Inverness CT 4 - 0 Brechin City

League Match
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,963
Referee: Colin Steven
Inverness CT  Brechin City

Goalscorers
Joe Chalmers (12)
Coll Donaldson (22)
Joe Chalmers (58)
George Oakley (66)
None.

Team Managers
John Robertson Darren Dods

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Brad Mckay
Collin Seedorf
Riccardo Calder
Joe Chalmers
Charlie Trafford
Iain Vigurs
Liam Polworth
George Oakley
Connor Bell
Graeme Smith
Paul McLean
Willie Dyer
Gary Fusco
Euan Smith
James Dale
Callum Tapping
Finn Graham
Liam Watt
Isaac Layne
Kalvin Orsi

Substitutes
Ryan Esson
Gary Warren
Carl Tremarco
Aaron Doran
Jake Mulraney
Daniel Mackay
Nathan Austin
Aron Lynas
Euan Spark
Callumn Morrison
Jordan Sinclair
Scott Costello

Substitutions
Aaron Doran for Iain Vigurs (61)
Nathan Austin for Charlie Trafford (67)
Gary Warren for Coll Donaldson (68)
Euan Spark -> Liam Watt (45)
Aron Lynas -> James Dale (63)
Jordan Sinclair -> Callum Tapping (80)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 37 apps -
Coll Donaldson 27 apps1 goal
Riccardo Calder 29 apps2 goals
Collin Seedorf 14 apps -
Brad Mckay 66 apps3 goals
Joe Chalmers 38 apps4 goals
Iain Vigurs 136 apps22 goals
Liam Polworth 153 apps14 goals
Charlie Trafford 23 apps -
Connor Bell 31 apps7 goals
George Oakley 37 apps9 goals
Gary Warren (sub) 215 apps19 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 189 apps25 goals
Nathan Austin (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Connor Bell (21 years 267 days)
Oldest Player:Iain Vigurs (29 years 338 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 150 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Daniel Mackay (16 years 353 days)
Oldest Player:Ryan Esson (38 years 24 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 259 days
Domestic Players:8 (44.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Coll Donaldson scored his first goal for the Club.

Stroll for Inverness: League whipping boys Brechin City were comfortably beaten by an Inverness side who went about their business and left Brechin winless after 31 league games, a statistic that will see them ply their trade in the next division down next season. Two goals in each half were sufficient to end the contest with Joe Chalmers bagging a brace and Coll Donaldson and George Oakley completing the scoring.

A miserable night saw Inverness dominate proceedings and made all the early running. It took until the twelfth minute for Joe Chalmers to benefit from a Liam Polworth ball into the box to tap in the opener.

Ten minutes later and Chalmers set up Coll Donaldson to knock in number two.

Isaac Layne broke the monopoly and fired a warning shot just wide as Brechin tried to hit back immediately.

Liam Polworth had a couple of attempts near the break but no further scoring despite our dominance.

Half Time 2-0

Donaldson had a header blocked just after the interval as the game continued in our favour and George Oakley went close with a header of his own.

The third goal arrived just before the hour and it was Chalmers who notched his second of the night with a driven left footed shot into the bottom right and that was game over.

Eight minutes later the scoring ended when Oakley finished a good move by stroking in Connor Bell's pass.

One downside was an injury sustained by Donaldson on the heavy pitch and he was replaced by Gary Warren with twenty-two minutes to go.

Fair play to City who had a mini revival and Layne made Ridgers work before half-time substitute Euan Spark fired one just wide.

Nathan Austin and Connor Bell both had a couple of close calls and Layne brought out another save from Ridgers, but the result was never in doubt.

A comfortable nights work for the home side who possibly could have scored more given our superiority, but credit to Brechin for having a go right to the end.

I hope Coll Donaldson was a precautionary substitution as he will be an important player in the final seven games.

Good win for Inverness who were best served by two goal Joe Chalmers with Riccardo Calder not far behind.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. St. Mirren 30 21 4 5 59 31 28 67
2. Livingston 31 15 10 6 50 32 18 55
3. Dunfermline 32 13 10 9 48 32 16 49
4. Dundee Utd 30 14 7 9 41 36 5 49
5. Queen of the South 32 11 10 11 50 50 0 43
6. Inverness CT 29 10 8 11 38 34 4 38
7. Falkirk 30 9 11 10 36 42 -6 38
8. Dumbarton 30 6 9 15 19 43 -24 27
9. Brechin City 31 0 4 27 19 72 -53 4