Scottish Cup Warm-Up
This hastily arranged kick-about ahead of the Scottish Cup Final on June 3rd was an effort to keep the season jaded legs turning before we head to Hampden Park on June 3rd to take on another Irish outfit, Glasgow Celtic. The Swifts were also needing a run out as they may yet have a relegation battle to play out, depending on the outcome of the Warrenpoint appeal.
Ahead of the meeting, here's the tidy playing field @ Stangmore Park
Dungannon pic.twitter.com/3Qlx4WHYHt— Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC (@ICTFC) May 20, 2023
Inverness would start with a strong selection. Robbie Deas was on the bench along with Dan Mackay, Aaron Doran, Nathan Shaw and Roddy MacGregor. Zak Delaney will fill Robbie Deas left centre back position. Mark Ridgers started in goal and Wallace Duffy and David Carson were on at the same time with Austin Samuels also starting.
It turned out to be a worthwhile exercise at Stangmore Park with all the players getting a run out after the interval. Inverness were quick out of the blocks and were two up after 16 minutes through Cammy Harper and Wallace Duffy. Ridgers saved from Ethan McGhee as Swifts looked to hit back and Billy Mckay had an effort blocked on the half hour. 2-0 at the interval and that was the cue to get some subs on. Steven Scott pulled one back ten minutes after the break but Austin Samuels restored our two goal lead two minutes later. Play was broken thereafter with all the players getting some game time and it ended 3-1 to the visitors.
Full Time 1-3
A good workout for all involved in the build up to the Scottish Cup Final and great to see Roddy MacGregor getting some twenty minutes on the park. Austin Samuels got back on the scoresheet after his lengthy lay off with Harper and Duffy scoring in the first half.
Date: 20/05/2023 Venue: Stangmore Park, Dungannon Attendance: ??? Referee:
Dungannon Swifts: 1
- Manager: Dean Shiels
- Lineup: Dunne; (see team sheet above)
- Subs (not used):
- Scorers: Scott (54)
- Sent Off:
Inverness CT: 3
- Manager: Billy Dodds
- Lineup: Ridgers (C Mackay 64); Duffy (Hyde 64), Devine (Ram 73), Delaney, Harper (Deas 64), Carson (MacGregor 73), Welsh (Woods 45), Allardice (Doran 64), Henderson (Shaw 45), Samuels (Boyd 73),
- B Mckay (D Mackay 45)
- Subs (all used):
- Scorers: Harper (8), Duffy (16), Samuels (56)
- Sent Off:
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