Motherwell 4 - 0 Inverness CT

League Cup - Round 2
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022, 7:45 PM at Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 3,982
Referee: Kevin Clancy
Motherwell Inverness CT

Kevin van Veen (9)
Daniel Devine (og) (26)
Kevin van Veen (pen) (38)
Kevin van Veen (pen) (67)

Team Managers
Steven Hammell Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Liam Kelly
Paul McGinn
Sondre Solholm Johanson
Ricki Lamie
Matt Penney
Sean Goss
Blair Spittal
Callum Slattery
Ross Tierney
Joseph Efford
Kevin van Veen
Mark Ridgers
Robbie Deas
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
Scott Allardice
Roddy MacGregor
David Carson
Daniel Mackay
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay

Aston Oxborough
Stephen O'Donnell
Bevis Mugabi
Barry Maguire
Stuart McKinstry
Dean Cornelius
Rolando Aarons
Connor Shields
Lennon Miller
Cameron Mackay
Zak Delaney
Calum MacKay
Lewis Hyde
Steven Boyd

Rolando Aarons -> Joseph Efford (71)
Stuart McKinstry -> Blair Spittal (72)
Connor Shields -> Kevin van Veen (76)
Lennon Miller -> Callum Slattery (79)
Barry Maguire -> Sean Goss (79)
Steven Boyd for Nathan Shaw (29)
Zak Delaney for Roddy MacGregor (46)
Lewis Hyde for Daniel Devine (71)
Calum MacKay for Daniel Mackay (87)

Callum Slattery (19) Robbie Deas (55)
Mark Ridgers (66)
Steven Boyd (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 205 apps -
Robbie Deas 91 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 154 apps5 goals
Wallace Duffy 46 apps2 goals
Cameron Harper 85 apps4 goals
Scott Allardice 74 apps3 goals
Roddy MacGregor 96 apps6 goals
David Carson 104 apps1 goal
Daniel Mackay 67 apps13 goals
Billy Mckay 210 apps83 goals
Nathan Shaw 10 apps1 goal
Zak Delaney (sub) 9 apps -
Lewis Hyde (sub) 19 apps -
Calum MacKay (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Steven Boyd (sub) 9 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (20 years 258 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 321 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 99 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Calum MacKay (17 years 127 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 321 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 6 days
Domestic Players:11 (68.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Calum MacKay(Signed July 11th, 2022)


League Cup drubbing: As expected, Inverness were dismissed by a rampant Motherwell before half time. An early tap in from Kevin van Veen put Motherwell in control and before half an hour Danny Devine turned a Matt Penney cross into his own net. Our injury woes increased with Nathan Shaw being replaced by Steven Boyd after thirty minutes. Sean Goss won a penalty which was converted by van Veen and it was game over by the interval. Another van Veen penalty completed his hat-trick with twenty three minutes left. The game then descended into a substitution frenzy with Motherwell safely into the draw for the next round. Good luck to them.


Danny Devine and Wallace Duffy were back in defence but Aaron Doran, Austin Samuels and George Oakley were all missing along with long termers Shane Sutherland and Tom Walsh.

This was a big ask for a struggling Championship side and a big step up in quality. And so it turned out, but the lack of passion and desire is something new to us and that needs to be addressed.

Unfortunately this was no surprise as Motherwell brushed a poor Inverness team aside before the interval. Our highlight was in the 87th minute when Calum Mackay replaced older brother Daniel. Plenty for Billy Dodds to think about, and sadly we look out of our depth at the moment.

Match report written by tm4tj