Scottish Championship
Inverness CT0Arbroath1

Inverness CT 0-1 Arbroath: Dick Campbell's men record maiden away win over hosts

Luke Donnelly
Luke Donnelly's strike on 47 minutes was the difference in the Highlands

Inverness Caledonian Thistle missed the chance to make up ground on Scottish Championship leaders Dundee United with a sobering 1-0 defeat to Arbroath.

A day on from a Tayside derby draw, the Gayfield club recorded their first ever win in Inverness.

Luke Donnelly grabbed the winning goal with the hosts then having a Miles Storey leveller ruled out.

John Robertson's side remain 14 points behind United in second, with Arbroath staying seventh.

After a goalless opening half with the hosts looking the more likely to score through David Carson and Jordan White, neither managed to find the target.

But Donnelly wasted no time after the break, the forward firing home a Bobby Linn ball to put them ahead on 47 minutes.

Frustration mounted for the Highlanders, who have only lost twice at home this season in the league, especially after Storey's strike failed to count.

Inverness CT manager, John Robertson: "We were horrendous, quite as simple and straightforward as that. From the first whistle we looked lacklustre, didn't have any energy, any zip, didn't move the ball about. It looked like the players thought it's only little old Arbroath - little old Arbroath showed exactly what it takes to be a professional football team."

Arbroath manager, Dick Campbell said: "Anybody watching the game today would respect what we're about and it wasn't an undeserved result for me. To come up here and score a great goal like we did is fantastic - and I didn't see my keeper having having a lot to do. I couldn't be happier with points, I'm that soft and might give them Tuesday off now."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 12McHattie
  • 17Storey
  • 8Carson
  • 24Trafford
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forCurryat 64'minutes
  • 7KeatingsSubstituted forMacGregorat 64'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forTodorovat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tremarco
  • 14Vincent
  • 19Todorov
  • 20Curry
  • 21MacKay
  • 22McKay
  • 28MacGregor

Arbroath

  • 21Gaston
  • 6Whatley
  • 4Little
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3HamiltonBooked at 20mins
  • 16Stewart
  • 22VirtanenBooked at 76mins
  • 7GoldSubstituted forMurphyat 83'minutes
  • 11LinnSubstituted forKaderat 73'minutes
  • 8McKenna
  • 15DonnellySubstituted forSpenceat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 2Thomson
  • 9Doris
  • 10Swankie
  • 12Kader
  • 14Spence
  • 18Murphy
Referee:
Graham Beaton
Attendance:
2,287

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Arbroath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Arbroath 1.

Attempt missed. Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Omar Kader (Arbroath).

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

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

Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

Foul by Scott Stewart (Arbroath).

Kevin McHattie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

Attempt saved. Greig Spence (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. James Murphy replaces David Gold.

Attempt saved. David Gold (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Greig Spence replaces Luke Donnelly.

Foul by Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT).

(Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Kevin McHattie (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Miko Virtanen (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Miko Virtanen (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Omar Kader replaces Bobby Linn.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Luke Donnelly (Arbroath).

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

Foul by David Gold (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nikolay Todorov replaces Jordan White.

Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Carson (Inverness CT).

Michael McKenna (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Roddy MacGregor replaces James Keatings.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Mitchell Curry replaces Aaron Doran.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Aaron Doran.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd19151343152846
2Inverness CT1910272722532
3Dundee198562626029
4Ayr199193230228
5Dunfermline197482926325
6Queen of Sth187472020025
7Arbroath197481720-325
8Partick Thistle1963102635-921
9Morton1861112336-1319
10Alloa1945102033-1317
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