Scottish Championship
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Inverness CT 4-0 Brechin City

Connor Bell scores
Connor Bell (far right) headed the third Inverness goal

Inverness Caledonian Thistle moved seven points clear of the Scottish Championship relegation zone with victory over bottom side Brechin City.

The match survived an afternoon pitch inspection and the hosts scored twice within the opening nine minutes through Brad McKay and John Baird.

Connor Bell and George Oakley added to Caley's lead in the second half.

The result leaves Brechin still without a league win this term and six points adrift of Falkirk.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 28Ridgers
  • 2Raven
  • 22McKay
  • 23Donaldson
  • 3Tremarco
  • 15MulraneySubstituted forCooperat 81'minutes
  • 7Polworth
  • 24Trafford
  • 4ChalmersBooked at 57mins
  • 9BairdSubstituted forOakleyat 64'minutes
  • 20BellSubstituted forDoran Coganat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Warren
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 14Oakley
  • 16Calder
  • 17Seedorf
  • 21Cooper
  • 31Mackay

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 29Smith
  • 20Crighton
  • 15Spark
  • 6Dale
  • 8Graham
  • 11WattSubstituted forSinclairat 70'minutes
  • 3DyerBooked at 12minsSubstituted forLynasat 54'minutes
  • 17McLennanSubstituted forOrsiat 76'minutes
  • 10Layne

Substitutes

  • 4Fusco
  • 12O'Neil
  • 14Lynas
  • 18Orsi
  • 21Sinclair
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
1,801

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home12
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 4, Brechin City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 4, Brechin City 0.

Foul by George Oakley (Inverness CT).

Euan Smith (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aron Lynas (Brechin City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 4, Brechin City 0. George Oakley (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Trafford.

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Alex Cooper (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

George Oakley (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Sinclair (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Finn Graham (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Isaac Layne (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Alex Cooper replaces Jake Mulraney.

Attempt missed. Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Foul by Jake Mulraney (Inverness CT).

Sean Crighton (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Isaac Layne (Brechin City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Kalvin Orsi replaces Connor McLennan.

Attempt missed. Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Paul McLean.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Jordan Sinclair replaces Liam Watt.

Attempt missed. Isaac Layne (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Liam Polworth.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Brad McKay.

Attempt blocked. Connor McLennan (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by George Oakley (Inverness CT).

Sean Crighton (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. George Oakley replaces John Baird.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Aaron Doran replaces Connor Bell.

Brad McKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Connor McLennan (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Connor Bell (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor McLennan (Brechin City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren1492329181129
2Dundee Utd148331813527
3Livingston147432418625
4Dunfermline1465329151423
5Queen of Sth146442319422
6Morton145542015520
7Inverness CT144461718-116
8Dumbarton143651320-715
9Falkirk14167925-169
10Brechin140311930-213
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