Inverness CT v Ayr Utd

Scottish Championship August 11, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium

Recap

Written by Adam Sturrock 

ICTFC failed to take advantage against ten man Ayr United, as it ended in a goal-less draw during the Caley Jags’ first home game of the domestic season.

It was a day of mixed feelings. The game was in dedication to recently passed away, Alan Hercher, a legend of the club having led ICTFC as their first captain, post formation. The match was also notable due to the fact that Aaron Doran made his 200th appearance, who came on in the second half in an attempt to create a chance for the team.

The two sides hadn’t met in the league since 2010, in ICT’s crowning 7-0 away win, shortly after picking up their promotion to the Scottish Premier League. But this Ayr side was a completely different challenge, having won their last five games in all competitions.

From the kick-off, it didn’t take long for ICT to fashion an attempt on goal, with a curling right footed shot from Walsh. The attempt just missing the far corner at the second minute.The first booking of the game followed several minutes later with Daniel Harvie catching Shaun Rooney late – and that mistake came back to haunt him at the 30 minute mark.

A shove on Oakley in the box awarded a penalty to the home side and a second yellow above Harvie’s head. Ayr were down to 10 men and Polworth placed the ball on the spot to extend the advantage.Fans stood on their feet expecting the ball to bulge but the shot was wide of the target. Perhaps it wasn’t the side’s day as ten minutes later, Nathan Austin received the ball, through on goal but also failed to capitalise.

In the second half, substitutes of ICTFC couldn’t shift the tide in favour of the home side and both sides had to settle for a point apiece

Inverness CT: Ridgers, Rooney, Mckay, Donaldson, Tremarco, Chalmers, Trafford (Mackay 68), Polworth, Walsh (Doran 70), Oakley, Austin (White 59)

Ayr Utd: Doohan, Geegan, Adams, Rose, Harvie, Forrest (Ferguson 31), Crawford, Kerr (Docherty 83), Murdoch, Moffat (Bell 74), Shankland

Attendance: 2,376

Referee: Andrew Dallas

Details

Date Time League Season
August 11, 2018 3:00 pm Scottish Championship 2018/19

Venue

Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
3939 A9, Inverness IV1 1FB, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Inverness CT000
Ayr Utd000

Inverness CT

1Mark Ridgers Goalkeeper
2Shaun Rooney Defender
22Brad Mckay Defender
5Coll Donaldson Defender
3Carl Tremarco Defender
4Joe Chalmers Midfielder
24Charlie Trafford 27 Midfielder
7Liam Polworth Midfielder
9Nathan Austin 19 Forward
11Tom Walsh 10 Midfielder
14George Oakley Forward
19Jordan White 9 Forward
27Daniel Mackay 24 Forward
10Aaron Doran 11 Forward

Manager: John Robertson
Assistant Manager: Scott Kellacher
First Team Coach/ U18s Manager: Barry Wilson
Goalkeeper Coach/ U18s Assistant: Ryan Esson