Dundee 1 - 0 Inverness CT

League Cup - Group E
Sunday, July 30th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 2,337
Referee: John Beaton
Dundee Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Zach Robinson (60) None.

Team Managers
Tony Docherty Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Jon McCracken
Antonio Portales
Joe haughnessy
Lee Ashcroft
Josh Mulligan
Malachi Boateng
Jordan McGhee
Scott Tiffoney
Owen Beck
Zach Robinson
Diego Pineda
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Jake Davidson
Zak Delaney
Keith Bray
David Carson
Lewis Hyde
Austin Samuels
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay

Bench
Adam Legzdins
Cammy Kerr
Amadou Bakayoko
Lyall Cameron
Luke McCowan
Finlay Robertson
Zak Rudden
Max Anderson
Jack Wilkie
Cameron Mackay
Matthew Strachan
Max Ram
Robbie Thompson
Aaron Doran
Harry Lodovica
Luis Longstaff

Substitutions
Amadou Bakayoko -> Diego Pineda (45)
Lyall Cameron -> Scott Tiffoney (45)
Luke McCowan -> Josh Mulligan (58)
Finlay Robertson -> Jordan McGhee (77)
Luis Longstaff for Keith Bray (64)
Robbie Thompson for Lewis Hyde (71)
Max Ram for Jake Davidson (71)
Aaron Doran for Billy Mckay (77)
Harry Lodovica for Nathan Shaw (78)

Bookings
Owen Beck (37) Lewis Hyde (44)
Wallace Duffy (69)
Zak Delaney (81)
Cameron Harper (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 239 apps -
Wallace Duffy 77 apps3 goals
Cameron Harper 122 apps9 goals
Jake Davidson 4 apps -
Zak Delaney 43 apps -
Keith Bray 4 apps -
David Carson 144 apps2 goals
Lewis Hyde 46 apps -
Austin Samuels 47 apps7 goals
Billy Mckay 250 apps102 goals
Nathan Shaw 48 apps10 goals
Max Ram (sub) 14 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran (sub) 374 apps55 goals
Robbie Thompson (sub) 3 apps -
Harry Lodovica (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Luis Longstaff (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (17 years 124 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 289 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 196 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (17 years 124 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 289 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 16 days
Domestic Players:9 (50.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Harry Lodovica(Signed July 30th, 2023)

Milestones
Billy Mckay played his 250th major competitive game for the Club.

League Cup Over & Out: With Dundee winning only 1-0, that was no use to either club and they both leave the League Cup at the end of the group stages. Zach Robinson's 60th minute header was not enough to put Dundee ahead of Raith Rovers to claim a slot in the draw as one of the three best of the rest. For Inverness, we meddled with our starting XI and Harry Lodovica made an appearance in the second half. Danny Devine, Sean Welsh, Roddy MacGregor, Charlie Gilmour and Adam Brooks were nowhere to be seen, hopefully being prepared for the start of the Championship next week.

Inverness gave as good as they got in this encounter but went down to a second half goal from Zach Robinson.

Billy Mckay had a shot tipped over by Jon McCracken in the Dundee goal and Nathan Shaw shot wide after good work by Keith Bray. Austin Samuels shot over after a cut-back from Billy Mckay five minutes before the break as the visitors saw the better of the first half.

After the break Mckay shot wide when he got the break of the ball through on goal. Mark Ridgers was called into action as he made a good save to keep out sub Amadou Bakayoko's powerful effort after an initial mix-up in the Inverness defence. Robinson's goal on the hour meant Dundee needed one more for pole position to qualify. It never came despite them upping their game with Bakayoko and McGhee going close for the hosts. McCracken saved a low effort from Samuels with ten minutes left. A frantic ending saw both sides flash the ball goalwards but the score remained at 1-0 to Dundee at full time.

Match report written by tm4tj