Motherwell 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 3:00 PM at Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 3,732
Referee: Steven McLean
Motherwell Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Greg Tansey (42)
Aaron Doran (89)

Team Managers
Ian Baraclough John Hughes

Starting Eleven
Dan Twardzik
Craig Reid
Fraser Kerr
Stephen McManus
David Ferguson
Lionel Ainsworth
Stuart Carswell
Keith Lasley
Josh Law
John Sutton
Lee Erwin
Dean Brill
Josh Meekings
Gary Warren
David Raven
Graeme Shinnie
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Ryan Christie
Danny Williams
Marley Watkins
Billy Mckay

Bench
Gunnar Nielsen
Henrik Ojamaa
Paul Lawson
Iain Vigurs
Robert McHugh
Jack Leitch
Chris Cadden
Ryan Esson
Carl Tremarco
Nick Ross
Aaron Doran
Liam Polworth
Lewis Horner

Substitutions
Henrik Ojamaa -> Lionel Ainsworth (46)
Iain Vigurs -> John Sutton (72)
Jack Leitch -> Keith Lasley (85)
Aaron Doran for Danny Williams (73)
Liam Polworth for Ryan Christie (73)
Nick Ross for Billy Mckay (81)

Bookings
Craig Reid (37)
Iain Vigurs (86)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dean Brill (GK) 48 apps -
Josh Meekings 107 apps -
David Raven 78 apps1 goal
Gary Warren 81 apps9 goals
Marley Watkins 36 apps1 goal
Ross Draper 84 apps7 goals
Ryan Christie 20 apps4 goals
Graeme Shinnie 147 apps5 goals
Greg Tansey 63 apps9 goals
Danny Williams 27 apps1 goal
Billy Mckay 118 apps53 goals
Nick Ross (sub) 146 apps11 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 117 apps15 goals
Liam Polworth (sub) 28 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Marley Watkins (23 years 309 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2016 years 18 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 104 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (19 years 313 days)
Oldest Player:Graeme Shinnie (2016 years 18 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 222 days
Domestic Players:11 (64.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Well Done:

Yogi's ball retention paid dividends as Inverness passed the ball around Motherwell and won in convincing fashion. Spanking goals from Greg Tansey and Aaron Doran at the end of each half decided where the points were going and Stuart McCall's men can have no complaints.

Inverness had struggled to gain points at Fir Park in recent times and little was expected to change for this encounter, but the visitors built on their clean sheets and added a couple of goals to send them to the top of the table. This was a thoroughly deserved win for Yogi's side and if anything, the scoreline flattered Motherwell somewhat.

Some might say we had some good fortune prior to kick off with James Vincent not making the game, Marley Watkins stepping in to the breach. This would have been many fans first choice as Vincent does not appear to be suited to the wide midfield berth, with Watkins having pace to burn being the masses preferred option.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 3 2 1 0 4 0 4 7
2. Celtic 2 2 0 0 9 1 8 6
3. Hamilton Academical 3 2 0 1 3 2 1 6
4. Dundee Utd 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1 6
5. Partick Thistle 2 1 1 0 5 1 4 4
6. Aberdeen 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
7. Kilmarnock 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
8. Dundee 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
9. Motherwell 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2 3
10. St. Johnstone 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
11. St. Mirren 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
12. Ross County 3 0 0 3 2 8 -6 0