Inverness CT 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League Cup - Group C
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,839
Referee: Euan Anderson
Inverness CT  Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Scott Boden (35)
Stuart Murdoch (46)

Team Managers
Richie Foran Ray McKinnon

Starting Eleven
Cameron Mackay
Gary Warren
David Raven
Carl Tremarco
Kevin McNaughton
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Scott Boden
Billy King
Cameron Bell
Mark Durnan
Coll Donaldson
Paul Dixon
Lewis Toshney
Stuart Murdoch
Willo Flood
Nick Van der Velden
Blair Spittal
Simon Murray
Cameron Smith

Substitutes
Owain Fn Williams
Jason Brown
Alasdair Sutherland
Lewis Horner
Jake Mulraney
Alex Fisher
Luis Maria Zwick
Tope Obadeyi
Scott Fraser
Charles Telfer
Henri Anier
Harry Souttar
Sean Dillon

Substitutions
Jake Mulraney for Iain Vigurs (58)
Alex Fisher for Scott Boden (84)
Sean Dillon -> Paul Dixon (46)
Tope Obadeyi -> Blair Spittal (66)
Henri Anier -> Nick Van der Velden (78)

Bookings
Ross Draper (37)
Nick Van der Velden (48)
Mark Durnan (79)
Tope Obadeyi (81)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cameron Mackay (GK) 3 apps -
Gary Warren 153 apps13 goals
Carl Tremarco 76 apps2 goals
Kevin McNaughton 2 apps -
David Raven 141 apps3 goals
Iain Vigurs 63 apps11 goals
Ross Draper 161 apps13 goals
Greg Tansey 149 apps25 goals
Liam Polworth 78 apps7 goals
Billy King 2 apps -
Scott Boden 2 apps1 goal
Jake Mulraney (sub) 2 apps -
Alex Fisher (sub) 4 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Mackay (16 years 231 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 360 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 343 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Cameron Mackay (16 years 231 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 360 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 81 days
Domestic Players:11 (64.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Scott Boden scored his first goal for the Club.

United Win Bonus Point:

Inverness drew 1-1 with Dundee United in Richie Foran's first competitive home game in the Betfred League Cup group stages. United went on to claim the bonus point scoring all four of their taken penalties with only Carl Tremarco scoring for ICT

Inverness held the upper hand in the first half without over extending the United defence. Scott Boden headed home the opener ten minutes before the break. United responded well after the interval and scored a superb equaliser through Stewart Murdoch. Simon Murray should have won the tie for the Arabs but placed a shot the wrong side of the post. Late flurries from the hosts brought out a couple of good stops from Cammy Bell but it ended all square after ninety minutes.

Old Caley Girl has this excellent report for us.

So we start afresh after the summer break with lots of changes. 1st home game in charge for new gaffer Richie Foran. 1st home game in the revamped Betfred League Cup and 1st home game with new turnstile arrangements in operation. Several home players making their home debut including Kevin McNaughton and Billy King.

Scottish football fans quite often express a liking for summer football however, attendances in this cup are maybe are not backing up this talk. A disappointing attendance for a 3pm kick off against arguably the top tie in group C.

This also may be the only chance ICT fans will have to see Dundee United this season following their relegation to the championship before the summer. It was a new look United side with Willo Flood back on board and Cammy Bell between the sticks. For ICT it was a home debut for young keeper Cammy Mackay and a chance for the home fans to see the new signings including striker Scott Boden.

Most of the ICT faithful are hopeful of seeing more attacking football under Foran and they weren’t disappointed with the attacking style of play on display. However, although dominating possession in the first half, it took until the 35th minute to break the deadlock. A Tremarco throw in was flicked on by Warren to the head of Boden and straight into the net. Cammy Mackay was rarely threatened at the other end in this half with the defence standing firm. Toshney hitting the bar was perhaps their best opportunity although a flag had gone up prior to this.

Half Time 1-0

This was to change in under a minute following the resumption of the second half. Caley Thistle were caught cold when Murray found Spittal following a run on the right where Warren was skinned. The ball was cut back quickly to Murdoch who gave Mackay absolutely no chance from twenty yards.

We huffed and puffed for a while but eventually regained the bulk of possession. The home debut for Jake Mulraney half way through the second half gave United problems with foul after foul being committed to try to stop him. Richie Foran is sure he will soon become a fans favourite and his fast pacey football makes him one to watch. Unfortunately little protection was coming his way from ref Euan Anderson and I would imagine he knows he was in a game with bruises to prove it. Both teams had chances to win this with Simon Murray chipping wide when it looked easier to score, and our best effort being perhaps a free kick from Tansey that was well saved by Bell who also saved Polworth's shot from the rebound.

Full Time 1-1

A point apiece then at full time but in another first, a penalty shoot-out was held with the lure of a further point on the board for the winners. Obadeyi stepped up first sending Mackay the wrong way with a left handed shot into the net. Tremarco dispatched his penalty for ICT then Donaldson for United in a carbon copy of their first. Next up was Tansey who unexpectedly saw his effort saved by Bell. Murdoch dispatched his efficiently leaving Ross Draper to try and save the day. Unfortunately his right footed effort to the left hand corner was poor and saved easily by Cammy Bell. All that means is that United get an extra point in this group stages.

Early days then for our rookie manager but he will, I’m sure, be disappointed we didn’t manage to secure all 3 points within the 90 minutes. This now leaves us with no room for any further slip ups if we have any ambitions to progress in the competition. Steak Bridies await Caleyaway on Tuesday at East End Park and nothing less than a win will do.

OCG MotM:- goes to Kevin McNaughton with an impressive home debut with honourable mention going to Cammy Mackay for whom a great future hopefully awaits.

PENALTIES

DUFC:Obadeyi - scored
ICT:Tremarco - scored
DUFC:Donaldson - scored
ICT:Tansey - saved
DUFC:Murdoch - scored
ICT:Draper - saved
DUFC:Murray - scored

DUFC win 4-1 on pens and gain 1 additional point

Match report written by old caley girl



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