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THE MATCHDAY THREAD

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Inverness CT -V- Alloa Athletic

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October 12th @ 3PM, Caledonian Stadium
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Warm(ish) and sunny in the ground. Here’s to a good 90 minutes!

The ref is John McKendrick: oh dear!!

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Bulk of possession so far but pretty even. 

Curry is playing as our striker, supported by MacGregor. 

 

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Curry 1-0. Played in by a bad Alloa pass but he took it very well. 

Probably just deserved as poor game so far. Only other highlights two chances MacGregor failed to take in front of goal  

That half is best described as scrappy. We have been too slow in the main. Alloa have rarely threatened. 

Hopefully a better second half will follow. 

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I agree. Doran has slowed play. Seen little of Storey. Curry and MacGregor lively but not getting much ball to use. 

Rooney has created most when he has gone forward  

Harper has had a good 45.

Hope Machado appears at some point in the second half. 

Todorov not in squad: is he injured?

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Great to see Machado turn it in at the back post. 

Comfortable win but it felt quite a flat game overall. 

Second half performance was better than first. 

Hard to see how Alloa troubled Dundee United though.

 

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3-0 Full time

Got to be aiming to win this now, if we weren't already.

The teams left :

Connahs Quay/Partick

Clyde

Elgin

Raith

Wrexham

Wouldn't mind a trip to Borough Briggs in the next round !

 

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First half caley couldn't find a way through the Alloa defence sitting deep. They had plenty possession and pressed Alloa when they had possession. Gifted the first goal but Curry took it well. Needed a second and a good hit by Trafford deflected into the net. After that caley stopped pressing and Alloa should really have got at least one goal; hitting the woodwork twice and calling Mackay into action. Machado third from close range from an excellent Storey cross.  Same again next week would do.

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Well done lads!!

No reason we can't win the trophy.

Moving to Fife at the end of the month, so an away trip to Raith would be ideal!!

We seem to be getting into the winning habit...................

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Back home now and have read my comments which are probably a bit negative on reflection.

We did the job, had a comfortable win, got game time for some fringe and younger players and are in the quarter finals.

Mackay really only had one meaningful save to make and dealt with it at the second attempt, whilst he had no chance with the two attempts Alloa hit the woodwork with. 

Rooney was dangerous, but could have been given the ball more by Storey when he was looking to overlap. 

Harper had a decent game, particularly first half, largely taking a safety first approach. 

Donaldson and McHattie has a comfortable afternoon in the main. 

Trafford was busy and it was a powerful shot that took a deflection. Carson chases and harried and used the ball well when he had it. 

I was a bit disappointed by Storey. He kept the ball when a pass could have given us better opportunities, particularly when Rooney was upfield,  but his pace was troubling the defence and his cross set up the third. 

Doran kept the ball well, but tended to slow play down.

MacGregor had two chances in the first half. The first was a difficult header from a powerful Rooney cross. The second fell to him but he couldn’t get enough on the ball. 

I was surprised Curry started up front rather than wide. He took his goal well and  had a couple of other efforts. 

White was a nuisance to the defence when he came on, whilst Vincent was steady. 

Highlight was the late cameo from Machado and the sheer joy when he scored at the back post. 

Only 973 there, if I heard the tannoy announcement correctly. 

And John McKendrick had a good afternoon as referee. 

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Not the greatest performance, but job done.  We rode our luck a bit.  Dominated possession but never created too much.  When we did create we were wasteful in front of goal and took the lead thanks to major defensive blunder which Curry did well to take full advantage of.  Good to see Curry and Machado score their first goals for the club.  MacGregor was generally pretty lively but should have opened the scoring on a couple of occasions in the first half,  He was unlucky in the second half when a good low shot was very well saved by the Alloa keeper. He's a good prospect but needs to get a goal or two to settle the nerves. Biggest surprise of the day was a decent performance from John McKendrick.  Probably an easy game to referee but he kept the game flowing.  Did well not to book Carson for a rash challenge and his lengthy warning was as much a message to the rest of the players as it was to Carson. Another home draw in the cup and the same result next week will do nicely.

 

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3 hours ago, Robert said:

Great to see Machado turn it in at the back post. 

Comfortable win but it felt quite a flat game overall. 

Second half performance was better than first. 

Hard to see how Alloa troubled Dundee United though.

 

Report for Alan Simpson :wink:

2 hours ago, Robert said:

Back home now and have read my comments which are probably a bit negative on reflection.

We did the job, had a comfortable win, got game time for some fringe and younger players and are in the quarter finals.

Mackay really only had one meaningful save to make and dealt with it at the second attempt, whilst he had no chance with the two attempts Alloa hit the woodwork with. 

Rooney was dangerous, but could have been given the ball more by Storey when he was looking to overlap. 

Harper has a decent game, particularly first half, largely taking a safety first approach. 

Donaldson and McHattie has a comfortable afternoon in the main. 

Trafford was busy and it was a powerful shot that took a deflection. Carson chases and harried and used the ball well when he had it. 

I was a bit disappointed by Storey. He kept the ball when a pass could have given us better opportunities, particularly when Rooney was upfield,  but his pace was troubling the defence and his cross set up the third. 

Doran kept the ball well, but tended to slow play down.

MacGregor had two chances in the first half. The first was a difficult header from a powerful Rooney cross. The second fell to him but he couldn’t get enough on the ball. 

I was surprised Curry started up front rather than wide. He took his goal well and  had a couple of other efforts. 

White was a nuisance to the defence when he came on, whilst Vincent was steady. 

Highlight was the late cameo from Machado and the sheer joy when he scored at the back post. 

Only 973 there, if I heard the tannoy announcement correctly. 

And John McKendrick has a good afternoon as referee. 

Report for everyone else :lol: thanks Robert

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Thought we were very wasteful from plenty of promising positions. Storey was a particular culprit. Curry took his goal well and probably could have had another couple. MacGregor missed a great opportunity with his head. Doran ran round in circles and Alloa were nowhere to be seen until we were 2-0 ahead. They managed to hit woodwork twice when the game should have been beyond them and we snozed a bit. Well done Matheus, Brazilliant stuff.

Pass marks for Trafford, Carson, McHattie, MacGregor, Harper, Donaldson.

Been said above, but we were a bit pedestrian at times, however, it's all about getting into the next round.

 

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1 hour ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

Three foreigners win it to hopefully bring on foreign opposition. The only way we will get back into Europe. Sick.

Wouldn't quite count Wales or England as "Foreign" to be fair...

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