St. Johnstone 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 3:00 PM at McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 2,959
Referee: Willie Collum
St. Johnstone Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Graham Cummins (90) Ryan Christie (9)

Team Managers
Tommy Wright John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Alan Mannus
Joe Shaughnessy
Thomas Scobbie
Frazer Wright
Brian Easton
David Wotherspoon
Murray Davidson
Simon Lappin
Liam Craig
John Sutton
Michael O Halloran
Owain Fon Williams
David Raven
Daniel Devine
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Ryan Christie
Danny Williams
Lewis Horner
Dani López
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo

Bench
Zander Clark
Steven MacLean
Brad McKay
Liam Caddis
Graham Cummins
Scott Brown
Chris Kane
Ryan Esson
Jason Brown
Alasdair Sutherland
Nat Wedderburn
Calum Ferguson

Substitutions
Steven MacLean -> John Sutton (60)
Graham Cummins -> Simon Lappin (61)
Alasdair Sutherland for Dani López (83)
Nat Wedderburn for Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (92)

Bookings
None. Ryan Christie (93)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 4 apps -
Daniel Devine 42 apps1 goal
David Raven 118 apps2 goals
Liam Polworth 35 apps1 goal
Danny Williams 69 apps4 goals
Ross Draper 123 apps7 goals
Ryan Christie 63 apps8 goals
Greg Tansey 106 apps16 goals
Lewis Horner 4 apps -
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo 2 apps -
Dani López 4 apps -
Alasdair Sutherland (sub) 3 apps -
Nat Wedderburn (sub) 4 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (20 years 305 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 10 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 40 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alasdair Sutherland (18 years 327 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 10 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 176 days
Domestic Players:12 (75.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Graham Cummins spoiled the party for Inverness right at the end after a 9th minute Ryan Christie goal had looked like securing all three points for Caley Thistle. We hope to have a full match report up later...

From BBC Sport:
Substitute Graham Cummins salvaged a point for St Johnstone with a last-minute goal against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Ryan Christie's drilled shot gave the visitors an early lead.

Christie came close to adding to Caley Thistle's advantage and Michael O'Halloran had an effort saved for Saints.

And, with time running out, Cummins headed in Joe Shaughnessy's delivery to restore parity.

A draw gives both sides a first Scottish Premiership point this season.

But for Inverness the result may well feel like two points dropped having dominated for much of the match and led for so long.

They took the initiative when a mix-up at the back for St Johnstone was picked up by Dani Lopez, who played in Christie.

The attacking midfielder cut into the box on the left-hand side and, from 15 yards, fired across goalkeeper Alan Mannus into the net.

Christie continued to be the danger man for Inverness and almost doubled their lead. He made a surging run from the right only for the Saints defence to block midway inside the penalty box.

O'Halloran found space with some intelligent play and forced a decent save from Owain Fon Williams.

Inverness threatened again on the stoke of half-time, Andrea Mutombo flashing across the face of goal with no takers.

The visitors started the second half as brightly as the first and had a great chance following a corner from Ross Draper. The ball was headed down by Danny Devine and a scramble ensued before the ball was eventually cleared by the hosts.

Christie came close again when he spotted Mannus off his line and tried a shot but the keeper made an excellent one-handed save.

Cummins replaced Simon Lappin and his contribution proved crucial for St Johnstone as he connected with Shaughnessy's cross from the right to level the match.

Match report written by tm4tj



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

* - Table split into two divisions of six.