Inverness CT 0 - 1 Hamilton Academical

League Match
Tuesday, October 18th, 2022, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,052
Referee: Alan Newlands
Inverness CT  Hamilton Academical

None. Andy Winter (22)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds John Rankin

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Zak Delaney
Max Ram
Cameron Harper
Robbie Deas
Lewis Hyde
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Steven Boyd
Daniel Mackay
George Oakley
Ryan Fulton
Michael Doyle
Daniel O'Reilly
Brian Easton
Matthew Sheils
Jonny Ngandu
Steve Lawson
Scott Martin
Dario Zanatta
Andy Winter
Andy Ryan

Cameron Mackay
Matthew Strachan
Keith Bray
Sean Welsh
Calum MacKay
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay
Lewis Smith
Miko Virtanen
Jean-Pierre Tiehi
Reegan Mimnaugh
Ellis Brown
Fergus Owens
Jamie Smith
Ryan One
Cian Newbury

Billy Mckay for Aaron Doran (63)
Nathan Shaw for Daniel Mackay (67)
Matthew Strachan for Max Ram (91)
Jean-Pierre Tiehi -> Dario Zanatta (63)
Ryan One -> Jonny Ngandu (78)
Miko Virtanen -> Andy Ryan (94)
Lewis Smith -> Andy Winter (94)

Daniel Mackay (59)
Steve Lawson (89)
Scott Martin (92)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 211 apps -
Zak Delaney 16 apps -
Max Ram 4 apps -
Cameron Harper 92 apps7 goals
Robbie Deas 98 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran 344 apps51 goals
Lewis Hyde 25 apps -
David Carson 110 apps1 goal
George Oakley 77 apps21 goals
Steven Boyd 16 apps1 goal
Daniel Mackay 74 apps13 goals
Matthew Strachan (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Billy Mckay (sub) 217 apps86 goals
Nathan Shaw (sub) 16 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (20 years 100 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Ridgers (32 years 78 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 243 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (16 years 204 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 4 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 44 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Matthew Strachan(Signed July 11th, 2022)


Winter comes early: Inverness failed to stretch their unbeaten run to six League games and in the process failed to top the league on their own whilst Accies lifted themselves off the bottom with this win. With a raft of injuries, it was always going to be a difficult task to maintain our recent run of wins. Andrew Winter opened the scoring from close range in a dour first half. No further scoring left the home fans disappointed with events on the park where injuries were the only winner.


The Caley Jags were without seven players athough Sean Welsh was on the bench. Oakley replaced Billy Mckay who was also on the bench after the bruising encounter at Cove along with three youth players. It went from bad to worse before kick-off as Duffy was injured in the warm up and was replaced by Max Ram. Hamilton were unchanged from their defeat to Partick Thistle at the weekend.

The first attempt of note came from Aaron Doran in the tenth minute but he fired it wide. Lawson won a corner for Accies after Andrew Winter went forward with menace a couple of minutes later. That warning was not heeded and Winter opened the scoring from close range in the 22nd minute, his fifth goal of the season after a great assist from Andy Ryan. That had been coming from the start with Hamilton looking the better side against an injury ravaged Caley Jags.

Zak Delaney drove into the box on the left but his shot was saved by Fulton as Inverness tried to get back on level terms. In a half of few chances, Robbie Deas headed over ten minutes before the break and Winter shot wide at the other end. Another run forward, this time by Boyd, won a corner which Max Ram headed for goal with Fulton making the save. However, Accies survived the mini fightback and they went in one ahead at the interval.


Dario Zanatta shot wide after the break as Inverness struggled to break down Accies and Oakley shot wide following a corner.

Billy Mckay entered the field, replacing Aaron Doran after the hour, but it was Accies that threatened again with Mark Ridgers denying Scott Martin. Soon after Dan Mackay pulled up injured to be replaced by Nathan Shaw.

Ridgers conceded a corner after Winter forced his way into the box to keep us within touching distance and Doyle headed over.

A late surge from the hosts saw a Harper shot blocked and Lawson cleared twice before Boyd shot over the bar.


Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 10 6 2 2 23 13 10 20
2. Inverness CT 11 6 2 3 14 10 4 20
3. Ayr United 10 5 2 3 20 13 7 17
4. Dundee 11 5 2 4 19 16 3 17
5. Morton 11 5 2 4 15 13 2 17
6. Queens Park 11 5 2 4 15 19 -4 17
7. Raith Rovers 10 4 0 6 11 12 -1 12
8. Cove Rangers 11 3 2 6 14 18 -4 11
9. Hamilton Academical 11 2 4 5 9 19 -10 10
10. Arbroath 10 1 4 5 7 14 -7 7