Inverness CT 1 - 1 Dunfermline

League - Championship
Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,388
Referee: Matthew MacDermid
Inverness CT  Dunfermline

Goalscorers
Nathan Shaw (12)
Chris Hamilton (80)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds James McPake

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Morgan Boyes
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
David Carson
Charlie Gilmour
Max Anderson
Nathan Shaw
Adam Brooks
Billy Mckay
Harrison Sharp
Aaron Comrie
Joshua Edwards
Kyle Benedictus
Christopher Hamilton
Ewan Otoo
Joseph Chalmers
Lewis McCann
Sam Fisher
Ben Summers
Michael O'Halloran

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Jake Davidson
Zak Delaney
Keith Bray
Robbie Thompson
Aaron Doran
Luis Longstaff
Harry Lodovica
Austin Samuels
Max Little
Kane Ritchie-Hosler
Rhys Breen
Owen Moffat
Paul Allan
Miller Fenton
Taylor Sutherland
Andrew Tod

Substitutions
Keith Bray for Wallace Duffy (69)
Luis Longstaff for Adam Brooks (82)
Austin Samuels for Billy Mckay (87)
Jake Davidson for Max Anderson (87)
Kane Ritchie-Hosler -> Michael O'Halloran (59)
Owen Moffat -> Aaron Comrie (59)
Owen Moffat -> Aaron Comrie (71)
Andy Tod -> Ben Summers (84)

Bookings
Wallace Duffy (46)
Adam Brooks (58)
Andy Tod(90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 243 apps -
Morgan Boyes 1 app (debut) -
Wallace Duffy 80 apps3 goals
Daniel Devine 186 apps6 goals
Cameron Harper 126 apps9 goals
David Carson 148 apps2 goals
Charlie Gilmour 7 apps1 goal
Max Anderson 1 app (debut) -
Nathan Shaw 52 apps12 goals
Adam Brooks 6 apps -
Billy Mckay 254 apps102 goals
Jake Davidson (sub) 8 apps1 goal
Keith Bray (sub) 8 apps -
Luis Longstaff (sub) 6 apps -
Austin Samuels (sub) 50 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Adam Brooks (19 years 210 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 323 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 325 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (17 years 158 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 323 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 221 days
Domestic Players:10 (50.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Max Anderson(Signed August 28th, 2023)
Morgan Boyes(Signed September 1st, 2023)

Milestones
Austin Samuels played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Level Pars

A cagey opening ten minutes was disrupted two minutes later when Nathan Shaw took on a speculative shot from distance. It was low and maybe the keeper thought it was going past, but it went under his body and trundled into the net off the post to give Inverness a much needed opening goal. Keeper won't want to see that one again. Shaw was prominent in most moves forward and Charlie Gilmour fired a couple of fierce shots a yard or two wide. Adam Brooks had the ball in the net nearer half-time but was adjudged to be offside with Sharp again looking suspect as he tried to save the shot. Little else of note in a turgid first forty-five played in blustery conditions.

HALF TIME: 1-0

After the break, if anything, it was even more turgid with any fluent breaks forward coming from the visitors. Substitute Keith Bray did well to create an opening for himself but his finish was weak and saved low to his right by Sharp. The Pars earned their share of the points when Hamilton headed in after a short corner was chipped into the box by Moffat with Mark Ridgers caught in no mans land. Soft goal to give away with ten minutes remaining. With a couple of minutes left Ridgers made amends when Moffat looked favourite to score but the keeper did well to save low to his left and keep the score level.

FULL TIME: 1-1

The two new loan payers aquitted themselves well without setting the pulses racing. The defence did appear to be more rigid although we were found wanting at the equaliser. Nathan Shaw was the most likely to cause problems and so it proved. Poor decision by Ridgers to decide to flap at thin air for the goal but made amends to earn our point with a tremendous save later. Pars were much more direct than us and you couldn't grudge them their point.

However that point still leaves us floundering at the foot of the table with one point from a possible twelve.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 4 3 1 0 10 1 9 10
2. Raith Rovers 4 3 1 0 9 6 3 10
3. Queens Park 5 3 0 2 8 8 0 9
4. Partick Thistle 4 2 1 1 10 6 4 7
5. Airdrieonians 4 2 0 2 5 6 -1 6
6. Arbroath 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 6
7. Dunfermline 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
8. Morton 4 1 0 3 6 11 -5 3
9. Ayr United 4 1 0 3 3 8 -5 3
10. Inverness CT 4 0 1 3 3 6 -3 1