Inverness CT 4 - 0 Albion Rovers

League Cup - Group Stage Group G
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 871
Referee: Gavin Duncan
Inverness CT  Albion Rovers

Goalscorers
Billy Mckay (2)
Cameron Harper (41)
Wallace Duffy (46)
Cameron Harper (53)
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Team Managers
Billy Dodds Brian Reid

Starting Eleven
Cameron Mackay
Robbie Deas
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Scott Allardice
Roddy MacGregor
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Daniel Mackay
Austin Samuels
Billy Mckay
Jack Leighfield
Sean Fagan
James McGowan
Ayrton Sonkur
Adam Fernie
Callum Wilson
Charlie Reilly
Jamie Leslie
Kyle Fleming
Scott Roberts
Michael Paton

Substitutes
Mark Ridgers
Zak Delaney
Lewis Nicolson
Lewis Hyde
Nathan Shaw
Steven Boyd
Ethan Cairns
George Oakley
Devan McCall
Amaury Testa
Barry Duncan
Chris Smith
Kieran Dolan

Substitutions
Zak Delaney for Wallace Duffy (54)
Nathan Shaw for Austin Samuels (54)
Lewis Hyde for Scott Allardice (63)
Ethan Cairns for Daniel Mackay (70)
Lewis Nicolson for Cameron Harper (70)
Kieran Dolan -> Michael Paton (66)
Devan McCall -> Scott Roberts (71)
Barry Duncan -> Callum Wilson (71)
Amaury Testa -> Charlie Reilly (75)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cameron Mackay (GK) 29 apps -
Robbie Deas 86 apps1 goal
Wallace Duffy 41 apps2 goals
Cameron Harper 78 apps4 goals
Aaron Doran 333 apps50 goals
Scott Allardice 67 apps3 goals
Roddy MacGregor 89 apps5 goals
David Carson 98 apps1 goal
Daniel Mackay 60 apps13 goals
Billy Mckay 203 apps81 goals
Austin Samuels 22 apps4 goals
Lewis Nicolson (sub) 4 apps1 goal
Zak Delaney (sub) 3 apps -
Lewis Hyde (sub) 16 apps -
Ethan Cairns (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Nathan Shaw (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (20 years 215 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 278 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 155 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ethan Cairns (17 years 218 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 278 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 262 days
Domestic Players:12 (63.16 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Ethan Cairns(Signed June 10th, 2021)

Milestones

Rovers Return Deja Vu

Albion Rovers last visit to the Caledonian Stadium thirteen years ago ended in a 4-0 League Cup defeat. It went the same way this time, another 4-0 thumping. An early header from Billy Mckay was added to before the interval by a super free kick from Cameron Harper. Rovers were not without their moments in the first half but Cammy Mackay was equal to the occasion. Wallace Duffy added a third just after the restart following a corner and Harper got his second minutes later.

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It had been hot and sticky for a couple of days but an hour before kick-off the heavens opened to dampen the pitch. Ach well, the garden was needing it. Biilly Dodds went with a strong starting XI against League 2 Albion Rovers. Wallace Duffy returned to action at centre back and Daniel Mackay made his home debut for the season with Cammy Mackay getting his chance between the sticks as Mark Ridgers tested the bench.

Before the bums were planted firmly on their seats, Billy Mckay opened the scoring after just two minutes when he followed up his first header from a Daniel Mackay cross to head home the rebound from the keeper after he made a brilliant save.

It was just the start that Billy Dodds would have wanted, but Rovers came back at their hosts and Cammy Mackay had to look sharp to deny Kyle Fleming and Scott Roberts.

Austin Samuels shot across the face of the goal after sixteen minutes in a lively opening to the game with the visitors looking dangerous going forward and just before the half hour Mackay saved an effort from Callum Wilson.

Roddy MacGregor went close and Mckay shot over after a corner as Inverness pressure mounted before the break. That pressure paid off after Samuels was fouled outside the box. Up stepped Cammy Harper and he sent a beauty of a free kick into the top corner to double the advantage five minutes before the interval.

Leighfield saved another shot from Billy Mckay before the ref blew for half time.

HALF TIME 2-0

Similar to the first forty-five, Inverness came out of the blocks fast and Wallace Duffy scored inside a minute of the restart, firing low into the net following a corner. Harper did likewise seven minutes later with his head as he beat a stranded Leighfield to the ball and that was 4-0 and game over.

That brought about a couple of substitutions and Duffy and Samuels were replaced by youngsters Zak Delaney and Nathan Shaw. Lewis Hyde then replaced Allardice ten minutes later as heavy rain fell once more.

A bit of a let off for the hosts as Rovers hit the post and bar when Devon McCall shot off the post and Kieron Dolan followed up to hit the bar from close range. McCall then had a header saved as Rovers looked to get on the scoresheet.

Substitute Lewis Hyde had a deflected shot from outside the box strike a post at the opposite end of the park and Nathan Shaw and Robbie Deas had efforts over the bar in the closing stages. Aaron Doran saw an effort blocked in the ninetieth minute and that endeth the action as Inverness reach nine points at the top of group G, three ahead of Livingston.

FULL TIME 4-0

Match report written by tm4tj



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