Hamilton Academical 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, 3:00 PM at Fountain of Youth Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 1,088
Referee: Euan Anderson
Hamilton Academical Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Lewis Smith (5)
Andy Ryan (26)
Michael Gardyne (92)

Team Managers
Stuart Taylor Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Ryan Fulton
Luke Matheson
Shaun Want
Mihai Popescu
Kieran Macdonald
Miko Virtanen
Lewis Smith
Reegan Mimnaugh
Josh Mullin
Marley Redfern
Andy Ryan
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Kirk Broadfoot
Robbie Deas
Tom Walsh
Sean Welsh
Michael Gardyne
Scott Allardice
Roddy MacGregor
Manny Duku

Bench
Brian Easton
Jamie Hamilton
Ronan Hughes
David Moyo
Kyle Munro
Joe Hilton
Adam McGowan
Cameron Mackay
Reece McAlear
Anthony McDonald
Lewis Jamieson
Shane Sutherland
Billy Mckay

Substitutions
Ronan Hughes -> Marley Redfern (69)
David Moyo -> Andy Ryan (76)
Brian Easton -> Shaun Want (80)
Shane Sutherland for Tom Walsh (29)
Billy Mckay for Manny Duku (46)
Anthony McDonald for Wallace Duffy (66)

Bookings
Reegan Mimnaugh (7)
Marley Redfern (20)
Reegan Mimnaugh (30)
Shaun Want (45+6)
Ryan Fulton (79)
Ronan Hughes (82)
Manny Duku (21)
Sean Welsh (32)

Red Cards
Reegan Mimnaugh (30) None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 167 apps -
Wallace Duffy 20 apps1 goal
Cameron Harper 47 apps1 goal
Kirk Broadfoot 12 apps1 goal
Robbie Deas 45 apps1 goal
Tom Walsh 81 apps13 goals
Sean Welsh 76 apps10 goals
Michael Gardyne 9 apps3 goals
Scott Allardice 45 apps3 goals
Roddy MacGregor 69 apps4 goals
Manny Duku 12 apps2 goals
Shane Sutherland (sub) 131 apps12 goals
Billy Mckay (sub) 164 apps67 goals
Anthony McDonald (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (19 years 290 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 64 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 364 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 204 days)
Oldest Player:Reece McAlear (2023 years 67 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 157 days
Domestic Players:15 (88.24 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Academicals teach us a lesson

Accies did inflict the first reverse for Inverness, as the Caley Jags drowned at the fountain of youth, and they did it with ten men for over an hour after Reegan Mimnaugh was sent off for a second bookable offence. They opened the scoring when Lewis Smith thumped the ball into the net after only five minutes. Andy Ryan added a second as Inverness crumbled and failed to trouble the home keeper. 2-0 at the break and Inverness bossed possession after the interval but never made Fulton work for his money. Harper hit the bar as the pressure mounted and Michael Gardyne scored a late consolation in injury time, but it was too little too late. With Raith beating Killie and Arbroath drawing, no major damage was done with Raith and Partick the big winners this weekend.

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With only one win this season, Accies were looking to topple leaders Caley Thistle at the Fountain of Youth and get their season started. Inverness were hoping to keep their great start to the season going and stay ahead of Kilmarnock and Arbroath after a battling win over Queen of the South last weekend.

Billy Dodds kept his injuries close to his chest with Aaron Doran and David Carson ruled out and Wallace Duffy and Cameron Harper filling the full back berths. Danny Devine was also absent and we were down to only six on the bench with no defensive cover. Stuart Taylor had David Moyo returning on the bench after injury.

Accies took an early lead through a thumping shot from Lewis Smith with Mark Ridgers unable to react as the ball flashed past him. They doubled their lead when Andy Ryan drilled a ball from the edge of the box past the outstretched arms of the keeper.

Inverness were thrown a lifeline when Mimnaugh was red carded for a second booking with half an hour gone. It was all we had to grasp onto after an utterly abysmal first half where we created nothing.

Half Time: 2-0

Billy McKay replaced the inept Manny Duku at the break, in truth, more than Duku was struggling to perform.

As the second half progressed, it was apparent that Inverness were clueless and hapless when it came to creating chances, and with only fifteen minutes left this game was slipping away without troubling Fulton in the Accies goal.

Cammy Harper smacked the crossbar from twelve yards in our best opportunity as we dominated possession, but Accies had the most important statistic, a two goal lead.

Plenty of action in the final third, but little action in the penalty box, what there was ended up being wasted as our shot shy forwards fired blanks.

Michael Gardyne scored a beauty of a curler after the ninety minutes but would it be too little too late as Inverness laid siege to the home goal. Alas, it was too little too late and Accies got the three points and Inverness got what they deserved, zilch.

Full Time: 2-1

Gardyne was our most likely player with a decent cameo from MacGregor, but after that it was difficult to pick out anyone who shone above mediocrity.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 8 6 1 1 10 4 6 19
2. Kilmarnock 8 5 1 2 9 4 5 16
3. Arbroath 8 4 3 1 16 6 10 15
4. Raith Rovers 8 4 2 2 14 10 4 14
5. Partick Thistle 8 4 0 4 17 13 4 12
6. Queen of the South 8 3 0 5 9 12 -3 9
7. Ayr United 8 2 2 4 7 12 -5 8
8. Hamilton Academical 8 2 2 4 8 15 -7 8
9. Morton 8 1 3 4 7 12 -5 6
10. Dunfermline 8 0 4 4 4 13 -9 4