Scottish Championship
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Arbroath 3-0 Inverness CT: hosts cruise to shock win

Linn's penalty was his fifth goal of the season and put Arbroath 2-0 up
Linn's penalty was his fifth goal of the season and put Arbroath 2-0 up

Arbroath stunned promotion-chasing Inverness CT with a thumping 3-0 win at Gayfield to move level on points with their opponents in the Scottish Championship.

Scott Stewart grabbed a first-half opener for last season's League One winners, with Bobby Linn's penalty and Omar Kader completing the rout.

Dick Campbell's side stay fifth, behind Inverness on goal difference.

It was a third defeat in four games for John Robertson's Caley Thistle side.

They still occupy the final play-off spot, but are now 10 points adrift of leaders Dundee United.

Part-timers Arbroath, though, have won four of their last five league games as they continue to upset the odds in the second tier.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 21Gaston
  • 19Stirling
  • 4Little
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 16StewartSubstituted forMcKennaat 81'minutes
  • 22Virtanen
  • 6Whatley
  • 7Gold
  • 15DonnellySubstituted forKaderat 68'minutes
  • 11LinnSubstituted forDorisat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 8McKenna
  • 9Doris
  • 12Kader
  • 14Spence
  • 18Murphy
  • 20Campbell

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 22McKay
  • 5DonaldsonBooked at 38mins
  • 6McCart
  • 3TremarcoBooked at 57mins
  • 11WalshSubstituted forDoran Coganat 79'minutes
  • 24Trafford
  • 8Carson
  • 17Storey
  • 7KeatingsSubstituted forWhiteat 67'minutes
  • 19TodorovBooked at 39minsSubstituted forCurryat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9White
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 14Vincent
  • 20Curry
  • 21MacKay
  • 26Harper
  • 36Hyde
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
1,173

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 3, Inverness CT 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 3, Inverness CT 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Stirling (Arbroath).

  4. Post update

    Jordan White (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan White (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Omar Kader (Arbroath).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Arbroath 3, Inverness CT 0. Omar Kader (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael McKenna.

  12. Post update

    Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Miles Storey (Inverness CT).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ben Stirling (Arbroath).

  15. Post update

    Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Michael McKenna replaces Scott Stewart.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ricky Little.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Aaron Doran replaces Tom Walsh.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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