Scottish Championship
Inverness CTInverness Caledonian Thistle2Queen of SthQueen of the South1

Inverness CT 2-1 Queen of the South: Hosts go three points clear at top

Michael Gardyne scores
Michael Gardyne netted for the second game running

Michael Gardyne's late goal moved Inverness Caledonian Thistle three points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship as Queen of the South lost in the Highlands.

The veteran forward struck with nine minutes left to play after being set up by Robbie Deas.

Sean Welsh's free-kick had given Billy Dodds' side the lead in the first half.

But Lee Connelly briefly brought the visitors level in the second period with an angled shot.

Allan Johnston's team are seventh in the division, a point above second bottom.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle head coach Billy Dodds: "We had to work for it but I thought our attitude was fantastic. My experienced players came up trumps. Sean Welsh with a brilliant free kick and Michael Gardyne with a great finish."

Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston: "The least we should have come away with was a point with the way we played, especially in the second half so we are a little bit frustrated. We have to make sure we learn from that."

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 8Carson
  • 15Broadfoot
  • 6Devine
  • 5Deas
  • 14Walsh
  • 4Welsh
  • 18AllardiceBooked at 9minsSubstituted forJamiesonat 76'minutes
  • 7Gardyne
  • 12MacGregorSubstituted forMcAlearat 54'minutes
  • 19DukuSubstituted forMckayat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harper
  • 9Mckay
  • 10Doran
  • 11Sutherland
  • 16Jamieson
  • 21MacKay
  • 23McAlear

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Brynn
  • 22JohnstonSubstituted forPatonat 87'minutes
  • 5McKay
  • 13Debayo
  • 16East
  • 33Gibson
  • 20NditiBooked at 85mins
  • 14LiddleSubstituted forSoares Juniorat 67'minutes
  • 15McGrorySubstituted forFitzpatrickat 73'minutes
  • 10Connelly
  • 17Joseph

Substitutes

  • 3Cooper
  • 4Chima
  • 7Paton
  • 11Fitzpatrick
  • 29Henderson
  • 30Cowie
  • 49Soares Junior
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,884

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 2, Queen of the South 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 2, Queen of the South 1.

  3. Post update

    David Carson (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Nditi (Queen of the South).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Nditi (Queen of the South).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Paul McKay.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Ruari Paton replaces Max Johnston.

  9. Booking

    Roberto Nditi (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Reece McAlear (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Nditi (Queen of the South).

  12. Post update

    Kirk Broadfoot (Inverness CT) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ruben Soares Junior (Queen of the South).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Billy Mckay (Inverness CT).

  15. Post update

    Roberto Nditi (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 2, Queen of the South 1. Michael Gardyne (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Robbie Deas.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Lewis Jamieson replaces Scott Allardice.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Inverness CT 1, Queen of the South 1. Lee Connelly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces Calvin McGrory.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Max Johnston.

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