Inverness CT 2 - 0 Raith Rovers

League Match
Saturday, April 8th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,198
Referee: Craig Napier
Inverness CT  Raith Rovers

Jay Henderson (12)
Nathan Shaw (21)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Ian Murray

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Robbie Deas
Zak Delaney
Cameron Harper
Scott Allardice
Sean Welsh
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Nathan Shaw
Jay Henderson
Billy Mckay
Jamie MacDonald
Ross Millen
Scott Brown
Ryan Nolan
Kieran Ngwenya
Sam Stanton
Aidan Connolly
Dylan Easton
Lewis Vaughan
Connor McBride
William Akio

Cameron Mackay
Lewis Nicolson
Daniel Devine
Ben Woods
Lewis Hyde
Daniel Mackay
Austin Samuels
Steven Boyd
Robbie Thomson
Greig Young
Ethan Ross
Esmaël Gonçalves

Austin Samuels for Billy Mckay (69)
Ben Woods for Aaron Doran (77)
Steven Boyd for Jay Henderson (77)
Lewis Hyde for Nathan Shaw (82)
Greig Young -> Ross Millen (52)
Ethan Ross -> Dylan Easton (81)
Esmaël Gonçalves -> William Akio (81)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 230 apps -
Robbie Deas 107 apps2 goals
Zak Delaney 33 apps -
Cameron Harper 111 apps8 goals
Scott Allardice 93 apps6 goals
Aaron Doran 365 apps53 goals
Sean Welsh 128 apps16 goals
David Carson 134 apps2 goals
Nathan Shaw 37 apps7 goals
Billy Mckay 239 apps96 goals
Jay Henderson 16 apps4 goals
Lewis Hyde (sub) 43 apps -
Ben Woods (sub) 5 apps -
Steven Boyd (sub) 36 apps1 goal
Austin Samuels (sub) 36 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jay Henderson (21 years 51 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 176 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 269 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Nicolson (18 years 343 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 176 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 71 days
Domestic Players:11 (57.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Up to 5th: Jay Henderson was deemed fit enough to start but Danny Devine only made the bench. Wallace Duffy and Roddy MacGregor missed out again. That made it the same starting XI that won at Cappielow. Raith had a sparse bench with only three outfield players, but their starting XI still carried plenty of threats, making four changes from the side that lost to Hamilton in midweek. With Partick thrashing Queens Park last night this was a must win for both sides. In the end it was first half goals from Henderson and Shaw that gave Inverness all three points.

The ball was in the net early doors but Aaron Doran was flagged offside. First real action saw Aidan Connolly shoot from distance with Mark Ridgers making the save. The hosts went ahead after twelve minutes when Cammy Harper fed Jay Henderson in on the right and he buried his shot from fifteen yards across MacDonald. With twenty minutes gone Nathan Shaw scored a peach into the top corner to double our advantage after prsistent work by Billy Mckay. Great left footed strike by Shaw. McBride and Lewis Vaughan had efforts that missed the target as Rovers looked to get back into the game and five minutes before the break Aaron Doran shot from inside the box but MacDonald saved low to his right.


Chances were at a premium in the second half and Billy Mckay shot over before being substituted for Austin Samuels with twenty minutes left. Mark Ridgers saved well from Vaughan. Inverness did what they had to do to see out the game and a series of substitutions littered the closing stages as Inverness kept a lacklustre Raith Rovers at bay. A lack of bookings maybe gave the game away that they have already downed tools. They now look destined for another season in the Championship while we hang on in the belief that we can still make the play-offs.


Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee 31 15 9 7 54 32 22 54
2. Queens Park 32 16 6 10 58 45 13 54
3. Partick Thistle 32 15 6 11 58 40 18 51
4. Ayr United 32 14 8 10 57 41 16 50
5. Inverness CT 31 12 9 10 44 42 2 45
6. Morton 31 11 11 9 43 38 5 44
7. Raith Rovers 31 11 8 12 42 41 1 41
8. Arbroath 31 6 14 11 28 41 -13 32
9. Hamilton Academical 31 7 8 16 28 56 -28 29
10. Cove Rangers 32 6 9 17 35 71 -36 27