Inverness CT 3 - 1 Partick Thistle

League - Championship
Saturday, September 11th, 2021, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,148
Referee: Euan Anderson
Inverness CT  Partick Thistle

Goalscorers
Kirk Broadfoot (51)
Shane Sutherland (68)
Aaron Doran (71)
Scott Tiffoney (17)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Kirk Broadfoot
Robbie Deas
Daniel Devine
Tom Walsh
Scott Allardice
Roddy MacGregor
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Manny Duku
Shane Sutherland
Jamie Sneddon
Lewis Mayo
Tunji Akinola
Kevin Holt
Ricky Foster
Kyle Turner
Ross Docherty
Stuart Bannigan
Scott Tiffoney
Brian Graham
Cammy Smith

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Reece McAlear
Sean Welsh
Lewis Jamieson
Billy Mckay
Zak Rudden
Harry Stone
Shea Gordon
Cairan McKenna
Connor Murray
Ross MacIver
Jake Hastie

Substitutions
Cameron Harper for Tom Walsh (74)
Sean Welsh for Roddy MacGregor (79)
Reece McAlear for Manny Duku (83)
Zak Rudden -> Cammy Smith (69)
Jake Hastie -> Kyle Turner (69)
Ross MacIver -> Brian Graham (79)

Bookings
Robbie Deas (47)
Stuart Bannigan (55)
Ross Docherty (70)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 164 apps -
Daniel Devine 120 apps4 goals
Kirk Broadfoot 9 apps1 goal
Robbie Deas 42 apps1 goal
Tom Walsh 78 apps13 goals
Aaron Doran 299 apps50 goals
Scott Allardice 42 apps3 goals
Roddy MacGregor 66 apps4 goals
David Carson 62 apps1 goal
Shane Sutherland 129 apps12 goals
Manny Duku 9 apps2 goals
Cameron Harper (sub) 45 apps1 goal
Sean Welsh (sub) 73 apps9 goals
Reece McAlear (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (19 years 269 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 43 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 205 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 183 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 43 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 56 days
Domestic Players:13 (72.22 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Kirk Broadfoot scored his first goal for the Club.

The run goes on

Partick Thistle came North with high hopes of ending Inverness' great start to the campaign in the knowledge that they have been scoring at the rate of three goals per game apart from Arbroath where they suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Red Lichties.

Billy Dodds had food for thought after the cup win over Buckie last week where Billy Mckay and Lewis Jamieson staked their claims for a start after scoring performances over the Highland League side. They started on the bench as he went with the tried and tested so far this season. Ian McCall had old enemy Brian Graham up front with Zac Rudden on the bench and watch out for defender Tunji Akinola who packs a punch with his feet.

After a difficult first half, Inverness ran out comfortable winners against Partick Thistle in a second half goal blitz. The visitors dominated the first forty-five and Scott Tiffoney drilled the opener out of nothing as the defence backed off. Manny Duku was denied by a combination of keeper and post but it was Partick that should have scored a second, however Mark Ridgers did well to deny Brian Graham. Harsh talking at the break saw Inverness come out for the second half with the bit between the teeth and Kirk Broadfoot was the unlikely hero as his twenty yard shot evaded the outstretched fingertips of the keeper to level the score. Shane Sutherland did well to drill in the second from an angle after the keeper fluffed his lines allowing Shane to slot in from twenty yards. The third was a peach as Duku stepped over the ball and Aaron Doran fired high into the net for a brilliant goal and game over. That's five wins out of five and the run goes on...

Perennial cheat Brian Graham seemed to be involved in an off the ball altercation which left David Carson enraged. He was removed from the park by McCall immediately after. It's about time this thug in a football strip was taken to task.

Resident seer Immortal Howden Ender never saw that second half coming...

O2B back home. So nice to quaff in the Innes and take my place in the North Stand. What a wonderful day or what a wonderful 45 minutes. As usual I may be brutally direct with my comments BUT we are definitely going in the right direction!! First half was a mare but the eejit McCall decided to defend what they had and did not go for our throat. We were looking all at sea for a while but we were given the chance to get back the control and although the rest of the first half was poor we had gone onto the front foot and never really looked troubled after going a goal down and we morphed into the Kilmarnock system. This was the absolute epitome of a tale of two halves.

And it started with a Kirk Broadfoot attack and a drive that went in like a slow motion camera take. But that started a complete control over the proceedings. And so enjoyable to watch and to relax. We went into complete control and it could have been 6 or 7. When was the last time that you heard Ole shouts for 18 consecutive ICT passes. My return home will live forever in the memory.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 5 5 0 0 7 1 6 15
2. Kilmarnock 5 4 0 1 6 1 5 12
3. Arbroath 5 3 1 1 12 4 8 10
4. Partick Thistle 5 3 0 2 11 8 3 9
5. Queen of the South 5 2 0 3 7 8 -1 6
6. Raith Rovers 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4
7. Ayr United 5 1 1 3 5 8 -3 4
8. Morton 5 1 1 3 5 9 -4 4
9. Hamilton Academical 5 1 1 3 6 12 -6 4
10. Dunfermline 4 0 1 3 3 11 -8 1