Inverness CT 1 - 2 Hamilton Academical

League - Championship
Saturday, December 18th, 2021, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,862
Referee: Chris Graham
Inverness CT  Hamilton Academical

Goalscorers
Cameron Harper (65)
David Moyo (79)
Andy Winter (82)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Stuart Taylor

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Kirk Broadfoot
Robbie Deas
Daniel Devine
Tom Walsh
Scott Allardice
Reece McAlear
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Shane Sutherland
Billy Mckay
Joe Hilton
Brian Easton
Andy Ryan
Mihai Popescu
Kieran MacDonald
Lewis Smith
Josh Mullin
Jamie Hamilton
Kyle Munro
Reegan Mimnaugh
David Moyo

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Roddy MacGregor
Anthony McDonald
Manny Duku
Lewis Jamieson
Miko Virtanen
Ben Stirling
Ronan Hughes
Andy Winter
Matthew Shiels
Jamie Smith

Substitutions
Cameron Harper for Aaron Doran (38)
Lewis Jamieson for Robbie Deas (86)
Manny Duku for Scott Allardice (89)
Andy Winter -> Kyle Munro (72)
Miko Virtanen -> Andy Ryan (86)

Bookings
None. Mihai Popescu (27)
Brian Easton (53)
Andy Winter (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 179 apps -
Kirk Broadfoot 24 apps1 goal
Robbie Deas 59 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 135 apps5 goals
Scott Allardice 59 apps3 goals
Reece McAlear 20 apps1 goal
David Carson 72 apps1 goal
Tom Walsh 91 apps13 goals
Aaron Doran 314 apps50 goals
Billy Mckay 178 apps76 goals
Shane Sutherland 141 apps14 goals
Cameron Harper (sub) 53 apps2 goals
Manny Duku (sub) 20 apps2 goals
Lewis Jamieson (sub) 13 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Reece McAlear (19 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 141 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 72 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 281 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 141 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 296 days
Domestic Players:13 (72.22 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Hyde

After an uneventful first half, Inverness slumped to their second defeat of the season to a rank rotten Accies when they surrendered a second half lead after Cammy Harper netted. However two goals in the space of three minutes from David Moyo and Andrew Winter ruined our day and knocked us off our perch at the top. I suppose it was only a Winter's tale, but it doesn't make good reading. That's our Jekyll and Hyde season in all its sorry glory...

Same side, different day! If anyone can solve the puzzle, please call the Caledonian Stadium and ask for Billy Dodds. After the rout of Morton the previous week, what should have been a routine victory turned into a Christmas pantomime. Oh no it wasn't I hear you say - Oh yeas it was came the unanimous reply.

A first half void of major talking points with Aaron Doran and Billy Mckay asking Hilton to make a couple of routine saves and Tom Walsh missing the target a couple of times ended with David Moyo bringing Mark Ridgers into action just on the interval.

Half Time: 0-0

The second half saw an improvement and Reece McAlear went close with a header that bounced just wide. Shane Sutherland was unlucky when his scooped flick went narrowly wide as well. We were on top until we scored through substitute Cammy Harper from close range after good work by Sutherland and Mckay down the right. Sutherland failed to score a second minutes later, Hilton blocking a glorious opportunity with his legs after Walsh played Sutherland through on goal. Now, the writing was on the wall as we handed the initiative to Accies who took full advantage of our generosity to score a quickfire double with goals from Moyo and substitute Andrew Winter. Meh!

Full Time: 1-2

Accies had been knocking on the door for a fair chunk of the second half after we scored and got their rewards for perseverance, but what were we doing letting them back into the game? I'm afraid it was back to our old failings, not enough creativity and not enough penetration.

Cammy Harper was the best of a sorry lot for the hosts as we lost our way and our lead at the top as part time Arbroath hit the summit. Partick beating Raith was a positive but Killie v Pars was abandoned due to fog. Where was the pesky weather in the Highlands when you need it. Bah Humbug!

All in, that was a massive disappointment and we face another difficult task on Boxing Day against the Harry Wraggs in the Highlands.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Arbroath 18 9 7 2 30 14 16 34
2. Inverness CT 18 10 4 4 26 14 12 34
3. Raith Rovers 18 9 6 3 27 17 10 33
4. Partick Thistle 18 9 4 5 30 16 14 31
5. Kilmarnock 17 9 2 6 20 11 9 29
6. Hamilton Academical 18 5 5 8 17 31 -14 20
7. Queen of the South 18 4 5 9 19 26 -7 17
8. Ayr United 18 3 6 9 16 32 -16 15
9. Dunfermline 17 2 8 7 18 28 -10 14
10. Morton 18 2 7 9 16 30 -14 13