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Inverness CT 3-2 Greenock Morton: Nikolay Todorov nets in stoppage time

By Eilidh DaviesBBC Sport Scotland at Caledonian Stadium
Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Nikolay Todorov (right)
Nikolay Todorov (right) has scored two goals in two games

Nikolay Todorov's stoppage-time winner against Greenock Morton moved Inverness Caledonian Thistle three points clear in second in the Scottish Championship.

With Dundee United drawing at Ayr United, the Highlanders also narrowed the gap at the top to 16 points.

Jordan White headed the hosts in front before half-time, but Aidan Nesbitt equalised from close range.

Shaun Rooney's header restored the lead and Reese Lyon levelled from close range before Todorov nodded the winner.

The former Hearts striker's second goal in two games ends Morton's six-game unbeaten run as David Hopkin's side stay fifth but slip two points behind Dundee, who drew at home to Alloa Athletic.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson: "It was a rollercoaster. I thought first half we were great. Danny Rodgers kept the score down - we should have been two or three ahead.

"It's 2-2 and you think it's going to be two points dropped. They hung in there and big Toddy's popped up for the last-gasp winner. It's a big, big three points for us."

Greenock Morton manager David Hopkin: "Bitterly disappointed but fantastic effort from my players because I thought we deserved at least a point.

"We've not matched three headers and that's what's cost us, but everything else in the game I thought we were the better team."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Rooney
  • 5Toshney
  • 12McHattie
  • 3Tremarco
  • 11Walsh
  • 8Carson
  • 24TraffordBooked at 64mins
  • 17StoreySubstituted forKeatingsat 79'minutes
  • 28MacGregorSubstituted forDoran Coganat 73'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forTodorovat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Keatings
  • 10Doran Cogan
  • 19Todorov
  • 21MacKay
  • 26Harper
  • 42Davies

Morton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 20Rogers
  • 2TumiltyBooked at 74mins
  • 5McGinty
  • 30Baird
  • 16StrappBooked at 90mins
  • 8McAlister
  • 18Blues
  • 10NesbittSubstituted forMcGuffieat 72'minutes
  • 29ColvilleSubstituted forLyonat 68'minutes
  • 19Cadden
  • 12OrsiSubstituted forMcLeanat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 4McLean
  • 7Millar
  • 9Muirhead
  • 11McHugh
  • 15McGuffie
  • 17Lyon
Referee:
Craig Napier
Attendance:
1,772

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 3, Morton 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 3, Morton 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 3, Morton 2. Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Keatings.

  4. Post update

    James Keatings (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Booking

    Lewis Strapp (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Strapp (Morton).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Morton).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Brian McLean replaces Kalvin Orsi.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. James Keatings replaces Miles Storey.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 2, Morton 2. Reece Lyon (Morton) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reghan Tumilty.

  12. Booking

    Reghan Tumilty (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Morton).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Aaron Doran replaces Roddy MacGregor.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Nikolay Todorov replaces Jordan White.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Craig McGuffie replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan White (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Reece Lyon replaces Luca Colville.

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