Inverness CT 0 - 1 Morton

League - Championship
Saturday, February 5th, 2022, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,808
Referee: Euan Anderson
Inverness CT  Morton

Goalscorers
None. Lewis Strapp (24)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Dougie Imrie

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Kirk Broadfoot
Robbie Deas
Sean Welsh
Reece McAlear
Austin Samuels
Sam Pearson
Logan Chalmers
Shane Sutherland
Billy Mckay
Jack Hamilton
Jimmy Knowles
Oisin McKntee
Alan Lithgow
Brian Maclean
Lewis Strap
Gary Oliver
Reece Lyon
Cameron Blues
Gozie Ugwu
Gavin Reilly

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Lewis Nicolson
Cameron Harper
David Carson
Lewis Hyde
Joe Hardy
Joshua Bysouth
Michael Ledger
Kyle Jacobs
Robbie Muirhead
Mark Russell
Lewis McGratten
Alex Easdale
Billy King
Iain Wilson

Substitutions
David Carson for Sam Pearson (45)
Joe Hardy for Logan Chalmers (66)
Cameron Harper for Shane Sutherland (72)
Lewis Nicolson for Robbie Deas (76)
Iain Wilson -> Reece Lyon (64)
Robbie Muirhead -> Gary Oliver (74)
Kyle Jacobs -> Gavin Reilly (85)

Bookings
Billy Mckay (51)
Iain Wilson (71)
Lewis Strapp (80)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 185 apps -
Wallace Duffy 29 apps1 goal
Kirk Broadfoot 30 apps1 goal
Robbie Deas 65 apps1 goal
Sean Welsh 91 apps13 goals
Reece McAlear 25 apps2 goals
Austin Samuels 2 apps -
Sam Pearson 3 apps -
Shane Sutherland 147 apps15 goals
Billy Mckay 182 apps77 goals
Logan Chalmers 3 apps -
Cameron Harper (sub) 58 apps2 goals
Lewis Nicolson (sub) 2 apps -
David Carson (sub) 78 apps1 goal
Joe Hardy (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Reece McAlear (19 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 190 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 258 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (19 years 210 days)
Oldest Player:Lewis Nicolson (2023 years 193 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 126 days
Domestic Players:12 (70.59 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Absolute dross

What a shitfest of a game. We were an absolute shambles from the start and Morton were all over us like a rash. Lewis Strapp scored the only goal of the game after Chalmers failed to cover in midfield. When the loose ball was knocked forward, defender Strapp got to it first and poked it through Mark Ridgers legs. Pathetic stuff from Inverness and we did nothing about trying to change the way the game was going. A shot from Pearson the only thing of note over ninety minutes of a stop start game that would not have looked out of place at the Bught Park. We were clueless for 95 minutes and deserved nothing. No surprise really given our recent performances, but totally depressing stuff to watch.

Happy Birthday Billy.

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The last team we beat came North but with a renewed vigour and a new manager in Dougie Imrie. Cast your mind back to December 11th 2021 and we absolutely routed Morton 6-1. Unfortunately it's been all downhill in the six seven games since then with Morton accruing ten points since then with Inverness only managing four.

Scott Allardice, Danny Devine, Roddy MacGregor and Aaron Doran were all missing. We are down to the bare bones with only six on the bench from the permitted nine. What that means is that Inverness appear to be going with three at the back in a fairly attacking set-up.

It was a wild day in the North with heavy rain/snow showers, bright sunshine and blustery conditions. Hypothermia anyone?

Widely acknowledged as one of the worst performances ever, Billy Dudds and his bunch of haddies were beaten by a team we put six past a couple of months ago. It's impossible to put into words just how bad this was, but suffice to say, there are thousands of detrimental adjectives used on CTO to cover this, no stone left unturned.

Sam Pearson had our best effort in the first half after cutting onto his right foot on the left side of the box, but Jack Hamilton was equal to the shot and kept it our with a decent save. I'd like to be able to report on a few more efforts, unfortunately that was it. Gutless, lacklustre, drivel, no passion, utter shambles, painful, turgid, apathetic, disgraceful............ the list is endless.

Lewis Strapp scored the only goal when he found the ball at his feet inside the box and pushed it through the keepers legs. Summed up our day. It could have been worse had Ridgers not denied Ugwu late in the game with an excellent save.

FULL TIME: 0-1

Many fans are now questioning the quality of not just the players, but the entire set-up, including Dudds and Robbo. To be honest, difficult to argue against any of the criticism given our demise. I was not convinced even after our excellent start to the season. I believe we just got lucky whilst other clubs were still sorting themselves out. But for that great start, we would be relegation certainties. Four points from a possible twenty-one tells it's own story, a story of complete and utter decimation, an omni shambles with a bleak future.

Over to you Inverness, time to get some pride and passion back to the club.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Arbroath 23 12 8 3 36 16 20 44
2. Kilmarnock 23 12 4 7 28 16 12 40
3. Inverness CT 24 10 8 6 30 20 10 38
4. Raith Rovers 25 9 11 5 34 27 7 38
5. Partick Thistle 21 10 6 5 34 19 15 36
6. Hamilton Academical 24 6 8 10 25 38 -13 26
7. Morton 23 5 9 9 27 33 -6 24
8. Dunfermline 24 4 11 9 23 38 -15 23
9. Ayr United 24 5 8 11 21 37 -16 23
10. Queen of the South 23 4 7 12 24 38 -14 19