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Preview Inverness Caley ThistleTuesday, 14th Aug 2018
Irn Bru Cup First Round (away): Tuesday 14th August 2014, kick off 7.45pm at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Dunfermline travel north on Tuesday to meet the holders in the Irn Bru Cup. This is a quick return to the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium after Allan Johnston’s men scored a late late goal there in April to dent the Highlanders play off hopes.
Most Pars fans will remember fondly a cup victory over Inverness - the Scottish Cup Semi Final replay at Pittodrie in 2004. Sadly that is the only cup win in six ties.
Inverness has not been Pars favourite hunting ground either but Nicky Clark’s equaliser in the fifth minute of added time felt like a win.
Athletic have only twice travelled back down the A9 with a league win under their belts, in April 2000 and March 2007. That last Pars win at Inverness on St Patrick`s Day 2007, was Stephen Kenny`s first league win in 16 attempts.
This is just Dunfermline’s third match in Inverness since May 2012. The two Championship games there last season saw Caley Thistle win by the only goal of the game, the match in April ended 2-2.
Milestones Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Away)
Last League Victory: 17/03/07: 3-1 SPL
Last League Defeat: 28/10/17: 0-1 Championship
Best League Victory: 22/04/00 2-1 Sc Div 1
Worst League Defeats: 15/08/04 & 29/01/05 0-2 SPL
Last Goalless Draw: 03/05/12: 0-0 Premier League
First visit: 23/10/99: 1-1 Sc Div 1
Last 12 matches v Inverness Caley Thistle
21/04/18: (A) 2-2 [1-0] Ryan, [1-1] Chalmers, [1-2] Austin, [2-2] Clark
13/03/18: (H) 1-0 [1-0] Craigen.
28/10/17: (A) 0-1 [0-1] Bell.
12/08/17: (H) 5-1 [1-0] Smith, [2-0] Ashcroft, [2-1] Vigurs, [3-1] Cardle, [4-1] Hopkirk, [5-1] Cardle.
26/07/16: (H) 1-5 [0-1] Vigurs, [1-1] Geggan, [1-2] Vigurs, [1-3] King, [1-4] Vigurs, [1-5] Tremarco
18/02/12: (H) 1-1 [1-0] Cardle, [1-1] Ross.
18/01/12: (H) 1-3 [1-0] Barrowman, [1-1] Hayes, [1-2] Shinnie, [1-3] Tansey
07/01/12: (A) 1-1 [1-0] Barrowman, [1-1] Hayes
22/10/11: (A) 1-1 [0-1] Tade, [1-1] Buchanan (pen.)
06/08/11: (H) 3-3 [1-0] Kirk, [1-1] Tansey, [2-1] Kirk. [2-2] Hayes, [2-3] Tansey, [3-3] Hardie.
17/04/10: (A) 0-2 [1-0] Rooney, [2-0] Foran.
19/12/09: (H) 0-0
17/10/09: (A) 1-1 [0-1] Proctor, [1-1] Kirk.
08/08/09: (H) 0-1 [0-1] Cox.
Last time at the Caledonian Stadium
Inverness Caley Thistle 2 Dunfermline 2
Championship Saturday 21st April 2018
The perseverance of Lewis Martin earned the Pars the 12th minute opener. The left back hung on to possession up the left and laid the ball back for RYAN to hit the net from 12 yards out. 0-1
The lead lasted all of four minutes. Oakley first missed a chance that looked easier to convert but when Lee Ashcroft conceded a 16th minute free kick some 25 yards out, Joe CHALMERS stepped up and hit the ball low into the bottom right corner. 1-1
Three minutes into the second half a strong run by AUSTIN that left Ashcroft in his wake let the striker in to net from 16 yards. 2-1
In the fifth minute of added time Joe Cardle swept a free kick in from the right and CLARK got the touch to send the travelling support delirious. 2-2
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE: Mark Ridgers: Collin Seedorf, Brad McKay, Coll Donaldson, Carl Tremarco (c), Liam Polworth, Joe Chalmers, Aaron Doran (Riccardo Calder 90), Charlie Trafford, Nathan Austin (Daniel Mackay 60), George Oakley.
