Aberdeen v Inverness

Aberdeen and Caley Thistle Draw in Elgin

It was all-square at Borough Briggs against Caley Thistle for our second visit to Elgin and our last first team outing ahead of our Europa League Qualifier against RoPS Rovaniemi next Thursday at Pittodrie in front of a 2,149 crowd mostly made up of the Red Army.

Our longer term injuries made a partial return with both Niall McGinn and Connor McLennan featuring, whilst Craig Bryson was named on the bench, he didn’t take part in the match and looks doubtful to feature against RoPS Rovaniemi next week.

Sam Cosgrove and Ryan Hedges were both left out having suffered minor knocks but both will be fit for Thursday’s game.

Curtis Main also made a return having not taken part in the Peterhead match having had a thigh strain.

Stevie May who has been subject to a possible move away from Aberdeen back to St Johnstone, was named on the bench and featured late into the second half.

It was Inverness was suffered an early blow to this match, when Shaun Rooney was taken off injured just five minutes into the game, and replaced by Coll Donaldson.

Aberdeen had an early chance through Scott Wright, who passed to Curtis Main but chipped the ball straight at Cammy Mackay.

Dean Campbell had the next chance in the 16th minute, curling a rising shot over from 22 yards.

Connor McLennan fed through a pass to Curtis Main in the 20th minute, but Mackay blocked the striker’s 15 yard shot.

Greg Leigh suffered an ankle knock in the 21st minute and he had to come off and replaced with Andy Considine.  It looked a bad one, and Leigh struggled to put any weight on the foot when he limped off – a potential worry for Derek McInnes.

0-0 at half time, but McGinn came close in the 51st minute but put his shot over from 15 yards.

Aberdeen took the lead thanks to penalty.  Jon Gallagher was brought down in the box by Nikolay Todorov who had only just come on as a sub, and it was Curtis Main who stepped up to slot his first goal home for Aberdeen.

Not long after Caley Thistle equalised from a Tom Walsh corner, Jordan white flicked the ball towards the back post and Brad McKay converted the shot to equalise.

In injury time, Ash Taylor had a final chance for the Dons, but flashed a header wide of the far post.

Derek McInnes will be hoping that the injury to Greg Leigh is not as serious as it looked, as we look ahead to our opening European tie next Thursday.


Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
6th July 2019 3:00 pm Friendly 2019-20 90' 2,149


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Inverness CT011Draw


1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
2Shay Logan Defender
3Greg Leigh 4 Defender
4Andrew Considine 3 Defender
5Scott McKenna Defender
6Michael Devlin 14 Defender
7Craig Bryson Midfielder
8James Wilson 10 Forward
9Curtis Main 17 Forward 62'
10Niall McGinn 8 Forward
14Ash Taylor 6 Defender
15Scott Wright 23 Forward
17Stevie May 9 Forward
18Connor McLennan 10 Forward
19Lewis Ferguson Midfielder
20Tomáš Černý Goalkeeper
21Jon Gallagher 25 Forward
22Michael Ruth Forward
23Ethan Ross 15 Midfielder
24Dean Campbell Midfielder
25Bruce Anderson 21 Forward
26Calvin Ramsay Defender

Inverness CT

1Cammy Mackay Goalkeeper
2Shaun Rooney 12 Defender
3Cameron Harper 17 Defender
5Jamie McCart Defender
6Jack Brown Defender
7Mitchell Curry 18 Forward
8Charlie Trafford Midfielder
9Jordan White Forward
10Aaron Doran 16 Midfielder
11Roddy MacGregor 19 Midfielder
12Coll Donaldson 2 Defender
13Mark Ridgers Goalkeeper
15Kieran Chalmers Midfielder
16Tom Walsh 10 Midfielder
17Nikolay Todorov 3 Forward
18James Keatings 7 Forward
19Matheus Machado 11 Midfielder

Comments (2)

  1. Derek McAnus

    Why don’t you just put proper team line up instead of that pish?
    You couldn’t follow that with radar
    What was the starting 11?
    Looks like Bryson played full game but he didn’t play at all according to report
    Even the subs
    6 off 7 on according to that
    Get it sorted

    • Inverness Reds

      Craig Bryson was a sub, Niall McGinn was a substitute on and then was subbed off hence why 6 off and 7 on.
      The shaded players are subs.

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