Queen of the South 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, 7:45 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 1,221
Referee: Steven Kirkland
Queen of the South Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Aaron Doran (30)
Nikolay Todorov (93)

Team Managers
Allan Johnston John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Robbie McCrorie
Scott Mercer
Darren Brownlie
Lee Kilday
Kevin Holt
Dan Pybus
Michael Paton
Abdul Osman
El Bakhtaoui
Jack Hamilton
Stephen Dobbie
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Shaun Rooney
Carl Tremarco
Jamie McCart
Roddy MacGregor
Charlie Trafford
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Mitchell Curry
Nikolay Todorov

Bench
Craig Burns
Connor Murray
Gary Oliver
Andrew McCarthy
Darren Lyon
Callum Semple
Ewan Gourlay
Cameron Mackay
Kevin McHattie
Brad Mckay
Tom Walsh
James Vincent
Jordan White
Miles Storey

Substitutions
Connor Murray -> Michael Paton (45)
Gary Oliver -> Jack Hamilton (74)
Miles Storey for Mitchell Curry (60)
Tom Walsh for Aaron Doran (68)
James Vincent for Roddy MacGregor (78)

Bookings
Scott Mercer (67) Shaun Rooney (60)
Carl Tremarco (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 104 apps -
Carl Tremarco 185 apps15 goals
Coll Donaldson 93 apps4 goals
Shaun Rooney 58 apps7 goals
Jamie McCart 64 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran 258 apps42 goals
Roddy MacGregor 20 apps -
Charlie Trafford 75 apps3 goals
David Carson 16 apps -
Mitchell Curry 8 apps2 goals
Nikolay Todorov 15 apps5 goals
Tom Walsh (sub) 55 apps12 goals
James Vincent (sub) 85 apps6 goals
Miles Storey (sub) 50 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (17 years 316 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 26 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 363 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (17 years 316 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 26 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 97 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Miles Storey played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Hot Toddy warms the 39.

Inverness made four changes from the defeat at Greenock as Aaron Doran, Nikolay Todorov, Charlie Trafford and Roddy MacGregor came into the side. Miles Storey, Jordan White, and James Vincent made way with James Keatings sitting this one out on the artificial surface. Queens made one change with Abdul Osman getting his first start, replacing Lewis Kidd in the starting XI.

With just over 1200 fans in the stadium and thirty-nine in the away end, it was the hosts that started strongly and Mark Ridgers was forced to deny Stephen Dobbie from a tight angle in the first couple of minutes.

David Carson responded for Inverness in the fourth minute but McCrorie saved well in the bottom left corner, and Dobbie once more was dangerous as he shot over after a set piece. It's a frantic start from both sides and Roddy MacGregor shot narrowly over the top right corner.

Russell Osman couldn't keep the ball down following a corner as the opportunities continued for both sides. It'll be a miracle if this game remains goalless as Jack Hamilton shoots over.

Visiting captain Carl Tremarco took a knock after twenty minutes but continued after treatment.

Approaching the half hour and a Nikolay Todorov header was comfortably gathered by McCrorie in the home goal.

Inverness drew first blood when Aaron Doran scored low to the left with a curled effort from the edge of the box after some neat interplay involving Donaldson, MacGregor, Curry and MacGregor again with the penultimate touch before Doran swept the ball beyond the keepers right hand.

Just before the break a good run from David Carson brought Inverness a corner but Queens kept the deficit to one goal as the half time whistle sounded.

Half Time 0-1

Connor Murray replaced Michael Paton at the start of the second half and within a couple of minutes Dobbie had dragged a shot wide at the back post after good work by El Bakhtaoui. The hosts were looking to to get back on level terms and Kevin Holt had two efforts within a minute that both missed the target. As the pressure mounted on the Inverness defence, Dobbie fired one across the face of the goals that went inches wide.

Mark Ridgers denied Jack Hamilton with a superb fingertip save to keep Inverness ahead.

The Caley Jags broke the current trend and McCrorie saved from Curry after Roddy MacGregor fed him. Shaun Rooney was the first into the refs book around the hour and Miles Storey entered the fray at the expense of Mitch Curry.

McCrorie saved an effort from Carson as Inverness responded to the Queens pressure at the start of the second period and at the other end Dobbie headed over.

Scorer Aaron Doran was replaced by Tom Walsh with just over twenty minutes left but it was the hosts that continued to press for the equaliser as Dobbie tried his luck from range, volleying wide. With five minutes left Dobbie sliced one wide and El Bakhtaoui saw an effort saved by Ridgers in the last minute of normal time.

Tom Walsh almost added a second for Inverness but McCrorie was equal to it although he had no chance moments later when Nikolay Todorov crashed home a James Vincent feed to end the game and ensure Inverness had an enjoyable journey back up the A9.

What a great result after the indifferent form shown against Morton on Saturday. That sets it up nicely for the game on Saturday against Dundee United.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 11 8 0 3 25 12 13 24
2. Ayr United 11 7 0 4 23 15 8 21
3. Inverness CT 11 6 2 3 19 12 7 20
4. Dundee 11 5 3 3 16 15 1 18
5. Arbroath 11 4 2 5 9 13 -4 14
6. Dunfermline 11 3 4 4 13 13 0 13
7. Queen of the South 11 3 4 4 10 10 0 13
8. Greenock Morton 11 4 1 6 15 25 -10 13
9. Alloa Athletic 11 2 4 5 11 20 -9 10
10. Partick Thistle 11 2 2 7 14 20 -6 8