Arbroath 0 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 6th, 2022, 3:00 PM at Gayfield Park, Arbroath
Attendance: 1,861
Referee: Colin Steven
Arbroath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Dick Campbell Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Derek Gaston
David Gold
Ricky Little
Colin Hamilton
Mason Hancock
Scott Stewart
Luke Donnelly
Nicky Low
Bobby Linn
Michael McKenna
Daniel Fosu
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
Roddy MacGregor
Scott Allardice
David Carson
Nathan Shaw
Daniel Mackay
Billy Mckay
George Oakley

Bench
Dale Hilson
Keaghan Jacobs
Dylan Paterson
Kieran Shanks
Deri Corfe
Cammy Gill
James Craigen
Cameron Mackay
Lewis Nicolson
Zak Delaney
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
Austin Samuels
Steven Boyd

Substitutions
James Craigen -> Luke Donnelly (68)
Dale Hilson -> Michael McKenna (68)
Deri Corfe -> Bobby Linn (68)
Kieran Shanks -> Scott Stewart (76)
Zak Delaney for Wallace Duffy (45)
Austin Samuels for George Oakley (56)
Steven Boyd for Daniel Mackay (67)
Aaron Doran for Billy Mckay (75)

Bookings
Daniel Fosu (50) George Oakley (29)
David Carson (93)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 201 apps -
Cameron Harper 81 apps4 goals
Daniel Devine 153 apps5 goals
Wallace Duffy 44 apps2 goals
Roddy MacGregor 92 apps6 goals
Scott Allardice 70 apps3 goals
David Carson 101 apps1 goal
Nathan Shaw 6 apps -
Daniel Mackay 63 apps13 goals
Billy Mckay 206 apps82 goals
George Oakley 68 apps18 goals
Zak Delaney (sub) 6 apps -
Aaron Doran (sub) 336 apps50 goals
Steven Boyd (sub) 5 apps -
Austin Samuels (sub) 25 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (20 years 233 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 296 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 216 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Nicolson (18 years 98 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 296 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 191 days
Domestic Players:10 (55.56 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Smokies held in the wind



A first half of few clear cut opportunities ended scoreless with Arbroath just shading the territorial advantage. An enforced change at the break saw Delaney replace Duffy. The second half went much the same way as the first with Arbroath creating more but Inverness attacking on the break and holding out for a point on the road. With both keepers on fine form, it was no surprise it ended honours even at Gayfield. This will be seen as a better point for the Caley Jags than the Smokies.

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Billy Dodds was without five regulars, but Danny Devine was deemed fit enough to start. George Oakley accompanied Billy Mckay up front. Arbroath had Daniel Fosu up front with Bobby Linn the provider. Late signing Deri Cofu, a former Man City youth squad player, was on the bench.

Daniel Fosu threatened in the first minute with a header that went wide and George Oakley had a shot cleared away from the goal line by Colin Hamiton after clipping the ball past Gaston as the game opened out.

Mark Ridgers saved from Bobby Linn and Daniel Mackay did well after cutting in from the left, his shot saved by Derek Gaston. Billy Mckay and Michael McKenna tested the keepers before Mckay dragged an effort wide after twenty minutes from the edge of the box

Ridgers made a double save to deny Bobby Linn's cross come shot and the follow up from Daniel Fosu, McKenna involved in the mix as well. The whistle blew to halt the move for offside, nonetheless Ridgers kept the ball out.

The half time whistle ended an untidy spell where Oakley picked up a yellow card after half an hour. This game needed someone to put their foot on the ball and show some composure, sadly nobody did that in a frantic first forty-five

Half Time: 0-0

Zak Delaney replaced Wallace Duffy at the interval.

Hamilton headed over from a corner after fifty-two minutes as the hosts tried to make the breakthrough now playing with the wind early in the second half. The same player headed over minutes later after a couple of corners in quick succession as Inverness lived dangerously.

Austin Samuels almost beat the offside trap but a marginal decision saw his 'goal' chalked off after he sprinted clear onto a great ball from Dan Mackay.

Scott Stewart fizzed a wind assisted strike just wide from thirty-yards as Arbroath forced the play with the wind behind them, Inverness by now content to hit on the break.

Mark Ridgers did well late in the game as he stood tall to deny Kieran Shanks who was through on goal and he reacted quickly to scoop the loose ball clear as the ball bounced towards goal with Shanks lurking. Shanks went down in the process amidst big shouts from behind the goal for a penalty.

Full Time: 0-0

A draw was probably about right given both sides were on the ascendency with the wind at their tails. Nothing new in these fixtures, one of the most daunting on the calendar. A lack of clear cut chances and some good blocks and saves resulted in a point apiece. Mark Ridgers probably mostly responsible for the point in his 201st game for the Caley Jags.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
2. Ayr United 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
3. Morton 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
4. Cove Rangers 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 3
5. Dundee 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
6. Hamilton Academical 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
7. Inverness CT 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
8. Arbroath 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
9. Queens Park 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
10. Raith Rovers 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0