Dundee 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, January 4th, 2020, 3:00 PM at Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 5,040
Referee: Don Robertson
Dundee Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Aaron Doran (17)
James Keatings (24)

Team Managers
James McPake John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Jack Hamilton
Cammy Kerr
Jordan McGhee
Josh Meekings
Jordan Marshall
Paul McGowan
Graham Dorrans
Finlay Robertson
Sean Mackie
Danny Johnson
Kane Hemmings
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Shaun Rooney
Kevin McHattie
Carl Tremarco
Charlie Trafford
Aaron Doran
James Vincent
James Keatings
Nikolay Todorov
Miles Storey

Bench
Jordan Forster
Josh Todd
Shaun Byrne
Calum Ferie
Callum Moore
Lyall Cameron
Michael Cunningham
Cameron Mackay
Brad Mckay
Jamie McCart
David Carson
Roddy MacGregor
Jordan White
Mitchell Curry

Substitutions
Josh Todd -> Sean Mackie (62)
Michael Cunningham -> Danny Johnson (85)
Brad Mckay for Miles Storey (46)
David Carson for Charlie Trafford (55)
Jordan White for Nikolay Todorov (72)

Bookings
Danny Johnson (29)
Jordan McGhee (64)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 114 apps -
Carl Tremarco 193 apps15 goals
Coll Donaldson 103 apps4 goals
Shaun Rooney 66 apps8 goals
Kevin McHattie 23 apps -
James Vincent 89 apps6 goals
Aaron Doran 268 apps45 goals
Charlie Trafford 85 apps3 goals
Miles Storey 60 apps16 goals
James Keatings 20 apps5 goals
Nikolay Todorov 23 apps5 goals
Brad Mckay (sub) 130 apps7 goals
David Carson (sub) 26 apps -
Jordan White (sub) 78 apps22 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Nikolay Todorov (23 years 138 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 93 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 177 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (18 years 18 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (34 years 93 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 255 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Inverness dominated the early exchanges and it was no surprise when Aaron Doran opened the scoring with a wham bam thankyou mam effort. Long ball from McHattie to Rooney and then on to Doran for a brilliant opener. Seven minutes later, James Keatings ran through on to a Rooney pass on the counter and finished superbly under Hamilton for a second goal in the 24th minute as the visitors dominance continued. The half time stats showed Inverness with seven attempts on target to zero for Dundee. Despite an improved second 45 from the hosts, Inverness were well worth the three points today and remain second in the Championship.

John Robertson had threatened wholesale changes after the lethargy displayed against Arbroath with only Ridgers and Storey guaranteed their place in the starting XI. The reality though brought home how fragile our squad is. Sean Welsh and Tom Walsh are back in training but not ready for action yet. So, captain Carl Tremarco back in at left back was a no brainer. However, Jamie McCart was dropped to the bench with Kevin McHattie moving to centre back to replace him. That was more of a surprise. James Vincent returned to midfield in place of David Carson with Nikolay Todorov up front for Jordan White. So, three changes, one surprise. Another pleasant surprise would unfold as the afternoon wore on.

Dundee had Josh Meekings in the heart of defence with Dorrans in midfield and Kane Hemmings starting.

Match report written by Immortal Howden Ender



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 20 16 1 3 44 15 29 49
2. Inverness CT 20 11 2 7 29 22 7 35
3. Ayr United 20 10 1 9 33 30 3 31
4. Dundee 20 8 5 7 26 28 -2 29
5. Dunfermline 20 7 4 9 29 27 2 25
6. Queen of the South 19 7 4 8 20 21 -1 25
7. Arbroath 20 7 4 9 18 22 -4 25
8. Partick Thistle 20 6 4 10 27 36 -9 22
9. Greenock Morton 19 7 1 11 25 37 -12 22
10. Alloa Athletic 20 4 6 10 21 34 -13 18