Queens Park 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 12th, 2022, 5:30 PM at Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir
Attendance: 593
Referee: Scott Lambie
Queens Park Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Charlie Fox (50)
Simon Murray (73)
Billy Mckay (18)

Team Managers
Owen Coyle Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Calum Ferrie
Jake Davidson
Lee Kilday
Charlie Fox
Tommy Robson
Malachi Boateng
Jack Thomson
Dom Thomas
Pat Jarrett
Joshua McPake
Simon Murray
Cameron Mackay
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Zak Delaney
Max Ram
Sean Welsh
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay
George Oakley

Bench
Jason Naismith
Louis Longridge
Johnny Kenny
Cameron Bruce
Jacques Hegarty
Scott Williamson
Grant Savoury
Lennon Connolly
David Boateng
Mark Ridgers
Matthew Strachan
Aaron Nicolson
Lewis Hyde
Calum MacKay
Steven Boyd

Substitutions
Grant Savoury -> Joshua McPake (70)
Scott Williamson -> Simon Murray (83)
Steven Boyd for George Oakley (65)
Lewis Hyde for Zak Delaney (81)
Aaron Nicolson for Aaron Doran (81)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cameron Mackay (GK) 33 apps -
Wallace Duffy 53 apps2 goals
Cameron Harper 96 apps7 goals
Zak Delaney 20 apps -
Max Ram 8 apps -
Sean Welsh 112 apps13 goals
David Carson 114 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran 348 apps51 goals
Nathan Shaw 20 apps3 goals
Billy Mckay 221 apps86 goals
George Oakley 81 apps21 goals
Aaron Nicolson (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Lewis Hyde (sub) 29 apps -
Steven Boyd (sub) 20 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Zak Delaney (20 years 311 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 29 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 326 days
Domestic Players:4 (36.36 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (20 years 125 days)
Oldest Player:Matthew Strachan (2024 years 108 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 340 days
Domestic Players:10 (58.82 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Aaron Nicolson(Signed )

Milestones

Dumped in Ochilview: We ended up with the short straw, a 5:30pm kick-off at Ochilview Park to face Queens Park. Ayr United, Dundee and Morton had already won prior to kick off and we needed the three points to stay in touch, so did Queens Park. The visitors opened the scoring after twenty minutes when Billy Mckay scored into the bottom corner. Charlie Fox headed the Spiders level five minutes after the interval from a corner. Patrick Jarrett hit the post and Aaron Doran volleyed just over from a Nathan Shaw cross as Inverness ventured forward. Queens took the lead through Simon Murray at the back post with around twenty minutes left. and that was the end of the scoring, but not the pressure on the weary Inverness defence.  Queens Park thoroughly deserved the points in another poor performance from the Caley Jags. The stats have apparently revealed that we had less than 20% of the possession. That's incredible given we were playing Queens Park, not Real Madrid.



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Billy Dodds was only able to call on a similar squad to the one which threw points away against Arbroath last week with no new players returning from injury. Queens Park had a full bench, something we can only dream about just now and a pair of Boateng's.

Simon Murray was denied an early chance when one on one with Cammy Mackay, the keeper doing just enough to divert the ball for a corner. Sean Wesh headed wide before Billy Mckay put Inverness ahead when Welsh's ball into the box was driven home by Mckay. Talk about a false dawn....

There then followed a procession towards the visitors end of the pitch with Murray and Davidson working the keeper. However, for all their possession, Inverness were coping, just.

Ferries saved from Mckay ten minutes before the break and we managed to get to the interval with our lead intact.

HALF TIME: 0-1

A headed 'goal' by Kilday was chalked off for an infringement but the warning was not heeded. Mackay saved well from Simon Murray five minutes after the break. More pressure applied to our defence and from a corner Charlie Fox rose high to head in with little defensive objection.

It was only a matter of time before the Spiders would make their superiority count. Patrick Jarrett turned in the box and hit the post as we survived a bit longer.

Grant Savoury crossed to the far post and that wily poacher Simon Murray turned the ball into the net to give Queens Park a deserved lead with around twenty minutes left.

Aaron Doran went close with a couple of efforts but it was mainly backs to the wall stuff and Savoury should have added another but he dragged his shot wide. Jack Thomson hit the post as the game drew to a close with Queens well on top and Inverness looking somewhat battered and bedraggled.

FULL TIME: 2-1

We can count ourselves fortunate to get off so lightly. On another day we could easily have shipped six. Somethings wrong that's not right with many fans wondering if it's time for change. We are certainly in a depression and few can see a way out of it with very few prepared to roll up their sleeves.

Meh!

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ayr United 15 8 4 3 32 20 12 28
2. Morton 15 7 4 4 22 15 7 25
3. Dundee 15 7 4 4 26 20 6 25
4. Queens Park 15 7 3 5 23 24 -1 24
5. Raith Rovers 15 7 1 7 19 16 3 22
6. Inverness CT 15 6 4 5 17 18 -1 22
7. Partick Thistle 15 6 2 7 28 29 -1 20
8. Cove Rangers 15 4 5 6 23 25 -2 17
9. Arbroath 15 2 6 7 10 19 -9 12
10. Hamilton Academical 15 2 5 8 16 30 -14 11