Partick Thistle 1 - 4 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 3:00 PM at Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,609
Referee: Euan Anderson
Partick Thistle Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Kris Doolan (83) Carl Tremarco (14)
Miles Storey (46)
Josh Meekings (76)
Jordan Roberts (85)

Team Managers
Alan Archibald John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Ryan Scully
Mustapha Dumbuya
Liam Lindsay
Dan Seaborne
Callum Booth
Sean Welsh
Abdul Osman
David Amoo
Ryan Edwards
Steven Lawless
Kris Doolan
Owain Fon Williams
Josh Meekings
Gary Warren
Daniel Devine
Carl Tremarco
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Jordan Roberts
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo
Miles Storey

Bench
Paul Gallacher
Chris Elliott
Gary Miller
Frederic Frans
Aidan Nesbitt
David Wilson
Mathias Pogba
Ryan Esson
David Raven
Lewis Horner
Nat Wedderburn
Ryan Williams
Liam Hughes
Richie Foran

Substitutions
Mathias Pogba -> Ryan Edwards (52)
Chris Elliott -> Callum Booth (63)
David Wilson -> David Amoo (68)
Richie Foran for Miles Storey (82)
Ryan Williams for Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (84)
Liam Hughes for Jordan Roberts (90)

Bookings
Ryan Edwards (32)
Mathias Pogba (75)
Jordan Roberts (22)
Miles Storey (31)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 44 apps -
Gary Warren 148 apps12 goals
Josh Meekings 171 apps6 goals
Carl Tremarco 71 apps2 goals
Daniel Devine 81 apps2 goals
Greg Tansey 144 apps25 goals
Ross Draper 156 apps11 goals
Jordan Roberts 11 apps2 goals
Liam Polworth 73 apps6 goals
Miles Storey 34 apps12 goals
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo 29 apps2 goals
Liam Hughes (sub) 11 apps -
Ryan Williams (sub) 6 apps -
Richie Foran (sub) 206 apps44 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (21 years 206 days)
Oldest Player:Josh Meekings (2017 years 276 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 40 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (21 years 206 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 276 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 39 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Jags rout sad Partick:

Inverness jumped into seventh place with a 1-4 rout of Partick Thistle to end our Firhill hoodoo and give Partick a taste of their own medicine for some of the beatings they have given us in recent years.

Partick were quickest out of the blocks but it was Inverness that opened the scoring after 14 minutes through Carl Tremarco when Mutombo and Roberts sent him through on goal. Miles Storey added a second just after the break from another Mutombo assist. Josh Meekings knocked in number three with quarter of an hour left. Kris Doolan got a consolation for Partick and that seemed to annoy the Caley Jags as they went up the park and scored a belter from Jordan Roberts to round off the scoring.

Yogi produced a surprise change to the starting line-up with Jordan Roberts getting a start ahead of Danny Williams. An enforced change also saw Andrea Mutombo in the starting X1 with Iain Vigurs suspended.

Partick had Ryan Scully in goal for the injured Tomas Cerny and Inverness targets Abdul Osman and Steven Lawless started. Mathias Pogba was on the bench.

Old Caley Girl has this report for us................

The Caleyaway faithful rolled up to Firhill in smallish numbers for the last Saturday awayday of the season. There was an air of optimism in the stadium bar, probably due to the sunshine, as this was Partick away after all which is never a happy hunting ground for us. Or so we thought….

Your first choice match reporter IHE failed in his endeavours to attend due to the inability of public transport in the UK to actually work. Sorry Johndo you missed a cracking display and a day out!

Pre-match the news greeted us that Jordan Roberts had returned to the first eleven. He certainly didn’t disappoint!

The first half started in an uneventful fashion with both sides having a few chances in what was a good open game. It was clear that ICT were playing a more pressing game than of late and in 14 minutes fans favourite Mutombo split the Partick defence open allowing Carl Tremarco to race from the halfway and slot home. Carl has been threatening to score for weeks but it was worth waiting on. The game changed following the goal and it was all ICT but despite several chances the score remained with us only one ahead.

Half time: Partick 0 – ICT 1

Caleyaway had barely got back to their seats with their steak and ale pies when we went further ahead. Miles Storey nicked the ball past the keeper and slotted home into the right hand corner. From then on the chances kept coming. This was ICT at their best. Pressing forward at pace and first to every ball. The ball hit the post several times and it was if it just wouldn’t go in again when in 76 minutes an assist by Greg Tansey found Josh Meekings who slotted ball into the right hand corner from the centre of the box. At this point the boos from the home support would have been heard in Inverness and the stand to our left emptied. A lot of abuse was shouted by the home crowd at their keeper Scully but if it hadn’t been for several fine saves the score would have been 8 or 9 for us at this point.

In 83 minutes Richie Foran replaced Storey who left the field to loud cheers. A few seconds later Partick ruined our clean sheet plans with Doolan scoring a consolation goal. Owain Fon Williams protesting loudly he had been fouled but the ref wasn’t listening. If Partick had any hopes of turning this around they were dashed a minute later. A pass from Foran found Jordan Roberts in the centre of the box who unmarked thumped the ball home making it 1-4.

At that the score remained. What a second half display, possibly the best of the season.

Full time: Partick 1 – ICT 4

Didn’t really see this one coming tbh and begs the question why haven’t we seen this enough this season? Hard to pick a man of the match as everyone played their part well. If had to pick it would be between Tremarco, Mutombo and Draper with my final vote to Mutumbo. Roberts and Storey were both shown yellow cards during the match for not very much.

Funny moments worth a mention go to the young lad who decided to do a one man pitch invasion in the second half. Ran on hugged Draper (a selfie wouldn’t have been out of order at this point ha ha) and then hobbled off having probably injured himself jumping over the stand wall. Chant of the day goes to “You’re just a s**t Paul Pogba” to his hapless brother Mathais who had slammed the ball into the stand in frustration. I’m sure the noisy support and drumming is much appreciated by our players tho.

All in all a good day out for Caleyaway. If you can’t make Hamilton see you all next season.

Cheers :ictscarf:

Match report written by tm4tj/OCG



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 35 24 8 3 82 27 55 80
2. Aberdeen 35 22 5 8 60 40 20 71
3. Hearts 35 17 9 9 55 37 18 60
4. St. Johnstone 35 14 7 14 52 51 1 49
5. Motherwell 35 14 5 16 43 53 -10 47
6. Ross County 35 13 5 17 49 57 -8 44
7. Inverness CT 35 12 10 13 47 45 2 46
8. Dundee 34 10 14 10 50 50 0 44
9. Partick Thistle 35 11 8 16 34 45 -11 41
10. Hamilton Academical 35 10 9 16 39 60 -21 39
11. Kilmarnock 35 9 8 18 38 57 -19 35
12. Dundee Utd 34 6 6 22 34 61 -27 24

* - Table split into two divisions of six.