Dundee 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 3:00 PM at Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 4,767
Referee: Andrew Dallas
Dundee Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Kane Hemmings (91) David Raven (60)

Team Managers
Paul Hartley John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Scott Bain
Paul McGinn
Thomas Konrad
James McPake
Gary Irvine
Paul McGowan
Kevin Thomson
Nick Ross
Nicky Low
Greg Stewart
Kane Hemmings
Owain Fon Williams
David Raven
Daniel Devine
Carl Tremarco
Iain Vigurs
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Ryan Christie
Danny Williams
Dani López
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo

Bench
David Mitchell
Kevin Holt
Daryll Meggatt
Simon Ferry
Kostadin Gadzhalov
Jesse Curran
Dylan Carreiro
Ryan Esson
Liam Polworth
Jason Brown
Lewis Horner
Nat Wedderburn
Richie Foran
Calum Ferguson

Substitutions
Daryll Meggatt -> Thomas Konrad (66)
Dylan Carreiro -> Gary Irvine (74)
Nat Wedderburn for Iain Vigurs (81)

Bookings
Daryll Meggatt (70) Greg Tansey (18)
Ross Draper (25)
Iain Vigurs (50)
Daniel Devine (82)

Red Cards
Dylan Carreiro (93) Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (93)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 8 apps -
David Raven 122 apps3 goals
Daniel Devine 46 apps1 goal
Carl Tremarco 40 apps -
Greg Tansey 110 apps16 goals
Danny Williams 73 apps4 goals
Ross Draper 127 apps7 goals
Iain Vigurs 29 apps3 goals
Ryan Christie 67 apps9 goals
Dani López 8 apps1 goal
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo 6 apps -
Nat Wedderburn (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Daniel Devine (22 years 361 days)
Oldest Player:Danny Williams (2017 years 31 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 361 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jason Brown (19 years 57 days)
Oldest Player:Danny Williams (2017 years 31 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 219 days
Domestic Players:13 (72.22 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Late Drama:

Inverness started with Carl Tremarco partnering Danny Devine at the heart of the defence, leaving Danny Williams as the makeshift left back with David Raven in his usual position at right back. Ross Draper was moved further forward alongside Greg Tansey in the engine room and Iain Vigurs started on the left side. Celtic target Ryan Christie was once again on show with Mutombo and Lopez hoping to start the scoring.

Dundee were without Rory Loy once again, but Nicky Low and Kevin Thomson were fit enough to start.

David Raven provided the first opportunity of the game but Mutombo could not get enough power or direction on the ball and the headed chance went wide. Inverness continued to press forward and Dani Lopez knocked a Tansey corner wide at the near post, but it was a positive start for the visitors. Mind you, we started positively last week against Hamilton.

Tansey picked up a yellow card for tangling with McGowan after twenty minutes as Dundee began to see a bit more of the ball, but it was Inverness that should have opened the scoring as Raven set Vigurs up after a tidy one-two, but he made a hash of his attempt and shot wide when he should have made the keeper work.

Draper followed Tansey into the refs jotter ten minutes later. That's the engine room both on yellows with just half an hour gone.

A game void of goalmouth incident grinds it's way towards the break as Draper hits an effort from distance and Bain puts it behind for a fruitless corner.

Half Time 0-0

The home side came out in the second period and pressed the game looking for the equaliser, but it was Inverness that took the lead fifteen minutes after the interval through Raven when he curled a left footer low behind the keeper from the edge of the box. He doesn't score many, but when he does, they are usually vital counters.

The game was getting more frenetic as Dundee charged forward and Fon Williams saved a shot from McGowan before Irvine sent one wide. Ryan Christie did similar at the other end. Hemmings had a shot saved as well as the game went into the final quarter.

It looked as though Dundee were running out of ideas, until Danny Devine gifted them an opportunity to get level when he punched the ball in the box, but Owain Fon Williams saved his second penalty in a row to deny Greg Stewart, diving low to his right to keep the visitors ahead.

Paul McGowan should have scored from a couple of feet out but somehow the ball did not find the net. That was a let off for Inverness, but Dundee were knocking on the door.

However, there was a very late equaliser for the Dark Blues when they went route one and Kane Hemmings knocked the ball home with Tremarco looking as though he may have been impeded.

There was more late drama that Inverness could do without as Mutombo was dismissed for a rash challenge on Nick Ross in time added on. :redcard:

Sadly, that was the last action and the late goal leaves Inverness still without a win.

Full Time 1-1

I suppose many fans would have been reasonably satisfied with a point before kick off, but it is disappointing to throw away a lead so late in the game once again. Another game where the lack of a proven striker cost us all three points. Great strike from Raven for the goal, but we were poor defensively at the equaliser. Mutombo compounded a poor performance by hacking Ross in an assault. I hope Yogi has a word with him. So that's another player out for our next game. Ryan Christie was one positive from a gritty display, and another penalty save from Owain Fon Williams, but we are a long way off our best. International break coming up, can't come soon enough for us.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 6 5 1 0 16 6 10 16
2. Aberdeen 5 5 0 0 9 1 8 15
3. Hearts 6 5 0 1 15 8 7 15
4. Ross County 6 3 1 2 10 6 4 10
5. Motherwell 6 2 0 4 4 8 -4 6
6. St. Johnstone 6 1 2 3 9 12 -3 5
7. Hamilton Academical 5 3 1 1 9 4 5 10
8. Dundee 6 2 2 2 10 8 2 8
9. Dundee Utd 6 1 1 4 6 12 -6 4
10. Inverness CT 6 0 3 3 4 9 -5 3
11. Partick Thistle 6 0 3 3 2 9 -7 3
12. Kilmarnock 6 0 2 4 4 15 -11 2

* - Table split into two divisions of six.