Inverness CT 0 - 1 Queen of the South

League - Championship
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, 6:30 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Referee: David Lowe
Inverness CT  Queen of the South

Goalscorers
None. Nortei Nortay (63)

Team Managers
John Robertson Allan Johnston

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Harry Nicolson
Cameron Harper
Robbie Deas
Wallace Duffy
Brad Mckay
Scott Allardice
Sean Welsh
Daniel Mackay
James Keatings
Shane Sutherland
Miles Storey
Rohan Ferguson
Wullie Gibson
Gregor Buchanan
Rhys Breen
James Maxwell
Nortei Nortey
Ayo Obeley
Isaiah Jones
Calvin McGrory
Euan East
Stephen Dobbie

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Harry Nicolson
Daniel Devine
David Carson
Roddy MacGregor
Lewis Hyde
Nikolay Todorov
Tommy Goss
Niyah Joseph
sephKieran McKechnie
Dom McMahon
Diste Camara Sylla
Josh Rae

Substitutions
Roddy MacGregor for Daniel Mackay (73)
Nikolay Todorov for James Keatings (73)
David Carson for Sean Welsh (78)
Niyah Joseph -> Stephen Dobbie (60)
Tommy Goss -> Isaiah Jones (77)
Dom McMahon -> Calvin McGrory (95)

Bookings
Nikolay Todorov (87)
Scott Allardice (95)
James Maxwell (35)
Ayo Obeley (87)
Niyah Joseph (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 139 apps -
Harry Nicolson 2 apps -
Cameron Harper 25 apps -
Robbie Deas 15 apps1 goal
Brad Mckay 152 apps8 goals
Wallace Duffy 10 apps -
Scott Allardice 16 apps2 goals
Sean Welsh 53 apps7 goals
Daniel Mackay 39 apps5 goals
Shane Sutherland 102 apps7 goals
James Keatings 44 apps10 goals
Miles Storey 81 apps20 goals
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 41 apps2 goals
David Carson (sub) 38 apps -
Nikolay Todorov (sub) 46 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (19 years 104 days)
Oldest Player:Sean Welsh (30 years 347 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 30 days
Domestic Players:11 (91.67 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (18 years 222 days)
Oldest Player:Sean Welsh (30 years 347 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 129 days
Domestic Players:14 (77.78 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Ring Rusty Caley Jags Hamered Doon!

Despite the hosts having the better chances, including Miles Storey hitting the bar and Ferguson making some excellent saves, the first half ended goalless. The deadlock was broken just after the hour when Nortei Nortey ran through to score his first goal for Queens. Plenty of effort but not enough guile or composure and lots of misfortune saw Inverness take nothing from this game as the Doonhamers held on for all three points. That result leaves Inverness still second bottom although the table is a mess with postponed games.

RIG has this report ready:

The stunning lack of creativity in this team was on full display tonight. We might have been missing players but so were QotS so I am not having that as an excuse. Storey and Mackay, whilst willing and hard working on the flanks did not create enough throughout the time they were on the pitch to have us in a more comfortable position. A good cross by Mackay in the first half which found Storey who saw his effort deflect over/wide was as good as it got. When MacGregor came on later on and popped up on the left side he was continuously looking to cut back in on his right and with no support down the left side he was easily nullified. Keatings, despite a nice effort from a free kick in the second half, was largely anonymous and there was a huge gap between him as the 10 and the 6 and 8 at the base of the middle triangle.

Defensively I thought we were mostly fine save for the moment that mattered. Grim defending and after that Queens sat back with 9 men behind the ball and challenged an insipid ICT, who had struggled to break them down for most of the game prior to the goal, to work their way through a superbly drilled defensive line. Needless to say it did not go well for us although Harper put in a nice ball for Toddy who probably should have scored. Apart from that though...

For all our possession, as alluded to above, we did previous little with it and as such I cannot begrudge Queens the win. Maybe if we had created numerous great chances and Ferguson had pulled off a string of saves then I might feel aggrieved at being "robbed" but from the small number of really good chances we did have I cannot recall him being overly troubled.

Match report written by tm4tj/RIG



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Hearts 16 12 1 3 42 18 24 37
2. Raith Rovers 14 7 3 4 29 22 7 24
3. Dunfermline 15 6 6 3 24 17 7 24
4. Dundee 13 5 5 3 24 24 0 20
5. Queen of the South 16 5 3 8 22 33 -11 18
6. Ayr United 14 4 5 5 20 18 2 17
7. Morton 15 4 5 6 13 19 -6 17
8. Arbroath 16 3 6 7 13 20 -7 15
9. Inverness CT 12 3 5 4 18 16 2 14
10. Alloa Athletic 15 3 3 9 16 34 -18 12