Inverness CT 1 - 1 Cove Rangers

(Won 5 - 3 on pens.)
League Cup - Group Stage Group G
Saturday, July 23rd, 2022, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,020
Referee: Alan Newlands
Inverness CT  Cove Rangers

Roddy MacGregor (13)
Mitch Megginson (19)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Jim McIntyre

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Zak Delaney
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Robbie Deas
Scott Allardice
Roddy MacGregor
David Carson
Nathan Shaw
Daniel Mackay
George Oakley
Kyle Gourlay
Shay Logan
Scott Ross
Mark Reynolds
Evan Towler
Iain Vigurs
Connor Scully
Leighton McIntosh
Fraser Fyvie
Robbie Leitch
Mitch Megginson

Cameron Mackay
Lewis Nicolson
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
Steven Boyd
Ethan Cairns
Austin Samuels
Billy Mckay
Stuart McKenzie
Morgyn Neill
Gerry McDonagh
Rory McAllister
Rhys Thomas

Austin Samuels for George Oakley (67)
Billy Mckay for Daniel Mackay (67)
Aaron Doran for Wallace Duffy (74)
Steven Boyd for Nathan Shaw (79)
Gerry McDonagh -> Leighton McIntosh (78)

George Oakley (66)
Austin Samuels (87)
Mitch Megginson (6)
Fraser Fyvie (55)
Scott Ross (60)
Evan Towler (93)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 199 apps -
Zak Delaney 4 apps -
Wallace Duffy 42 apps2 goals
Cameron Harper 79 apps4 goals
Robbie Deas 87 apps1 goal
Scott Allardice 68 apps3 goals
Roddy MacGregor 90 apps6 goals
David Carson 99 apps1 goal
George Oakley 66 apps18 goals
Nathan Shaw 4 apps -
Daniel Mackay 61 apps13 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 334 apps50 goals
Steven Boyd (sub) 3 apps -
Austin Samuels (sub) 23 apps4 goals
Billy Mckay (sub) 204 apps82 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Zak Delaney (20 years 199 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Ridgers (31 years 356 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 245 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ethan Cairns (17 years 222 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 282 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 266 days
Domestic Players:12 (63.16 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Group G Sorted: Inverness played the first of five scheduled meetings with Cove Rangers today in the last of the group G qualifiers for the knock out stages of the League Cup. Inverness won the penalty shoot-out 5-3 after Fraser Fyvie saw his weak effort saved by Mark Ridgers. Inverness will now face an away tie at Motherwell in the knock-out stages.

Roddy MacGregor opened the scoring in the thirteenth minute when he headed a Nathan Shaw cross into the top corner of the net. Mitch Megginson was left unattended to level the game after twenty minutes and it stayed that way at the break. A relatively uneventful second half saw the game go to penalties to decide the bonus point but as it stood, Inverness topped the group G to enter the knock out stages.


Our reward for qualifying is an away tie at Motherwell in midweek. Not the most romantic of games, however given their poor performance against Sligo Rovers, then anything is possible. This season is taking the same shape as thirteen years ago.

A bright afternoon saw George Oakley Zak Delaney and Nathan Shaw start for the hosts with Mark Ridgers back between the sticks.

Roddy MacGregor opened the scoring in the thirteenth minute when he headed a Nathan Shaw cross into the top corner of the net. Mitch Megginson was left unattended to level the game when he scooped the ball behind Ridgers after twenty minutes.

Just after the half hour Daniel Mackay turned and shot from the edge of the box, but the keeper saved low to deny Dan.

George Oakley was put through by Robbie Deas but Kyle Gourlay pulled off a good save just before the break.


After a slow start to the second half, Megginson headed over following a corner and at the other end Cammy Harper put a free kick just over and then Deas diverted a Leighton McIntosh effort wide of the target.

Billy Mckay went close to a winner but it went to penalties after ninety minutes and the Caley Jags prevailed 5-3 on penalties with Ridgers saving a weak spot kick from Fraser Fyvie

Match report written by tm4tj