Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 Inverness CT

League Cup - Group C
Saturday, July 16th, 2016, 3:00 PM at Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Attendance: 487
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Cowdenbeath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Dean Brett (23) Ross Draper (13)
Gary Warren (74)

Team Managers
Liam Fox Richie Foran

Starting Eleven
David McGurn
Dean Brett
Greg Ross
Shaun Rutherford
Gerard McLauchlan
Fraser Mullen
Lewis Moore
Burton OBrien
Chris Turner
Gary Glen
Kris Renton
Ryan Esson
Gary Warren
Carl Tremarco
Kevin McNaughton
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Lewis Horner
Scott Boden
Billy King

Bench
Kyle Miller
David Robertson
Jamie Sneddon
Craig Johnston
Harvey Swann
James Creaney
Cameron Muirhead
Cameron Mackay
Jason Brown
Alasdair Sutherland
Jake Mulraney
Alex Fisher

Substitutions
Kyle Miller -> Gery Glen (55)
David Robertson -> Chris Turner (76)
Craig Johnston -> Burton OBrien (81)
Jake Mulraney for Liam Polworth (45)
Cameron Mackay for Ryan Esson (85)

Bookings
Dean Brett (53)
Shaun Rutherford (63)
Chris Turner (69)
Gary Warren (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 181 apps -
Kevin McNaughton 1 app (debut) -
Carl Tremarco 75 apps2 goals
Gary Warren 152 apps13 goals
Liam Polworth 77 apps7 goals
Greg Tansey 148 apps25 goals
Ross Draper 160 apps13 goals
Lewis Horner 21 apps1 goal
Iain Vigurs 62 apps11 goals
Billy King 1 app (debut) -
Scott Boden 1 app (debut) -
Cameron Mackay (sub) (GK) 2 apps -
Jake Mulraney (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (21 years 283 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 353 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 276 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Cameron Mackay (16 years 224 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 353 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 102 days
Domestic Players:12 (75.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Billy King(Signed )
Kevin McNaughton(Signed )
Scott Boden(Signed )
Jake Mulraney(Signed July 1st, 2016)

Milestones

Foran's First:

New Inverness manager Richie Foran did something that Brendan Rodgers would have liked to have done. He started his new managerial career with a win. Albeit over Cowdenbeath, but the Premiership side had to battle hard for victory in the Betfred League Cup group qualifying stages.

It was all square at the break with Ross Draper opening the scoring in thirteen minutes only for Cowdenbeath to level the game through Dean Brett ten minutes later. Inverness held the upper hand for most of the game but found that scoring was not going to be easy. It took a disputed header from Gary Warren to win the match after seventy-five minutes. The ball came crashing down off the bar and over the line according to the officials.

David Raven missed out through suspension and Josh Meekings and Aaron Doran are reportedly injured. Owain Fon Williams is still partying with his Welsh teammates and Ryan Esson was between the sticks

Match report written by tm4tj