Inverness CT 1 - 2 Queens Park

League - Championship
Saturday, August 5th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,030
Referee: Graham Grainger
Inverness CT  Queens Park

Jake Davidson (86)
Dom Thomas (31)
Tommy Robson (48)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Robin Veldman

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Jake Davidson
Zak Delaney
Charlie Gilmour
David Carson
Austin Samuels
Nathan Shaw
Luis Longstaff
Billy Mckay
Callan McKenna
Louis Longridge
Will Tizzard
Charlie Fox
Tommy Robson
Jack Thomson
Jack Spong
Jack Turner
Barry Hepburn
Ruari Paton
Dom Thomas

Max Ram
Daniel Devine
Lewis Hyde
Calum MacKay
Keith Bray
Robbie Thompson
Aaron Doran
Harry Lodovica
Calum Ferrie
Alex Bannon
Aaron Healy
Cameron Bruce
Rocco Hickey-Fugaccia
Scott Williamson
Lewis Reid
Patrick Jarrett
Liam McLeish

Keith Bray for Luis Longstaff (58)
Lewis Hyde for Charlie Gilmour (58)
Harry Lodovica for Austin Samuels (70)
Aaron Doran for Nathan Shaw (78)
Aaron Healy --> Barry Hepburn (70)
Scott Williamson --> Ruari Paton (80)

Keith Bray (78)
Will Tizzard (16)
Tommy Robson (28)
Dom Thomas (90+6)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 240 apps -
Wallace Duffy 78 apps3 goals
Cameron Harper 123 apps9 goals
Jake Davidson 5 apps1 goal
Zak Delaney 44 apps -
Charlie Gilmour 4 apps1 goal
David Carson 145 apps2 goals
Austin Samuels 48 apps7 goals
Nathan Shaw 49 apps10 goals
Luis Longstaff 3 apps -
Billy Mckay 251 apps102 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 375 apps55 goals
Keith Bray (sub) 5 apps -
Lewis Hyde (sub) 47 apps -
Harry Lodovica (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Zak Delaney (21 years 212 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 295 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 120 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (17 years 130 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 295 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 171 days
Domestic Players:9 (47.37 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Jake Davidson scored his first goal for the Club.

In a brisk opening to the game Wallace Duffy headed over from a corner in the second minute and at the other end Mark Ridgers was brought into action to deny Jack Thomson. Nathan Shaw also had an effort saved by Callan McKenna in the top corner. A good move forward ended with Charlie Fox blocking Charlie Gilmour after seventeen minutes and Billy Mckay went close but he dragged his effort wide of the mark. Queens were enjoying the majority of the possession and on the half hour they opened the scoring when Barry Hepburn fed Dom Thomas who scored into the top of the net. Inverness responded and Shaw saw McKenna save his free kick. Ridgers then saved from Jack Spong as Queens dominance continued. However we were still able to carve out chances and McKenna did well to deny Mckay just on the interval from a Jake Davidson cross.


Austin Samuels shot high and wide at the start of the second half but it was Queens who added a second three minutes into the half through Tommy Robson, shooting into the bottom corner to leave us chasing the game. Thomas had an effort saved minutes later as Queens dominated play. Ridgers then saved from Louis Longridge at the expense of a corner kick as Queens Park threatened to run away with the game. Robson was then denied by the overworked Ridgers as QP looked to kill the game off. Substitute Keith Bray was denied by McKenna as we probed for a way back into the game. Samuels blazed another shot high and wide and that brought about the introduction of Harry Lodovica. With time slipping away Davidson scored with a close range header from a Cammy Harper cross. Alas it was too little too late for Inverness who went down to an opening day defeat.


Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 3
2. Morton 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
3. Dunfermline 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
4. Queens Park 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
5. Partick Thistle 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
6. Raith Rovers 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
7. Airdrieonians 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
8. Inverness CT 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
9. Ayr United 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
10. Arbroath 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0