Elgin City 1 - 2 Inverness CT

Scottish Cup - Rd 4
Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 3:00 PM at Borough Briggs, Elgin
Attendance: 3,624
Referee: John McKendrick
Elgin City Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Mark Nicolson (25) Larnell Cole (32)
Lonsana Doumbouya (66)

Team Managers
Unknown. Richie Foran

Starting Eleven
Marc Waters
Mark Nicolson
Darryl McHardy
Archie MacPhee
Matthew Cooper
Brian Cameron
Thomas Reilly
Daniel Moore
Christopher Dodd
Chris McLeish
Shane Sutherland
Owain Fon Williams
Gary Warren
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
Iain Vigurs
Aaron Doran
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Larnell Cole
Scott Boden
Lonsana Doumbouya

Bench
Errol Watson
Robbie Bruce
Ben Cullen
David Wilson
Kieran Stewart
Craig Gunn
Jamie Reid
Ryan Esson
Jason Brown
Alasdair Sutherland
Blair Maclennan
Cameron Gilchrist
Dean Ebbe
Henri Anier

Substitutions
Kieran Stewart -> Mark Nicolson (29)
Jamie Reid -> Christopher Dodd (64)
Craig Gunn -> Daniel Moore (73)
Henri Anier for Scott Boden (76)

Bookings
Archie McPhee (53)
Daryl McHardy (78)
Aaron Doran (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 70 apps -
Gary Warren 177 apps14 goals
Brad Mckay 16 apps -
Carl Tremarco 100 apps8 goals
Aaron Doran 171 apps21 goals
Liam Polworth 98 apps10 goals
Iain Vigurs 87 apps16 goals
Larnell Cole 12 apps2 goals
Greg Tansey 173 apps27 goals
Scott Boden 16 apps5 goals
Lonsana Doumbouya 19 apps6 goals
Henri Anier (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (22 years 107 days)
Oldest Player:Lonsana Doumbouya (2018 years 177 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 271 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alasdair Sutherland (20 years 129 days)
Oldest Player:Henri Anier (2018 years 177 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 72 days
Domestic Players:14 (77.78 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Henri Anier(Signed )

Milestones
Carl Tremarco played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

PerthICT provides the concise report from Saturday's game at Elgin:
The game kicked off in beautiful sunshine, with ICT facing into a low, irritating sun. Caley Thistle started brightly, with a spell of reasonable pressure culminating in a decent strike from Tansey from the edge of the area which was well parried by the keeper. Elgin responded with some pressure of their own, which was ultimately rewarded with a goal. Vigurs picked up the ball in the deep, but dithered and got dispossessed. In trying to win it back, he made a clumsy challenge, resulting in a free kick on the edge of the box, right of centre. Nicholson hit the free kick low at the right end of the wall. From where I was standing, it went under the last man in the wall and OFW failed to keep it out, despite getting his hand to it. Caley Thistle responded almost immediately, with Doumbouya meeting a great cross to power into the net, but the goal was disallowed, presumably for a push. Undeterred, ICT continued to press and Cole burst into the box down the left, cut in and placed a beauty in the right corner to equalise. Further chances came ICT's way late in the half, with Doumbouya, Cole and Warren all going close.

HT 1-1.

The second half was altogether more comfortable for Caley Thistle, with long spells of possession, with Elgin restricted to hitting on the break. Cole was bossing things with pace and tricks aplenty - Elgin had no answer to him. Doumbouya spurned several good headed chances, one well saved, one off the bar and one glaring miss. Vigurs nearly atoned for his mistake, with a great free kick off the bar. Finally, Doumbouya connected with a great cross from Doran (I think) and squeezed it into the net, possibly courtesy of a deflection. While ICT continued to dominate possession after the goal, Elgin looked increasingly dangerous on the break. Anier came on for his debut, with the inneffectual Boden making way. Anier controlled a tricky ball well and hit a good effort straight at the keeper from the edge of the area. In the dying minutes, Elgin created several decent chances, but Warren in particular excelled in blocking close-range shots during the last minute stramash!

FT: 1-2!

Match report written by perthICT