Hamilton Academical 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 3:00 PM at New Douglas Park, Hamilton
Attendance: 1,622
Referee: Don Robertson
Hamilton Academical Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Billy Mckay (10)
Ryan Christie (25)

Team Managers
Alex Neil John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Michael McGovern
Ziggy Gordon
Michael Devlin
Martin Canning
Stephen Hendrie
Dougie Imrie
Grant Gillespie
Alex Neil
Louis Longridge
Jason Scotland
Daniel Redmond
Dean Brill
Josh Meekings
Gary Warren
David Raven
Graeme Shinnie
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Ryan Christie
James Vincent
Danny Williams
Billy Mckay

Bench
Blair Currie
Ali Crawford
Kieran MacDonald
Greg Docherty
Jesus Tena
Andy Ryan
Mickael Antoine-Curier
Ryan Esson
Carl Tremarco
Nick Ross
Aaron Doran
Liam Polworth
Marley Watkins
Lewis Horner

Substitutions
Ali Crawford -> Louis Longridge (45)
Mickael Antoine-Curier -> Jason Scotland (68)
Andy Ryan -> Stephen Hendrie (80)
Marley Watkins for James Vincent (74)
Aaron Doran for Danny Williams (74)
Nick Ross for Ryan Christie (88)

Bookings
Dougie Imrie (28)
Stephen Hendrie (75)
Ross Draper (64)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dean Brill (GK) 46 apps -
Josh Meekings 105 apps -
Gary Warren 79 apps9 goals
David Raven 76 apps1 goal
Ross Draper 82 apps7 goals
Ryan Christie 18 apps4 goals
Graeme Shinnie 145 apps5 goals
Greg Tansey 61 apps8 goals
Danny Williams 25 apps1 goal
James Vincent 28 apps1 goal
Billy Mckay 116 apps53 goals
Marley Watkins (sub) 34 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran (sub) 115 apps14 goals
Nick Ross (sub) 145 apps11 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:James Vincent (24 years 322 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2016 years 11 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 162 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (19 years 306 days)
Oldest Player:Graeme Shinnie (2016 years 11 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 163 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Steep learning curve for Academicals:

Accies were taught a sharp lesson on their return to the top class as Inverness showed them why they have been lingering around the top-six for the last couple of seasons with a clinical display. First half goals from Billy McKay and Ryan Christie were enough to send the points North and the newly promoted club will need to up their game if they are to make an impact this season.

The continuity on the park gave Inverness the edge and it showed as Accies nervously conceded possession at the back allowing McKay to open the scoring. Christie doubled the advantage, tapping in after a Williams shot was touched on by McGovern and that endeth the scoring. The visitors held out comfortably for the three points and could have added to their tally as Watkins clattered the crossbar in the second half.

Ross Draper made the starting X1 but there was no place for Aaron Doran who started from the bench in an otherwise familiar Inverness first choice.



Full Time 0-2

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
2. Inverness CT 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3. St. Johnstone 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
4. Motherwell 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
5. Dundee 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
6. Kilmarnock 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
7. Ross County 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
8. St. Mirren 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
9. Hamilton Academical 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
10. Aberdeen 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0