Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4
Dundee 0
League (Premiership)

Inverness CT 

4 - 0


League (Premiership)
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 3,794
12:45 PM Kick-off

Miles Storey (61)
Danny Devine (69)
Ross Draper (71)
Richie Foran (pen.) (84)

Team Managers
John Hughes Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
25. Owain Fôn Williams
3. Carl Tremarco
5. Gary Warren
6. Josh Meekings
14. Danny Devine
8. Ross Draper
16. Greg Tansey
19. Danny Williams
20. Liam Polworth
27. Iain Vigurs
39. Miles Storey
Scott Bain .1
Julen Etxabeguren .16
Kevin Holt .3
Paul McGinn .19
Darren O'Dea .21
Calvin Colquhoun .35
Nick Ross .17
Kane Hemmings .15
Rory Loy .9
Greg Stewart .7
Craig Wighton .33

1. Ryan Esson
2. David Raven
17. Lewis Horner
7. Ryan Williams
28. Andrea Mutombo
11. Jordan Roberts
9. Richie Foran
David Mitchell .12
Kostadin Gadzhalov .26
Daryll Meggatt .6
Andrew Black .24
Jesse Curran .27
Arturo Rodriguez .22

Richie Foran for Miles Storey (67)
David Raven for Josh Meekings (73)
Ryan Williams for Danny Williams (76)
Arturo Rodriguez for Calvin Colquhoun (67)
Jesse Curran for Greg Stewart (77)
Andrew Black for Paul McGinn (78)

None. Andrew Black (84)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Barry Cook (Referee)
Stephen Mitchell & Anthony Cooper (Assistants)
Kevin Graham (Fourth Official)

Photography by David Young

Match Report

Dundee brought their season to a disappointing conclusion with a heavy 4-0 defeat in Inverness. After being the better side for the first hour the Dee switched into holiday mode, and lost badly defended goals to Miles Storey, Danny Devine, Ross Draper and a Richie Foran penalty.

Dundee sent out the same players that drew against Kilmarnock on Wednesday. Unusually both clubs were unchanged, even down to the substitutes.

The match started in typically low key end of season style, and never really sprang to life for the remainder of the first half. Caley Thistle dominated possession for the first 15 minutes, without truly imposing themselves on the game. Dundee barely got out of first gear, or indeed their own half, during this lengthy overture to the proceedings. The Dee were happy to contain their hosts and gradually work their way into a passing groove.

Once the Dark Blues started to hold the ball and build patient moves they looked much more dangerous than Caley Thistle, who made life difficult for themselves with repeated carelessness in possession.

Sloppy defending gave Rory Loy a shooting opportunity from the edge of the penalty area, but he flashed his shot wide. Greg Stewart went much closer, curling an 18 yard shot off the crossbar following a smart break involving Loy and Kane Hemmings.

Hemmings might have done better than whipping a 12 yard shot a yard over the bar from Paul McGinn's cut back. The Dee full back was next to have a go. After robbing Greg Tansey on the half way line he kept running through a defence that was more concerned with marking other Dees than stopping the run. McGinn got to within 15 yards of goal before unleashing a fierce shot that Fon Williams did well to parry.

Caley Thistle were finding it increasingly difficult to unsettle the Dark Blue defence. Scott Bain was twice called into action from long distance efforts by Tansey, but each time the powerful shot was directly into his midriff.

Caley Thistle brought more urgency to their game after the break without unduly troubling the Dee at first. Stewart curled in a brisk free kick from the right that Fon Williams managed to punch away for a corner under pressure.

The Dark Blues were looking comfortable and composed, and seemed favourites to go on and win the game. But with an hour on the clock the Dark Blues switched off and dropped completely out of the game. The collapse started when Miles STOREY was allowed to run clear, take the ball round Bain and score.

If that stunned the small but noisy band of Dundee supporters what happened in the remaining half hour was poor reward for their long trip up the A9. Calvin Colquhoun had been having a tidy match in central midfield alongside Nick Ross. He was withdrawn and Arturo came on to try and rescue the match. Although Stewart and Loy were playing slightly deeper, the midfield struggled for the remainder of the game, disappearing altogether at times.

Danny DEVINE added the second after 68 minutes, forcing the ball into the net after a corner had been flicked on at the near post. Straight from the kick off the normally calm and composed Nick Ross lost the ball to Ross DRAPER, who had little trouble running on to shoot past the helpless Bain.

The Dark Blues' cause wasn't helped when Greg Stewart and Paul McGinn, who had been two of their better players, were forced off with injuries, to be replaced by Jesse Curran and Andy Black, who took up the right back position.

Substitute Richie Foran almost added a fourth with a powerful header, but Bain saved well. FORAN got his goal seven minutes from time from the penalty spot after substitute Andy Black had tripped Liam Polworth.

Caley Thistle were completely in control against a listless Dark Blue side in the last half hour. Inverness didn't have to play particularly well to earn their goals, but they were the only team showing any real energy and determination. In one of Dundee's very few attacks after the opening goal Fon Williams saved well from Craig Wighton after Arturo's drive into the penalty area just before the end.

The final whistle couldn't come quickly enough for a Dundee side who failed to raise their game and offer even a hint of a comeback once the game started to run away from them. This might have been an end of season match, but that is no excuse for a very poor second half performance.

Match report written by James Christie - Official Dundee website

Squad Statistics (as at May 14th, 2016)

2015-16 All Time
Scott Bain (GK)24 42 - 68 -
Julen Etxabeguren25 26 - 26 -
Kevin Holt23 393393
Paul McGinn25 391783
Darren O'Dea29 19 - 19 -
Calvin Colquhoun19 3 - 5 -
Nick Ross24 421421
Kane Hemmings25 42254225
Rory Loy28 339339
Greg Stewart26 42118126
Craig Wighton18 152465
Andrew Black (sub)20 1 - 3 -
Jesse Curran (sub)19 3 - 3 -
Arturo Rodriguez (sub)27 5 - 5 -

League Table (as at May 14th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.