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Inverness CT 0-0 Ayr United

Inverness Caledonian Thistle missed a penalty as they were held to a draw by 10-man Ayr United in the Championship.

Daniel Harvie was sent off for a second booking after his foul on George Oakley resulted in a spot-kick but Liam Polworth shot wide from 12 yards.

Earlier, Caley Thistle's Tom Walsh connected with a Nathan Austin cross but fired past the post.

Michael Rose's header for the visitors forced Mark Ridgers into a save and Lawrence Shankland also threatened.

The Ayr striker's shot ran across the face of goal and wide.

Inverness defender Coll Donaldson had a long-range effort from 30 yards late on but it went narrowly over.

Manager reaction

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "I think in the end Ayr deserved a point. They were brave, they went down to 10 men and still kept playing their football and they were a threat.

"We had lots of domination and plenty chances. We missed a penalty, which was a cardinal sin. Never at any stage did we feel comfortable. We felt we were going to get the goal and create that one chance that was going to do to it. We should have gone on and won the game but didn't create that clear cut chance."

Ayr United manager Ian McCall: "We didn't think it was a sending off, the first yellow card was ridiculous. I've yet to see the penalty. It changed the complexion of the game. I think up until that point it was pretty even. Down to 10 men in the second half I thought we created the two best chances of the game and we defended really well.

"Playing with 10 men you are probably happy with the point but I hate not scoring goals because we've got all the players to score goals."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2RooneyBooked at 49mins
  • 22McKay
  • 5Donaldson
  • 3TremarcoBooked at 19mins
  • 11WalshSubstituted forDoran Coganat 70'minutes
  • 7Polworth
  • 24TraffordSubstituted forMackayat 68'minutes
  • 4Chalmers
  • 14Oakley
  • 9AustinSubstituted forWhiteat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCart
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 15Welsh
  • 16Calder
  • 19White
  • 23Mackay
  • 42Hoban

Ayr

  • 1Doohan
  • 6Geggan
  • 16Adams
  • 5Rose
  • 3HarvieBooked at 30mins
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forFergusonat 31'minutes
  • 8CrawfordBooked at 70mins
  • 4KerrSubstituted forDochertyat 83'minutes
  • 18Murdoch
  • 17Shankland
  • 7MoffatSubstituted forBellat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Moore
  • 11McDaid
  • 12McGuffie
  • 14Ferguson
  • 15Bell
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 23Docherty
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
2,376

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Ayr United 0.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Jamie Adams.

Attempt missed. Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Steven Bell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Docherty replaces Mark Kerr.

Attempt missed. Daniel Mackay (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Oakley (Inverness CT).

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Steven Bell replaces Michael Moffat.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Aaron Doran replaces Tom Walsh.

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

(Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Daniel Mackay replaces Charlie Trafford.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by David Ferguson.

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

Jordan White (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ross Doohan.

Jordan White (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Jordan White replaces Nathan Austin.

Foul by Nathan Austin (Inverness CT).

Michael Rose (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County22004136
2Morton21104224
3Ayr21102024
4Inverness CT21101014
5Dundee Utd21014403
6Dunfermline210145-13
7Partick Thistle210123-13
8Queen of Sth201134-11
9Falkirk200213-20
10Alloa200203-30
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