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    Inverness CT 2-0 Arbroath - Report

     

    Four in a row

     

    Two of the Championship form teams clashed at the Caledonian Stadium with both clubs on good runs, Arbroath unbeaten in seven games and Inverness just the one defeat over the last seven. Both clubs needing the win for different reasons, and both clubs capable of taking the points. After a dismal first half goals from Nathan Shaw and a Scott Allardice penalty settled the points in our favour. The downside was a red card for Jay Henderson

    A beautiful afternoon gave way to an overcast but calm evening ahead of kick-off. One minute into the game and keeper Derek Gaston was called into action to punch away a shot and Sean Welsh shot wide from a free kick just after as the Caley Jags showed their intent in the opening minutes. Lewis Banks brought Mark Ridgers into the game as he saved his low angled shot after seven minutes. João Baldé had an effort saved by Ridgers midway through the half then picked up a booking minutes later. There was a distinct lack of goalmouth action in the first quarter of the game. Strange given what's at stake for both clubs. Just on the interval Tam O'Brien headed wide from a corner and that brought a poor first half to an end.

    HALF TIME 0-0

    Ten minutes after the break they did it again. Nathan Shaw scored after the Caley Jags broke forward from their own box. Three or four passes later and the final ball through from Jay Henderson saw Shaw scoring at the near post to give the hosts the advantage, his eighth of the season. Billy Mckay headed a Shaw cross over on the hour. Sean Welsh fired one over the bar from twenty-five yards and in the 77th minute Henderson won a spot kick after being brought down in the box. Scott Allardice crashed home from twelve yards to double our advantage. Henderson's joy was short-lived as he was sent off for a clumsy challenge on McKenna a couple of minutes later. Ridgers saved from Bobby Linn but Arbroath were unable to penetrate the home defence and it ended 2-0 to the Caley Jags.

    FULL TIME 2-0

    ImageThe win puts Inverness within two points of fourth place Ayr United. A rubbish first half followed by a two goal second half to take the points. That will do at this stage of the season, grinding out results for another four games...

    Cove up next on Saturday, bring it on :ictscarf:

     

     

     

     

    Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
    Updated table after tonight's results
    1. Dundee 32 16 9 7 57 33 57
    2. Queens Park 32 16 6 10 58 45 54
    3. Partick Thistle 32 15 6 11 58 40 51
    4. Ayr United 32 14 8 10 57 41 50
    5. Inverness CT 32 13 9 10 46 42 48
    6. Morton 32 12 11 9 45 38 47
    7. Raith Rovers 32 11 8 13 43 44 41
    8. Arbroath 32 6 14 12 28 43 32
    9. Hamilton Ac. 32 7 8 17 28 58 29
    10. Cove Rangers 32 6 9 17 35 71 27

    Other games tonight

    Dundee 3-1 Rovers

    Morton 2-0 Accies

     Inverness CT 2-0 Arbroath FC

     


    Date:  11/04/2023  Venue: Caledonian Stadium Attendance: 2038 Referee: Gavin Duncan
     
    Inverness CT: 2

    • Manager: Billy Dodds
    • Lineup:  Ridgers; Carson, Deas, Delaney, Harper, Henderson, Welsh, Allardice,
    • Shaw (Boyd 82), Samuels (D Mackay 74), B Mckay (Woods 66)
    • Subs (not used):  C Mackay; L Nicolson, Devine, Hyde, Doran
    • Scorers: Shaw (53), Allardice (78 pen)
    • Booked: Shaw (32)
    • Sent Off: Henderson (79)

    Arbroath : 0

    • Manager: Dick Campbell
    • Lineup:  Gaston; Banks, Little, O'Brien, Hetherington, Baldé (Tait 45), Gold (Olusanya 65),
    • Stewart (Linn 65), McKenna, Dow (El-Mhanni 65), Hilson (Komolafe 82)
    • Subs (not used): Gill; Jacobs, Allan, Adarkwa
    • Scorers: none
    • Booked: Baldé (21)
    • Sent Off: none

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