Elgin City 2 - 4 Inverness CT

Challenge Cup - Round 3
Saturday, October 9th, 2021, 2:00 PM at Borough Briggs, Elgin
Attendance: 1,348
Referee: Barry Cook
Elgin City Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Tom Grivosti (9)
Brian Cameron (22)
Billy Mckay (38)
Billy Mckay (40)
Billy Mckay (68)
Lewis Jamieson (72)

Team Managers
Gavin Price Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Tom McHale
Euan Spark
Tom Grivosti
Darryl McHardy
Archie Macphee
Rory MacEwan
Angus Mailer
Russell Dingwall
Brian Cameron
Tony Dingwall
Conor O’Keefe
Cameron Mackay
Robbie Deas
Cameron Harper
Wallace Duffy
Daniel Devine
Roddy MacGregor
Sean Welsh
Reece McAlear
Lewis Jamieson
Shane Sutherland
Billy Mckay

Bench
Josh Peters
Nathan Cooney
Jaime Wilson
Fin Allen
Dylan Lawrence
Aidan Sopel
Matheus Machado
Creag Little
Mark Ridgers
Scott Allardice
Aaron Doran
Manny Duku

Substitutions
Matheus Machado -> Conor O’Keefe (58)
Fin Allen -> Rory MacEwan (76)
Dylan Lawrence -> Russell Dingwall (76)
Josh Peters -> Archie Macphee (85)
Scott Allardice for Robbie Deas (51)
Aaron Doran for Daniel Devine (76)
Manny Duku for Shane Sutherland (76)

Bookings
Rory MacEwan (28)
Tom Grivosti (64)
Angus Mailer (69)
Russell Dingwall (71)
Reece McAlear (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cameron Mackay (GK) 19 apps -
Robbie Deas 46 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 123 apps4 goals
Cameron Harper 48 apps1 goal
Wallace Duffy 21 apps1 goal
Roddy MacGregor 70 apps4 goals
Sean Welsh 77 apps10 goals
Reece McAlear 10 apps -
Shane Sutherland 132 apps12 goals
Lewis Jamieson 4 apps2 goals
Billy Mckay 165 apps70 goals
Scott Allardice (sub) 46 apps3 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 301 apps50 goals
Manny Duku (sub) 13 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 211 days)
Oldest Player:Reece McAlear (2023 years 74 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 364 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 211 days)
Oldest Player:Reece McAlear (2023 years 74 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 363 days
Domestic Players:11 (73.33 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

He scores when he wants

Elgin City raced into an early two goal lead through a Tom Grivosti header and a great finish from Brian Cameron as City hit on the counter when Connor O'Keefe did well down the right before Cameron hammered a tremendous shot high into the net from just inside the box. Just when it looked like Elgin were cruising, Billy Mckay took matters into his own hands when he fired home from sixteen yards and then grabbed a second two minutes later as pressure mounted on the home goal.

Half Time: 2-2

After an even opening to the second half, Billy Mckay got his hat-trick before a great through ball from McAlear put Lewis Jamieson through to dink his shot behind McHale for the fourth Inverness goal as Elgin heads went down. With the wind now out of the Elgin sails, Inverness saw out the game comfortably to progress into the next round to face Raith Rovers.

Full Time: 2-4

A good workout for the guys and great to see MotM Billy Mckay amongst the goals, that's five in the two ties so far. Elgin gave the visitors plenty of problems in the first half hour before the Billy Mckay show started. A tidy finish from Lewis Jamieson as well when he tucked the ball round the keeper, the spin just enough to take the ball inside the post to round off the scoring in an entertaining game. Cammy Mackay made a great stop from a powerful drive in the second half as Elgin threatened momentarily, but Inverness eventually wore down the League two side.

Match report written by tm4tj