Inverness CT 0 - 1 Queens Park

League - Championship
Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,962
Referee: Euan Anderson
Inverness CT  Queens Park

Goalscorers
None. Dom Thomas (50)

Team Managers
Duncan Ferguson Callum Davidson

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Cameron Harper
Cameron Kerr
Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen
Remi Savage
Daniel Devine
Charlie Gilmour
Max Anderson
Nathan Shaw
Alex Samuel
Billy Mckay
Callum Ferrie
Will Tizzard
Alex Bannon
Tommy Robson
Cameron Bruce
Jack Thomson
Stuart McKinstry
Jack Turner
Ben McPherson
Dom Thomas
Ruari Paton

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Morgan Boyes
Nikola Ujdur
Wallace Duffy
Sean McAllister
Aaron Doran
Luis Longstaff
Adam Brooks
Aribim Pepple
Samuel Kane
James Crole
Scott Williamson
Lewis Reid
Louis Longridge
Joshua Scott
Zach Mauchin
Mackenzie Carse
Callum Haspel

Substitutions
Nikola Ujdur for Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen (51)
Sean McAllister for Max Anderson (56)
Luis Longstaff for Remi Savage (74)
Aribim Pepple for Billy Mckay (75)
Joshua Scott -> Stuart McKinstry (60)
MacKenzie Carse -> Cameron Bruce (60)
Louis Longridge -> Ben McPherson (68)
James Crole -> Ruari Paton (96)

Bookings
Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen (19)
Nikola Ujdur (88)
Will Tizzard (53)
Joshua Scott (71)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 262 apps -
Daniel Devine 202 apps7 goals
Cameron Harper 146 apps9 goals
Cameron Kerr 2 apps -
Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen 2 apps -
Remi Savage 2 apps -
Charlie Gilmour 29 apps2 goals
Max Anderson 21 apps2 goals
Nathan Shaw 74 apps13 goals
Alex Samuel 3 apps4 goals
Billy Mckay 275 apps109 goals
Nikola Ujdur (sub) 17 apps1 goal
Sean McAllister (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Luis Longstaff (sub) 25 apps1 goal
Aribim Pepple (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen (19 years 235 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 205 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen (19 years 235 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 132 days
Domestic Players:9 (45.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Aribim Pepple(Signed February 1st, 2024)
Sean McAllister(Signed February 1st, 2024)

Milestones

Spiders close the gap



The January transfer window saw seven new players come to the Caledonian Stadium and around ten players try their hand elsewhere. Big outs were Carson, Welsh and Wotherspoon. Cammy Kerr is a known quantity in and Alex Samuel has already notched four goals in two games. The other newbies are promising prospects and only time will tell if they are ready to sample the Championship. Latest signings 'Bim' Pepple and Sean McAllister were on the home bench. Queens had three changes from last week with Sean Welsh suspended Danny Wilson had not materialised for the visitors but they had former Rothes player Callum Happell on the bench with Crole and Scott. Dom Thomas and Ruari Paton were the ones to watch for the visitors. No goals in a turgid first half but plenty of possession without working the keeper too hard. Dom Thomas opened the scoring just after the interval and that's how it ended. We have signed plenty of players, but we don't have a team yet. The only consolation is we actually went up a place in the table as Morton hammered Dunfermline 5-0 at EEP. However, both Dunfermline and Queens Park have games in hand over us.

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A brisk and blustery afternoon like something from Winnie the Pooh greeted the players as the game got underway with news from Somerset Park that Ayr United opened the scoring against League leaders Dundee United within two minutes. Not much happening early doors in the Highlands as the teams got to grips with conditions and team mates names. Alex Bannon headed wide after fifteen minutes for the Spiders. Chilokoa-Mullen saw a yellow after twenty minutes and Ridgers was brought into action from Ruari Paton's free kick. Alex Samuel shot wide but it was poor value for money so far and Cammy Kerr also dragged his shot wide five minutes later. The attempts were starting to rack up now and Charlie Gilmour was next to miss the target before Max Anderson saw Ferrie save his effort. Shaw was denied on the break and from the recycled ball Samuel shot wide. Plenty of possession from the hosts but no breakthrough at the interval.

HALF TIME: 0-0

No changes at the break but we came out quicker and Billy Mckay was denied by Ferrie before Nathan Shaw had an effort blocked. Alas, it was a false dawn as Dom Thomas opened the scoring for the Spiders five minutes after the interval. Alex Samuel will be disappointed not to have levelled the game five minutes later with a close range header but Ferrie saved to keep the visitors ahead. Sean McAllister came on for his debut as he replaced Anderson ten minutes after the interval. Cammy Kerr cut inside from the right and offloaded but Ferrie kept the ball out and Inverness won a corner. Ujdur headed over as the home side looked to get back into the game, and Ridgers was back in action to save from Ruari Paton with fifteen minutes left. In stoppage time and another effort from Gilmour misses the top corner. Harper fired a free kick over at the death and that was it. Over and out!

FULL TIME: 0-1

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 23 14 7 2 45 11 34 49
2. Raith Rovers 23 13 6 4 44 35 9 45
3. Partick Thistle 22 10 7 5 43 34 9 37
4. Morton 22 9 5 8 32 27 5 32
5. Airdrieonians 21 8 4 9 20 24 -4 28
6. Ayr United 24 7 6 11 34 45 -11 27
7. Inverness CT 23 6 6 11 26 28 -2 24
8. Dunfermline 21 6 6 9 24 29 -5 24
9. Queens Park 23 6 6 11 28 41 -13 24
10. Arbroath 22 5 3 14 23 45 -22 18