Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,628
Referee: Euan Anderson
Dundee Utd Inverness CT

Pavol Safranko (55) Jordan White (72)

Team Managers
Robbie Neilson John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Benjamin Siegrist
Stewart Murdoch
Callum Booth
Frederic Frans
Rachid Bouhenna
Fraser Fyvie
Billy King
Samuel Stanton
Fraser Aird
Paul McMullan
Pavol Safranko
Mark Ridgers
Shaun Rooney
Coll Donaldson
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
Riccardo Calder
Joe Chalmers
Tom Walsh
Sean Welsh
Liam Polworth
Jordan White

Adam Barton
Matej Rakovan
Christoph Rabitsch
Jamie Robson
Matty Smith
Yannick Loemba
Nicky Clark
Daniel Hoban
Cameron Harper
Jamie McCart
Charlie Trafford
Aaron Doran
Daniel Mackay
Nathan Austin

Nicky Clark -> Billy King (75)
Yannick Loemba -> Fraser Aird (84)
Aaron Doran for Riccardo Calder (57)
Daniel Mackay for Tom Walsh (70)
Jamie McCart for Sean Welsh (83)

Fraser Fyvie (64) Joe Chalmers (40)
Coll Donaldson (57)
Brad Mckay (63)
Liam Polworth (65)
Coll Donaldson (82)
Shaun Rooney (92)

Red Cards
None. Coll Donaldson (82)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 57 apps -
Shaun Rooney 14 apps2 goals
Joe Chalmers 58 apps5 goals
Carl Tremarco 152 apps12 goals
Coll Donaldson 46 apps1 goal
Brad Mckay 87 apps4 goals
Riccardo Calder 41 apps2 goals
Tom Walsh 14 apps2 goals
Sean Welsh 9 apps2 goals
Liam Polworth 174 apps16 goals
Jordan White 14 apps4 goals
Jamie McCart (sub) 14 apps -
Aaron Doran (sub) 208 apps29 goals
Daniel Mackay (sub) 19 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Shaun Rooney (22 years 91 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (33 years 17 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 228 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (16 years 348 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (33 years 17 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 98 days
Domestic Players:13 (72.22 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


White earns point for Caley Jags: Inverness came from behind to take a hard earned point away from Tannadice in Robbie Neilson's first home game in charge of Dundee United.

It was a hard fought point for the visitors after Safranko headed the Arabs in front after the break. Inverness levelled when a Liam Polworth free kick was headed into the top corner. Jordan White wants it but Coll Donaldson was not so sure that he was the scorer, both players claiming it. Either way, a goal it was and that ended the scoring but for Donaldson his day still had a bit to run as he was red carded with around ten minutes left.

A decent day in Dundee saw over five and a half thousand welcome Robbie Neilson to Tannadice, with around two hundred and eighty visiting fans in the Shed to see if Inverness could remain unbeaten.

Riccardo Calder has had some impressive outings off the bench recently and he was handed a start with Aaron Doran on the bench. Joining Aaron was Daniel Mackay fresh from scoring a brace for the under 18's at Rugby Park the day before and fellow striker Nathan Austin.

It was the proverbial stalemate in the first half with neither defences giving much away and it was fully twenty minutes before a keeper was asked to do anything meaningful, Ridgers saving from McMullan. Rachid Bouhenna headed wide as United began to get the better of proceedings but Ridgers was never seriously threatened.

Joe Chalmers had our first attempt, a shot from distance saved low by Siegrist, and at the other end Safranko brought Ridgers back into action as he saved his shot. Billy King was next to have a pop and as the half wore on Inverness were being pushed further back, Safranko being prominent in most things United.

Brad Mckay made a tremendous block to deny a certain goal as Ridgers scrambled back across his goal.

The half time whistle was a welcome sound to the ears of the visitors as we defended deeper and deeper.

Half Time 0-0

Jordan White headed high over just after the break and Safranko went close with a header at the opposite end. However, two minutes later he would enjoy more success as he headed powerfully past a helpless Ridgers from an inviting Fraser Aird cross.

No more than United deserved at this point and it was going to be an uncomfortable half hour for the visitors as United looked to extend their lead. Donaldson picked up a booking before the hour and that would come back to bite him on the bum before the end.

The game turned a bit towsey and yellow cards were dished out at will as we held on to our one goal deficit.

With twenty minutes remaining, Inverness won a free kick wide right. Liam Polworth curled a luscious ball into the danger area and someone headed it high into the net from a bundle of players. Jordan White wants it, but so does Coll Donaldson. It matters not one bit, what did matter was that we were back on level terms.

With ten minutes left, White could have won the game as he turned on a ball in the box fed through neatly by Polworth but he couldn't wrap his foot round the ball properly and it went by the post.

United made a late surge to try and win all three points and Donaldson was shown a second yellow for fouling Nicky Clark. Jamie McCart replaced Coll with Sean Welsh being made the scapegoat for Coll's misdemeanours.

Despite a late flurry of activity around the visitors box, the wasteful United attacks came to nothing as their desperation to score grew and Inverness held on to take a hard earned point back North.

Full Time 1-1

Still unbeaten and with all the signs pointing towards a home win, this was an excellent point against a United side who had the added boost of the new manager adrenaline rush.

The United fans love to hate Coll Donaldson, maybe that's why he wanted to claim the goal. What a guy and he's my Man of the Match just for his nuisance value. He'll have a job convincing White that it's his goal having watched this footage. Mark Ridgers was solid in goal and Sean Welsh and Liam Polworth put in a good shift.

Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ross County 9 6 2 1 16 5 11 20
2. Ayr United 9 6 1 2 19 11 8 19
3. Inverness CT 9 3 6 0 11 6 5 15
4. Dundee Utd 10 4 3 3 15 16 -1 15
5. Queen of the South 9 3 4 2 17 10 7 13
6. Morton 9 3 4 2 11 12 -1 13
7. Dunfermline 9 3 2 4 9 14 -5 11
8. Partick Thistle 10 3 0 7 10 17 -7 9
9. Stirling Albion 9 1 4 4 7 13 -6 7
10. Falkirk 9 1 0 8 5 16 -11 3