Team Pd GD Pt
1 Ayr United 16 12 29
2 Morton 16 8 28
3 Dundee 16 7 28
4 Queen's Park 16 2 27
5 Partick Thistle 16 2 23
6 Inverness CT 16 -1 23
7 Raith Rovers 16 0 22
8 Cove Rangers 16 -3 17
9 Arbroath 16 -12 12
10 Hamilton Academical 16 -15 11
Updated: 19th Nov
Saturday October 22nd 2022

Inverness CT 1 – 1 Raith Rovers

Rovers travelled to the Highlands fresh from a midweek 1-0 win at struggling Arbroath, which left them just five points away from their hosts at kick-off.

Rovers’ manager Ian Murray made just one change to his starting 11, with Kyle Connell replacing the injured John Frederiksen.

Raith began with a real sense of purpose, forcing a couple of early corners before Billy Mckay earned one at the opposite end.

Sam Stanton opened the scoring when he prodded the ball home from close range after Dylan Easton hit the post and the midfielder reacted quickest to beat the keeper. This was Stanton’s fourth goal in six outings.

Rovers celebrate Sam Stanton’s goal

Rovers tails were up and Easton came close a few minutes later, but Ridgers in the Caley goal was equal to the task.

Caley were soon asking questions though and Shaw fired a swerving shot over the top after half an hour.

With half-time approaching, Inverness drew level when, Deas swooped to head home a Delaney cross from 10 yards.

Five minutes into the second half, a fine diving save from Ridgers prevented Kieran Ngwenya from regaining the lead.

In the closing stages, Inverness centre-half Deas, who was by far Caley’s best player on the day, was replaced after receiving treatment on the park following a tackle by Scott Brown.

As full time approached, Rovers had an excellent chance to take all three points but a block from Strachan prevented Stanton from snatching a last-gasp winner.


0
Welcome to todays Cinch Championship game- Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Raith Rovers. Starts for Connell today. It’s very foggy here but no wind
0
Fog is lifting and visibility is good 😄
0
Game is underway. Raith shooting towards their own fans this half
1
Great ball from Stanton to Connell he passes to Easton who should have had a pop but he hesitates passes back to Connell and ball intercepted
1
First corner to Raith
2
Easton takes it ball falls to back post Ngwenya gets it into the mix but Raith can’t capitalise… Ridgers eventually slaps the ball out for another Rovers corner but nothing comes of it
5
O’Riordan does well to stop McKay. Corner ICT
7
Connell gets the ball to Connolly who could go for a run on goal but he’s offside
9
Defence holding well as ICT push
10
GGGOOOOAAALLLL
12
It’s STANTON’s Fourth goal of the season
15
Stanton tries to keep the ball from going over the byline, he does so but ball out for a throw in
18
O’Riordan does well to stave off Oakley
18
Easton has the ball, again he just needs to hit it, he passes to Connell who’s effort is saved by Ridgers
19
Millen with a lovely ball to Easton, this time he has a pop forcing Ridgers to palm save at the corner post
21
Easton gets the ball into just outside the D but no one there to pick it up and threaten the ICT goal
22
Easton has a firing shot but Deas bravely heads clear
24
ICT corner
24
Nothing comes of it and Raith clear the danger
25
ICT have a shot that is just wide but the linesman has flagged offside anyway
26
Stanton wins Raith a corner
27
Connolly’s corner goes way over to the far side of the ICT box but ref blows for a foul
28
Shaw has an effort for ICT but it’s over the bar… goal kick
30
Great ball to Ngwenya who passes to Easton who passes to Stanton but he’s challenged
32
Raith defence do well to keep Boyd away from the danger area
34
Freekick Raith after a foul by Ram on Connell
35
Easton has low shot but it doesn’t trouble Ridgers and he gathers with ease
37
Goal ICT … Deas
38
Stanton wants an early reply but his effort is saved by Ridgers
39
Corner Raith
39
From the corner Easton gets the ball into the box but ICT clear
40
Corner Raith but Spencer is down…..now receiving treatment
44
Freekick Raith after a foul on Easton
45
Bang on 45min ref blows for. Half time.. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 (Deas 37’) Raith Rovers 1 ( Stanton 4’). Personally Raith have been the stronger side this first half
45
Raith get the second half underway. Raith shooting towards the away fans
46
Brown with a long ball up to Connell but it’s too heavy and Ridgers gets to it
48
Brown is challenged by Shaw who turns and runs straight for the Raith goal. His shot is weak and MacDonald gathers
49
Ooft… great run by Ngwenya… he goes in has a pop and his effort is poked over the bar by Ridgers.
50
Raith corner bounces through the box but Ngwenya can’t get it under control and ICT pick up the loose ball
51
Fantastic challenge by Liam Dick on Oakley as ICT threaten
55
Freekick Raith after Harper fouls Connell
57
Freekick ICT approx 35 yards out
58
From the freekick the ball is floated in but MacDonald gethers
58
Ngwenya does well to get a foot to the ball to put ICT off balance
59
Easton wins Raith a corner
60
From the corner Easton to Stanton who passes it back his effort has taken a deflection and Raith corner
61
Liam Dick does well to get up and head the ball away before Oakley gets his head to the ball in the Raith box
62
From an ICT free kick Spencer heads the ball clear out of the Raith box
64
Freekick Raith deep in ICT half
65
Connolly’s freekick goes too far and comes to nothing
67
ICT sub off Boyd and bring on Doran
71
Easton with a great ball to Connell but Ridgers gets there just before him
71
Shaw has a pop but his effort is well wide and doesn’t trouble MacDonald
72
Freekick Raith after a foul on Connolly in the centre circle
75
ICT sub off Hyde and bring on Welsh
75
O’Riordan does well to get the ball away from the Raith box as Doran is on his heals
76
Raith sub off Connolly and bring on Matthews
77
Booking for Carson after a foul on Stanton
77
Easton to take approx 20 yards out
78
Oh dear, it went well wide
80
Today’s attendance is 2225
80
A good Raith support in attendance
80
Raith corner
81
The ball from the corner goes to the front post and Ridgers collects
83
Freekick ICT after a foul on Delaney on the touch line
86
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 (Deas 37’) Raith Rovers 1 (Stanton 4’)
86
At the moment Deas is receiving treatment
87
ICT sub off Deas and bring on Strachan
89
Corner Raith
90
Raith subnoff Connell and bring on Coulson
94
Ref blows for full time Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 (Deas37’) Raith 1 (Stanton 4’). Raith take home a point…. That elusive win has to wait another day
Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Ridgers, Harper, Deas, Carson, McKay (c), Oakley, Ram, Hyde, Shaw, Delaney, Boyd

Subs: Mackay, Welsh, Doran, Strachan, C MacKay, Bray

Raith Rovers: MacDonald, Dick, Millen, Spencer, Connolly, O’Riordan, Ngwenya, Stanton, Connell, Brown (c), Easton

Subs: Thomson, Matthews, McBride, Mahady, Coulson, Masson

Ian Murray spoke to RaithTV after the draw against Inverness CT FC: