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Inverness CT 2-2 Alloa Athletic

Brad McKay celebrates scoring
Brad McKay scored the first of four goals in Inverness

Inverness were held to a draw by 10-man Alloa Athletic in a tumultuous match featuring three penalties.

Inverness defender Brad McKay headed in the opener, but Andy Graham levelled before the break.

Sean Welsh converted from the spot early in the second half to nudge the hosts ahead as Zdravko Karadachki was dismissed for conceding the penalty.

Coll Donaldson struck the bar with a second Inverness spot-kick and Iain Flannigan equalised from 12 yards.

The third penalty secured Alloa their first point of the season, ensuring they sit above bottom side Falkirk, while Inverness are fifth.

Caley Thistle thought they had taken the lead after just six minutes but George Oakley's effort was ruled out for offside.

McKay soon had John Robertson's men in front after heading home Liam Polworth's corner.

Alloa's Dario Zantta was denied a fine solo goal by the legs of Inverness stopper Mark Ridgers, but Graham diverted Flannigan's free-kick into the home net to level.

After Karadachki's foul and second booking, Welsh converted from the spot.

Ricky Calder earned Inverness another penalty, but Donaldson thundered his shot off the bar.

And Caley Thistle were punished three minutes from time when Shaun Rooney fouled Jake Hastie and Flannigan made no mistake with his penalty.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson: "It's inexcusable. You cannot create 15, 16, 17 clear-cut chances and miss them.

"We should be sitting comfortably on nine points with a good goal difference but we are now stuck in the middle of the table because we simply haven't been clinical enough at either end.

"We've got very good youngsters who may well start to come into plans. We've been loyal to the team that started the vast majority of last season and players who have done well for the club but now maybe we need to start looking to shake it up a bit."

Alloa Athletic manager Jim Goodwin: "I've got some great experienced players who drive the young boys on and they have got a never say die attitude. We never give up.

"Inverness were definitely the better team but that's because of the man advantage. I'm just really, really proud of my players. Today is one of those moments where the guys stuck at the task and dug in and got their just rewards."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 22McKay
  • 5Donaldson
  • 3Tremarco
  • 7Polworth
  • 15WelshSubstituted forCalderat 64'minutes
  • 4Chalmers
  • 11WalshBooked at 32mins
  • 14OakleyBooked at 24minsSubstituted forDoran Coganat 72'minutes
  • 9AustinSubstituted forWhiteat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCart
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 16Calder
  • 19White
  • 23Mackay
  • 24Trafford
  • 42Hoban

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 16KaradachkiBooked at 48mins
  • 3Dick
  • 15Hastie
  • 11Flannigan
  • 6HetheringtonSubstituted forBurtat 78'minutes
  • 7CawleySubstituted forBrownat 65'minutes
  • 19Zanatta
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forPeggieat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Trouten
  • 12Burt
  • 14Brown
  • 17Peggie
  • 20Goodwin
  • 31Henry
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
2,269

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 2, Alloa Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 2, Alloa Athletic 2.

Foul by Tom Walsh (Inverness CT).

Reis Peggie (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt saved. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 2, Alloa Athletic 2. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Alloa Athletic. Jake Hastie draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Jordan White (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Neil Parry.

Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Burt replaces Steven Hetherington.

Attempt missed. Riccardo Calder (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Aaron Doran replaces George Oakley.

Penalty missed! Still Inverness CT 2, Alloa Athletic 1. Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

Penalty Inverness CT. Riccardo Calder draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Foul by Liam Polworth (Inverness CT).

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Brown replaces Kevin Cawley.

Foul by George Oakley (Inverness CT).

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Riccardo Calder replaces Sean Welsh.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Attempt blocked. Jordan White (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Foul by Sean Welsh (Inverness CT).

Reis Peggie (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Jordan White replaces Nathan Austin.

Attempt missed. Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Reis Peggie replaces Greig Spence.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr32106157
2Morton32106337
3Dundee Utd32017526
4Ross County32015326
5Inverness CT31203215
6Queen of Sth31116424
7Partick Thistle310236-33
8Dunfermline310259-43
9Alloa301225-31
10Falkirk300316-50
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