Aberdeen U20 2 - 4 Inverness CT

Challenge Cup - Rd 2
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 3:00 PM at Glebe Park, Brechin
Attendance: 175
Referee: Alan Newlands
Aberdeen U20 Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Sebastian Ross (51)
Bruce Anderson (89)
Riccardo Calder (4)
Liam Polworth (25)
David Raven (40)
Carl Tremarco (82)

Team Managers
Paul Sheerin John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Archie Mair
Ryan Harrington
Harlain Mbayo
Sam Roscoe
Toby Wells
Lewis Hutchison
Dean Campbell
Sebastian Ross
Frank Ross
Bruce Anderson
Connor McLennan
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
David Raven
Brad Mckay
Riccardo Calder
Joe Chalmers
Charlie Trafford
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
Alex Cooper
John Baird

Bench
David Dangana
Joseph MacPherson
Christian Antoniazzi
Jack MacKenzie
Ethan Ross
David Craddock
Ryan Esson
Carl Tremarco
Matthew Elsdon
George Oakley
Mitchell Foy

Substitutions
Christian Antoniazzi -> Sebastian Ross (79) Carl Tremarco for Iain Vigurs (72)
George Oakley for John Baird (81)
Matthew Elsdon for David Raven (84)

Bookings
Connor McLennan (78)
Harlain Mbayo (88)
Brad Mckay (52)
Charlie Trafford (70)

Red Cards
Frank Ross (87) Charlie Trafford (87)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 9 apps -
Coll Donaldson 2 apps -
Joe Chalmers 9 apps -
David Raven 172 apps5 goals
Brad Mckay 37 apps2 goals
Riccardo Calder 9 apps1 goal
Charlie Trafford 3 apps -
Alex Cooper 4 apps1 goal
Iain Vigurs 109 apps19 goals
Liam Polworth 123 apps11 goals
John Baird 9 apps1 goal
Matthew Elsdon (sub) 8 apps -
Carl Tremarco (sub) 111 apps10 goals
George Oakley (sub) 8 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Riccardo Calder (21 years 225 days)
Oldest Player:David Raven (32 years 184 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 40 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mitchell Foy (17 years 225 days)
Oldest Player:Ryan Esson (37 years 176 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 5 days
Domestic Players:10 (62.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Carl Tremarco reached 10 goals for the Club.
Riccardo Calder scored his first goal for the Club.

King Carl's crowning comeback: Inverness breezed past the Dons u20 side at Glebe Park, Brechin to score their eighth goal at the same venue in just eight days.
Riccardo Calder scored as early as the fourth minute and Liam Polworth added a second, with David Raven also scoring before the break. The young Dons stuck to the task and were rewarded with a goal when a short pass back saw the keepers clearance cannon off Seb Ross. Comeback king Carl of Tremarco was a second half sub and he crowned his day with a late goal. A bit of naughtyness and afters saw Frank Ross and Charlie Trafford go for an early bath before Bruce Anderson scored a last minute consolation for Aberdeen.

Hardly a game to get the pulses racing, but it was great to see Carl Tremarco (@tommytremarco3) make his comeback, and he topped his day off by scoring the fourth for Inverness. It turned out to be a decent game though with opportunities at both ends of the park.

Disappointing that the main strikers are still not scoring, but the win will breed confidence which is something that has been lacking recently.

There's a full detailed report in the Highland News

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'ymip' from the middle aged team made these observations based on what he saw today.

Very much a game of two halves. First half we looked pretty comfortable and had all but put the game to bed against a pretty shaky Dons side. Second half was very disappointing and highlighted how weak we are in defence. We also appear to lack a cutting edge up front. The goals we're scoring are coming from midfield.

As far as I can see we have signed some very average players and look particularly fragile at the back. Communication between a very unconvincing keeper and similarly limited defenders looks very suspect and needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

Good to see Tremarco back and scoring.

One player I do like the look of is Trafford but his needless reaction to an appalling tackle from Frank Ross which led to a red card for both players was totally unnecessary and hugely frustrating.

I'm praying for an away game in Ireland in next round. Only chance of European football we're likely to experience for the foreseeable future.

Match report written by tm4tj