Inverness CT 2 - 2 Morton

League Match
Saturday, February 4th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,852
Referee: Calum Scott
Inverness CT  Morton

Billy Mckay (57)
Ethan Cairns (85)
Calvin Miller (5)
Robbie Muirhead (80)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Dougie Imrie

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Cameron Harper
Wallace Duffy
Zak Delaney
Daniel Devine
Scott Allardice
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Jay Henderson
Daniel Mackay
Billy Mckay
Brian Schwake
Liam Grimshaw
Jack Baird
Darrah O'Connor
Calum Waters
Grant Gillespie
Cameron Blues
Jai Quitongo
Robbie Crawford
Calvin Miller
Robbie Muirhead

Cameron Mackay
Matthew Strachan
Robbie Thompson
Lewis Hyde
Steven Boyd
Ethan Cairns
Nathan Shaw
Carlo Pignatiello
Ally Roy
Efe Ambrose
Lewis McGrattan
Michael Garrity
Lawton Green
Alex King

Lewis Hyde for Zak Delaney (45)
Nathan Shaw for Aaron Doran (45)
Steven Boyd for Jay Henderson (75)
Ethan Cairns for Daniel Mackay (84)
Lewis McGrattan -> Jai Quitongo (61)
Alex King -> Robbie Crawford (77)
Ally Roy -> Robbie Muirhead (87)

David Carson (65)
Lewis Hyde (67)
Robbie Crawford (45)
Lewis McGrattan (83)
Grant Gillespie (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 220 apps -
Cameron Harper 102 apps7 goals
Daniel Devine 167 apps6 goals
Wallace Duffy 62 apps3 goals
Zak Delaney 27 apps -
Scott Allardice 83 apps4 goals
David Carson 124 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran 358 apps53 goals
Billy Mckay 230 apps93 goals
Jay Henderson 6 apps2 goals
Daniel Mackay 83 apps14 goals
Lewis Hyde (sub) 39 apps -
Ethan Cairns (sub) 3 apps1 goal
Nathan Shaw (sub) 27 apps5 goals
Steven Boyd (sub) 29 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jay Henderson (20 years 353 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 113 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 140 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Matthew Strachan (17 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Robbie Thompson (2024 years 192 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 211 days
Domestic Players:12 (66.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Ethan Cairns scored his first goal for the Club.

Mid Table Draw: Morton were looking for their third win over Inverness this season but were on a run of seven games without a win. Inverness had started the new year in fine form but were looking for three points to create a gap between the two sides in mid table. Sean Welsh was missing for Inverness but Scott Allardice and Cammy Harper started. New signings Calvin Miller and Calum Waters started for Morton, but there was no sign of George Oakley. The curse of the Caley Jags was having an effect.

On Loan Calvin Miller picked up a loose pass in the fifth minute to drive forward and drill the ball into the bottom corner from just outside the box for the opening goal. Great start for the visitors. Aaron Doran was at it again when one on one with the keeper, and like last week he got his feet in a tangle and the chance was lost. Calum Waters volleyed just wide of the post after twenty minutes as the visitors dominated the opening quarter of the game. Mark Ridgers saved from Miller as he cut in from the left with Inverness struggling to make any impact on proceedings until the half hour when Billy Mckay shot and then Zak Delaney failed to hit the target after Jay Henderson recycled the ball. Henderson fired a free kick into the keepers arms as the play became more even but it was Morton that led at the interval.

Half Time: 0-1

Nathan Shaw replaced Aaron Doran and Lewis Hyde replaced Zak Delaney at the interval as Inverness were looking for a way to turn the game around. Both keepers were called into action in the opening minutes of the half through Cameron Blues and Dan Mackay and Scott Allardice shot over. A brighter start for the hosts and they were soon level just after Henderson had shot over the bar. Billy Mckay knocked in a rebound after a long range shot from Allardice fell to him inside the box. Good pressure from the hosts leading up to the goal but Morton were far from finished with O'Connor and Blues having efforts saved by Ridgers. Dan Mackay turned and volleyed over with twenty minutes left. Blues and Miller had more efforts with the keeper denying Miller as the game entered the final ten minutes. In a frantic finale, Robbie Muirhead restored Morton's lead after holding off Duffy to slot through Ridgers but substitute Ethan Cairns knocked in another equaliser three minutes later with his first touch of the ball a minute after coming on. Still time for Muirhead and King to go close but it ended all square and a point apiece. And breathe....

Full Time: 2-2


Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Queens Park 23 13 4 6 46 30 16 43
2. Ayr United 23 11 6 6 46 31 15 39
3. Dundee 22 11 6 5 37 26 11 39
4. Partick Thistle 23 10 3 10 42 38 4 33
5. Raith Rovers 24 9 6 9 32 32 0 33
6. Inverness CT 23 8 8 7 34 32 2 32
7. Morton 22 8 7 7 31 26 5 31
8. Cove Rangers 23 6 7 10 31 47 -16 25
9. Arbroath 24 4 9 11 23 39 -16 21
10. Hamilton Academical 23 4 6 13 19 40 -21 18