Graham restarts play with the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Alex Keddie results in a free kick. David Davis restarts play with the free kick.


Andy Kirk challenges Ross Tokely unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Buchanan replaces Andy Kirk. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.


Ross Tokely challenges Paul Burns unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Graham.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mason on Andrew Shinnie. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.


John Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Greg Tansey produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.


Effort on goal by Andy Kirk from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.


Gary Mason fouled by Andrew Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Mason takes the direct free kick.


Jason Thomson leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Thomson.


David Proctor concedes a free kick for a foul on Austin McCann. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.


Corner taken short by Graeme Shinnie, David Proctor produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Gary Mason concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.


Gregory Tade finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Inverness CT 1-0 Dunfermline.Richie Foran provided the assist for the goal.


Foul by Patrick Boyle on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.


Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Shinnie on Jason Thomson. Joe Cardle crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Greg Tansey.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line.


Paul Burns decides to take a short corner, clearance made by Richie Foran.


Joe Cardle takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.


Shot from just outside the box by Graeme Shinnie misses to the right of the target.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Burns, John Potter takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.


Outswinging corner taken by Austin McCann from the right by-line, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.


Shot by David Graham from outside the box goes high over the target.


Joe Cardle decides to take a short corner, Shot from just outside the area by Jason Thomson goes over the bar.


Ross Tokely challenges Joe Cardle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.


Andy Kirk produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Foul by David Davis on Patrick Boyle, free kick awarded. Jason Thomson restarts play with the free kick.


The offside flag is raised against Nick Ross. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.


Unfair challenge on David Proctor by Andy Kirk results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.


David Graham takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.


Thomas Piermayr concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Cardle. Thomas Piermayr receives a caution. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

Match Preview

Butcher demands response Inverness manager Terry Butcher has challenged his players to atone for their below-par display against St Johnstone with two home wins. Caley Thistle host Dunfermline and Motherwell after a 2-0 defeat in Perth last weekend that Butcher felt was their worst Clydesdale Bank Premier League showing of the season. But Inverness are unbeaten in three games at home and Butcher has demanded a positive response. Butcher said: "The mood in the camp has been very remorseful and very sheepish among the players. "But there is no point going over old ground, we have worked on a lot of things this week. "You get this now and again in a season when you get a massive slap in the face and you have to regroup and make sure it doesn't happen again. "The attitude for me was nowhere where it has been before. "I'm not saying they weren't playing for the jersey, they worked very hard and had a lot of energy. "But the attitude to do the things that have got us results and goals wasn't there. We didn't stick together. "It was difficult because I never saw it coming. But the players have rolled their sleeves up and got going." Inverness will move off the bottom of the SPL if they beat the Pars, who sit one point above them. "No matter what situation Dunfermline are in or who we are playing, it's a great game for us because the players know they let themselves down and let everyone down," Butcher said. "We didn't make any chances, whereas all season we have made loads of chances. "We need that attitude and application and to stick together." Despite his anger over their McDiarmid Park performance, Butcher has been generally satisfied with his side this season despite their position. Their injury crisis has eased slightly in recent weeks and key midfielder Lee Cox is pushing for a recall following injury. And Butcher feels there is ample room for improvement in the coming weeks. The former Motherwell manager said: "We have only played each other once and we are only one point behind. "We haven't played anywhere near what we can do. "We are still a long way away. We have to increase the work rate and attitude and application and belief in each other and just keep what we had been doing. "We lost ground last week but our home form has been good and we have two homes games now. "We'll deal with the away game performance and tactics in due course. "We have two cracking home games and we`re looking for six points." Dunfermline winger David Graham believes team spirit and experience can help guide them through a difficult spell in their adjustment to life in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. The Irn-Bru First Division champions have not won since August and have lost 10 goals without reply in their last three games. Dunfermline could go bottom if they lose at Inverness but there is no danger of panic at East End Park. The former Hamilton player said: "It's a good bunch of boys here and we know what everyone is capable of. "We're all in it together. We aren't under any illusions. "We just have to work hard, get a bit of the rub of the green and hopefully string a few wins together. "There is a lot more experience here than there was when I was at Hamilton. There have boys that have been there and done it." Graham highlighted the likes of Paul Gallacher, John Potter and Gary Mason, who have all helped St Mirren maintain their SPL status in recent years. "The young boys that we have got can learn from that experience," Graham added. "We have a great team spirit here and that's half the battle. "If you've got that, everyone will fight tooth and nail for one another and that helps you through games." The Pars secured wins at St Johnstone and Dundee United in the opening stages of the season but Graham always suspected there would be tougher times. "I think every team that comes up normally has a decent start because you are used to winning and have got that winning mentality," the 28-year-old said. "But at this level mistakes get punished whereas maybe in the First Division we would have got away with them. "You are playing against better players and better organised teams and they will punish you. "We just have to learn from that and hopefully move on."

