Inverness CT 4 - 1 Elgin City

Friendly - Pre-Season
Saturday, July 8th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,040
Referee: Gordon Morrison

Game of Two Halves

Key Moments from ICTFC Twitter:

6' | 1-0 GOAL! We're ahead through Aaron Doran as he opens the scoring with a composed lop over Daniel Hoban!
10' | 1-0 SAVE! Daniel Hoban is forced into a good save by Austin Samuels as he was played through on goal.
12' | 1-1 GOAL! Elgin equalise through Brian Cameron after he produces a good finish past Ridgers
15' | 2-1 GOAL! We're back ahead through Austin Samuels. The striker finishes well after a good move involving Davidson and Thompson!
42' | 2-1 CHANCE! Good ball from Doran finds Samuels in the box but the striker's effort is over the bar and behind.
45+' | 3-1 GOAL! It's another for Austin Samuels as he gets his second of the match. The ball breaks to the striker through on goal and he produces another composed finish past Hoban.

HALF TIME: ICTFC 3-1 Elgin City

62' | 4-1 GOAL! Billy Mckay makes it 4-1 with a good finish as he meets Nathan Shaw's cross inside the box.

FULL TIME: ICTFC 4-1 Elgin City

We win our first pre-season match back thanks to a double from Austin Samuels and goals from Aaron Doran and Billy Mckay.


Robert's Roundup from CTO

Enjoyable enough afternoon. After the flurry of early goals, the game settled down to really be a training session for us after the first half water break.

Doran opened the scoring with a long distance lob over the goalie before Cameron equalised. It all stemmed from a slack pass back by Devine which went for a corner. Samuels restored the lead after a nice move and made it comfortable before the break after another good spell of fast play.

In the second half we started positively with some eager play by the youngsters. Mckay got the fourth after more decent build up play.

Our trialist was a big forward who was more than a match for Draper physically and had a goal disallowed for offside. He was working hard and seemed quite pacy but it is hard to tell if he is what we need.

In the first half, Gilmour and Thomson were the picks for me, plus Samuels for his goals. Davidson was steady whilst Brooks was not in the squad.

After the break, Nicolson, Cairns, Strachan and Bray all looked comfortable. MacGregor’s movement and work rate were very good.

For their first outing, albeit against a poor Elgin team, it was encouraging.

The crowd was announced as 1040 which was very credible.

Draper hasn’t changed. He had some meaty challenges which would have attracted cards in a competitive match! That said, he still looks a decent player.

Match report written by tm4tj/Robert