Inverness CT 0 - 2 Queens Park

Scottish Cup - Round 4
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 869
Referee: Chris Graham
Inverness CT  Queens Park

None. Dom Thomas (74)
Scott Williamson (84)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Owen Coyle

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Zak Delaney
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
Sean Welsh
Scott Allardice
David Carson
Nathan Shaw
Jay Henderson
Billy Mckay
Calum Ferrie
Jake Davidson
Stephen Eze
Charlie Fox
Tommy Robson
Louis Longridge
Malachi Boateng
Dom Thomas
Grant Savoury
Joshua McPake
Euan Henderson

Cameron Mackay
Matthew Strachan
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
Daniel Mackay
Steven Boyd
Lee Kilday
Jacques Heraghty
Calum Biggar
Scott Williamson
Aaron Healy
Alex Bannon

Aaron Doran for Cameron Harper (45)
Lewis Hyde for Scott Allardice (65)
Daniel Mackay for Nathan Shaw (65)
Scott Williamson -> Euan Henderson (69)
Alex Bannon -> Jake Davidson (77)
Calum Biggar -> Louis Longridge (89)

Wallace Duffy (39)
Louis Longridge (81)
Malachi Boateng (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 219 apps -
Zak Delaney 26 apps -
Daniel Devine 166 apps6 goals
Wallace Duffy 61 apps3 goals
Cameron Harper 101 apps7 goals
Sean Welsh 119 apps13 goals
Scott Allardice 82 apps4 goals
David Carson 123 apps1 goal
Billy Mckay 229 apps92 goals
Nathan Shaw 26 apps5 goals
Jay Henderson 5 apps2 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 357 apps53 goals
Lewis Hyde (sub) 38 apps -
Daniel Mackay (sub) 82 apps14 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jay Henderson (20 years 349 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 109 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 188 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Matthew Strachan (17 years 246 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 109 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 159 days
Domestic Players:11 (64.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Spiders Through Maybe

Seventeen days after their Championship no scoring draw at the Caledonian Stadium, Queens Park and Inverness battled it out in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup with a tie away to Livingston the unglamorous reward for the victor. This game was originally scheduled for the 21st of January but a serious dump of snow and frost put paid to that. After a day of heavy showers the game would get underway with the threat of strong winds building from around kick-off. Big news before kick-off was that Simon Murray has joined Ross County and will not be in the Queens Park squad. Scott Allardice and Cammy Harper started for Inverness and Queens had new signing Euan Henderson starting in Murray's absence. And that may yet be their downfall. The rules clearly state that a player has to be signed before the date of the original tie. That was 21st of January. Henderson was only signed on the 27th of January and came on as a sub against Dundee in the Championship the following day. In all honesty Queens Park deserved to go through but as they say, thems the rules. Maybe the Spiders will be caught in their own web of deceit.

Queens Park started the liveliest and Stephen Eze fired over after fifteen minutes with Sean Welsh replicating a minute later at the other end. Jay Henderson struck the post from just outside the box as Inverness got up to speed and Cammy Harper tested Ferrie in the visitors goal. New signing Euan Henderson broke clear and brought Mark Ridgers into action and the keeper did well to keep the scores level. Queens shoot on site policy meant Ridgers was the busier keeper and he would deny Henderson again as half time approached followed by a save from Tommy Robson and then Dom Thomas as Queens pressed for the opening goal. Louis Longridge was next up to have a go and Ridgers was there once more to ensure it stayed level at the break with Queens having the better of the first 45.


Aaron Doran replaced Cameron Harper at the interval and seven minutes later he passed up a good opportunity as he lost his footing when fed through on goal by Billy Mckay. The two Henderson's had efforts shortly after with Ridgers blocking Euan's with his legs when through on goal before Jay shot over. He would shoot over again after 65 minutes. The dangerous (and ineligible) Euan Henderson was replaced with twenty minutes remaining. Thomas saw Ridgers save his effort and Danny Devine headed just wide after a corner. Thomas would not be denied though and he curled Queens Park in front with an excellent strike from outside the box after a loose pass out of defence was intercepted. Minutes later, Scott Williamson was next to be denied after hitting the post with a header as Queens looked to kill the tie off. Billy Mckay latched onto the ball in the box but Callum Ferrie was equal to it. Mckay then scooped a ball from Welsh over the bar as the game slipped away from Inverness. With five minutes remaining it certainly did just that as Williamson swept home number two after outmuscling Devine. A poor night for the hosts defensively who never really got to grips with the pace of the game.


Result pending the outcome of enquiry regarding Queens Park fielding Euan Henderson who was ineligible according to the rules.

Match report written by tm4tj