Scottish Championship
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Inverness CT 3-2 Alloa Athletic: In-form Caley Thistle up to third place

Sean Welsh drills his penalty straight down the middle to make it 2-0 to the home side
Sean Welsh drills his penalty straight down the middle to make it 2-0 to the home side

Aaron Doran scored for the fourth successive match as Inverness Caley Thistle survived a late scare to climb into third spot in the Championship.

The Irishman opened the scoring on 29 minutes, heading in his 11th goal of the season from a Sean Welsh cross.

Welsh made it 2-0 from the penalty spot before half time and Jordan White added a composed finish.

Bottom of the table Alloa rallied with an Alan Trouten penalty and a deflected strike from Iain Flannigan.

However, the Wasps remain three points behind Partick Thistle in the battle to avoid automatic relegation, while the Highlanders are 10 points adrift of Dundee United in second place.

Ayr United drop into fourth place but have two games in hand over Caley Thistle, who travel to Somerset Park on 6 April.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 29McHattie
  • 4ChalmersSubstituted forWalshat 67'minutes
  • 15WelshSubstituted forAustinat 79'minutes
  • 24Trafford
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forMcCauleyat 75'minutes
  • 7Polworth
  • 19White

Substitutes

  • 3Tremarco
  • 8McCauley
  • 9Austin
  • 11Walsh
  • 21Mackay
  • 22McKay
  • 45Machado

Alloa

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 3Dick
  • 6Hetherington
  • 23Shields
  • 15KirkpatrickSubstituted forHamiltonat 61'minutes
  • 11Flannigan
  • 7CawleySubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
  • 19ZanattaBooked at 59mins
  • 10Trouten

Substitutes

  • 9Hamilton
  • 14Brown
  • 16Karadachki
  • 17Peggie
  • 20Goodwin
  • 31Henry
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
2,006

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 2. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match Nathan Austin (Inverness CT) because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Nathan Austin (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Alloa Athletic. Alan Trouten draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathan Austin replaces Sean Welsh because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.