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Inverness CT 3-2 Alloa Athletic: In-form Caley Thistle up to third place

Sean Welsh drills his penalty straight down the middle to make it 2-0 to the home side
Sean Welsh drills his penalty straight down the middle to make it 2-0 to the home side

Aaron Doran scored for the fourth successive match as Inverness Caley Thistle survived a late scare to climb into third spot in the Championship.

The Irishman opened the scoring on 29 minutes, heading in his 11th goal of the season from a Sean Welsh cross.

Welsh made it 2-0 from the penalty spot before half time and Jordan White added a composed finish.

Bottom of the table Alloa rallied with an Alan Trouten penalty and a deflected strike from Iain Flannigan.

However, the Wasps remain three points behind Partick Thistle in the battle to avoid automatic relegation, while the Highlanders are 10 points adrift of Dundee United in second place.

Ayr United drop into fourth place but have two games in hand over Caley Thistle, who travel to Somerset Park on 6 April.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 29McHattie
  • 4ChalmersSubstituted forWalshat 67'minutes
  • 15WelshSubstituted forAustinat 79'minutes
  • 24Trafford
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forMcCauleyat 75'minutes
  • 7Polworth
  • 19White

Substitutes

  • 3Tremarco
  • 8McCauley
  • 9Austin
  • 11Walsh
  • 21Mackay
  • 22McKay
  • 45Machado

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 3Dick
  • 6Hetherington
  • 23Shields
  • 15KirkpatrickSubstituted forHamiltonat 61'minutes
  • 11Flannigan
  • 7CawleySubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
  • 19ZanattaBooked at 59mins
  • 10Trouten

Substitutes

  • 9Hamilton
  • 14Brown
  • 16Karadachki
  • 17Peggie
  • 20Goodwin
  • 31Henry
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
2,006

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 2.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 2. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nathan Austin (Inverness CT) because of an injury.

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

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Nathan Austin (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Alloa Athletic. Alan Trouten draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathan Austin replaces Sean Welsh because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Darren McCauley replaces Aaron Doran.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Brown replaces Kevin Cawley.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

Attempt saved. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Steven Hetherington.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Tom Walsh replaces Joe Chalmers.

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 0. Jordan White (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Polworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jack Hamilton replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.

Booking

Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Shields (Alloa Athletic).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County28176550272357
2Dundee Utd3016774135655
3Inverness CT29111264133845
4Ayr27127842281443
5Dunfermline29117113031-140
6Morton28810102736-934
7Queen of Sth2879123535030
8Falkirk2979133140-930
9Partick Thistle2985163147-1629
10Alloa2968153046-1626
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