SUBS NOT USED: Connor Bell, Jake Mulraney, Jack Brown, Zach Elbouzedi, Ryan Esson (GK).
DUNFERMLINE: Lee Robinson: Ryan Williamson, Jean-Yves M’Voto, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Kallum Higginbotham(Declan McManus 66), James Vincent, James Craigen (Callum Morris 90), Fraser Aird (Joe Cardle 60): Andy Ryan, Nicky Clark (c).
SUBS NOT USED: Dan Armstrong, Nat Wedderburn, Jason Talbot, Cammy Gill (GK)
Form this season
Dunfermline’s defeat to Ross County was their first in six matches this season. If it wasn’t for their Betfred Cup trip to Tynecastle, Caley Thistle would be unbeaten in their last eighteen games since losing to the Pars at East End Park in March.
Ross County (H) L 1-3
Dundee United (A) W 3-2
Stirling Albion (H) W 3-1
Brechin City (A) W 7-1
Dundee (A) W 1-0
Peterhead (H) W 3-0
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE
Ayr United (H) D 0-0
Falkirk (A) W 1-0
Hearts (A) L 0-5
Raith Rovers (H) 2-1
Cowdenbeath (A) W 5-2
Cove Rangers (H) W 2-0
Last time out
DUNFERMLINE (V Ross County):Lee Robinson: Lee Ashcroft (c), Mark Durnan, Jackson Longridge: Ryan Williamson (Kallum Higginbotham 66), Joe Thomson (Aidan Connolly 79), James Vincent, Louis Longridge, James Craigen: Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Myles Hippolyte (Andy Ryan 79)
SUBS NOT USED: Matthew Todd, Callum Smith, Lewis McCann, Cammy Gill (GK)
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE (v Ayr United): Mark Rodgers: Shaun Rooney, Brad MacKay, Coll Donaldson, Carl Tremarco: Liam Polworth, Joe Chalmers, Tom Walsh (Aaron Doran Cogan 70), Charlie Trafford (Daniel Mackay 68), Nathan Austin (Jordan White 59), George Oakley.
SUBS NOT USED: Jamie McCart, Riccardo Calder, Sean Welsh,
Dunfermline Athletic manager Allan Johnston has given warning that he will be fielding a team of fringe and young players in this Irn Bru Cup match.
Other Irn Bru Cup ties
The draw was regionalised but not seeded and is as follows:-
LIVINGSTON COLTS v FORFAR ATHLETIC
DUNDEE COLTS v HIBERNIAN COLTS
INVERURIE LOCO WORKS or FRASERBURGH v FORMARTINE UNITED
PETERHEAD v BRECHIN CITY
HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN COLTS v ROSS COUNTY
ELGIN CITY v ARBROATH
DUNDEE UNITED v ST. JOHNSTONE COLTS
RAITH ROVERS v ABERDEEN COLTS
ALLOA ATHLETIC v STIRLING ALBION
COVE RANGERS v MONTROSE
COWDENBEATH v EAST FIFE
EAST KILBRIDE v SPARTANS
QUEEN’S PARK v AYR UNITED
STENHOUSEMUIR v QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
HAMILTON ACADEMICAL COLTS v CLYDE
KILMARNOCK COLTS v ST. MIRREN COLTS
BSC GLASGOW or EAST STIRLINGSHIRE v MOTHERWELL COLTS
ANNAN ATHLETIC v CELTIC COLTS
EDINBURGH CITY v ALBION ROVERS
STRANRAER v PARTICK THISTLE
DUMBARTON v MORTON
BERWICK RANGERS v AIRDRIEONIANS
RANGERS COLTS v FALKIRK