Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1
Ayr United 2
League (Championship)


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Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, February 19th, 2022
Attendance: 1,850


Goalscorers
Nicolson (86) Sean McGinty (35)
Tomi Adeloye (64)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
21 MacKay
2 Duffy
5 Deas
15 Broadfoot
3 Harper
7 Pearson
8 Carson
23 McAlear
17 Chalmers
11 Sutherland
9 Mckay
Aiden McAdams
Sean McGinty
Patrick Reading
Jordan Houston
Andy Murdoch
Mark McKenzie
James Maxwell
Ben Dempsey
Aaron Muirhead
Kerr McInroy
Sam Ashford

Bench
10 Doran
20 Hardy
24 Samuels
28 Hyde
33 Nicolson
41 Esson
Charlie Albinson
Markus Fjortoft
Jack Baird
Blaine Rowe
Ryan Gondoh
Daire OConnor
Tomi Adeloye
Fraser Bryden
Paul Smith

Substitutions
2 Duffy for Hardy 71'minutes
3 Harper for Nicolson 78'minutes
7 Pearson for Doran 78'minutes
17 Chalmers for Hyde 78'minutes
11 Sutherland for Samuels 65'minutes
Blaine Rowe for Jordan Houston (62)
Tomi Adeloye for Sam Ashford (62)
Daire OConnor for James Maxwell (89)
Ryan Gondoh for Mark McKenzie (89)
Paul Smith for Ben Dempsey (89)

Cautions
Harper
Carson
Mark McKenzie

Red Cards
Carson None.

Match Officials

Kevin Clancy (Referee)





Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Inverness Caledonian Thistle are seven points off the top two in the Scottish Championship after losing at home to Ayr United.

Sean McGinty headed Ayr in front 10 minutes before half-time.

Tomi Adeloye struck the visitors' second before Inverness had David Carson sent off for two bookings midway through the second period.

Substitute Lewis Nicolson netted from a difficult angle to reduce the hosts' deficit but they could not get level.

Billy Dodds' Caley Thistle, without a win in nine, remain a point above Raith Rovers while Ayr climb two points clear of eight-placed Greenock Morton.

Inverness manager Billy Dodds: "It conspired against us today. We've had a few chances. I don't think we deserved to be 1-0 down at half-time.

"They get a goal second half and we find ourselves having to come from two behind. It's just not happening for us just now, but we'll keep going at it."

Ayr manager Lee Bullen: "We demanded more from the players at half-time. They came out and showed more of their true colours.

"The boys are in a good place mentally at the moment. We are making progress. Our feet are firmly planted. We know exactly where we are."

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at February 19th, 2022)


2021-22 All Time
Age
Aiden McAdams (GK) - 22 - 22 -
Jordan Houston22 25 - 36 -
Patrick Reading22 312423
Sean McGinty28 251251
Mark McKenzie21 242372
Andy Murdoch - 321522
Kerr McInroy - 4 - 4 -
Aaron Muirhead - 251422
Ben Dempsey22 5 - 5 -
James Maxwell20 274274
Sam Ashford26 5151
Blaine Rowe (sub) - 3 - 3 -
Ryan Gondoh (sub)24 4 - 4 -
Daire OConnor (sub)24 191191
Tomi Adeloye (sub)26 28112811
Paul Smith (sub)19 2 - 5 -






League Table (as at February 19th, 2022)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Arbroath 25 12 10 3 46
2. Kilmarnock 26 14 4 8 46
3. ICT 26 10 9 7 39
4. Raith Rovers 26 9 11 6 38
5. Partick Thistle 22 10 7 5 37
6. Hamilton Academical 26 7 9 10 30
7. Ayr United 26 7 8 11 29
8. Morton 25 6 9 10 27
9. Dunfermline Athletic 25 4 11 10 23
10. Queen of the South 25 4 8 13 20