Duncan Ferguson admits Inverness Caley Thistle rode their luck at times on way to claiming a point away at Dunfermline
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Duncan Ferguson admitted Inverness Caledonian Thistle had to ride their luck against Dunfermline – but says the players are disappointed not to have held on for all three points.
The Caley Jags saw their hosts hit the woodwork a remarkable eight times at East End Park, but a first-half Danny Devine strike ensured they would leave Fife with a point to show for their efforts.
Ferguson, who played at the highest level in Scotland and England while also becoming a full international, said he had never been involved in a game like it.
However, he believes that as a result Dunfermline were good value for the draw, despite only pegging Inverness back in the closing minutes.
"They hit the bar and the post, they had a lot of efforts on goal and we rode our luck," Ferguson admitted.
"In the second half I felt much more comfortable. They didn't create as much, but they hit the post again with the goal.
"They were excellent, but so were we. We showed our qualities on the ball and showed we could be a threat to create chances, so it was a very good game.
"I've never been involved in a game like that I don't think – not when it has been that many! If only the last one had popped out.
"Dunfermline are a good team, they're trying to push for the promotion spots and we're trying to get away from the relegation zone.
"I think our football spoke for itself, but they will say they were a bit unlucky."
Caley Thistle did move the ball around very well when given the opportunity, and the draw means their unbeaten run reached six matches.
That gives Ferguson some confidence going forward, and while disappointed to miss out on all three points he sees that as a sign of the progress that has already been made under his stewardship in the Highland capital.
"You just want more don't you? When you're on for three points in the last five minutes, you want the three points, but they put us under a lot of pressure," he added.
"The boys are disappointed, but considering where we've come from and where we are now that's a good thing.
"You're always hoping you can hold on for three points, but Dunfermline were well worth their point. They had a lot of chances and shots on goal, so they are a good team.
"Points-wise, we're way ahead of where we were before, but style wise I don't know because I don't know what the previous manager did.
"We have a style of play, and when we get into the final third we connect the play well and create chances.
"We're a good football team because we have good players. So are Dunfermline, and that's why it was such a good game of football."