Inverness CT 0 - 1 Rangers

League Match
Friday, October 14th, 2016, 7:45 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 7,012
Referee: Willie Collum
Inverness CT  Rangers

Goalscorers
None. Kenny Miller (22)

Team Managers
Richie Foran Mark Warburton

Starting Eleven
Owain Fon Williams
Gary Warren
David Raven
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Billy King
Lonsana Doumbouya
Wes Foderingham
James Tavernier
Clint Hill
Rob Kiernan
Lee Wallace
Andy Halliday
Niko Kranjcar
Jason Holt
Barrie McKay
Martyn Waghorn
Kenny Miller

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Aaron Doran
Lewis Horner
Jake Mulraney
Larnell Cole
Alex Fisher
Scott Boden
Matthew Gilks
Joe Garner
Josh Windass
Joseph Dodoo
Harry Forrester
Lee Hodson
Philippe Senderos

Substitutions
Aaron Doran for Iain Vigurs (68)
Jake Mulraney for Billy King (68)
Alex Fisher for Lonsana Doumbouya (79)
Joe Garner -> Barrie McKay (70)
Joseph Dodoo -> Martyn Waghorn (70)
Josh Windass -> Niko Kranjcar (75)

Bookings
Brad Mckay (33)
Ross Draper (51)
Gary Warren (84)
Martyn Waghorn (51)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 58 apps -
Brad Mckay 5 apps -
Carl Tremarco 88 apps5 goals
David Raven 148 apps3 goals
Gary Warren 165 apps13 goals
Iain Vigurs 74 apps16 goals
Liam Polworth 90 apps9 goals
Ross Draper 173 apps16 goals
Greg Tansey 161 apps26 goals
Lonsana Doumbouya 6 apps1 goal
Billy King 13 apps3 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 161 apps20 goals
Jake Mulraney (sub) 13 apps -
Alex Fisher (sub) 14 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (22 years 8 days)
Oldest Player:Billy King (2018 years 78 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 113 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Cameron Mackay (16 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2018 years 78 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 62 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Miller Stunner Stings Caley Jags:

Inverness went down 0-1 by virtue of a stunning volley from Kenny Miller to end our five game unbeaten run. It was his 100th goal in the blue jersey having previously played in the green and white of Hibernian and Celtic.

He won't score many better goals as he smashed a volley past Owain Fon Williams from a deep Lee Wallace cross from around 15 yards, the ball searing past the keepers outstretched hands on it's way to the back of the net. Inverness passed on glorious opportunities, at either end of the game, both headers and both well off target from great positions, but it was Rangers that held on to take all three points back down the A9.

Immortal Howden Ender has this TV report for us all the way from Chorley..........

I should begin by emphasising that I was not in attendance at the TCS and this report is based on watching BT Sport in my “snug” in Chorley. It is often stated that it is a different perspective watching on the telly. I concede that but the telly throws up different angles, replays and commentator perspectives. From a BT perspective the only aspect that I feel may be agreed by all is that Chris Sutton is an absolute ****.

Paul Ritchie, Craig Brewster, Marius Niculae and even Rory McAllister must be stumped to explain how our two centre forward options, Doumbouya and Fisher failed to connect and score from crosses in the 3rd and 86th minute. I would have knocked them both in maself. Doombars’ was more culpable as it was clear cut. Fishers’ needed a flick but they were both practically unmissable. We simply do NOT have a striker of Premiership class. Draper could well be the answer but what a feckin waste that would be.

I still feel really disappointed that we did not pick up at least a point. Richie Foran said that it was our best performance in the last six games. I would disagree with that but it certainly was above average. We looked very threatening in the first 15 minutes. If Doombar had netted then we may have wreaked havoc. Rangers controlled the first half but did not really dominate. They are John Hughes “tippy-tappy” like and have not got that last killer touch. But lets face it Kenny Miller’s volleyed goal / winner was superb. Blame probably is shared between Raven and Polworth for not tracking back.

Fon Williams kept us in it with a great stop in the 25th minute. Waghorn and company claimed that it had crossed the line but it clearly didn’t. Polworth then missed a half chance on the 27th minute when he ballooned a 25 yarder well over. Tansey then tried to showboat when a straight strike would have been better.

To me the second half was even-stevens but we just about won it – in possession and chances – but not goals unfortunately. It could have been 3-3 in the end but for skied or blocked efforts. We were again lacking in width and we are simply impotent up front.

Match report written by Immortal Howden Ender



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 7 6 1 0 24 8 16 19
2. Aberdeen 8 4 3 1 13 8 5 15
3. Rangers 9 4 3 2 11 11 0 15
4. Hearts 8 4 2 2 14 7 7 14
5. St. Johnstone 8 4 2 2 11 8 3 14
6. Motherwell 8 2 3 3 11 12 -1 9
7. Ross County 8 2 3 3 7 9 -2 9
8. Inverness CT 9 2 3 4 12 17 -5 9
9. Hamilton Academical 8 1 4 3 9 13 -4 7
10. Dundee 8 1 3 4 8 12 -4 6
11. Kilmarnock 8 1 3 4 8 19 -11 6
12. Partick Thistle 7 1 2 4 7 11 -4 5
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