Inverness CT 2 - 0 Peterhead

League Cup - Group A
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 679
Referee: Peter Stuart
Inverness CT  Peterhead

Goalscorers
Manny Duku (50)
Aaron Doran (54)
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Team Managers
Billy Dodds Jim McInally

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Kirk Broadfoot
Cameron Harper
Ryan Fyffe
Sean Welsh
David Carson
Reece McAlear
Tom Walsh
Aaron Doran
Manny Duku
Shane Sutherland
Brett Long
Josh Mulligan
Jason Brown
Andy McDonald
Ryan Conroy
Hamish Ritchie
Jordan Brown
Scott Brown
Derryn Kesson
Alan Cook
Derek Lyle

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Harry Nicolson
Wallace Duffy
Daniel Devine
Michael Gardyne
Scott Allardice
Lewis Hyde
Roddy MacGregor
Simon Ferry
Russell McLean
Lyall Cameron
Niah Payne
Danny Strachan
Jadel Mushanu
Lenny Wilson

Substitutions
Roddy MacGregor for Reece McAlear (57)
Michael Gardyne for Aaron Doran (57)
Daniel Devine for Kirk Broadfoot (65)
Scott Allardice for Manny Duku (66)
Lewis Hyde for Tom Walsh (78)
Lyall Cameron -> Derryn Kesson (46)
Simon Ferry -> Alan Cook (55)
Russell McLean -> Derek Lyle (55)
Niah Payne -> Jordan Brown (55)
Danny Strachan -> Hamish Ritchie (86)

Bookings
None. Jason Brown (86)
Russell McLean (89)
Ryan Conroy (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 157 apps -
Kirk Broadfoot 1 app (debut) -
Cameron Harper 39 apps -
Ryan Fyffe 3 apps -
Sean Welsh 68 apps9 goals
David Carson 56 apps1 goal
Reece McAlear 1 app (debut) -
Aaron Doran 292 apps49 goals
Tom Walsh 69 apps13 goals
Manny Duku 1 app (debut)1 goal
Shane Sutherland 121 apps9 goals
Daniel Devine (sub) 113 apps4 goals
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 58 apps2 goals
Scott Allardice (sub) 33 apps3 goals
Michael Gardyne (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Lewis Hyde (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (19 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Reece McAlear (2022 years 351 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 344 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (19 years 3 days)
Oldest Player:Reece McAlear (2022 years 351 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 42 days
Domestic Players:15 (78.95 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Kirk Broadfoot(Signed July 12th, 2021)
Manny Duku(Signed June 16th, 2021)
Reece McAlear(Signed June 17th, 2021)
Michael Gardyne(Signed June 17th, 2021)

Milestones
Aaron Doran scored his 50th goal for the Club.
Manny Duku scored his first goal for the Club.

Winning start for Dodds

The season kicked off in earnest tonight for the Caley Jags with a group 'A' League Cup encounter against Peterhead. It was a winning start for Billy Dodds in his first competitive game in charge of Inverness. It was a second defeat for Peterhead who been beaten in their opener by Hearts at the weekend.

After a cautious start Inverness began to control the pace of the game but chances were at a premium. The best chance came when Aaron Doran spectacularly flicked a cross goalwards but Brett Long dived to his right to prevent a goal. Tom Walsh blazed a strike over on the run after a dummy from Duku put him through. Manny Duku was causing problems on the ground and in the air. Sean Welsh missed a tremendous opportunity as he headed just over when it looked easier to score, but it remained goalless at the interval. Early in the second half Duku broke the deadlock with a drilled effort from just inside the box and Aaron Doran doubled the advantage with a stunning twenty-five yard shot into the top corner four minutes later. The hosts saw out the remainder of the game well in control with Peterhead rarely threatening.

New signings Kirk Broadfoot, Manny Duku, Reece McAlear and Tom Walsh all started with Michael Gardyne coming on from the bench.

Kirk Broadfoot and Manny Duku both impressed on their debut's with Tom Walsh and Aaron Doran playing with a spring in their step.

Match report written by tm4tj



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