Queen of the South 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 1,140
Referee: Euan Anderson
Queen of the South Inverness CT

None. Nathan Austin (9)
George Oakley (30)

Team Managers
Gary Naysmith John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Jack Leighfield
Jordan Marshall
Callum Fordyce
Darren Brownlie
Kyle Cameron
John Rankin
Kyle Jacobs
Josh Todd
Daniel Carmichael
Stephen Dobbie
Joseph Thomson
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Gary Warren
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
Joe Chalmers
Charlie Trafford
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
Nathan Austin
George Oakley

Derek Lyle
Dom Thomas
Nikolay Todorov
Connor Murray
Scott Mercer
Lyndon Dykes
Curtis Lyle
Ryan Esson
Collin Seedorf
Riccardo Calder
Aaron Doran
Jake Mulraney
Daniel Mackay
Connor Bell

Lyndon Dykes -> John Rankin (45)
Derek Lyle -> Kyle Jacobs (73)
Dom Thomas -> Daniel Carmichael (63)
Daniel Mackay for Nathan Austin (69)
Aaron Doran for Joe Chalmers (75)

Darren Brownlie (14)
Daniel Carmichael (29)
Iain Vigurs (34)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 38 apps -
Gary Warren 216 apps19 goals
Joe Chalmers 39 apps4 goals
Coll Donaldson 28 apps1 goal
Carl Tremarco 134 apps12 goals
Brad Mckay 67 apps3 goals
Liam Polworth 154 apps14 goals
Charlie Trafford 24 apps -
Iain Vigurs 137 apps22 goals
Nathan Austin 8 apps1 goal
George Oakley 38 apps10 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 190 apps25 goals
Daniel Mackay (sub) 9 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:George Oakley (22 years 146 days)
Oldest Player:Gary Warren (33 years 242 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 201 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Daniel Mackay (16 years 357 days)
Oldest Player:Ryan Esson (38 years 28 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 263 days
Domestic Players:8 (44.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

George Oakley reached 10 goals for the Club.
Nathan Austin scored his first goal for the Club.

Coll Donaldson, ♬♫?♬♫?: With a hectic schedule for the Caley Jags, John Robertson made three changes from the side that dumped Brechin City 4-0 on Tuesday night. Riccardo Calder, Collin Seedorf and Connor Bell all dropped to the bench to make way for the relatively fresh legs of Gary Warren, Carl Tremarco and Nathan Austin. Gary Warren fresh legs, who knew?

With the games coming one on top of the other, Robbo has little option other than to try and keep energy levels high by rotating his weary players. Coll Donaldson had been a doubt but he was deemed fit enough to start the game.

Gary Naysmith was fooling nobody with his smokescreen about Stephen Dobbie missing out and the prolific striker started ahead of Derek Lyle. Dan Carmichael replaced Dom Thomas.

A crowd of 1140 saw a great start for the visitors when Coll Donaldson crossed into the box where Nathan Austin chested down, turned his marker and drilled home in the ninth minute, his first goal for Inverness. Just the start we were looking for and a superb goal for Fash to open his account with.

Carl Tremarco came to the rescue just after the goal when he headed a Darren Brownlie effort away from goal and as Queens pressed for an equaliser Mark Ridgers saved a Thomson shot from distance. He saved again as a Stephen Dobbie close range header was netbound.

Just when you thought a Queens goal was coming, George Oakley doubled the visitors advantage when he glanced home a Liam Polworth cross on the half hour for his tenth goal of the season and he almost got his eleventh five minutes later but his effort was saved.

Gary Naysmith took some action at the break and replaced former Inverness man John Rankin with Lyndon Dykes.

Five minutes into the second half and Austin had a close range effort saved, and at the other end Brownlie shot wide and Ridgers saved from Dobbie.

Inverness were containing the home side well in this half and with twenty minutes to go young Daniel Mackay replaced the tiring Nathan Austin as Dobbie brought Ridgers into action once more with another long range shot, the keeper equal to it though.

With 75 minutes gone, Iain Vigurs won a free kick as Aaron Doran replaced midweek scorer Joe Chalmers for the final fifteen minutes and we get an immediate lift as the wee man fires a long range shot just over with news reaching the stands that Dumbarton are doing their best to help out by leading United 3-2. Aww bless. No hard feelings then.

Dykes brings Ridgers back into action as he shoots from the angle but the in form keeper deals well with it.

Caley Away fans chanted solid for Coll Donaldson, the big stopper has had an immense season since joining from Tannadice, no doubt a reference to his old side stumbling once more as his new found confidence oozed from him.

In a relatively quiet second period, Liam Polworth ventured forth and his effort was close but just missed the top corner, Donaldson's name still ringing out and Daniel Mackay went even closer in the final minute.

Great result for Inverness which pulls them ever closer to the promised land, but still plenty of work to do. Dumbarton did pull off a result over United and Livi beat Morton, Dunfermline spoiling the day by beating Falkirk though.

Still, we did what we had to do and we did it with something to spare.

Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. St. Mirren 31 22 4 5 60 31 29 70
2. Livingston 32 16 10 6 53 34 19 58
3. Dunfermline 33 14 10 9 50 33 17 52
4. Dundee Utd 31 14 7 10 43 39 4 49
5. Queen of the South 33 11 10 12 50 52 -2 43
6. Inverness CT 30 11 8 11 40 34 6 41
7. Falkirk 31 9 11 11 37 44 -7 38
8. Dumbarton 31 7 9 15 22 45 -23 30
9. Brechin City 32 0 4 28 19 73 -54 4