Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth3Inverness CT3

Queen of the South 3-3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Stephen Dobbie made it 2-0 to Queen of the South
Stephen Dobbie made it 2-0 to Queen of the South, but they could not hold onto their lead

Defiant Inverness fought back from three goals down away to Queen of the South to keep their unbeaten record intact.

Queens Lyndon Dykes opened the scoring with a scrambled effort, before Stephen Dobbie and Josh Todd looked to have made the points safe.

Jamie McCart started the comeback with a header, before Nathan Austin got a toe onto Tom Walsh's drilled shot.

And Sean Welsh won and scored a penalty for Inverness to make it three apiece.

Inverness' undefeated record in the championship continues as they remain fourth in the table, and Queen of the South remain sixth.

Post-match reaction

Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith: "I'm disappointed because at 3-0 up we should have won the game. We were comfortable, we could have been more than 3-0 up.

"We gave away a needless free-kick that allowed them back into the game".

"They got the second goal quickly, then once they got the second goal it was wave after wave of attack."

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "For 70 minutes Queen of the South should have been six or seven nothing up.

"They were the best team, they outfought us, they outplayed us, they outrun us, they bullied us, they played some magnificent football.

"We got a goal out of nothing, and then we get another quick goal and you think we might have a wee chance here, and then we get a penalty."

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Leighfield
  • 6Doyle
  • 4Fordyce
  • 12Semple
  • 3Marshall
  • 7StirlingBooked at 79minsSubstituted forNormanat 82'minutes
  • 8Jacobs
  • 14HarkinsSubstituted forMurrayat 86'minutes
  • 10Todd
  • 11Dobbie
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 2Mercer
  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 21Frizzell
  • 22Norman
  • 27Irving
  • 31Gibson

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 22McKay
  • 6McCart
  • 5DonaldsonBooked at 79mins
  • 4Chalmers
  • 15WelshBooked at 65mins
  • 24TraffordBooked at 42minsSubstituted forWhiteat 57'minutes
  • 11Walsh
  • 7Polworth
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forMacgregorat 87'minutes
  • 14OakleySubstituted forAustinat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Austin
  • 19White
  • 35Macgregor
  • 40Harper
  • 42Hoban
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,233

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Inverness CT 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Inverness CT 3.

Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Jack Leighfield.

Attempt saved. Nathan Austin (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by David Norman (Queen of the South).

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Chalmers (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Roddy Macgregor replaces Aaron Doran.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Gary Harkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. David Norman replaces Andy Stirling.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Inverness CT 3. Sean Welsh (Inverness CT) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Inverness CT. Aaron Doran draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Joe Chalmers.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Inverness CT 2. Nathan Austin (Inverness CT) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Walsh.

Attempt blocked. Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Inverness CT 1. Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Chalmers.

Nathan Austin (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Sean Welsh (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Welsh (Inverness CT).

Josh Todd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Inverness CT 0. Josh Todd (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andy Stirling.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathan Austin replaces George Oakley.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Jordan White replaces Charlie Trafford.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr1493225121330
2Ross County137422491525
3Dundee Utd137332016424
4Inverness CT1441001913622
5Morton145541821-320
6Queen of Sth144642418618
7Dunfermline134361219-715
8Alloa13256917-811
9Partick Thistle1431101225-1310
10Falkirk142210821-138
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