Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth0Inverness CT2

Queen of South 0-2 Inverness CT: Doran & Todorov earn win

Inverness CT kept pace with title rivals Dundee United and Ayr United with a hard-fought victory over Queen of the South in Dumfries.

Aaron Doran's goal on the half hour put them in front, and Nikolay Todorov netted in injury-time to seal the win.

The victory ensures John Robertson's side stay within four points of the summit, with leaders Dundee United visiting the Highlands on Saturday.

Stephen Dobbie and Abdul Osman missed chances for Queens, who are seventh.

Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston: "We started well first half then Inverness get a goal which is a bit sloppy from our point of view. I thought second half we were on the front foot for the majority of it and probably should have got an equaliser. But the first goal in this league is vital."

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "We had to be lively because Queen's were bubbling after their win here against United. I thought second half Queen's pushed on to us but we defended really well and we looked a threat on the break. We took the chances at one end and didn't make any mistakes at the other."

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1McCrorie
  • 2MercerBooked at 67mins
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4Kilday
  • 3Holt
  • 6Pybus
  • 25PatonSubstituted forMurrayat 45'minutes
  • 17Osman
  • 19El Bakhtaoui
  • 9HamiltonSubstituted forOliverat 74'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 7Murray
  • 10Oliver
  • 14McCarthy
  • 15Lyon
  • 18Semple
  • 22Gourlay
  • 30Burns

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2RooneyBooked at 60mins
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 3TremarcoBooked at 82mins
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forWalshat 68'minutes
  • 8Carson
  • 24Trafford
  • 20CurrySubstituted forStoreyat 60'minutes
  • 28MacGregorSubstituted forVincentat 78'minutes
  • 19Todorov

Substitutes

  • 9White
  • 11Walsh
  • 12McHattie
  • 14Vincent
  • 17Storey
  • 21MacKay
  • 22McKay
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
1,221

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Inverness CT 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Inverness CT 2.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 0, Inverness CT 2. Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Walsh.

Attempt saved. Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

Miles Storey (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Murray (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT).

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Queen of the South).

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

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Carson (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. James Vincent replaces Roddy MacGregor.

Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).

Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Gary Oliver replaces Jack Hamilton.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Hand ball by Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT).

Foul by Connor Murray (Queen of the South).

Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Tom Walsh replaces Aaron Doran.

Booking

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. David Carson (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Miles Storey replaces Mitchell Curry.

Booking

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robby McCrorie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd1180325121324
2Ayr117042315821
3Inverness CT116231912720
4Dundee115331615118
5Arbroath11425913-414
6Dunfermline113441313013
7Queen of Sth113441010013
8Morton114161525-1013
9Alloa112451120-910
10Partick Thistle112271420-68
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