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

Manny Duku (50)
Aaron Doran (54)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Jim McInally

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Ryan Fyffe
Cameron Harper
Kirk Broadfoot
Tom Walsh
Sean Welsh
Reece McAlear
David Carson
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

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

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)

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

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

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Reece McAlear (19 years 156 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (36 years 348 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 62 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (19 years 3 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (36 years 348 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 278 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)

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