Inverness CT 0 - 1 Dundee

League Match
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,435
Referee: Alan Muir
Inverness CT  Dundee

Goalscorers
None. Paul McMullan (26)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Gary Bowyer

Starting Eleven
Cameron Mackay
Wallace Duffy
Max Ram
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
Lewis Hyde
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Nathan Shaw
Daniel Mackay
George Oakley
Adam Legzdins
Jordan McGhee
Ryan Sweeney
Lee Ashcroft
Cammy Kerr
Tyler French
Shaun Byrne
Ben Williamson
Josh Mulligan
Zak Rudden
Paul McMullan

Substitutes
Mark Ridgers
Aaron Nicolson
Ryan Barrett
Matthew Strachan
Calum MacKay
Keith Bray
Steven Boyd
Alex Jakubiak
Luke McCowan
Finlay Robertson
Cillian Sheridan
Max Anderson
Lyall Cameron
Harry Sharp
Derick Osei
Joe Grayson

Substitutions
Ryan Barrett for Max Ram (72)
Steven Boyd for Lewis Hyde (72)
Aaron Nicolson for Aaron Doran (84)
Luke McCowan -> Zak Rudden (70)
Derick Osei -> Ben Williamson (70)
Finlay Robertson -> Shaun Byrne (70)
Joe Grayson -> Tyler French (90)

Bookings
Daniel Devine (78)
Jordan McGhee (67)
Josh Mulligan (95)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cameron Mackay (GK) 36 apps -
Wallace Duffy 56 apps3 goals
Max Ram 11 apps1 goal
Cameron Harper 99 apps7 goals
Daniel Devine 161 apps5 goals
Lewis Hyde 32 apps -
David Carson 117 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran 351 apps52 goals
George Oakley 84 apps21 goals
Nathan Shaw 23 apps5 goals
Daniel Mackay 76 apps13 goals
Ryan Barrett (sub) 2 apps -
Aaron Nicolson (sub) 2 apps -
Steven Boyd (sub) 23 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (20 years 146 days)
Oldest Player:Aaron Doran (31 years 212 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 198 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (20 years 146 days)
Oldest Player:Keith Bray (2024 years 129 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 351 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

McMullan strikes: Dundee came North as one of the form teams in the championship over the last half dozen games. Naughty boy Paul McGowan was not in the squad. Inverness were still without 75% of their first picks but Daniel Mackay made his comeback last week and Ryan Barrett made his debut against Stirling in the Cup. Paul McMullan opened the scoring midway through the first half after cutting in from the left before curling past Cammy Mackay. Almost a second as the ball deflected onto the bar before Mackay picked up the rebound after the half hour. George Oakley missed what appeared to be a sitter from eight yards as half time approached as Aaron Doran swung in an inviting cross. With no further scoring in the second half, Dundee took the three points and Inverness remain in sixth place, but starting to slip off the pace.

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Inverness were still missing a squad of players with Billy Mckay and Sean Welsh also added to the list. Dundee had no major issues and a full bench, unlike ours which was filled by youths.

Inverness enjoyed plenty of the ball in the opening exchanges without threatening Legzdins in the visitors goal.


Dundee began to push forward and Paul McMullan opened the scoring when he cut in on the left wing to fire a beauty into the far post area.

A second almost followed when a low cross into the box was deflected onto the bar and a relieved Mackay turned round to gather the ball as it bounced menacingly near the goal line.

A similar effort to the opening goal later in the half saw Mackay save and the defence mopped up the loose ball.

A neat burst forward saw Doran curl a great ball onto Oakley's head. However the striker headed wide when it looked easier to score but French's intervention meant it was a corner given, and that was little consolation after our best move of the half.

Half Time: 0-1

On the hour David Carson shot wide followed by Aaron Doran's dipping effort going a yard over the bar. Dan Mackay saw Legzdins save in the bottom corner as we looked to get on level terms, but for all our possession, the visitors still looked likelier to increase their advantage on the break. Cammy Mackay saved from Luke McCowan as Dundee swarmed forward after we went with three at the back. Mulligan had one effort saved by Mackay as Dundee searched for a cushion and with three minutes left he shot high over when he should have hit the target. George Oakley turned in the box and shot wide between these efforts and Dan Mackay almost got the leveller in the final minutes but his low daisy cutter from the left went across goal and just outside the keepers far post.

Full Time: 0-1

Another frustrating day for the home fans who could only watch in silence as the vocal away support backed their team to the hilt. All to often an extra touch was taken or the wrong choice when better options looked to be available. More often than not it was down to lack of vision and poor passing. We were unable to make the keeper work often enough on a day when we really needed to stay in touch with the top teams. McMullan took his goal well, unlike Dan Mackay who tried the same on two or three occasions only to shoot wide. His driving runs have always been a problem for our static midfield and defence even from his days at Tannadice. Ben Williamson was another that caught the eye as he drifted past defenders at will.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ayr United 17 9 5 3 36 22 14 32
2. Dundee 17 9 4 4 28 20 8 31
3. Queens Park 17 9 3 5 32 26 6 30
4. Morton 17 8 5 4 25 17 8 29
5. Partick Thistle 17 7 3 7 32 30 2 24
6. Inverness CT 17 6 5 6 19 21 -2 23
7. Raith Rovers 17 7 1 9 21 23 -2 22
8. Cove Rangers 17 4 6 7 25 28 -3 18
9. Arbroath 17 2 7 8 11 23 -12 13
10. Hamilton Academical 17 2 5 10 16 35 -19 11