Inverness CT 0 - 3 Arbroath

League Match
Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 3:00 PM at Gayfield, Arbroath
Attendance: 1,173
Referee: John Beaton
Inverness CT  Arbroath

Goalscorers
None. Scott Stewart (28)
Bobby Linn (pen 54)
Omar Kader (86)

Team Managers
John Robertson Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
Jamie McCart
David Carson
Charlie Trafford
Tom Walsh
James Keatings
Nikolay Todorov
Miles Storey
Derek Gaston
Ben Stirling
Ricky Little
Thomas O'Brien
Colin Hamilton
Scott Stewart
Miko Virtanen
Mark Whatley
David Gold
Luke Donnelly
Bobby Linn

Substitutes
Cameron Mackay
Cameron Harper
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
James Vincent
Jordan White
Mitchell Curry
Darren Jamieson
Michael McKenna
Steven Doris
Omar Kader
Greig Spence
James Murphy
Josh Campbell

Substitutions
Jordan White for James Keatings (67)
Mitchell Curry for Nikolay Todorov (68)
Aaron Doran for Tom Walsh (79)
Steven Doris -> Bobby Linn (68)
Omar Kader -> Luke Donnelly (68)
Michael McKenna -> Scott Stewart (81)

Bookings
Coll Donaldson (38)
Nikolay Todorov (39)
Carl Tremarco (57)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 106 apps -
Brad Mckay 127 apps7 goals
Coll Donaldson 95 apps4 goals
Carl Tremarco 187 apps15 goals
Jamie McCart 66 apps1 goal
Charlie Trafford 77 apps3 goals
Tom Walsh 57 apps12 goals
David Carson 18 apps -
Miles Storey 52 apps15 goals
Nikolay Todorov 16 apps5 goals
James Keatings 12 apps3 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 260 apps42 goals
Jordan White (sub) 70 apps21 goals
Mitchell Curry (sub) 10 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (22 years 147 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 37 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 96 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (17 years 121 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 37 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 19 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Smoked

Arbroath pulled level on points with Inverness as our season disintegrated at Gayfield. A humiliating 3-0 defeat to a well organised part-time outfit will surely have repercussions. Scott Stewart scored in the first half and a second half penalty was converted by Bobby Linn the bin man. The thrashing ended with substitute Omar Kader adding a third with 4 minutes remaining.

Inverness were looking to get back on track after a poor performance against Dundee United last week and faced a testing trip to a bright but chilly Gayfield to take on a confident Arbroath who had won three of their last four Championship games. In contrast, the Caley Jags had only one win in their last four, an away win at Palmerston.

A couple of injuries and a sickness bug limited Robbo's choices in his 200th game in charge. Shaun Rooney came off injured against United and missed out altogether. Nikolay Todorov started with Jordan White on the bench. Unsurprisingly, Arbroath were unchanged following their recent good run which meant Steven Doris was on the bench.

A minutes silence was impeccably observed prior to kick off to remember the fallen, and all those who returned but had made huge sacrifices so the rest would have a better life.

Plenty of expectation for both sides as the game kicked off and just two minutes in David Gold had the first effort of the afternoon but missed the target to the left with his header.

Following a corner from James Keatings, a Carl Tremarco effort was blocked and the rebound fell to Coll Donaldson, unfortunately his attempt was blocked on the line. A few minutes later the same player headed over the bar after a set piece from Tom Walsh.

Mark Ridgers denied Scott Stewart with his feet in the twentieth minute, the ball going out for a corner for the Smokies which came to nothing and at the other end Walsh fired over from distance.

The hosts opened the scoring near the half hour when Scott Stewart fired low past Ridgers from the right side of the box. Inverness paying the price for not heeding the earlier warning from the same player.

Five minutes later Miles Storey blew a great opportunity for parity, but he shot straight at the keeper when through on goal. Keatings went close with a shot before Gaston saved again, this time from Nikolay Todorov as he headed straight into the keeper from eight yards. Good response by Inverness after falling behind.

Inverness picked up a couple of bookings in quick succession as the game got messy just before the break as Donaldson and Todorov were :yellowcard:

Half Time 1-0

No changes at the interval and Charlie Trafford headed wide as we looked to claw our way back into the game and Walsh had a shot saved. Not an easy task with Dick Campbell's side well organised.

However, our task got even more difficult when Brad Mckay pushed Colin Hamilton to concede a penalty and Bobby Linn converted from the spot ten minutes after the break.

A bit of a lull in proceedings before a spate of substitutions ensued as our season was heading for the bin and it was Arbroath substitute Steven Doris who came close as he fired a ball across the posts.

Omar Kader rubbed salt into the wounds of the Haddies when he slotted in near the end to round off a miserable day for the Caley Jags.

This has to be one of the worst results for Inverness Caledonian Thistle since we beat Arbroath 5-2 way back at the start ☹️

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 13 10 0 3 30 12 18 30
2. Ayr United 13 8 0 5 28 19 9 24
3. Dundee 13 6 3 4 18 18 0 21
4. Inverness CT 13 6 2 5 19 18 1 20
5. Arbroath 13 6 2 5 14 14 0 20
6. Dunfermline 13 4 4 5 16 15 1 16
7. Queen of the South 13 4 4 5 13 13 0 16
8. Alloa Athletic 13 3 4 6 14 23 -9 13
9. Greenock Morton 13 4 1 8 17 29 -12 13
10. Partick Thistle 13 3 2 8 17 25 -8 11