Inverness CT 0 - 0 Hearts

League Match
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 7:45 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 3,202
Referee: Don Robertson
Inverness CT  Hearts

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
John Hughes Robbie Neilson

Starting Eleven
Owain Fon Williams
Josh Meekings
Gary Warren
Daniel Devine
Carl Tremarco
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo
Miles Storey
Neil Alexander
John Souttar
Alim Ozturk
Blazej Augustyn
Juwon Oshaniwa
Dario Zanatta
Miguel Pallardo
Perry Kitchen
Arnaud Djoum
Juanma Delgado
Jamie Walker

Substitutes
Ryan Esson
James Vincent
Danny Williams
Lewis Horner
Ryan Williams
Liam Hughes
Richie Foran
Jack Hamilton
Callum Paterson
Sam Nicholson
Gavin Reilly
Jordan McGhee
Abiola Dauda
Liam Smith

Substitutions
James Vincent for Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (46)
Danny Williams for Miles Storey (75)
Callum Paterson -> Miguel Pallardo (37)
Abiola Dauda -> Dario Zanatta (64)
Sam Nicholson -> Juwon Oshaniwa (80)

Bookings
Iain Vigurs (24)
Jamie Walker (21)
Arnaud Djoum (24)
Blazej Augustyn (48)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Owain Fon Williams (GK) 42 apps -
Josh Meekings 169 apps5 goals
Carl Tremarco 69 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 79 apps2 goals
Gary Warren 146 apps12 goals
Greg Tansey 142 apps24 goals
Ross Draper 154 apps10 goals
Iain Vigurs 58 apps11 goals
Liam Polworth 71 apps6 goals
Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo 27 apps2 goals
Miles Storey 32 apps11 goals
James Vincent (sub) 69 apps5 goals
Danny Williams (sub) 104 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (21 years 188 days)
Oldest Player:Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (2017 years 258 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 281 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (21 years 188 days)
Oldest Player:Greg Tansey (2017 years 258 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 133 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Bore Draw:

Inverness and Hearts ground out an uninspiring no score draw on a bitterly cold Spring evening in the Highlands where a swirling wind made conditions more suitable for flying a kite.

This was one of the poorest games of a dreadful void of entertainment season and the 0-0 scoreline sums up the fare on display.

Neither side could make much headway in a game littered with errors and poor passing although Hearts looked the more fluent as we stuttered our way about the park seemingly intent on stifling the Jambo's, but offering little in terms of goalmouth action. It was near half time before we tried our luck as long range efforts from Josh Meekings and Liam Polworth just cleared the bar in a forty-five that was sadly lacking any initiative and ambition.

Half Time 0-0

The second period continued in the same manner with Hearts looking the more controlled and the Caley Jags feeding off scraps.

Owain Fon Williams made an excellent block after substitute Abiola Dauda burst forward but the keeper kept out his effort as he made his way into the box and tried to clip the ball home.

Inverness failed to make any headway at all and the lack of attempts on goal by both sides summed up the evening.

Full Time 0-0

This result means that Hearts have qualified for Europe and Inverness remain ninth, but one point further away from the play off position.

It's into the split now and we start with a home game against fellow strugglers Kilmarnock on 24th April (12:30 KO). A win in that one should be enough to all but banish the relegation play-offs from our heads, defeat would fuel the speculation that all is not well.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 33 23 7 3 78 25 53 76
2. Aberdeen 33 21 5 7 56 36 20 68
3. Hearts 33 17 9 7 54 33 21 60
4. Motherwell 33 13 5 15 41 49 -8 44
5. St. Johnstone 33 12 7 14 48 51 -3 43
6. Ross County 33 13 4 16 48 55 -7 43
7. Dundee 33 9 14 10 48 49 -1 41
8. Partick Thistle 33 11 8 14 32 39 -7 41
9. Inverness CT 33 10 10 13 40 43 -3 40
10. Hamilton Academical 33 9 9 15 36 55 -19 36
11. Kilmarnock 33 8 8 17 33 54 -21 32
12. Dundee Utd 33 6 6 21 33 58 -25 24

* - Table split into two divisions of six.