Inverness CT 4 - 1 Raith Rovers

League Cup Match
Saturday, July 20th, 2019, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,054
Referee: Gavin Ross
Inverness CT  Raith Rovers

Jordan White (6)
Coll Donaldson (56)
Aaron Doran (58)
Nikolay Todorov (92)
Lewis Allan (50)

Team Managers
John Robertson John McGlynn

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Carl Tremarco
Jamie McCart
Tom Walsh
David Carson
Charlie Trafford
Aaron Doran
James Vincent
James Keatings
Jordan White
Ross Munro
Michael Miller
Kieran MacDonald
Fernandy Mendy
Kyle Benedictus
Iain Davidson
Regan Hendry
Grant Anderson
David McKay
Lewis Allan
Ross Matthews

Cameron Mackay
Harry Nicolson
Jack Brown
Cameron Harper
Roddy MacGregor
Nikolay Todorov
Mitchell Curry
Jack Smith
Jamie Watson
Dylan Tait
Kieron Bowie
Joao Pereira Vitoria

Roddy MacGregor for James Keatings (72)
Nikolay Todorov for Jordan White (78)
Mitchell Curry for Aaron Doran (83)
Kieron Bowie ->Grant Anderson (78)
Joao Pereira Vitoria -> Lewis Allan (82)
Dylan Tait -> Regan Hendry (89)

Coll Donaldson (45)
Kyle Benedictus (20)
Michael Miller (36)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 91 apps -
Jamie McCart 51 apps1 goal
Coll Donaldson 78 apps3 goals
Carl Tremarco 172 apps14 goals
Tom Walsh 45 apps10 goals
David Carson 2 apps -
Charlie Trafford 68 apps2 goals
Aaron Doran 244 apps39 goals
James Vincent 71 apps5 goals
James Keatings 2 apps -
Jordan White 54 apps17 goals
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 9 apps -
Mitchell Curry (sub) 2 apps -
Nikolay Todorov (sub) 2 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (22 years 35 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (33 years 290 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 340 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (17 years 215 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (33 years 290 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 337 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Nikolay Todorov scored his first goal for the Club.

First game on the new grass and it we christened it with three points in our Group D game against Raith Rovers to put us third in the table on four points. In the other group game, Dundee earned the bonus penalty point to top the group on seven after a 0-0 draw with Peterhead who have six.

Inverness eventually eased past Raith Rovers for their first win in the competition this season. However, despite getting an early opener through the head of Jordan White, we failed to build on that in an underwhelming first half where creating opportunities seemed to be somewhat difficult. Fortunately Raith were in no position to take advantage and the first half ended at 1-0 with Rovers building in confidence. Coll Donaldson picked up a needless booking for kicking the ball away after conceding a free kick in time added on at the break. Doh!

The second half was only five minutes in when Rovers equalised after we gave them some space down the left flank. When the ball came in Lewis Allan drove it behind Ridgers from 15 yards, the assist coming from Kieran MacDonald. That stirred the hosts into action and within eight minutes we had scored twice to settle the tie. Firstly Coll Donaldson glanced a header in from a Tom Walsh corner and a few minutes later Aaron Doran rounded off a lovely move down the right and hit Walsh's cross first time into the net after a step over from White. Walsh was the instigator in most things ICT and he ghosted through three or four players before forcing Munro to tip his 25 yard effort over the bar for a corner. But he wasn't finished yet and substitute Nocolay Todorov ended the scoring when he headed Walsh's superb cross home from close range.

Match report written by tm4tj