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    Arbroath 0-0 Inverness CT - Report

    Smokies held in the wind


    A first half of few clear cut opportunities ended scoreless with Arbroath just shading the territorial advantage. An enforced change at the break saw Delaney replace Duffy. The second half went much the same way as the first with Arbroath creating more but Inverness attacking on the break and holding out for a point on the road. With both keepers on fine form, it was no surprise it ended honours even at Gayfield. This will be seen as a better point for the Caley Jags than the Smokies.


    Billy Dodds was without five regulars, but Danny Devine was deemed fit enough to start. George Oakley accompanied Billy Mckay up front. Arbroath had Daniel Fosu up front with Bobby Linn the provider. Late signing Deri Cofu, a former Man City youth squad player, was on the bench.

    Daniel Fosu threatened in the first minute with a header that went wide and George Oakley had a shot cleared away from the goal line by Colin Hamiton after clipping the ball past Gaston as the game opened out.

    Mark Ridgers saved from Bobby Linn and Daniel Mackay did well after cutting in from the left, his shot saved by Derek Gaston. Billy Mckay and Michael McKenna tested the keepers before Mckay dragged an effort wide after twenty minutes from the edge of the box

    Ridgers made a double save to deny Bobby Linn's cross come shot and the follow up from Daniel Fosu, McKenna involved in the mix as well. The whistle blew to halt the move for offside, nonetheless Ridgers kept the ball out.

    The half time whistle ended an untidy spell where Oakley picked up a yellow card after half an hour. This game needed someone to put their foot on the ball and show some composure, sadly nobody did that in a frantic first forty-five

    Half Time: 0-0

    Zak Delaney replaced Wallace Duffy at the interval.

    Hamilton headed over from a corner after fifty-two minutes as the hosts tried to make the breakthrough now playing with the wind early in the second half. The same player headed over minutes later after a couple of corners in quick succession as Inverness lived dangerously.

    Austin Samuels almost beat the offside trap but a marginal decision saw his 'goal' chalked off after he sprinted clear onto a great ball from Dan Mackay.

    Scott Stewart fizzed a wind assisted strike just wide from thirty-yards as Arbroath forced the play with the wind behind them, Inverness by now content to hit on the break.

    Mark Ridgers did well late in the game as he stood tall to deny Kieran Shanks who was through on goal and he reacted quickly to scoop the loose ball clear as the ball bounced towards goal with Shanks lurking. Shanks went down in the process amidst big shouts from behind the goal for a penalty.

    Full Time: 0-0

    ImageA draw was probably about right given both sides were on the ascendency with the wind at their tails. Nothing new in these fixtures, one of the most daunting on the calendar. A lack of clear cut chances and some good blocks and saves resulted in a point apiece. Mark Ridgers probably mostly responsible for the point in his 201st game for the Caley Jags.











    Date: 06/08/2022  Venue: Caledonian Stadium Attendance: 1861 Referee: Colin Steven
    Arbroath: 0

    • Manager: Dick Campbell
    • Lineup:  Gaston; Gold, Little, Hamilton, Hancock, Stewart (Shanks 76), Donnelly (Craigen 68),
    • Low, Linn (Corfe  68), McKenna (Hilson 68), Fosu
    • Subs (not used):  Gill; Jacobs, Paterson,
    • Scorers: none
    • Booked: Fosu (51)
    • Sent Off: none

    Inverness CT: 0

    • Manager: Billy Dodds
    • Lineup:  Ridgers; Carson, Duffy (Delaney 45), Devine, Harper, Shaw, MacGregor,
    • Allardice, D Mackay (Boyd 67), B Mckay (Doran 75), Oakley (Samuels 56)
    • Subs (not used): C Mackay; Nicolson, Hyde,
    • Scorers: none
    • Booked: Oakley (29), Carson (90+3)
    • Sent Off: none


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