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Dees stung by Caley Jags

Dundee FC 0

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1

J. Wilson 62'

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Inverness picked up their first away win of the Development season against Dundee. Jamie Wilson’s second half strike was enough for the Caley Jags to take all three points away from Links Park, against a strong Dundee side.
 
Dundee started brightly, and would have been ahead after four minutes of not for an excellent piece of goalkeeping by Daniel Hoban. Nick Ross flicked Ian Smith’s cross into the path of Yordi Teijse, but the Dutchman’s low first time effort was kept out by the Caley keeper.
 
Hoban was called into action two minutes later, this time denying Kyle Clark. The wingback’s volley from Conor Quigley’s cross bringing another fine save out of the Inverness keeper.
 
Caley were beginning to grow into the game, and had their first chance after 27 minute’s courtesy of Kier Smith. The striker firing into the side netting from a tight angle.
 
Teijse had another opportunity after 34 minutes, the striker did well to bring the ball down on his chest inside a crowded penalty area, but was unable to keep his effort on target. As half time approached Nick Ross picked out Michael Duffy at the back post, but the winger couldn’t generate enough power on his acrobatic volley.
With just over an hour gone, Inverness took the lead. Jamie Wilson’s initial shot was well blocked by James McPake, but the ball broke back to the winger who fired past Kyle Gourlay from just inside the penalty area.
 
Dundee were now searching for the equaliser and sent on Taylor Berry, Mark Smith and Connor Coupe in place of Ross, McPake and Teijse.
 
Berry won a free kick on the edge of the Inverness box after 72 minutes, but Duffy’s effort went straight into the wall. As Dundee pressed and probed looking for a goal, the visitors nearly added a second. The ball broke loose to Struan McArthur inside the penalty area, but his effort was straight at Gourlay, who gathered the ball at the second time of asking.
 
As the game entered its closing stages, Dundee continued to press. Duffy’s effort from distance brought a save out of Hoban before Berry sent a volley from the top of the box just wide of the mark. In the last minute of the game Clark teed up Coupe, but the substitute fired over from the top of the box, as Inverness held on for all three points.

Lineups

Dundee FC
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
1. Kyle Gourlay
2. Kyle Clark
3. Conor Quigley
4. Matty Smyth
5. James McPake
6. Kerr Waddell
7. Michael Duffy
8. Nicky Low
9. Ian Smith
10. Yordi Teijse
11. Nick Ross
12. Calum Ferrie
14. Connor Coupe
15. Taylor Berry
16. Mark Smith
1. Daniel Hoban
2. Ali Stark
3. Stephen Rennie
4. Jason Brown
5. Cameron Gilchrist
6. Blair McLennan
7. Jamie Wilson
8. Struan McArthur
9. Kier Smith
10. Ali Sutherland
11. Sam Robertson
12. Ryan McRitchie
14. Chris Brown
15. Aidan Wilson
Star Player
Dundee FC
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Kyle Clark - Another solid performance in his new wingback role. Would have opened the scoring if not for a good save by Hoban.
Daniel Hoban - Some excellent saves that denied Dundee when they were dominant.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
James McPake's Appearance - The Dundee skipper made his comeback from injury last week and the 70 minutes he got under his belt today are another step on his road to recovery.
Wilson's Goal - An excellent strike that secured all three points for Inverness.

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