Summer time signings rating as Caley Thistle crush Clach 10-0 in pleasant opener
A Billy Mckay double, a debut strike for Nathan Shaw and objectives for Cammy Harper, Robbie Thompson and Aaron Doran had the Championship facet cruising by six at half-time.
An Austin Samuels spot-kick took Inverness seven up earlier than Ethan Cairns cashed in on hesitation to make it eight.
Caley Thistle started their pre-season schedule with a storming 10-0 rout away to Highland League hosts Clach.
One other summer time signing, ahead Boyd obtained in on the act with a close-finish ninth and Roddy MacGregor made it double digits.
Billy Dodds’ Championship facet missed out on promotion to the Premiership after shedding within the play-off last to St Johnstone final month.
With loanee stars Reece McAlear and Logan Chalmers gone, Inverness introduced in former Peterhead striker Boyd from League 1 facet Alloa Athletic and winger Nathan Shaw, from Nationwide League North’s AFC Fylde.
ICT’s third summer time signing, defender Max Ram from Wycombe Wanderers, was not concerned as he formally turns into a Caley Jags participant on Friday when his contract on the English League One membership expires.
It was a robust beginning line-up from the Caley Jags, with Shaw the primary addition, working on the left wing.
This was the second warm-up round-out for the Lilywhites, having misplaced 5-0 to League 2 Elgin Metropolis earlier this month.
The Merkinchers, who had been knocking on the door of the highest 10 final season, are pleased with their settled squad, led up high by hot-shot striker James Anderson.
Former Caley Thistle captain, defender Gary Warren, was a shock latest signing by Clach after he returned to the north of Scotland after leaving Southern Premier League group Tiverton City. He was not prepared for a debut but although.
Clach followers had been delighted by the information simply earlier than kick-off that former Lilies ahead Paul Brindle had returned to the membership, having been a part of the 2014 Highland League Cup winning-side.
The opener arrived on 12 minutes when, from a neat Doran cut-back, Mckay was readily available to faucet the ball residence.
Residence striker Connor Bunce tried to spark a revival however he was closed out and it was quickly 2-0 when Mckay lined up Shaw for a close-range end.