Formation:451Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 4141Manager: Jim McIntyre


  • Ryan Esson
  • Thomas Piermayr
  • Ross Tokely
  • David Proctor
  • Graeme Shinnie
  • Richie Foran
  • Greg Tansey
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Nick Ross
  • David Davis
  • Gregory Tade
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Lee Cox
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Aidan Chippendale
  • William McKay
  • Kenny Gillet
  • Josh Meekings



Match Report

Buchanan keeps his cool Substitute Liam Buchanan's late penalty meant Inverness had to share the points with Dunfermline as the SPL basement battle ended 1-1. Caley Thistle led through Gregory Tade's diving header until the 86th-minute equaliser at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. Tade's close-range header put the Highlanders ahead after 33 minutes but David Proctor's trip on Buchanan gave the Pars the chance to level things and prevent bottom side Inverness from replacing them in ninth. Caley Thistle remain a point adrift, with Dunfermline immediately above them. The Pars had taken only one point in their last six matches prior to the game, while Inverness are now four games unbeaten at home. Caley Thistle manager Terry Butcher named an unchanged line-up for the third successive game despite going down 2-0 at St Johnstone last week. Visiting manager Jim McIntyre made two changes to the side who lost 2-0 at home to Hearts last week with on-loan Jason Thomson and Alex Keddie coming in for Ryan Thomson and Andy Dowie. Chances were at a premium in the opening stages with Caley Thistle's Andrew Shinnie managing to evade his marker to reach the by-line for the hosts in the highlight of the first quarter hour but his cross failed to find Nick Ross. Returning on-loan Hearts player Jason Thomson provided much of the attacking intent for the visitors, picking out Andy Kirk in a prime position but he was offside. David Graham blew his chance when he was found in space by Paul Burns as he ballooned his chance over from the edge of the area. Burns almost snatched a surprise lead after 21 minutes when a Joe Cardle corner was only marginally cleared as far as the midfielder who sent in a curling effort which caught keeper Ryan Esson flat-footed, with only the woodwork denying an opening goal. Dunfermline's Keddie was on hand to stop Ross breaking the deadlock. The defender blocked the midfielder's shot following good work from Tade. On the counter John Potter's header was saved at point-blank range by home keeper Esson following another Cardle corner. Esson was again the hero moments later when he saved Cardle's 16-yard thunderbolt. At the opposite end Tade was the star man with a terrific header to put Inverness in front after 33 minutes. The Frenchman's close-range full-stretch diving header was his fourth goal of the season after being set up by strike-partner Richie Foran's cross. Greg Tansey could have notched a second when he connected to Shinnie's cross but the header was kept out by Pars keeper Paul Gallagher. Graham tested Esson with a 25-yard shot as Dunfermline hunted an equaliser after the interval, but the stopper was equal to it. Tade's cross was just wide moments later when he might have doubled the lead. Esson helped preserve the narrow lead just after the hour when he saved Buchanan's piledriver after he connected with fellow sub Ryan Thomson's cut-back. Inverness introduced Josh Meekings and Lee Cox for their first appearances of the season but both failed to make a telling impact. Foran found Ross but his angled effort was saved well by Gallagher before Buchanan equalised with four minutes to go. Referee Steven McLean awarded a penalty after Buchanan was tripped by Inverness centre back Proctor. Buchanan sent Esson the wrong way as he drilled the spot kick low into the net. Gary Mason might have hit a last-gasp winner for the visitors but he fired inches wide as he met a cross from substitute Steven McDougall. There was still time for Inverness substitute Shane Sutherland to try his luck at the death but Gallagher's diving save ensured both sides would have to share the spoils.

Form Guide

  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Dunfermline

Last Meetings

  • Dunfermline
  • 3 - 3
  • Inverness CT
  • 06/08/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 12/05/2007
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 3
  • Dunfermline
  • 17/03/2007
  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 23/12/2006
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 30/09/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 06/05/2006

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • G Tade 3
  • G Tansey 2
  • R Foran 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • A Shinnie 1
  • N Ross 1
  • G Shinnie 1


  • A Kirk 3
  • J Cardle 2
  • R Thomson 2
  • M Hardie 1
  • P Burns 1
  • J Thomson 1


Inverness CT

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 10
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins