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Inverness CT 2-2 Alloa Athletic: Visitors net late equaliser

Inverness Caley Thistle couldn't hold out after James Keatings fired them ahead
Inverness Caley Thistle couldn't hold out after James Keatings fired them ahead

Neil McCann has taken interim charge of Inverness Caledonian Thistle while John Robertson is on compassionate leave.

It comes after the club's first outing without Robertson ended in a 2-2 draw at home to Scottish Championship bottom team Alloa Athletic.

Former Scotland winger McCann had an 18-month stint as Dundee boss before leaving in October 2018 with the club bottom of the Premiership.

He takes over with Inverness up to sixth in the table.

Alan Trouten's penalty earned Alloa a point in a dramatic finale at the Caledonian Stadium.

Trailing to Innes Cameron's first-half strike, two goals in two minutes from Wallace Duffy and James Keatings gave the hosts a late lead in their first game without Robertson, who has temporarily stepped down following a family bereavement.

Miles Storey then had a penalty saved by Alloa goalkeeper Neil Parry, and a goal ruled offside, before Trouten converted his 87th-minute spot-kick.

Alloa narrow the gap on Ayr United to four points, while Inverness Caley stay five clear and climb to sixth.

Inverness Caley Thistle coach Barry Wilson: "The performance levels were really high tonight - we created chances and dominated the game. Even though we missed the penalty we should still see out the game. It's really frustrating."

Alloa manager Peter Grant: "I thought we should have been more comfortable at half-time. This group have fantastic spirit and they showed that. I'm delighted to get the point at the end."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2Duffy
  • 6Devine
  • 24Deas
  • 16Harper
  • 18Allardice
  • 8Carson
  • 27MacKaySubstituted forStoreyat 61'minutes
  • 12MacGregorSubstituted forKeatingsat 71'minutes
  • 77Todorov
  • 11Sutherland

Substitutes

  • 7Keatings
  • 17Storey
  • 21MacKay
  • 22McKay
  • 25Nicolson
  • 28Hyde
  • 29Harkness

Alloa

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Parry
  • 8Robertson
  • 5GrahamBooked at 73mins
  • 2Taggart
  • 3Dick
  • 6Hetherington
  • 22GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 12ScougallSubstituted forMurrayat 53'minutes
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forJamiesonat 87'minutes
  • 7CawleySubstituted forBuchananat 83'minutes
  • 11Cameron

Substitutes

  • 9Buchanan
  • 14Brown
  • 15Jamieson
  • 17Connelly
  • 19Thomson
  • 23Murray
  • 51Wright
Referee:
Grant Irvine

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 2, Alloa Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Ray Grant (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Innes Cameron (Alloa Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Liam Dick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Andy Graham.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Andy Graham.

  9. Post update

    Shane Sutherland (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Shane Sutherland (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Nicky Jamieson replaces Alan Trouten.

  14. Post update

    Goal! Inverness CT 2, Alloa Athletic 2. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Cameron Harper (Inverness CT) after a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

    Penalty Alloa Athletic. Innes Cameron draws a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Buchanan replaces Kevin Cawley.

  18. Post update

    Penalty saved! Miles Storey (Inverness CT) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shane Sutherland (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts17122343192438
2Dunfermline167632618827
3Raith Rovers157352923624
4Queen of Sth176382535-1021
5Dundee145542627-120
6Inverness CT144642218418
7Arbroath174671420-618
8Morton164661420-618
9Ayr154562020017
10Alloa1734101938-1913
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