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

Match ends, Arbroath 3, Inverness CT 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 3, Inverness CT 0.

Foul by Ben Stirling (Arbroath).

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

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

Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

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

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

Foul by Omar Kader (Arbroath).

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

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.

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

Foul by Miles Storey (Inverness CT).

Foul by Ben Stirling (Arbroath).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Michael McKenna replaces Scott Stewart.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Aaron Doran replaces Tom Walsh.

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

Attempt saved. Omar Kader (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Miko Virtanen (Arbroath).

Miles Storey (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

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

Attempt missed. Steven Doris (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Omar Kader replaces Luke Donnelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Steven Doris replaces Bobby Linn.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Mitchell Curry replaces Nikolay Todorov.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Jordan White replaces James Keatings.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Brad McKay.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Carl Tremarco.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Miles Storey.

Booking

Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Tremarco (Inverness CT).

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 2, Inverness CT 0. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Arbroath. Colin Hamilton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Brad McKay (Inverness CT) after a foul in the penalty area.

Miko Virtanen (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd13100330121830
2Ayr138052819924
3Dundee136341818021
4Inverness CT136251918120
5Arbroath136251414020
6Dunfermline134451615116
7Queen of Sth134451313016
8Alloa133461423-913
9Morton134181729-1213
10Partick Thistle133281725-811
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