Arbroath 2
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3
Scottish League (Championship)

2 - 3
Inverness CT 

Scottish League (Championship)
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Attendance: 1,723
3:00 PM Kick-off

Scott Stewart (69)
Michael McKenna (79)
Luis Longstaff (10)
Aaron Doran (31)
Billy Mckay (48)

Team Managers
Dick Campbell
Duncan Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Derek Gaston
Aaron Steele
Ricky Little
Tam O'Brien
Scott Stewart
Craig Slater
David Gold
Michael McKenna
Ryan Dow
Jermaine Hylton
Jay Bird
Mark Ridgers
Cameron Harper
David Carson
Nikola Ujdur
Morgan Boyes
Nathan Shaw
Max Anderson
Charlie Gilmour
Luis Longstaff
Aaron Doran
Billy Mckay

Ali Adams
Colin Hamilton
João Baldé
Keaghan Jacobs
Jess Norey
Darren Lyon
Leighton McIntosh
Mark Stowe
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan
Zak Delaney
Austin Samuels
Jake Davidson
Lewis Hyde
Harry Lodovica
Cameron Mackay
Adam Brooks
Keith Bray
Robert Thompson

Leighton McIntosh for Jay Bird (63)
Mark Stowe for Ryan Dow (63)
João Baldé for Craig Slater (70)
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan for Jermaine Hylton (85)
Austin Samuels for Aaron Doran (55)
Zak Delaney for Billy Mckay (64)
Jake Davidson for Luis Longstaff (75)

Craig Slater (47)
Charlie Gilmour (88)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Don Robertson (Referee)
Paul O'Neill & Cameron Telfer (Assistants)

Photography by SNS Group

Match Report

Duncan Ferguson marked his return to Scottish football after 29 years with a win in a five-goal Scottish Championship thriller between his Inverness Caledonian Thistle side and Arbroath.

First-half goals from Luis Longstaff and Aaron Doran made it the perfect start under the management of the former Scotland international, before Billy Mckay lobbed in a sensational third after the break to ensure a first win of the league season.

Longstaff kicked it off with a close-range finish after a melee in the box where the hosts failed to clear their lines, before teeing up Doran with a fizzed cross at the near-post.

Captain Mckay ensured the victory with a touch of class, latching onto goalkeeper Mark Ridgers' through-ball and lobbing Derek Gaston on the half-volley to move Inverness off the bottom.

The hosts pulled one back in confusing fashion, with Nikola Ujdur's clearance cannoning off the back of Scott Stewart and flashing past Ridgers.

Mikey McKenna's slick finish made it a nervy ending at Gayfield, but Ferguson's side held out for the victory and ended Arbroath's five-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Match report written by BBC

Squad Statistics (as at September 30th, 2023)

2023-24 All Time
Derek Gaston (GK)36 12 - 152 -
Aaron Steele21 121121
Ricky Little34 12 - 37613
Tam O'Brien32 11223721
Scott Stewart27 1321429
Craig Slater29 13 - 13 -
David Gold30 13128517
Michael McKenna32 12422149
Ryan Dow32 13 - 28 -
Jermaine Hylton30 104104
Jay Bird22 124124
João Baldé (sub)22 121301
Leighton McIntosh (sub)30 1334615
Mark Stowe (sub)24 9 - 9 -
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan (sub)27 131131

League Table (as at September 30th, 2023)

No league table has been added for this season.