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What caused Caley Thistle v Arbroath to kick off six minutes late?

By Will Clark

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Arbroath 2-1. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Arbroath 2-1. Picture: Callum Mackay.

FANS were kept waiting before yesterday’s clash between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Arbroath in the Scottish Championship kicked off.

The match, which was due to kick off at 3pm on Saturday, was forced to be delayed by six minutes.

It was revealed that the reason why the match kicked off late was due to a problem with referee Colin Steven’s microphone system, which is used to speak to other officials during the match, before kick-off.

The problem with the microphone was fixed and teams kicked off the match at 3.06pm. The delay was not due to the high winds which hit the region and rest of the country.

Due to injuries and treatment to players, the first half did not finish until 3.59pm, with the second half kicking off at 4.15pm and the match finishing at 5.03pm.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle defeated Arbroath 2-1 in a result which has realistically relegated their opponents as they moved 12 points clear of bottom with four games to go.

Caley Thistle remain in ninth and one point behind Queen’s Park in eighth with the two teams set to face each other at Hampden on Saturday.

Read: Manager Duncan Ferguson says what he wants from Inverness in their final four games of the regular season.

Read: Wallace Duffy explains what he is sick of and wants to make sure doesn’t happen again this season.

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