Inverness CT 2 - 1 Bonnyrigg Rose

League Cup - Group E
Saturday, July 15th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,077
Referee: Scott Lambie
Inverness CT  Bonnyrigg Rose

Aaron Doran (4)
Aaron Doran (40)
Keiran McGachie (90)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Robbie Horn

Starting Eleven
Cameron Mackay
Zak Delaney
Lewis Nicolson
Wallace Duffy
Charlie Gilmour
Roddy MacGregor
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Austin Samuels
Nathan Shaw
Adam Brooks
Paddy Martin
Josh Grigor
Neil Martyniuk
Conor Doan
Robbie McGale
Jason Jarvis
Jonny Stewart
Ross Gray
Reis Peggie
Dean Watson
Smart Osadolor

Mark Ridgers
Cameron Harper
Matthew Strachan
Jake Davidson
Daniel Devine
Sean Welsh
Keith Bray
Robbie Thompson
Billy Mckay
Keiran McGachie
Alieu Faye
Callum Connolly
Cameron Forbes
Michael Andrews (GK)

Daniel Devine for Wallace Duffy (61)
Sean Welsh for Charlie Gilmour (61)
Jake Davidson for Roddy MacGregor (61)
Billy Mckay for Adam Brooks (61)
Cameron Harper for Austin Samuels (74)
Callum Connolly --> Ross Gray (60)
Alieu Faye --> Smart Osadolor (74)
Keiran McGachie --> Dean Watson (74)
Cameron Forbes --> Jason Jarvis (81)

Charlie Gilmour (42)
David Carson (88)
Dean Watson (35)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cameron Mackay (GK) 38 apps -
Zak Delaney 41 apps -
Lewis Nicolson 9 apps2 goals
Wallace Duffy 74 apps3 goals
Aaron Doran 371 apps55 goals
Charlie Gilmour 1 app (debut) -
Roddy MacGregor 103 apps6 goals
David Carson 141 apps2 goals
Austin Samuels 44 apps7 goals
Nathan Shaw 45 apps10 goals
Adam Brooks 1 app (debut) -
Jake Davidson (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Cameron Harper (sub) 119 apps9 goals
Daniel Devine (sub) 181 apps6 goals
Sean Welsh (sub) 135 apps16 goals
Billy Mckay (sub) 247 apps100 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lewis Nicolson (19 years 76 days)
Oldest Player:Aaron Doran (32 years 71 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 213 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (17 years 109 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 274 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 191 days
Domestic Players:13 (65.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Adam Brooks(Signed July 8th, 2023)
Charlie Gilmour(Signed June 20th, 2023)
Jake Davidson(Signed June 16th, 2023)


Jags a thorn in the Rose

The first ever meeting between The Caley Jags and the Rose was played out during a thunderstorm. Torrential rain of biblical proportions fell half an hour before kick-off and that dampened the grass somewhat. Inverness were quick off the mark and opened the scoring after four minutes when Aaron Doran took advantage of a defensive error to score from ten yards. No pun intended, but the floodgates never opened as Inverness made heavy weather of the next thirty-five minutes before Doran curled in his second of the game from just outside the box. What a beauty!


Big chance right at the start of the second half for Rose but Cammy Mackay saves with his feet from Smart to deny the visitors who are far from out of this tie. A raft of substitutions on the hour saw the hosts tighten their grip on proceedings as the heavens opened once more with Billy Mckay and Austin Samuels passing on great opportunities. Doran also denied his hat-trick by Martin's reflex save. Keiran McGackie headed home in the 90th minute following a set piece but it was too little too late for the Rose who gave a good account of themselves as Inverness fiddled with their line-up.


First impressions from Robert on CTO: Underwhelmed by that. We always tried to play it out from the back, rarely with success.

The early goal, a great finish by Doran, should have been a springboard but after his second goal, also a good finish, we did not deserve to be two up at half time.

Bonnyrigg had a goal disallowed for a foul in the box, with a different ref they could have had a penalty, and MacKay had to race out of his box at one point to prevent a goal.

I actually thought we were better in the second half as we moved the ball faster at times, but we couldn’t finish the chances we created and I couldn’t grudge the late goal.

Of the new players, Brooks was quiet, and was playing wide left before being subbed. Gilmour could become an asset, but got an unnecessary booking. Davidson was trying to get forward after he came on and linked with Shaw a few times.

I will give them the benefit of the doubt as they’ve only been back for two weeks but that was a poor performance.

Doran the stand out, with Shaw looking the best of the rest.

Tongue in cheek, maybe we’d have done better if we played hoofball!!

Match report written by tm4tj/Robert