Alloa Athletic 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 30th, 2019, 3:00 PM at Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 721
Referee: Greg Aitken
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Scott Taggart (o.g.) (38)
Aaron Doran (45)

Team Managers
Peter Grant John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Jamie MacDonald
Scott Taggart
Andy Graham
Robbie Deas
Liam Dick
Jon Robertson
Kevin Cawley
Iain Flannigan
Steven Hetherington
Alan Trouten
Kevin O'Hara
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Shaun Rooney
Carl Tremarco
Jamie McCart
David Carson
Charlie Trafford
Aaron Doran
James Keatings
Jordan White
Miles Storey

Bench
Christopher Henry
Nathan Gilhooley
Blair Malcolm
Robert Thomson
Cameron O'Donnell
Paul Gillespie
Liam Buchanin
Cameron Mackay
Kevin McHattie
Cameron Harper
Matheus Machado
Roddy MacGregor
Mitchell Curry
Nikolay Todorov

Substitutions
None. Mitchell Curry for Miles Storey (72)
Roddy MacGregor for James Keatings (73)
Kevin McHattie for Jamie McCart (76)

Bookings
Steven Hetherington (70)
Iain Flannigan (80)
James Keatings (72)

Red Cards
Liam Dick (58) None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 109 apps -
Carl Tremarco 190 apps15 goals
Coll Donaldson 98 apps4 goals
Shaun Rooney 61 apps7 goals
Jamie McCart 69 apps1 goal
David Carson 21 apps -
Charlie Trafford 80 apps3 goals
Aaron Doran 263 apps44 goals
Miles Storey 55 apps15 goals
James Keatings 15 apps3 goals
Jordan White 73 apps21 goals
Kevin McHattie (sub) 19 apps -
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 21 apps -
Mitchell Curry (sub) 12 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (22 years 168 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 58 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 329 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (17 years 348 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 58 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 171 days
Domestic Players:10 (55.56 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Wasps Sting Themselves...

Inverness moved up to second in the table after a 2-0 win over ten man Alloa who had Liam Dick sent off just before the hour. Both goals were scored in the first half with Scott Taggart heading behind his own keeper and Aaron Doran brilliantly volleying home the second from a Jordan White knock down as the half closed. With Dundee United and Ayr United frozen out, we moved into second spot for now and moved a further two points away from Dundee who lost at home to Queen of the South in a dramatic late ending to that game.

There were two games called off for frozen pitches.

Ayr United -P- Arbroath

Morton -P- Dundee United

Alloa Athletic 0-2 Inverness CT

Dundee 1-2 Queen of the South

Dunfermline 5-1 Partick Thistle



Immortal Howden Ender has this report for us...........

Well at least I am enjoying my Away Days this season. Ayr and Alloa have been good choices. And here I was travelling up in minus temperatures, blue skies and sunshine. And then Radio Scotland announces that two Championship games have been called off. I forgot that the wasps nest is now of the 4G variety. And good to see a fair smattering of the old brigade in a 100+ following. Relaxed train journey with Mantis, into Bobbin John's with the McDonalds - Lynn and Ronald - only to be called to Drysdale's and participation in a PeaPod cast or something like that. And then a late arrival at the Rec but an enjoyable 45 minutes followed by a tolerable second 45.

I would have to say that I was impressed by Alloa. Unfortunately their penchant to play football and dispense with the hoof was admirable but may also be their downfall. I don't think that the most staunch of us would have begrudged them a point at the end. The first half made good watching and both teams carved out chances. We also dispensed with the hoof, played football and used the extra wide flanks. I thought that Rooney was exceptional in that half. Ridgers had made a couple of saves, we had wasted at least two half chances before Inspector Taggart became Inspector Clousseau and headed the ball past the man who won us the Scottish Cup. And the eventual match winner came right on the half time whistle. A Rooney cross, exquisite head back by White and Doran curves neatly passed poor old Rod. As good a goal as you will see all season.

Half Time 0-2

And then you would have thought that a complete Dick had opened the flood gates with a double footed, red card, over the top tackle on Keatings. But, we appeared to relax and wait for another opportunity. And a few came along but we fluffed the final touch. I felt that we tried to overpass at times. We should have gone nap really. But Alloa improved with 10 men. As is often the case we looked like the team with ten. When an Alloa shot hit the postage stamp corner there was a shiver, not caused by the minus temperature. But we held on and returned to Drysdale's a happy bunch.

I will dispense with the smileys but my marks out of 5 are made up of 3's and 4's. Ridgers, Rooney, Coll, Tremarco, Carson and Keatings get the fours. I may also add Roddy McGregor to that list as his pace and movement was terrific when he came on. Carson sneaks in as my MotM - mainly for his defensive display and a developing partnership with Triffid. Let's hope that McCart has only a minor knock. My only other whinge, apart from not scoring more goals was WHY take on Curry if he is on his way out?

So Aloha to Clackmannanshire and I may well be back. Have to save up for the Maryhill Caley Away Xmas party 🍺

Match report written by Immortal Howden Ender



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 14 11 0 3 33 12 21 33
2. Inverness CT 15 8 2 5 22 18 4 26
3. Ayr United 13 8 0 5 28 19 9 24
4. Dundee 15 6 3 6 19 21 -2 21
5. Arbroath 14 6 2 6 14 15 -1 20
6. Dunfermline 14 5 4 5 21 16 5 19
7. Queen of the South 15 5 4 6 15 17 -2 19
8. Greenock Morton 14 5 1 8 18 29 -11 16
9. Alloa Athletic 15 3 5 7 15 26 -11 14
10. Partick Thistle 15 3 3 9 19 31 -12 12