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Inverness CT 2-1 Arbroath: Highlanders mark anniversary with win

Arbroath's Darren Jamieson fumbles the ball allowing Inverness to take the lead.
Arbroath's Darren Jamieson fumbled Miles Storey's shot to give Inverness the points

Inverness Caledonian Thistle marked the 25th anniversary of their first game - against Arbroath - by coming from behind to beat the Gayfield side 2-1.

The Highlanders were unable to match the 5-2 scoreline of 1994, but did recover from Bobby Linn's early goal to earn their first Championship points.

Aaron Doran converted from James Keatings' pass just before the break.

Then Arbroath goalkeeper Darren Jamieson fumbled Miles Storey's strike into the net eight minutes from time.

Michael McKenna could have levelled it for the visitors with a close-range effort in the dying minutes, but Mark Ridgers saved to ensure all three points stay in the Highlands.

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "There was a lot of distractions this week with everything going on - the 25th anniversary, fact it was Arbroath and the launch of the Alan Hercher Enclosure and our tribute to our first ever captain today.

"I thought we started well. We lost a goal and it rocked us a bit but then we got a really good equaliser and we kept pressing and pressing and pressing and eventually got the goal."

Arbroath manager Dick Campbell: "We are winning 1-0 and we end up losing 2-1 and the second goal is a mistake by the keeper - you would expect him any time to stop that shot.

"I've no complaints about the way we are going about our jobs. We've seen in these first two games that we really have to work hard. But the harder you work the luckier you get."

The Inverness CT players who appeared in that first match wore red armbands in tribute to former captain Alan Hercher, who scored a hat-trick in that game
Inverness CT players who appeared in that first match wore red armbands in tribute to former captain Alan Hercher, who scored a hat-trick in that game

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 5DonaldsonBooked at 47mins
  • 6McCart
  • 3Tremarco
  • 11Walsh
  • 8Carson
  • 14Vincent
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forTodorovat 73'minutes
  • 7Keatings
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forStoreyat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McHattie
  • 17Storey
  • 19Todorov
  • 21MacKay
  • 24Trafford
  • 26Harper
  • 28MacGregor

Arbroath

  • 1Jamieson
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Little
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 16StewartSubstituted forDonnellyat 84'minutes
  • 18MurphySubstituted forGoldat 74'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 11Linn
  • 9DorisSubstituted forMcKennaat 16'minutes
  • 14SpenceBooked at 5mins

Substitutes

  • 7Gold
  • 8McKenna
  • 12Kader
  • 15Donnelly
  • 17Wilson
  • 21Gaston
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
2,298

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 2, Arbroath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 2, Arbroath 1.

Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

Attempt saved. Luke Donnelly (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT).

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Attempt blocked. James Keatings (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Luke Donnelly replaces Scott Stewart.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 2, Arbroath 1. Miles Storey (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Vincent.

Foul by James Keatings (Inverness CT).

David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miles Storey (Inverness CT).

Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. David Gold replaces James Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nikolay Todorov replaces Aaron Doran.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Scott Stewart.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by James Murphy.

Attempt blocked. James Keatings (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

James Keatings (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath).

David Carson (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Murphy (Arbroath).

Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

Greig Spence (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Michael McKenna (Arbroath).

Attempt blocked. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

David Carson (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Murphy (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Miles Storey replaces Jordan White.

Attempt missed. Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Foul by James Murphy (Arbroath).

James Keatings (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd22006246
2Dundee21103214
3Morton21016513
4Ayr21014313
5Inverness CT210135-23
6Dunfermline20203302
7Queen of Sth20201102
8Partick Thistle201123-11
9Arbroath201112-11
10Alloa201125-31
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