Inverness CT 0 - 0 Queen of the South

League Match
Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,082
Referee: Euan Anderson
Inverness CT  Queen of the South

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Team Managers
John Robertson Gary Naysmith

Starting Eleven
Owain Fon Williams
Coll Donaldson
David Raven
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
Charlie Trafford
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
John Baird
George Oakley
Connor Bell
Alan Martin
Shaun Rooney
Jordan Marshall
Callum Fordyce
Jason Kerr
Callum Tapping
Andy Stirling
John Rankin
Kyle Jacobs
Christopher Kane
Stephen Dobbie

Mark Ridgers
Christopher Brown
Riccardo Calder
Matthew Elsdon
Joe Chalmers
Jake Mulraney
Alex Cooper
Jack Leighfield
Darren Brownlie
Derek Lyle
James McFadden
Connor Murray
Scott Mercer
Lyndon Dykes

Riccardo Calder for George Oakley (53)
Jake Mulraney for John Baird (81)
Derek Lyle -> Andy Stirling (68)
James McFadden -> Christopher Kane (84)
Darren Brownlie -> Shaun Rooney (86)

Carl Tremarco (17)
David Raven (52)
Charlie Trafford (75)
Callum Tapping (92)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 84 apps -
Carl Tremarco 114 apps10 goals
Brad Mckay 41 apps2 goals
David Raven 175 apps5 goals
Coll Donaldson 4 apps -
Charlie Trafford 7 apps -
Iain Vigurs 113 apps19 goals
Liam Polworth 127 apps12 goals
George Oakley 11 apps2 goals
John Baird 13 apps2 goals
Connor Bell 8 apps2 goals
Riccardo Calder (sub) 11 apps1 goal
Jake Mulraney (sub) 42 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Connor Bell (21 years 82 days)
Oldest Player:David Raven (32 years 212 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 304 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Matthew Elsdon (20 years 103 days)
Oldest Player:Christopher Brown (2019 years 64 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 225 days
Domestic Players:9 (50.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Embarrassing: Inverness turned in another lifeless performance that makes a joke of the £20 ticket price to enter the ground.

Despite gaining a point, we have actually dropped down a position in the table to second bottom after Falkirk beat Morton. Only Brechin City have fewer points than us and that statistic does not look likely to change in the near future.

Attendance patterns remain low as another crowd around the 2K mark witnessed one of the poorest games ever with statistics showing that we had no shots on target over the entirety of the game.

Coll Donaldson was at the heart of the defence with Gary Warren suspended and David Raven made a return to right back with Carl Tremarco starting on the left. Chalmers and Elsdon were omitted and all three strikers started, Oakley, Baird and Bell.

Queens had James McFadden on the bench alongside Derek Lyle. The much maligned Alan Martin did keep his place in goal, but to be honest he could have been replaced by a fluffy toy, such was our lack of effort and creativity.

It didn't take long for Queens to work out that we were totally useless and incapable of threatening their goal. We did however have the first attempt, a Brad Mckay header that flew a couple of feet over.

Owain Fon Williams was called into action to tip over a dipping shot from Shaun Rooney as the visitors ventured forth, but for the main part of the half, the game was littered with niggly fouls and misplaced passes. We were our own worst enemies in this department which meant that we struggled to make any headway.

Jason Kerr headed just wide as the half wore on with little or no activity around the visitors box.

Shortly before the interval Stephen Dobbie had a couple of attempts, but his rangefinder was switched off as he fired a free kick high and wide and drilled a shot across the box and wide of target.

Half Time 0-0

The second period showed absolutely no improvement from the home side, in fact we were worse and Queens took control of the game driving forward at will.

Oakley was hooked ten minutes in, the hapless striker (using the term loosely) being swapped for Riccardo Calder. He should have stayed in the dressing room as his general lack of interest in the game was getting on the fans nerves. We don't need players like this wearing the jersey.

Just before the hour, OFW saved well from Dobbie as Queens turned the screw. There looked to be only one winner as we failed to muster an attempt on the fragile but untroubled Alan Martin in goal.

Dobbie by now realised that he could just waltz through our defence and he could have scored a barrowload but thanks to wayward finishing, last ditch defending and Owain Fon Williams we managed to keep him out, more by good luck than good play.

Callum Tapping was next for the shoot-in but Williams denied him as well and Dobbie, Tapping, Kerr and Rooney all had opportunities to win the game.

We ended the game on the back foot and managed to hold out for a draw despite a couple of penalty claims being denied our visitors with Dobbie looking less than impressed.

Full Time 0-0

Oh dear, what a shambles. It's a word that's being used a lot these days as our demise continues. Robertson was less than impressed after last week, this week will just make matters worse I fear. An entire game without an attempt on goal means one thing. We are not going to win this game and we can count ourselves fortunate to take a point.

Top marks can only go to Owain Fon Williams who kept us interested. The rest can hang their heads in shame after an utterly gutless performance.

One unbelievable moment during the game and it came for the visitors. A free kick from a seemingly dangerous position came to no harm as the ball cleared the top of the visitors stand from around twenty yards out. A miss of biblical proportion and one that will be remembered long after this game has been forgotten.

What now for Inverness? Some tough games coming up in the league and a tricky Irn Bru cup game against Peterhead to come. It's getting worse I'm afraid. Let the relegation battle commence.

Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. St. Mirren 8 6 0 2 19 13 6 18
2. Dundee Utd 8 5 2 1 10 7 3 17
3. Dunfermline 8 5 1 2 22 9 13 16
4. Livingston 8 4 3 1 14 10 4 15
5. Queen of the South 8 3 2 3 14 11 3 11
6. Dumbarton 8 2 3 3 7 11 -4 9
7. Falkirk 8 1 3 4 6 14 -8 6
8. Inverness CT 8 1 2 5 10 16 -6 5
9. Brechin City 8 0 2 6 6 19 -13 2