Dons late show denies Inverness

Aberdeen sub Cammy Smith's late header denied Inverness their first win of the season in a 1-1 draw which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Last Updated: 15/09/12 at 18:02

Blackman and Fraser: Battling for ball

Blackman and Fraser: Battling for ball

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 17-year-old's first senior goal with six minutes to go cancelled out Richie Foran's penalty, which gave the hosts the lead mid-way through the second half of Saturday's clash at the Caledonian Stadium.

Inverness's Owain Tudur Jones was dismissed in the 53rd minute and Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson was given his marching orders 13 minutes later, both for dangerous challenges.

The Highlanders slipped to the bottom of the Scottish Premier League prior to kick-off following St Johnstone's lunchtime victory at home to Celtic.

On-loan Celtic defender Andre Blackman made his Caley Thistle debut, replacing Shane Sutherland as the only change to the side beaten 4-1 at Motherwell last time out.

Aberdeen also made one change to the side who drew 0-0 at home to St Mirren two weeks ago with Ryan Jack in for Isaac Osbourne.

Andrew Shinnie was the first to test visiting goalkeeper Jamie Langfield, who stopped a 20-yard effort.

Aaron Doran was booked after tugging back former Inverness striker Jonny Hayes, who received boos from some home supporters as he faced his ex-employers for the first time.

Jack's shot on the half-hour was deflected wide by Josh Meekings as Aberdeen started to pile on the pressure.

A dangerous Hayes cross was headed wide by Meekings in front of his own keeper Ryan Esson.

Hayes then set up Stephen Hughes, whose shot was blocked by a sliding Ross Draper tackle, before Scott Vernon connected with a Ryan Fraser crossed but saw his header went just wide.

Meekings was booked just before the interval for fouling Hughes.

Although the Dons were in the ascendancy they failed to put anything on target and the sides were all square at half-time.

That soon changed when moments after the restart a Hayes corner was sent goalbound by Andrew Considine, who slid in at the back post, only for it to be blocked on the line by a wall of bodies before being smothered by Esson.

Inverness responded with a 30-yard thunderbolt that went inches wide from Blackman.

Caley Thistle were reduced to 10 men when Tudur Jones fouled Fraser in the 53rd minute.

It was the Welsh midfielder's second straight red card of the season, after being dismissed in his side's first home game against Kilmarnock.

Attacker Andrew Shinnie was sacrificed for Sutherland as Inverness aimed to tighten their midfield.

The substitute was fouled from behind in the box moments later by Dons captain Anderson, who was also given a straight red.

Caley Thistle captain Foran beat Langfield from the spot in the 67th minute.

Foran then played in Doran who might have doubled the lead if not for a last-ditch tackle from Mark Reynolds.

Aberdeen responded with an equaliser from Smith who sent a glancing header past Esson from six yards out in the 84th minute.

Sutherland was stretchered off late on following a challenge from Smith.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 13 September 2014
15:00
Dundee Utd 2-2 Hamilton  
Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren  
Partick 3-1 Inverness  
Ross Co 1-2 Motherwell  
St J'stone 0-1 Dundee  
12:45
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
12:30
Dundee 1-1 Celtic Report
Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Hamilton 4-0 Ross Co Report
Inverness 2-0 Kilmarnock Report
Motherwell 0-1 St J'stone Report

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 6 6 13
2 Inverness 6 5 13
3 Dundee Utd 6 3 13
4 Celtic 5 8 10
5 Dundee 6 2 10
6 Kilmarnock 6 0 10
7 St J'stone 6 -2 9
8 Partick 5 3 7
9 Aberdeen 5 -1 6
10 Motherwell 6 -4 6
11 St Mirren 5 -8 0
12 Ross Co 6 -12 0

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Euro 2020: Wembley to host final and semi-finals

Wembley has been selected to stage the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, while Dublin will stage four games.

Premier League: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backs Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil must not be used as a 'scapegoat' for Arsenal's shortcomings.

Premier League: Manchester City's Fernandinho wants win over Chelsea

Fernandinho wants Manchester City to close the gap on Chelsea with victory over the Premier League leaders on Sunday.

Mail Box

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property