Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South0Inverness CTInverness Caledonian Thistle2

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

By Charlie MannBBC Scotland at Palmerston

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by David Carson (Inverness CT).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. James Vincent replaces Roddy MacGregor.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).