Inverness CT 2 - 1 Ross County

Scottish Cup - Rd 4 (R)
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 7:45 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 4,135
Referee: Craig Thomson
Inverness CT  Ross County

Billy Mckay (pen.) (9)
Billy Mckay (54)
Iain Vigurs (41)

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Derek Adams

Starting Eleven
Antonio Reguero
Josh Meekings
Gary Warren
David Raven
Graeme Shinnie
Aaron Doran
Andrew Shinnie
Owain Tudur Jones
Ross Draper
Richie Foran
Billy Mckay
Mark Brown
Marc Fitzpatrick
Scott Boyd
Ross Tokely
Michael Kovacevic
Stuart Kettlewell
Richard Brittain
Rocco Quinn
Mark Fotheringham
Colin McMenamin
Iain Vigurs

Ryan Esson
Liam Polworth
Shane Sutherland
Philip Roberts
Matthew Cooper
Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
Alex Cooper
Ross Stevens
Gary Glen

Shane Sutherland for Andrew Shinnie (75)
Philip Roberts for Billy Mckay (88)
Grant Munro -> Ross Tokely (46)
Alex Cooper -> Mark Fotheringham (65)
Ross Stevens -> Rocco Quinn (78)

Ross Draper (72)
Richie Foran (90)
Iain Vigurs (30)
Mark Fotheringham (48)
Stuart Kettlewell (92)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Antonio Reguero (GK) 13 apps -
David Raven 22 apps -
Gary Warren 22 apps3 goals
Josh Meekings 42 apps -
Owain Tudur Jones 32 apps1 goal
Ross Draper 19 apps4 goals
Aaron Doran 50 apps4 goals
Graeme Shinnie 78 apps2 goals
Andrew Shinnie 42 apps17 goals
Billy Mckay 46 apps16 goals
Richie Foran 150 apps39 goals
Shane Sutherland (sub) 81 apps3 goals
Philip Roberts (sub) 13 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Aaron Doran (21 years 218 days)
Oldest Player:Owain Tudur Jones (2014 years 135 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 75 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (18 years 65 days)
Oldest Player:Antonio Reguero (2014 years 135 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 324 days
Domestic Players:11 (68.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Aaron Doran played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The Highlands are still ours:

Inverness skated into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup at a frozen Caledonian Stadium and kept Ross County in their shadows............just.  Freezing conditions ruled out any chance of silky football and County rolled their sleeves up and rattled the Inverness cage, but the home defence are more resilient than they were a few months ago and kept the busy Staggies players at bay, using anything they could to keep the ball out and County fell just short in their attempt to cause a cup shock.

A Billy McKay double, the first from the penalty spot, overshadowed a fine lob from Ian Vigurs to send Inverness down to Ayrshire in February to meet Kilmarnock in the fifth round.  Brass monkeys were few and far between as the game deteriorated into a kick and rush affair, not pretty, but effective from an Inverness point of view although the 4135 fans were kept on edge as County tried valiantly to take the game to extra-time but three minutes of injury time tonight could not reproduce the drama of the first game and Craig Thomson brought the game to a close with the hosts ahead by the odd goal in three.

Match report written by tm4tj