Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Saturday, November 4th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park, Dundee
Attendance: 7,602
Referee: Don Robertson
Dundee Utd Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Kevin Holt (56) Nathan Shaw (50)

Team Managers
Jim Goodwin Duncan Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Jack Walton
Kieran Freeman
Declan Gallagher
Kevin Holt
Scott McMann
Craig Sibbald
Jordan Tillson
Kai Fotheringham
Tony Watt
Glenn Middleton
Louis Moult
Mark Ridgers
Morgan Boyes
Nikola Ujdur
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
David Wotherspoon
David Carson
Max Anderson
Charlie Gilmour
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay

Bench
Ollie Denham
Ross Graham
Jack Newman
Declan Glass
Flynn Duffy
Chris Mochrie
Mathew Anim Cudjoe
Craig Moore
Owen Stirton
Cameron Mackay
Zak Delaney
Wallace Duffy
Robbie Thompson
Cillian Sheridan
Lewis Hyde
Harry Lodovica
Adam Brooks

Substitutions
Anim Cudjoe -> Kai Fotheringham (67)
Declan Glass -> Tony Watt (67)
Chris Mochrie -> Jordan Tillson (79)
Wallace Duffy for David Carson (55)
Cillian Sheridan for Billy Mckay (69)
Zak Delaney for David Wotherspoon (85)

Bookings
Declan Gallagher (43) Nikola Ujdur (36)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 249 apps -
Morgan Boyes 7 apps -
Nikola Ujdur 5 apps -
Daniel Devine 189 apps6 goals
Cameron Harper 133 apps9 goals
David Wotherspoon 2 apps1 goal
David Carson 154 apps2 goals
Max Anderson 7 apps -
Charlie Gilmour 14 apps1 goal
Nathan Shaw 59 apps13 goals
Billy Mckay 260 apps103 goals
Zak Delaney (sub) 51 apps -
Wallace Duffy (sub) 82 apps3 goals
Cillian Sheridan (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (21 years 364 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 21 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 108 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Robbie Thompson (19 years 196 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 21 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 299 days
Domestic Players:10 (52.63 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Point on the Road



Dunc's return to Tannadice would be hindered by some key players missing. Welsh and Longstaff failed to recover but Boyes and Wotherspoon were in the starting XI. Sheridan was on the bench which looked a bit devoid of flair. United had a strong line-up with Ross County loanee Jordan Tillson replacing the injured Docherty. A big crowd of over 7500 were on hand with 270 visiting fans making the journey in eternal hope. Inverness opened the scoring through Shaw but Holt levelled the game quickly. United had the possession but Big Dunc went back up the A9 with a hard earned point

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A decent crowd were on hand to witness Kai Fotheringham being influential early on with an effort superbly blocked by Cammy Harper followed by Mark Ridgers saving his next effort as the hosts looked to get off to a flier. The early possession was dominated by the Tangerines. Billy Mckay and Nathan Shaw advanced into the home box but the defence managed to mop up the cut back. Mckay saw keeper Jack Walton block with his legs in the 24th minute when maybe he could have put his laces through the ball. From the resultant corner Danny Devine headed over from a great position five yards out. United then had a close one when Middleton's shot come cross went inches wide as they stepped up their intensity ten minutes before the interval. Nikola Ujdur was first into the book for fouling Tony Watt. Ridgers again saved from Fotheringham from outside the box and then another brilliant save from Kevin Holt at close range before Scott McMann shot over with the goal gaping. The visitors were playing a dangerous game as United applied the pressure but Morgan Boyes headed over as Inverness ventured forward a minute before the break. Despite the pressure it was all square at half time.

HALF TIME: 0-0

No changes at the interval and surprisingly it was Inverness that opened the scoring with an exceptionally slik move down the left from their own penalty box. A great counter attack from the Caley Jags as Harper advances down the left side and his low cross found it's way to Shaw, via Anderson, and he fired a low effort past Walton from 15 yards to open the scoring! Superb!

However it might be a long forty minutes now! In fact the lead was short lived. Wallace Duffy had just replaced David Carson five minutes later and Holt promptly powered in a bullet header from Fotheringham's corner. Holt headed wide ten minutes later as the substitutes started to enter the field of battle. Ten minutes to play with United pressing for a winner and Cillian Sheridan on for Billy Mckay. Holt was blocked as he tried to get one on target and Declan Glass suffered the same fate with the visiting defence working overtime. Ridger's saved at his near post from Middleton deep into time added on as United searched for a winner but Inverness held on for a valuable, well earned point.

FULL TIME: 1-1

Tremendous point on the road.

It was a backs to the wall performance at times but our defence was up to the task of slowing down the top scorers in the Championship. Mark Ridgers was in superb form with his back five blunting the top scorers. Full marks to Ferguson for adapting the shape with key players missing at a difficult venue. Two brilliant goals and a point on the road at the league leaders den.The Big Dunc revolution gathers pace.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 12 8 4 0 31 5 26 28
2. Raith Rovers 11 7 3 1 17 11 6 24
3. Partick Thistle 12 5 4 3 24 19 5 19
4. Dunfermline 10 4 2 4 11 11 0 14
5. Ayr United 12 4 2 6 16 22 -6 14
6. Airdrieonians 12 4 2 6 10 17 -7 14
7. Queens Park 12 3 4 5 16 24 -8 13
8. Arbroath 10 4 0 6 16 20 -4 12
9. Inverness CT 10 2 3 5 8 11 -3 9
10. Morton 11 2 2 7 11 20 -9 8