Ayr Utd 2
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2
League (Championship)


Ayr Utd
2 - 2
ICT 

League (Championship)
Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,289

Goalscorers
Joseph Chalmers (15)
Patrick Reading (53)
Walsh (13)
Gardyne (26)

Team Managers
David Hopkin
Jim Duffy
Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
1. Aiden McAdams
3. Patrick Reading
23. Markus Fjortoft
15. Jack Baird
22. Mark McKenzie
6. Andy Murdoch
17. Nick McAllister
14. James Maxwell
18. Joseph Chalmers
24. Jonathan Afolabi
9. Tomi Adeloye
1 Ridgers
2 Duffy
15 Broadfoot
6 Devine
5 Deas
14 Walsh
4 Welsh
18 Allardice
7 Gardyne
10 Doran
9 Mckay

Bench
21. Charlie Albinson
25. Finn Ecrepont
2. Jordan Houston
5. Sean McGinty
10. Daire OConnor
11. Cameron Salkeld
7. Michael Moffat
3 Harper
12 MacGregor
16 Jamieson
17 McDonald
19 Duku
21 MacKay
23 McAlear

Substitutions
Daire OConnor for Tomi Adeloye (76)
None.

Cautions
Mark McKenzie (84)
Markus Fjortoft (88)
Devine

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven Mclean (Referee)




Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Inverness Caledonian Thistle missed the chance to go top of the Scottish Championship after twice ceding a lead to Ayr United.

Kilmarnock's defeat by Partick Thistle meant the Highlanders could have gone a point clear, but instead remain a point behind.

Sean Welsh and Michael Gardyne put the visitors in front, with Joe Chalmers and Patrick Reading twice levelling.

Ayr remain sixth after ending a run of back-to-back defeats.

Both teams took some time to settle and it was the visitors who took the lead, Welsh heading in from close range.

Ayr hit back almost instantly as Andy Murdoch's corner was met by Chalmers from six yards out.

The influential Gardyne struck from long range for his fifth league goal of the season.

Inverness had further chances in the first half but were left to rue them when the home side equalised early in the second period. Reading burst up the left, cut in and finished from the edge of the area.

The visitors pushed for a winner and had several chances, with Gardyne and Billy Mckay linking up well, but Ayr goalkeeper Aidan McAdams produced some brilliant saves to keep them at bay.

Ayr United manager Jim Duffy: "I think we have to accept that a point is a decent result against a good side. The players now realise they have the quality to come back into matches."

Inverness CT manager Billy Dodds: "It was self inflicted for us. We dropped a couple of runners and they scored two goals. I thought we should have taken three points but we're still in there battling."

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at November 6th, 2021)


2021-22 All Time
Age
Aiden McAdams (GK) - 9 - 9 -
Patrick Reading22 161181
Jack Baird25 171221
Markus Fjortoft27 151151
Mark McKenzie21 131171
Joseph Chalmers27 122172
James Maxwell19 121121
Nick McAllister20 8 - 8 -
Andy Murdoch - 171221
Jonathan Afolabi21 111111
Tomi Adeloye25 177177
Daire OConnor (sub)24 8181






League Table (as at November 6th, 2021)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Kilmarnock 13 8 2 3 26
2. ICT 13 7 4 2 25
3. Arbroath 13 6 5 2 23
4. Raith Rovers 13 6 5 2 23
5. Partick Thistle 13 6 3 4 21
6. Ayr United 13 3 4 6 13
7. Hamilton 13 3 4 6 13
8. Morton 13 2 6 5 12
9. Queen of the South 13 3 2 8 11
10. Dunfermline A. 13 0 7 6 7