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

By Amy MacBeathBBC Sport Scotland at the Caledonian Stadium
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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Arbroath 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Arbroath 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Omar Kader (Arbroath).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Stewart (Arbroath).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. James Murphy replaces David Gold.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Greig Spence replaces Luke Donnelly.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

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

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