Livingston 0 - 3 Inverness CT

Scottish Cup - 5th Round
Saturday, February 11th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Tony Macaroni Arena, Almondvale
Attendance: 1,284
Referee: Don Robertson
Livingston Inverness CT

None. Billy Mckay (51)
Sean Welsh (62)
Billy Mckay (80)

Team Managers
David Martindale Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Shamal George
Nicky Devlin
Jack Fitzwater
Ayo Obileye
James Penrice
Jason Holt
Scott Pittman
Stephen Kelly
Steven Bradley
Joel Nouble
Bruce Anderson
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
Sean Welsh
Scott Allardice
David Carson
Nathan Shaw
Jay Henderson
Daniel Mackay
Billy Mckay

Jackson Longridge
Dylan Bahamboula
Cristian Montano
Andrew Shinnie
Luiyi de Lucas
Sean Kelly
Kurtis Guthrie
Jack Hamilton
Stephane Omeonga
Cameron Mackay
Matthew Strachan
Robbie Deas
Zak Delaney
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
Steven Boyd

Stephane Omeonga -> Bruce Anderson (13)
Kurtis Guthrie -> Steven Bradley (46)
Andrew Shinnie -> Scott Pittman (58)
Dylan Bahamboula -> James Penrice (58)
Zak Delaney for Jay Henderson (82)
Lewis Hyde for Nathan Shaw (85)
Steven Boyd for Billy Mckay (88)
Aaron Doran for Daniel Mackay (88)

Nicky Devlin (57)
Andrew Shinnie (78)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 221 apps -
Daniel Devine 168 apps6 goals
Wallace Duffy 63 apps3 goals
Cameron Harper 103 apps7 goals
David Carson 125 apps1 goal
Sean Welsh 120 apps14 goals
Scott Allardice 84 apps4 goals
Billy Mckay 231 apps95 goals
Nathan Shaw 28 apps5 goals
Jay Henderson 7 apps2 goals
Daniel Mackay 84 apps14 goals
Zak Delaney (sub) 28 apps -
Aaron Doran (sub) 359 apps53 goals
Lewis Hyde (sub) 40 apps -
Steven Boyd (sub) 30 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jay Henderson (20 years 360 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 120 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 223 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Matthew Strachan (17 years 257 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 120 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 120 days
Domestic Players:12 (66.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Cup of woe for Livi: Inverness had a surprise inclusion on the bench in the shape of Robbie Deas, who has been out since breaking a bone in his leg last October in a 1-1 draw with Raith Rovers. Other than that, no major changes.

Both keepers were tested early with Livingston's Stephen Kelly first to test Mark Ridgers as he shot from outside the box in the third minute. Nathan Shaw responded for the visitors a minute later with Shamal George denying him after his shot deflected off Billy Mckay. Ridgers did well to save a Stephen Bradley free kick at the expense of a corner. From that, Obileye met the ball at the back post but slams it wide. Bruce Anderson was replaced early by Cristian Montana after an injury to the striker in the 13th minute. Substitute Montana shot high and wide from the edge of the box after twenty minutes. He would shoot over again after half an hour as Livi began to boss the game with Inverness looking for the bell to get them to the interval level. Five minutes before the break Inverness survived a double spike when Obileye's header from Kelly's free-kick blocked on the line before he sent the rebound wide of the post. Close shave for the visitors and Obileye headed wide just before the whistle to keep it all square.

Home 63%------Possession-------Away 37%

Half Time: 0-0

Livi made a change at the interval with Kurtis Guthrie replacing Bradley and were back on the front foot immediately with the visitors defence blocking a couple of early efforts from Penrice and Devlin, Sean Welsh with a great block. Kurtis Guthrie then saw his shot saved before Billy Mckay opened the scoring after we broke forward in the 51st minute, shooting high into the net with an assist from Jay Henderson's ball over the top. Guthrie then headed wide as the Lions responded but it was the Caley Jags that increased their lead through captain Sean Welsh who headed home via the post from a Nathan Shaw cross. Kurtis headed over again as Livi looked for a way back into the tie and Bahamboula saw his shot blocked. Ridgers saved from Joel Nouble as the pressure increased on the Inverness end. However, once more it was Inverness that were sharp in front of goal as Billy Mckay scored a third into the top corner, his 94th goal for Inverness. Ridgers saved low down to deny a bullet header from Obileye with six minutes remaining. That's how it finished and Inverness go into the draw for the Quarter Finals.

Full Time 0-3

What a result!

Match report written by tm4tj

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