Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2
Ayr United 2
League (Championship)


ICT 

2 - 2

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, November 19th, 2022
Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 2,066


Goalscorers
Shaw (6,87) Mark McKenzie (66)
Dipo Akinyemi (82)

Team Managers
Billy Dodds Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
21 MacKay
8 Carson
15 Ram
6 Devine
2 Duffy
22 Shaw
4 Welsh
3 Harper
10 Doran
30 Boyd
9 Mckay
Charlie Albinson .21
Patrick Reading .3
Sean McGinty .5
Alex Kirk .15
Daire OConnor .10
Josh Mullin .14
Nick McAllister .17
Ben Dempsey .8
Andy Murdoch .6
Dipo Akinyemi .9
Sam Ashford .23

Bench
1 Ridgers
14 Oakley
16 Hyde
34 Strachan
35 MacKay
37 Nicolson
Aiden McAdams .1
Kinlay Bilham .26
Finn Ecrepont .25
David Bangala .29
Mark McKenzie .22
Paul Smith .31
Logan Chalmers
Brad Young .18
Fraser Bryden .30

Substitutions
Devine - Hyde (76)
Boyd - Oakley (84)
Logan Chalmers for Daire OConnor (44)
Mark McKenzie for Sam Ashford (61)
Brad Young for Josh Mullin (61)
Finn Ecrepont for Alex Kirk (93)

Cautions
None. Nick McAllister

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Grant Irvine (Referee)





Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Scottish Championship leaders Ayr United had their lead cut to a point after they were denied by a late Inverness Caledonian Thistle leveller.

Nathan Shaw's equaliser, his second of the game after opening the scoring, means the visitors' lead over Morton and Dundee is now a slender one.

Mark McKenzie had levelled and Dipo Akinyemi gave Ayr the lead in the final 10 minutes with his 14th in 16 games.

But Inverness, missing nine players, snatched a point.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle head coach Billy Dodds: "It was a collective but there were some good individual performances.

"I was delighted with the spirit and the quality. We had to ride our luck at times in the second-half. I thought we deserved more out of the game but we'll take a point."

Ayr United manager Lee Bullen: "I think there were spells where both teams felt they weren't going to get anything out of it.

"When you go 2-1 up with six, seven, eight minutes to go you hope to see it out. But it didn't happen that way. To be honest with you, it would have been harsh on Inverness."

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at November 19th, 2022)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 18 - 29 -
Alex Kirk20 142142
Sean McGinty29 161512
Patrick Reading23 20 - 723
Josh Mullin - 123123
Daire OConnor25 14 - 391
Andy Murdoch - 192784
Ben Dempsey22 213283
Nick McAllister21 12 - 25 -
Dipo Akinyemi25 21152115
Sam Ashford26 18 - 312
Finn Ecrepont (sub)20 7 - 11 -
Mark McKenzie (sub)22 193675
Brad Young (sub) - 9292
Logan Chalmers (sub)22 6262






League Table (as at November 19th, 2022)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Ayr United 16 8 5 3 29
2. Morton 16 8 4 4 28
3. Dundee 16 8 4 4 28
4. Queen's Park 16 8 3 5 27
5. Partick Thistle 16 7 2 7 23
6. ICT 16 6 5 5 23
7. Raith Rovers 16 7 1 8 22
8. Cove Rangers 16 4 5 7 17
9. Arbroath 16 2 6 8 12
10. Hamilton Academical 16 2 5 9 11