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Inverness CT 5-0 Morton: Keatings scores twice as Highlanders win

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Highlights: Inverness CT 5-0 Morton

Inverness Caledonian Thistle moved up to second in Scottish Championship after thrashing Morton 5-0.

The visitors started well, with Nicky Cadden forcing Mark Ridgers into a save and striking the bar, but the hosts soon seized control.

James Keatings converted after an Aaron Doran shot was saved, then met Jamie McCart's long ball to double the lead.

Jordan White scored a third and, after Cadden missed from the spot, Coll Donaldson and Nikolay Todorov struck.

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "Morton were hard to break down but got the opening goal. In the end I don't think it flattered us. Some of our attacking play in the second half was superb.

"Tonight was tremendous. I was really pleased with the style of play. It's pass and move. We got our reward for our hard work and some of the finishes were first class."

Morton manager David Hopkin: "We tried to get to half-time goalless and we managed to get to 43 minutes. I think it gave the impetus to Inverness and we just continued to give away really sloppy goals.

"I'm disappointed with the performance and I'm disappointed with myself. I've told the players in no uncertain that I won't accept it."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2RooneyBooked at 61mins
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 3Tremarco
  • 11Walsh
  • 14Vincent
  • 8Carson
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forStoreyat 74'minutes
  • 7KeatingsSubstituted forMacGregorat 82'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forTodorovat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 12McHattie
  • 17Storey
  • 19Todorov
  • 21MacKay
  • 24Trafford
  • 28MacGregor

Morton

  • 20Rogers
  • 3Welsh
  • 8McAlister
  • 4McLean
  • 16Strapp
  • 29ColvilleSubstituted forSuttonat 64'minutes
  • 6JacobsBooked at 34mins
  • 7Millar
  • 19CaddenSubstituted forMuirheadat 81'minutes
  • 10NesbittSubstituted forSalkeldat 53'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 11McHugh

Substitutes

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 5Grant
  • 9Muirhead
  • 12Orsi
  • 14Salkeld
  • 18Blues
  • 21Sutton
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
2,136

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Inverness CT 5, Morton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inverness CT 5, Morton 0.

Attempt missed. Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Salkeld (Morton) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Sutton (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Roddy MacGregor replaces James Keatings.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Robbie Muirhead replaces Nicky Cadden.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 5, Morton 0. Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Carson.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nikolay Todorov replaces Jordan White.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 4, Morton 0. Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Keatings.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

Attempt saved. James Keatings (Inverness CT) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jordan White (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Strapp (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Miles Storey replaces Aaron Doran.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

Penalty saved! Nicky Cadden (Morton) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by David Carson (Inverness CT) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Inverness CT 3, Morton 0. Jordan White (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carl Tremarco.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. John Sutton replaces Luca Colville.

Attempt saved. Cameron Salkeld (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Cameron Salkeld (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT).

Nicky Cadden (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Cameron Salkeld (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Vincent (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Salkeld (Morton).

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

Foul by Luca Colville (Morton).

Attempt saved. Cameron Salkeld (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jamie McCart.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Cadden (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Shaun Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Cameron Salkeld replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Chris Millar.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd44001441012
2Inverness CT42118537
3Ayr32015326
4Morton4202912-36
5Dundee412158-35
6Arbroath31112204
7Queen of Sth302112-12
8Dunfermline302135-22
9Partick Thistle301246-21
10Alloa301226-41
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