Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 0 Dumbarton

League - Championship
Saturday, December 16th, 2017, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,103
Referee: Steven Kirkland
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Dumbarton, Dec 16th 2017, Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Dumbarton 

Goalscorers
Carl Tremarco (34) None.

Team Managers
John Robertson Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Mark Ridgers
David Raven
Carl Tremarco
Joe Chalmers
Liam Polworth
John Baird
Jake Mulraney
Connor Bell
Brad Mackay
Coll Donaldson
Charlie Trafford
Scott Gallacher
Craig Barr
Chris McLaughlin
Andy Dowie
Sam Wardrop
Kyle Hutton
Stuart Carswell
Tom Walsh
Calum Gallagher
Greg Morrison
Ally Roy

Bench
Cammy Mackay
Gary Warren
Aaron Doran
George Oakley
Ricky Calder
Collin Seedorf
Alex Cooper
Jamie Ewings
Dougie Hill
Chris Johnston
David Smith
David Wilson
Dimitris Froxylias
Christian Nade

Substitutions
George Oakley for John Baird (66)
Aaron Doran for Connor Bell (67)
Ricky Calder for Jake Mulraney (79)
David Wilson for Calum Gallagher (59)
Christian Nade for Greg Morrison (63)
Dimitris Froxylias for Ally Roy (73)

Bookings
Brad Mackay (90) Kyle Hutton (43)
Christian Nade (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Scott Gallacher (GK) 25 apps -
Craig Barr 22 apps2 goals
Chris McLaughlin 24 apps1 goal
Andy Dowie 23 apps -
Sam Wardrop 21 apps1 goal
Kyle Hutton 21 apps -
Stuart Carswell 30 apps1 goal
Tom Walsh 38 apps4 goals
Calum Gallagher 28 apps1 goal
Greg Morrison 13 apps1 goal
Ally Roy 22 apps2 goals
David Wilson (sub) 22 apps1 goal
Dimitris Froxylias (sub) 13 apps4 goals
Christian Nade (sub) 48 apps12 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Chris McLaughlin (19 years 274 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (34 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 204 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Chris McLaughlin (19 years 274 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (34 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 317 days
Domestic Players:16 (88.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

IN this season's Championship, so many games can be decided with one blow.

Two weeks ago Dumbarton were dishing out that lesson to St Mirren. At Inverness, they had to learn it all over again.

Carl Tremarco's goal for the home side on 33 minutes proved to be the only goal of a game which you could not accuse of being a classic.

Sons worked hard from first minute to last, but were lacking in spark. Where they could easily have put three or four past St Mirren, in this game they found goals, or anything resembling one, hard to come by.

Perhaps the afternoon was best summed up on the hour mark when Tom Walsh sent over a low ball from the left. All it needed was a white sock at full stretch to finish from a yard out. There wasn't one.

It was a closely and bravely fought 90 minutes where there were positives to take. But this was the latest lesson in the importance of cutting edge.

If you were a neutral, you'd probably deem this game to have started well enough. John Baird shot narrowly past for Inverness before Walsh made an early statement of intent.

He surprised several people by going for goal from a narrow angle, but his fierce shot was turned over.

After Brad McKay's overhead kick just missed the bar, Walsh and Greg Morrison were off target with further chances.

Something was bound to go on target sooner or later. Unfortunately for Dumbarton, it was Tremarco's header when a free kick was delivered into the area from a central position.

Early in the second half, Scott Gallacher was the busier goalkeeper. Having rushed back from out of his goal to save Liam Polworth's lob from distance, he then denied Connor Bell in fine fashion.

Then, after Walsh's delivery which had no takers, it was a case of working hard, and dominating possession, but little end product.

The closest Sons got was when David Wilson played Walsh through with five minutes left. His angled shot was just the wrong side of the post.

So the long, dark journey down the A9 was not one of celebration. But other days will be, with more ruthlessness.

Match report by Andy Galloway



Photography by Donald Fullarton

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