Inverness CT 2 - 0 Arbroath

League Match
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,038
Referee: Gavin Duncan
Inverness CT  Arbroath

Nathan Shaw (53)
Scott Allardice (pen.) (78)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Robbie Deas
Zak Delaney
Cameron Harper
Sean Welsh
David Carson
Scott Allardice
Nathan Shaw
Austin Samuels
Jay Henderson
Billy Mckay
Derek Gaston
Lewis Banks
Ricky Little
Thomas O'Brien
Steven Hetherington
João Baldé
David Gold
Scott Stewart
Michael McKenna
Ryan Dow
Dale Hilson

Cameron Mackay
Lewis Nicolson
Daniel Devine
Lewis Hyde
Ben Woods
Aaron Doran
Steven Boyd
Daniel Mackay
Cammy Gill
Scott Allan
Sean Jordan Adarkwa
Yasin Ben El-Mhanni
Toyosi Olusanya
Dylan Tait
Paul Kolmolafe
Keaghan Jacobs
Bobby Linn

Ben Woods for Billy Mckay (66)
Daniel Mackay for Austin Samuels (74)
Steven Boyd for Nathan Shaw (82)
Dylan Tait --> João Baldé (45)
Toyosi Olusanya --> David Gold (65)
Yasin Ben El-Mhanni --> Ryan Dow (65)
Bobby Linn --> Scott Stewart (65)
Paul Kolmolafe --> Dale Hilson (82)

Nathan Shaw (32)
João Baldé (21)
Yasin Ben El-Mhanni (92)

Red Cards
Jay Henderson (79)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 231 apps -
Robbie Deas 108 apps2 goals
Zak Delaney 34 apps -
Cameron Harper 112 apps8 goals
Sean Welsh 129 apps16 goals
David Carson 135 apps2 goals
Scott Allardice 94 apps7 goals
Nathan Shaw 38 apps8 goals
Austin Samuels 37 apps6 goals
Billy Mckay 240 apps96 goals
Jay Henderson 17 apps4 goals
Ben Woods (sub) 6 apps -
Daniel Mackay (sub) 91 apps15 goals
Steven Boyd (sub) 37 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jay Henderson (21 years 54 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 179 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 321 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Nicolson (18 years 346 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 179 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 74 days
Domestic Players:11 (57.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Two of the Championship form teams clashed at the Caledonian Stadium with both clubs on good runs, Arbroath unbeaten in seven games and Inverness just the one defeat over the last seven. Both clubs needing the win for different reasons, and both clubs capable of taking the points. After a dismal first half goals from Nathan Shaw and a Scott Allardice penalty settled the points in our favour. The downside was a red card for Jay Henderson 

A beautiful afternoon gave way to an overcast but calm evening ahead of kick-off. One minute into the game and keeper Derek Gaston was called into action to punch away a shot and Sean Welsh shot wide from a free kick just after as the Caley Jags showed their intent in the opening minutes. Lewis Banks brought Mark Ridgers into the game as he saved his low angled shot after seven minutes. João Baldé had an effort saved by Ridgers midway through the half then picked up a booking minutes later. There was a distinct lack of goalmouth action in the first quarter of the game. Strange given what's at stake for both clubs. Just on the interval Tam O'Brien headed wide from a corner and that brought a poor first half to an end.


Ten minutes after the break they did it again. Nathan Shaw scored after the Caley Jags broke forward from their own box. Three or four passes later and the final ball through from Jay Henderson saw Shaw scoring at the near post to give the hosts the advantage, his eighth of the season. Billy Mckay headed a Shaw cross over on the hour. Sean Welsh fired one over the bar from twenty-five yards and in the 77th minute Henderson won a spot kick after being brought down in the box. Scott Allardice crashed home from twelve yards to double our advantage. Henderson's joy was short-lived as he was sent off for a clumsy challenge on McKenna a couple of minutes later. Ridgers saved from Bobby Linn but Arbroath were unable to penetrate the home defence and it ended 2-0 to the Caley Jags.

The win puts Inverness within two points of fourth place Ayr United. A rubbish first half followed by a two goal second half to take the points. That will do at this stage of the season, grinding out results for another four games...

Cove up next on Saturday, bring it on.

Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee 32 16 9 7 57 33 24 57
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 32 13 9 10 46 42 4 48
6. Morton 32 12 11 9 45 38 7 47
7. Raith Rovers 32 11 8 13 43 44 -1 41
8. Arbroath 32 6 14 12 28 43 -15 32
9. Hamilton Academical 32 7 8 17 28 58 -30 29
10. Cove Rangers 32 6 9 17 35 71 -36 27