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Aug 1, 2015 at 3pm UK at Caledonian Stadium
InvernessInverness Caledonian Thistle
0-1
Motherwell
FT(HT: 0-1)

Result: Early Wes Fletcher strike enough for Motherwell

Motherwell claim maximum points in their first Scottish Premiership outing of the season away at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, courtesy of Wes Fletcher's strike.

Wes Fletcher's early strike has given Motherwell a 1-0 victory away at Inverness Caledonian Thistle in their opening Scottish Premiership fixture of the season.

It took Fletcher less than four minutes to get off the mark for the season after tapping home Stephen Pearson's shot, which had initially been kept out.

A quiet spell for both sides followed, but it was the visitors who continued to look the more lively as Marvin Johnson played in Fletcher, who failed to find the target with his 18-yard drive.

Johnson then tried his own luck from range, having already advanced from the halfway line, only for his effort to deflect behind.

A lively Johnson earned his side a penalty kick moments later after being brought down by Danny Devine, but Scott McDonald saw his resulting spot kick kept out by Owain Fon Williams.

Fon Williams took no chances when an early Johnson shot called him into action in the second half, before Devine pulled off a fine challenge to deny Fletcher from four yards out.

Well winger Johnson was proving to be a threat right to the end, cutting in from the right and sending a curled shot wide of target 10 minutes from time.

Nicky Law then saw a big opening of his own come and go in what proved to be the final chance of the contest in the dying embers, as the visitors left Caledonian Stadium with maximum points.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Dundee UnitedDundee Utd28185552223059
2Inverness Caledonian ThistleInverness27143103932745
3Dundee2711883231141
4Ayr UnitedAyr27124113835340
5Dunfermline AthleticDunfermline28107114136537
6Arbroath26106102426-236
7Greenock MortonMorton28106124552-736
8Alloa AthleticAlloa28710113343-1031
9Queen of the SouthQotS2877142840-1228
10Partick ThistlePartick2768133247-1526

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