Inverness CT 0 - 1 St. Johnstone

League Match
Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 3,471
Referee: Don Robertson
Inverness CT  St. Johnstone

None. Liam Craig (pen.93)

Team Managers
John Hughes Tommy Wright

Starting Eleven
Owain Fon Williams
Josh Meekings
David Raven
Daniel Devine
Carl Tremarco
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ryan Christie
James Vincent
Danny Williams
Miles Storey
Alan Mannus
Joe Shaughnessy
Steven Anderson
Dave Mackay
Thomas Scobbie
Murray Davidson
Simon Lappin
Darnell Fisher
Graham Cummins
Michael O-Halloran
Steven MacLean

Ryan Esson
Iain Vigurs
Alasdair Sutherland
Lewis Horner
Nat Wedderburn
Zander Clark
John Sutton
Liam Caddis
Brian Easton
Chris Kane
Liam Craig
Craig Thomson

Iain Vigurs for Danny Williams (71)
Alasdair Sutherland for Liam Polworth (88)
Brian Easton -> Graham Cummins (53)
Liam Craig -> Steven MacLean (71)
Chris Kane -> Michael O-Halloran (78)

Josh Meekings (86)
Daniel Devine (93)
Thomas Scobbie (66)

Red Cards
None. Dave Mackay (47)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 15 apps -
Carl Tremarco 46 apps -
Josh Meekings 158 apps5 goals
Daniel Devine 53 apps2 goals
David Raven 129 apps3 goals
Ryan Christie 73 apps10 goals
James Vincent 57 apps5 goals
Liam Polworth 44 apps1 goal
Danny Williams 80 apps4 goals
Greg Tansey 117 apps16 goals
Miles Storey 7 apps4 goals
Iain Vigurs (sub) 33 apps3 goals
Alasdair Sutherland (sub) 5 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ryan Christie (20 years 246 days)
Oldest Player:Josh Meekings (2017 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 95 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alasdair Sutherland (19 years 39 days)
Oldest Player:Josh Meekings (2017 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 207 days
Domestic Players:10 (62.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Ultimate Anti Football:

Inverness and St Johnstone served up an utter borefest of a game as anti-football took over the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. The Perth side took all three points in a 0-1 win over a punchless Inverness who had not a clue how to break down the 10 men of St Johnstone. Both sides should be ashamed of themselves as misplaced passes, poor tackles and miscontrol was the order of the day. Both keepers could have stayed in the dressing room and the score would have remained the same as a 90th minute Liam Craig penalty won the match for the visitors.

It turned out to be a decent day for a game of football after overnight rain, the pitch left moist but it great condition. It should have led to an entertaining afternoon's sport. How wrong can you be.

Inverness were still unable to field a full strength squad and it showed. Carl Tremarco played at left back, but there is still no sign of Jordan Roberts, Tobi Sho-Silva, Gary Warren, Aron Doran, Richie Foran, and Andrea Mutombo was also out. Iain Vigurs made the bench and James Vincent got a start along with Liam Polworth.

St Johnstone had Liam Craig on the bench, but he would be instrumental in our downfall late in the game.

Fon-Williams was fortunate a couple of times as he replicated some of Dean Brills twitchy moment from clearances, having to dive full length to save the first one from rebounding in. That was as close as anyone came to breaking sweat in a dire first half.

Our only half chance came when Tremarco was well blocked by O'Halloran as he broke into the left side of the box, just before he was able to offload.

What a tedious first forty-five, surely the second half would be better?

Half Time. 0-0

Well, we didn't know it at the time, but the second half was equally poor, in fact even worse if anything.

Dave Mackay was sent off after catching Tremarco on the halfway line. That would maybe give us the upper hand. No.

Despite the numerical advantage, and oceans of possession, we hadn't a clue how to get behind the Perth bus and were unable to make Mannus work for his bonus. Fon-Williams was equally idle as the Saints looked to hold on for a point. Little did they know how inept we were about to become and in Michael O'Halloran, they had the only player on the park worthy of his wages.

The boredom was now reaching world championship level and it was about to turn into utter chaos as Devine was adjudged to have impeded substitute Liam Craig after ninety minutes had passed. Craig himself took the kick and our misery was complete.

Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 11 8 2 1 26 9 17 26
2. Aberdeen 12 8 1 3 18 13 5 25
3. Hearts 12 7 2 3 20 14 6 23
4. Ross County 12 5 3 4 18 14 4 18
5. St. Johnstone 12 5 2 5 23 19 4 17
6. Motherwell 12 3 2 7 9 15 -6 11
7. Hamilton Academical 12 5 3 4 16 14 2 18
8. Dundee 12 4 4 4 18 21 -3 16
9. Kilmarnock 12 4 3 5 14 21 -7 15
10. Inverness CT 12 3 4 5 11 15 -4 13
11. Partick Thistle 12 2 4 6 9 15 -6 10
12. Dundee Utd 11 1 2 8 9 21 -12 5

* - Table split into two divisions of six.

Programme cover / Team sheet