Inverness CT 0 - 0 Partick Thistle

League - Championship
Saturday, October 7th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,364
Referee: Dan McFarlane
Inverness CT  Partick Thistle

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Team Managers
Duncan Ferguson Kris Doolan

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Nikola Ujdur
Cameron Harper
Morgan Boyes
Max Anderson
Charlie Gilmour
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Luis Longstaff
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay
Jamie Sneddon
Kieran Ngwenya
Aaron Muirhead
Lewis Neilson
Harry Milne
Kerr McInroy
Scott Robinson
Stuart Bannigan
Steven Lawless
Brian Graham
Aidan Fitzpatrick

Cameron Mackay
Jake Davidson
Zak Delaney
Daniel Devine
Lewis Hyde
Robbie Thompson
Harry Lodovica
Adam Brooks
Austin Samuels
Wasiri Williams
Nathan McGinley
Ben Williamson
Blair Alston
Wes McDonald
Ben Stanway
Zander Mackenzie
David Mitchell
Tomi Adeloye

Austin Samuels for Aaron Doran (65)
Harry Lodovica for Billy Mckay (86)
Adam Brooks for Nathan Shaw (86)
Tomi Adeloye -> Aidan Fitzpatrick (73)
Wes McDonald -> Brian Graham (74)

None. Stuart Bannigan (72)

Red Cards
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Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 247 apps -
Nikola Ujdur 3 apps -
Cameron Harper 131 apps9 goals
Morgan Boyes 6 apps -
Max Anderson 5 apps -
Aaron Doran 380 apps56 goals
Charlie Gilmour 12 apps1 goal
David Carson 152 apps2 goals
Billy Mckay 258 apps103 goals
Luis Longstaff 11 apps1 goal
Nathan Shaw 57 apps12 goals
Austin Samuels (sub) 55 apps7 goals
Harry Lodovica (sub) 7 apps -
Adam Brooks (sub) 8 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (21 years 336 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 358 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 145 days
Domestic Players:4 (36.36 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Robbie Thompson (19 years 168 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 358 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 327 days
Domestic Players:9 (45.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Thistle be the day

This will be the day that Duncan Ferguson made his bow to the Caley Jags fans. The weather might have dampened the atmosherics, but inside the stadium it was a warm welcome for Big Dunc. He was without the long term absentees (MacGregor & Nicolson) plus more recent victims in Sean Welsh, Danny Devine and Wallace Duffy. After the first win last week, it was an unchanged starting XI that took to the sodden turf. Partick had our olde foe Brian Graham up front. Enough said


Heavy overnight rain made for wet conditions on the park and around the Highlands. Both sides made heavy weather (no pun intended) of a tedious first half where neither keeper had to earn their corn. Partick started liveliest without threatening before we got to grips with the game. Ujdur headed tamely wide from a Harper corner as couldn't get any purchase on the ball. Shaw made a clumsy touch from a Gilmour cross from the left side and the chance was gone as Sneddon snapped up the loose ball. A loose ball forward allowed Partick a shooting opportunity but Ridgers gathered comfortably. After the break the visitors cut along the byeline and it ended with Fitzpatrick rolling the ball onto the post before being cleared. Doran was looking for a penalty after being upended in the box but nothing given. From an Inverness corner, Partick broke forward at pace and it ended with Ridgers saving a low twenty-five yard drive from Graham. Shaw made a tremendous tackle to win back the ball before Gilmour was eventually set up for a shot but he dragged his low effort a yard wide. Billy Mckay turned on the edge of the box but his curled effort drited over the bar with Gilmour looking for a return pass as he ran into the box. Milne rode a couple of challenges before slicing his parting shot wide from eighteen yards. Best chance of the game fell to the visitors after Ridgers parried a swerving shot from McInroy. It fell to Adeloye but he blazed his hooked effort well over the bar from five yards. Inverness mainly looked comfortable without overly troubling keeper Sneddon and it ended all square in a very wet Highlands.


Neither side can complain about a point apiece but Partick will now know that they can not expect to pick up easy points against us. In fact had Gilmour placed his shot within the bounds of the posts then we could have taken all three points. Meh!

Another step in the right direction for Inverness who matched high scoring Partick Thistle all over the park. Best for Inverness were the tricky Longstaff, the unflustered Ujdur and the driving force of Gilmour, with Ridgers doing his bit at the end

Match report written by tm4tj


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 8 5 3 0 17 4 13 18
2. Raith Rovers 8 5 2 1 13 9 4 17
3. Partick Thistle 8 4 2 2 17 9 8 14
4. Arbroath 8 4 0 4 15 11 4 12
5. Airdrieonians 8 4 0 4 8 12 -4 12
6. Dunfermline 7 3 2 2 9 8 1 11
7. Queens Park 9 3 1 5 11 19 -8 10
8. Ayr United 8 3 0 5 11 17 -6 9
9. Inverness CT 8 1 2 5 6 10 -4 5
10. Morton 8 1 2 5 8 16 -8 5