Inverness CT 3 - 2 Morton

League Match
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,772
Referee: Craig Napier
Inverness CT  Morton

Goalscorers
Jordan White (18)
Shaun Rooney (67)
Nikolay Todorov (92)
Aidan Nesbitt (61)
Reece Lyon (76)

Team Managers
John Robertson David Hopkin

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Lewis Toshney
Shaun Rooney
Kevin McHattie
Carl Tremarco
Tom Walsh
David Carson
Charlie Trafford
Roddy MacGregor
Jordan White
Miles Storey
Danny Rogers
Reghan Tumilty
Sean McGinty
Jack Baird
Lewis Strapp
Jim McAlister
Cameron Blues
Aidan Nesbitt
Luca Colville
Nicky Cadden
Kalvin Orsi

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Kane Davies
Cameron Harper
Aaron Doran
Nikolay Todorov
James Keatings
Reece Lyon
Craig McGuffie
Briab McLean
Chris Millar
Bob McHugh
Robbie Muirhead
Sam Ramsbottom (gk)

Substitutions
Aaron Doran for Roddy MacGregor (73)
Nikolay Todorov for Jordan White (73)
James Keatings for Miles Storey (79)
Reece Lyon -> Luca Colville (68)
Craig McGuffie -> Aidan Nesbitt (72)
Brian McLean -> Kalvin Orsi (81)

Bookings
Charlie Trafford (64)
Reghan Tumilty (64)
Lewis Strapp (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 123 apps -
Carl Tremarco 202 apps16 goals
Lewis Toshney 3 apps -
Shaun Rooney 75 apps9 goals
Kevin McHattie 31 apps -
Tom Walsh 66 apps13 goals
David Carson 35 apps -
Charlie Trafford 94 apps4 goals
Roddy MacGregor 27 apps -
Miles Storey 69 apps17 goals
Jordan White 87 apps26 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 276 apps47 goals
Nikolay Todorov (sub) 29 apps7 goals
James Keatings (sub) 27 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (18 years 77 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 152 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 151 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (18 years 77 days)
Oldest Player:Kane Davies (2021 years 219 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 220 days
Domestic Players:11 (64.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Toddy Niks it.

Inverness took the lead after eighteen minutes through a Jordan White header. Morton squared the game through Aidan Nesbitt only for Shaun Rooney to put us back in front. Unfortunately Morton sub Reece Lyon equalised. However Todorov snatched a win from the jaws of a draw with an injury time goal, heading in off the post for a dramatic ending to the game. Inverness were the only Championship team to win on a night of three draws, so we stretch another two points away from the chasing pack.

Phew!

Inverness were without the suspended Brad Mckay after his red card against Hibs last Friday. Sean Welsh and James Vincent were out injured with James Keatings making the bench alongside u18 midfielder Kane Davies, his first involvement with the squad.

Form side Morton were without Kris Doolan, Kyle Jacobs and Cameron Salkeld.

A brisk night in the Highland capital saw Morton start brightly and Mark Ridgers had to make the first save of the game inside a couple of minutes from Nicky Cadden.

Danny Rogers did well to save a header from Jordan White and a minute later he tipped behind an effort from Miles Storey after he cut inside.

Rogers could do nothing to stop White opening the scoring a couple of minutes later with a header from a Tom Walsh cross.

Walsh shot over the bar from outside the box as Inverness pressed for a second goal, but as the visitors settled Ridgers had to save another effort from Cadden.

Cadden appears to be the most likely source for an equaliser and he fired a free kick just wide as play levelled out.

Morton might feel hard done by as Inverness scored when keeper Rogers was struggling after taking a knock, but it's White's header that was the difference between the sides at the break.

Half Time 1-0

Wintry weather greeted the teams as the second half got underway and a White header looped onto the top of the net and at the other end Baird headed over the bar from a corner. A second corner saw Luca Colville shoot just over as the vistors came out of the blocks sharply.

A cross from Charlie Trafford found the head of White but a poor connection saw Rogers gather easily.

On the hour Aidan Nesbitt levelled the game from a Strapp cross.

Our lead was restored when Shaun Rooney headed home from six yards six minutes later, the assist from David Carson at a free kick.

Morton keeper saved two efforts from White and MacGregor but it was the visitors that were next on the scoresheet after a spate of substitutions and it was substitute Reece Lyon from close range.

Thankfully one of our own substitutes settled the game in the second minute of injury time. Carl Tremarco had headed a Doran ball across the box and there was Toddy to head it in off the post.

A night of drama finished off with three points. Lovely jubbly!!!

Coupled with all the other games ending goalless, then it's not such a bad night after all.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 27 18 4 5 51 21 30 58
2. Inverness CT 25 13 3 9 36 29 7 42
3. Ayr United 25 12 3 10 38 33 5 39
4. Dundee 25 10 7 8 30 31 -1 37
5. Greenock Morton 27 10 5 12 44 51 -7 35
6. Dunfermline 25 10 4 11 39 34 5 34
7. Arbroath 24 10 4 10 23 25 -2 34
8. Alloa Athletic 27 6 10 11 31 43 -12 28
9. Queen of the South 26 7 6 13 26 36 -10 27
10. Partick Thistle 25 6 6 13 30 45 -15 24