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Fan Review: Optimism despite Duncan Ferguson's first defeat as Caley Thistle manager


By Craig McLean

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Picture - Ken Macpherson. Raith’s Jamie Gullan scores the winning goal from the penalty-spot..
Picture - Ken Macpherson. Raith’s Jamie Gullan scores the winning goal from the penalty-spot..

Duncan Ferguson fell to his first defeat during his tenure as Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager after a 2-1 defeat at home against Raith Rovers on Saturday.

A Billy Mckay header saw Inverness take the lead before a Lewis Vaughan equaliser and a Jamie Gullan penalty right at the death saw the hosts end with a defeat.

Picture - Ken Macpherson. ICT’s Billy Mckay celebrates his opening goal.
Picture - Ken Macpherson. ICT’s Billy Mckay celebrates his opening goal.

Attending Saturday’s match was John Clark (28), who is a previous season ticket holder but witnessed his first game in the Ferguson era this weekend.

John felt that one key issue that cost Caley Thistle throughout the match was their lack of chances created.

“I thought we never created enough all game, a couple of times now we have gotten the first goal and sit too deep and that’s always going to let the opposition have more of the ball.

“We were poor in the first half, I don’t think we had a shot on or off target.

Although John felt that Caley Thistle didn’t create enough during the game, he believes that the manner in which the game was lost was not a fair reflection, and that a draw would have been fairer.

John Clark (2nd from right) with myself (left) and friends before ther 2015 Scottish Cup Final
John Clark (2nd from right) with myself (left) and friends before ther 2015 Scottish Cup Final

“I think to lose the match was a bit harsh but did we do enough to win the game? Probably not, a draw would have been a fairer result.

“The second half was better taking the lead with a good finish by Mckay. Anderson and Gilmour had controlled the start of the second half well.”

Looking forward John is still confident that things are heading in the right direction at the moment and that a run to the play-offs and the latter stages of the Scottish Cup could still lie ahead this season for the squad.

“I’m confident Dunc will give us a good end to the season, sneaking a playoff spot would be magic but if not build for next season.

Get Wotherspoon tied down and a couple new quality players in the summer and we can have a real go next season.

“We have a great Scottish Cup draw against Broomhill so hopefully we can get another good run in the cup and give the fans a good away day and just maybe another trip to our second home Hampden”


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