Inverness CT 1 - 0 Partick Thistle

League Match
Friday, October 7th, 2022, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,354
Referee: Scott Lambie
Inverness CT  Partick Thistle

Goalscorers
Billy Mckay (75)
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Team Managers
Billy Dodds Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Robbie Deas
Zak Delaney
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Roddy MacGregor
David Carson
Scott Allardice
Daniel Mackay
Steven Boyd
Billy Mckay
David Mitchell
Jack McMillan
Aaron Muirhead
Kevin Holt
Harry Milne
Ross Docherty
Stuart Bannigan
Steven Lawless
Scott Tiffoney
Kyle Turner
Brian Graham

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Max Ram
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
Nathan Shaw
George Oakley
Darren Brownlie
Anton Dowds
Cammy Smith
Cole McKinnon
Lee Hodson
Tony Weston
Tunji Akinola
Aidan Fitzpatrick
Mason McCready

Substitutions
Aaron Doran for Roddy MacGregor (63)
Nathan Shaw for Steven Boyd (63)
Lewis Hyde for Daniel Mackay (83)
George Oakley for Billy Mckay (84)
Max Ram for Scott Allardice (89)
Cole McKinnon -> Scott Tiffoney (45)
Tunji Akinola -> Jack McMillan (73)
Cammy Smith -> Steven Lawless (82)
Aidan Fitzpatrick -> Stuart Bannigan (83)
Anton Dowds -> Brian Graham (83)

Bookings
Nathan Shaw (81)
Jack McMillan (20)
Steven Lawless (40)
Aaron Muirhead (90+2)

Red Cards
None. Kyle Turner (40)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 209 apps -
Robbie Deas 96 apps1 goal
Zak Delaney 14 apps -
Wallace Duffy 49 apps2 goals
Cameron Harper 90 apps7 goals
Roddy MacGregor 98 apps6 goals
David Carson 108 apps1 goal
Scott Allardice 79 apps4 goals
Daniel Mackay 72 apps13 goals
Billy Mckay 215 apps85 goals
Steven Boyd 14 apps -
Max Ram (sub) 3 apps -
Lewis Hyde (sub) 23 apps -
Aaron Doran (sub) 342 apps51 goals
George Oakley (sub) 75 apps21 goals
Nathan Shaw (sub) 14 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Zak Delaney (20 years 275 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 358 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 311 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (20 years 89 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 358 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 226 days
Domestic Players:10 (58.82 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

He scores when he wants: A first half where defences were on top offered little opportunity for either side to create the clear cut chance required until the half hour when Robbie Deas pounced on a loose clearance within the box. His header was bundled away from goal a yard from the line by two defenders with Mitchell floundering. A couple of minutes later and Mitchell was called into action to scramble the ball away low down at his post from a Duffy header. Billy Mckay clipped one over the bar after a tremendous turn and run by Daniel Mackay. Kyle Turner was red carded for what appeared to be a slightly high tackle on Roddy MacGregor and Inverness ended the half knocking on the Partick door. Cammy Harper brought out a super save from Mitchell with 65 minutes gone, diving high to his top left corner. Ten minutes later Billy Mckay opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the season, drilling home from twelve yards after good work by MotM Dan Mackay. Kevin Holt came close to an unlikely equaliser with a low shot across the face of the goal ten minutes from the end, but Partick rarely threatened. Oakley had an effort kept out on the line acrobatically by Holt as Inverness looked to close out the game. However, Inverness saw out the game to go joint top of the table after their fourth win in a row. That'll do nicely.

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No surprise really, but Ian McCall is bumping his gums big time about a penalty shout in the first half for Partick, blaming the ref for two big calls. That and the sending off. Should've gone to specsavers!

Danny Devine was missing (on crutches) as were Sutherland, Walsh, Welsh and Samuels. Duffy was immense as a replacement for Devine. Billy Mckay covered the whole park and Dan of the Match was in spritely form, skinning as and when required.

Reaction on CTO:

Mantis: A really significant win, with Samuels still to come back. No failures last night, a real team effort against the media darlings. Nice to see Allardice coming back to form and Cammy continues to grow in confidence, as does Delaney. Ridgers could have watched the game on the telly for all he had to do. Even as the clock ticked past the 70 minutes I felt the goal would come. Dan still pulling off the tricks he's done several times this season and panicking dumplings like McMillan into rash fouls. I was yelling at him to skin Akinola and skin him he did. It was like the old days of us telling Stewartie to lob Hutchison. Roddy is a real gem and I rated him higher than Dan before he left for Hibs. Just needs to follow Dan's example and bulk up a bit. Duffy was decent considering his lack of experience and who he was marking. Deas may well depart in the next window but what a rock, although running around like an angry Rambo makes him (apparently) the most booked player in the league. But finally a word for the legend that is Billy. His 33 year old legs covered every blade of grass on the pitch and given one sniff he took it as you knew he would. Maybe he'll catch Denzil yet.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 9 5 2 2 21 12 9 17
2. Inverness CT 9 5 2 2 13 9 4 17
3. Queens Park 9 5 1 3 14 13 1 16
4. Ayr United 8 4 2 2 14 11 3 14
5. Dundee 9 4 1 4 16 14 2 13
6. Cove Rangers 9 3 2 4 14 14 0 11
7. Morton 9 3 2 4 9 13 -4 11
8. Raith Rovers 8 3 0 5 8 11 -3 9
9. Hamilton Academical 8 1 4 3 7 12 -5 7
10. Arbroath 8 1 2 5 5 12 -7 5