Inverness CT 2 - 5 Hibernian

Scottish Cup - 1/4 Final
Friday, February 28th, 2020, 7:45 PM at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 9,937
Referee: Nick Walsh
Inverness CT  Hibernian

Carl Tremarco (73)
Nikolay Todorov (88)
Adam Jackson (38)
Scott Allan (58)
Greg Docherty (71)
Stephane Omeonga (81)
James Gullan (84)

Team Managers
John Robertson Ross Jack

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Shaun Rooney
Kevin McHattie
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
David Carson
Charlie Trafford
Tom Walsh
Aaron Doran
James Keatings
Jordan White
Ofir Marciano
Paul McGinn
Adam Jackson
Paul Hanlon
Martin Boyle
Steven Whittaker
Greg Docherty
Lewis Stevenson
Scott Allan
Christian Doidge
Marc McNulty

Cameron Mackay
Fraser Russell
Cameron Harper
Roddy MacGregor
Nikolay Todorov
Miles Storey
Stephane Omeongo
James Gullan
Daryl Horgan
Adam Bogdan
Melker Hallberg
Darren McGregor
Vykintas Slivka

Miles Storey for Jordan White (63)
Nikolay Todorov for Aaron Doran (75)
Cameron Harper for James Keatings (78)
Stephane Omeongo -> Steven Whittaher (69)
James Gullan -> Marc McNulty (80)
Daryl Horgan -> Martin Boyle (84)

Charlie Trafford (14)
David Carson (18)
Carl Tremarco (22)
Kevin McHattie (66)
Shaun Rooney (75)
Martin Boyle (8)
Christian Doidge (47)

Red Cards
Brad Mckay (74)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 122 apps -
Shaun Rooney 74 apps8 goals
Carl Tremarco 201 apps16 goals
Kevin McHattie 30 apps -
Brad Mckay 137 apps7 goals
David Carson 34 apps -
Aaron Doran 275 apps47 goals
Charlie Trafford 93 apps4 goals
Tom Walsh 65 apps13 goals
James Keatings 26 apps6 goals
Jordan White 86 apps25 goals
Cameron Harper (sub) 8 apps -
Nikolay Todorov (sub) 28 apps6 goals
Miles Storey (sub) 68 apps17 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Shaun Rooney (23 years 222 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 148 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 169 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (18 years 73 days)
Oldest Player:Fraser Russell (2021 years 215 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 195 days
Domestic Players:11 (64.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A bridge too far

The Forth bridge proved to be a bridge too far for the Caley Jags who battled hard but were undone by a slick Hibs side who had too much pace and quality for the Championship side and in the end the gulf between the divisions was evident. Despite going down to ten men, Inverness battled hard for the fans but it was not to be. The writing was on the wall early on for the visitors who had threer key players booked in the opening twenty minutes. That left players walking a tightrope and inevitably we had Brad Mckay sent off with fifteen minutes left. We held out until near half time, Mark Ridgers the early hero with a double save from a penaltykick. However our luck ran out in the 37th minute when Tom Walsh saw his shot strike the post. A minute later Hibs took the lead when defender Adam Jackson prodded the ball home from close range following a corner. The second goal came from a swift break upfield with Scott Allan finishing the break with a decisive effort into the net. Our valiant efforts would be in vain after the 70th minute when a Greg Docherty goal ended our interest in the competition. The Scottish Cup, it's not for everyone! We still managed to keep Hibs on their toes and Carl Tremarco replied a minute later to keep us interested for at least another minute before Brasd Mckay ended all hope after being sent off. Substitute Stephane Omeonga scored the goal of the game when he fired high into the net from outside the box and it was high fives all round when James Gullan drilled home from inside the left side of the box. Still, we plodded on and Nikolay Todorov bundled the ball into the net with two minutes remaining to end the scoring.

A deserved win for Hibs who showed too much class for Inverness, but we left the competition with our heads held high despite the scoreline. It could have been so different on a few fronts, but it is what it is. No shocks to be had at Easter Road and the Hibees dream of another Cup win lives on. Good luck to them.

Bring on the Chocolate Biscuit Cup

Match report written by tm4tj