Dundee 2 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 17th, 2022, 3:00 PM at Kilmac Stadium, Dundee
Attendance: 4,396
Referee: Peter Stuart
Dundee Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ryan Sweeney (12)
Paul McMullan (57)
Cameron Harper (15)
Billy Mckay (pen.) (45)
Cameron Harper (83)

Team Managers
Gary Bowyer Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Harry Sharp
Tyler French
Ryan Sweeney
Lee Ashcroft
Jordan Marshall
Ben Williamson
Jordan McGhee
Joe Grayson
Josh Mulligan
Zach Robinson
Paul McMullan
Mark Ridgers
Cameron Harper
Robbie Deas
Zak Delaney
Daniel Devine
Scott Allardice
David Carson
Austin Samuels
Steven Boyd
Daniel Mackay
Billy Mckay

Bench
Adam Legzdins
Cammy Kerr
Paul McGowan
Niall McGinn
Zak Rudden
Cillian Sheridan
Max Anderson
Luke Strachan
Cameron Mackay
Max Ram
Lewis Hyde
Calum MacKay
Aaron Doran
Nathan Shaw
George Oakley

Substitutions
Paul McGowan -> Ben Williamson (56)
Niall McGinn -> Josh Mulligan (70)
Zak Rudden -> Zach Robinson (70)
Aaron Doran for Austin Samuels (40)
George Oakley for Billy Mckay (75)
Lewis Hyde for Daniel Mackay (86)

Bookings
Joe Grayson (16)
Ryan Sweeney (42)
Ben Williamson (55)
Ryan Sweeney (89)
Robbie Deas (5)

Red Cards
Ryan Sweeney (89) None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 207 apps -
Daniel Devine 156 apps5 goals
Cameron Harper 87 apps6 goals
Robbie Deas 93 apps1 goal
Zak Delaney 11 apps -
Scott Allardice 76 apps4 goals
David Carson 106 apps1 goal
Austin Samuels 29 apps6 goals
Steven Boyd 11 apps -
Daniel Mackay 69 apps13 goals
Billy Mckay 212 apps84 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 339 apps51 goals
Lewis Hyde (sub) 21 apps -
George Oakley (sub) 72 apps19 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Zak Delaney (20 years 255 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 338 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 181 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (20 years 69 days)
Oldest Player:Calum MacKay (2024 years 52 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 6 days
Domestic Players:9 (50.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Harper stuns Dundee



The first meeting of the sides this season ended in victory for the visitors. Dundee took an early lead through Sweeney but Cammy Harper levelled almost immediately with a curling shot from outside the box. Austin Samuels day was over five minutes before the interval. Just on the break Billy Mckay scored from the spot to put the visitors ahead after Harper had been fouled. Paul McMullan made it all square ten minutes after the interval although that goal has now been attributed to Joe Grayson. However, man of the match Harper restored the visitors advantage from twenty-five yards with seven minutes left. That ended the scoring and sealed the points before Sweeney was sent off for a second bookable offence as the game slipped away from Dundee.

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Inverness were without Sutherland, Walsh, Duffy, Welsh, and MacGregor but Austin Samuels was deemed fit enough to start with Aaron Doran making the bench.

New Dens manager Gary Bowyer had Zach Robinson as the main attacking threat with thorn in our side Paul McMullan one of the providers. Zak Rudden was on the bench.

Harper stuns Dundee



The first meeting of the sides this season ended in victory for the visitors. Dundee took an early lead through Sweeney but Cammy Harper levelled almost immediately with a curling shot from outside the box. Austin Samuels day was over five minutes before the interval. Just on the break Billy Mckay scored from the spot to put the visitors ahead after Harper had been fouled. Paul McMullan made it all square ten minutes after the interval although that goal has now been attributed to Joe Grayson. However, man of the match Harper restored the visitors advantage from twenty-five yards with seven minutes left. That ended the scoring and sealed the points before Sweeney was sent off for a second bookable offence as the game slipped away from Dundee.

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Inverness were without Sutherland, Walsh, Duffy, Welsh, and MacGregor but Austin Samuels was deemed fit enough to start with Aaron Doran making the bench.

