Inverness CT 1 - 1 Dundee

League Match
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 3,822
Referee: Euan Anderson
Inverness CT  Dundee

Austin Samuels (75)
Lyall Cameron (60)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Gary Bowyer

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Robbie Deas
Cameron Harper
Zak Delaney
Daniel Devine
Scott Allardice
David Carson
Steven Boyd
Nathan Shaw
Jay Henderson
Billy Mckay
Adam Legzdins
Josh Mulligan
Ryan Sweeney
Lee Ashcroft
Jordan Marshall
Luke McCowanSub
Barry Maguire
Lyall Cameron
Luke Hannant
Alex Jakubiak
Zach Robinson

Cameron Mackay
Wallace Duffy
Lewis Nicolson
Ben Woods
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
Daniel Mackay
Austin Samuels
Cammy Kerr
Shaun Byrne
Kwame Thomas
Paul McMullan
Ian Lawlor
Ben Williamson
Sam Fisher
Ryan Clampin
Pierre Reedy

Wallace Duffy for Billy Mckay (62)
Austin Samuels for Steven Boyd (62)
Daniel Mackay for Daniel Devine (68)
Aaron Doran for Jay Henderson (76)
Paul McMullan -> Luke McCowan (68)
Kwame Thomas -> Alex Jakubiak (81)
Pierre Reedy -> Luke Hannant (81)
Ryan Clampin -> Jordan Marshall (81)
Ben Williamson -> Lyall Cameron (85)

Zak Delaney (56)
Wallace Duffy (88)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 234 apps -
Robbie Deas 110 apps2 goals
Cameron Harper 115 apps9 goals
Daniel Devine 177 apps6 goals
Zak Delaney 37 apps -
Scott Allardice 97 apps7 goals
David Carson 138 apps2 goals
Steven Boyd 40 apps1 goal
Nathan Shaw 41 apps9 goals
Billy Mckay 243 apps98 goals
Jay Henderson 18 apps4 goals
Wallace Duffy (sub) 70 apps3 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 368 apps53 goals
Austin Samuels (sub) 40 apps7 goals
Daniel Mackay (sub) 94 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jay Henderson (21 years 65 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 190 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 4 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Nicolson (18 years 357 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 190 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 275 days
Domestic Players:11 (57.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


As you Were: Dundee came North looking to all but wrap up the title. Inverness were on a six game winning streak and looking to force their way into the play-offs with this late run. There was a blow for Inverness with influential captain Sean Welsh missing, although defender Wallace Duffy was the mystery returnee this week. Jay Henderson returned after suspension with Austin Samuels, Dan Mackay and Aaron Doran on the bench with Duffy. Dundee had their big guns out for this one with perennial pest Paul McMullan on the bench. Strike pairing of Jakubiak and Robinson would be a handful. A magnificently observed minutes applause for Tommy Cumming set the scene on a dry but breezy afternoon. As it panned out it ended all square. Dundee were quick out of the blocks and pestered Mark Ridgers early on without creating the clear cut chance to open the scoring. Level at the break, the Dark Blues continued in the same vein after the break and made the breakthrough on the hour when Lyall Cameron scored. However we have been resilient of late and substitute Austin Samuels earned us a point with fifteen minutes remaining as we came back at Dundee to quieten their raucous support who firmly believe Billy is a rotund person born out of wedlock! Morton and Cove were the only winners today, so as you were at the top of the table as we hang on to third place.


Dundee started briskly and forged an opportunity in the opening minute when Luke Hannant's cross was not dealt with convincingly and the ricocheted shot from Luke McGowan had to be caught at the second attempt by Mark Ridgers. Alex Jakubiak should have done better when Zach Robinson sent an inviting low cross into the box but Jakubiak almost fresh aired and the ball trundled well wide. Dundee were in the ascendency with Inverness mostly firefighting and reacting to the waves of attacks. Despite their dominance, Ridgers was rarely troubled. In a rare foray forward Robbie Deas tried to improvise a shot from eight yards out but Legzdins pounced to catch the ball and the defenders head at the same time. Just before the interval Robinson headed a couple of yards wide from a good position.


The second half started similar to the first, Dundee using pace and passing, Inverness using last ditch tackles and blocks to keep the eager visitors at bay. On the hour we lost possession twenty-five yards into the Dundee half. They transferred it swiftly forward through Robinson and Jakubiak. When the latter's shot was blocked the ball fell behind Lyall Cameron who had the presence of mind to step over it before backheeling into the net. Dodds made some game saving substitutions thereafter which paid off as all three were involved in the eqalising goal. It all began in our own penalty box from Ridgers. The main ingredients were Dan Mackay who turned well before driving thirty yards forward before delivering a dangerous ball into the box. Wallace Duffy who had already been involved two or three times in the move seemed to flick it towards the back post where Austin Samuels had arrived to tuck it behind Legzdins with his second touch. A superb team goal which was in stark contrast to the shelled balls Billy Mckay had been expected to deal with over the first hour. Ridgers made a save low down from a miscued clearance and Samuels turned and shot but it was straight at Legzdins as both sides had to settle for a point apiece.


Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee 34 16 11 7 61 37 24 59
2. Queens Park 34 17 7 10 59 45 14 58
3. Inverness CT 35 15 10 10 51 45 6 55
4. Partick Thistle 34 15 8 11 61 43 18 53
5. Ayr United 34 14 10 10 58 42 16 52
6. Morton 34 13 12 9 49 41 8 51
7. Raith Rovers 34 11 9 14 44 46 -2 42
8. Arbroath 34 6 15 13 29 45 -16 33
9. Hamilton Academical 35 7 9 19 31 63 -32 30
10. Cove Rangers 34 7 9 18 37 73 -36 30