Inverness CT 2 - 0 Queen of the South

League Match
Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,960
Referee: Alan Newlands
Inverness CT  Queen of the South

Sean Welsh (15)
Tom Walsh (19)

Team Managers
John Robertson Allan Johnston

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Shaun Rooney
Coll Donaldson
Carl Tremarco
Jamie McCart
Tom Walsh
Sean Welsh
Aaron Doran
James Vincent
Jordan White
Miles Storey
Robbie McRorie
Scott Mercer
Darren Brownlie
Lee Kilday
Kevin Holt
Connor Murray
Dan Pybus
Lewis Kidd
Gary Oliver
Stephen Dobbie
Fassail El Bakhtaoui

David Carson
Nikolay Todorov
Jack Hamilton
Michael Paton
Andrew McCarthy

Nikolay Todorov for Miles Storey (66)
David Carson for Sean Welsh (82)
Michael Paton -> Gary Oliver (55)
Jack Hamilton -> Connor Murray (65)
Andrew McCarthy -> Dan Pybus (79)

None. Kevin Holt (87)
Faissal El Bakhtaoui (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 99 apps -
Jamie McCart 59 apps1 goal
Shaun Rooney 52 apps6 goals
Coll Donaldson 87 apps4 goals
Carl Tremarco 180 apps14 goals
James Vincent 79 apps5 goals
Tom Walsh 53 apps12 goals
Sean Welsh 37 apps6 goals
Aaron Doran 253 apps41 goals
Jordan White 63 apps19 goals
Miles Storey 44 apps15 goals
David Carson (sub) 10 apps -
Nikolay Todorov (sub) 11 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (22 years 98 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (33 years 353 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 17 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (22 years 98 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (33 years 353 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 186 days
Domestic Players:7 (53.85 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


W for Welsh, Walsh and Win.

Sean Welsh made his first start of the season and with James Keatings unavailable, Miles Storey was up front with Jordan White.

Unsurprisingly, Queens went with the same side that beat Morton last week.

There was a minutes applause in memory of Fernando Ricksen and Henrik Madej ahead of kick off.

Sean Welsh opened the scoring fifteen minutes in after Jordan White laid a ball off to him 25 yards out and he rifled home with his left peg. Tom Walsh volleyed in a second for Inverness after great work by Shaun Rooney down the right. Keeper McCrorie denied Walsh and Welsh second goals with a couple of tremendous saves to keep the score 2-0 at the break. At the start of the second half Jamie McCart headed onto the bar as Inverness continued to dominate with McCrorie keeping the score down and it ended at 2-0.

Really impressive from Welsh and Vincent each taking turns to push forward and support the attack with the other sitting to protect the defence. Not that it needs much protecting at the minute. That was or 4th clean sheet in the league in a row. The front three behind White were interesting to watch. At times they all seemed to move around and appear on different flanks or play through the centre. Storey and Walsh especially seemed to move between the right flank and central role at will. Queens seemed to struggle to pick them up and when Welsh or Vincent did drive forward they often found themselves in acres of space to move into.

Excellent showings from the aforementioned Vincent, Doran, Walsh and Rooney but MotM for me was Welsh. Dictates play beautifully for us and seldom panics when under pressure. He's great at carrying the ball forward from the back and moving it from one side to the other when we're probing for a way through. Defensively he (and Vincent) worked well to snuff out Queens for most of the game before he went off.

Little disappointed with Robbo not bringing on Harper or MacGregor for some game time towards the end and obviously the crowd was seriously disappointing as well. As has been said before Robbo has done well to build a really good side with minimal backing but with every passing week it seems our fans just continue to lose interest in the side.

Match report written by tm4tj/RIG


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 6 5 0 1 16 7 9 15
2. Ayr United 6 5 0 1 14 6 8 15
3. Inverness CT 6 4 1 1 11 5 6 13
4. Morton 6 3 0 3 10 13 -3 9
5. Arbroath 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
6. Dundee 6 2 2 2 7 10 -3 8
7. Dunfermline 6 1 2 3 6 7 -1 5
8. Queen of the South 6 1 2 3 2 5 -3 5
9. Alloa Athletic 6 1 1 4 5 12 -7 4
10. Partick Thistle 6 0 2 4 7 13 -6 2