New Dens manager Gary Bowyer had Zach Robinson as the main attacking threat with thorn in our side Paul McMullan one of the providers. Zak Rudden was on the bench.

A minutes silence was held prior to kick-off as a mark of respect for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

An early corner for the hosts saw Billy Mckay brilliantly clear the ball off his line whilst lying on the deck with a double block. The corner had been headed towards goal in a crowded box by Ashcroft and flicked on by Robinson two yards out. Mckay kept the header out and as he went to ground Robinson reacted quick to hook a left footed shot goalwards. Miraculously Mckay was in the right place at the post to keep the ball out. Incredibly one Dundee player claimed the ball was over the line. That's remarkable eyesight from thirty yards away in a crowded box.

The opening goal would come from another corner in another crowded box minutes later. Grayson's corner may well have come off an Inverness player before entering the net. Difficult to spot with around fourteen players inside the six-yard box. Sweeny given the credit at the moment.


Inverness responded three minutes later after a clearance from a corner was miscued. The ball was then laid back to Cammy Harper by Robbie Deas to the edge of the D where Harper curled a precision strike into the keepers top right corner via Sharp's fingertips. What a strike!

Yet another corner for Dundee caused problems in the Inverness box as the rugby style scrum rush saw Ashcroft's header tipped over the bar by Mark Ridgers.

Austin Samuels was replaced by Aaron Doran five minutes before the interval and Sweeney got his first card for crudely upending Mckay who was skipping past him on the right wing after sucking the defender in.

Harper created and won a penalty after bursting into the Dundee box only for keeper Sharp to rashly bring him down. Mckay was faultless from the spot as Sharp went the wrong way and that was half time.

HALF TIME: 1-2

We almost went two ahead just after the break after Harper caused problems with a drive into the box, When the ball came back in a massive scrambulation ensued with Doran amazingly unable to turn the ball into the net as bodies threw themselves between him and the goal line three yards away before Sharp grabbed the loose ball.

Dan Mackay was getting forward well and he fired a shot just over the bar from the left angle of the box after cutting inside. Billy Mckay would go even closer from a tighter angle on the left as he hooked a volley just over from ten yards.

Dundee levelled the game when McMullan shot for goal after a corner was retrieved and it appears that Joe Grayson was the last to stab the ball into the net.

McMullan saw an effort saved comfortably by Ridgers as Dundee looked to get back in front. We had our own melee in our box as Dundee went on the front foot, a couple of blocks and timely interventions keeping them at bay.

Inverness went back in front again and it was that man Harper once more with another tremendous strike from twenty-two yards. Doran held the ball well down the left side. When he played the ball inside up stepped Harper to drill a low shot across the keeper from the edge of the D into Sharps bottom left corner. Exquisite!

The game was now slipping away from Dundee and when Sweeney clumsily brought down Delaney on a seventy-yard run it was game over for Dundee and Sweeney who was given a second yellow and a red card for an early bath.

FULL TIME: 2-3

A fabulous result for Inverness after a couple of lacklustre performances with Cammy Harper outstanding. Two tremendous goals and an assist for the penalty. Much more belief and much more passion on display. Defending from front to back with strikers willing to put their bodies on the line for the cause

CTO Mantis: Dundee dominated but tbh Ridgers never had a lot to do. Deas and Devine won nearly everything they could throw at us from their many free kicks and corners. McMullan was probably their best player. Looked a bit ominous when they were able to throw on players like McGinn, Rudden and McGowan but after the red card we just took the p1ss. Delaney looks like being a player

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 7 4 2 1 16 10 6 14
2. Ayr United 7 4 2 1 14 10 4 14
3. Queens Park 7 4 1 2 12 11 1 13
4. Inverness CT 7 3 2 2 11 9 2 11
5. Dundee 7 3 1 3 13 11 2 10
6. Raith Rovers 7 3 0 4 8 10 -2 9
7. Morton 7 2 2 3 6 7 -1 8
8. Hamilton Academical 7 1 4 2 7 10 -3 7
9. Cove Rangers 7 1 2 4 9 13 -4 5
10. Arbroath 7 1 2 4 5 10 -5 5