Inverness CT 1 - 2 Hibernian

League Match
Saturday, September 11th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 2,011
Referee: Craig Thomson
Inverness CT  Hibernian

Goalscorers
Barry Wilson (pen.) (37)
Riordan (12)
Riordan (60)

Team Managers
John Robertson Tony Mowbray

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Graham Bayne
Juanjo Carricondo
S Brown
Murphy
Caldwell
Murray
O’Connor
Riordan
Glass
Beuzelin
Whittaker
Brown
Shiels

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Darren Dods
Russell Duncan
Darran Thomson
Ian Black
Steven Hislop
Bryan Prunty
Venus
McLuskey
Fletcher
Rocastle
Dobbie
Shields
A Brown

Substitutions
Steven Hislop for Roy McBain (68)
Ian Black for Barry Wilson (78)
Bryan Prunty for Juanjo Carricondo (87)
Rocastle -> Glass (64)
Dobbie -> Riordan (81)
Shields -> Shiels (86)

Bookings
Graham Bayne (50)
Stuart Golabek (60)
Grant Munro (65)
Ross Tokely (70)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 97 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 153 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 289 apps21 goals
Grant Munro 95 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 172 apps4 goals
Liam Keogh 70 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 196 apps62 goals
Richie Hart 69 apps12 goals
Roy McBain 172 apps9 goals
Graham Bayne 6 apps -
Juanjo Carricondo 6 apps1 goal
Ian Black (sub) 3 apps -
Steven Hislop (sub) 53 apps16 goals
Bryan Prunty (sub) 4 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 194 days)
Oldest Player:Juanjo Carricondo (2006 years 42 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 23 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 194 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 42 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 23 days
Domestic Players:18 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Hibees get one over Robbo...

This first meeting with the Easter Road side ended in disappointment. ICT manager John Robertson kept the same team that had come close to getting a result down at Tannadice a fortnight previously and Hibernian welcomed back skipper Ian Murray into the defence.

Caley Thistle began the game well and had most of the early pressure and came close on a few occasions but it was the Easter Road side who opened the scoring with a fine flowing goal after 11 minutes.

Dean Shiels sent Derek Riordan away and his fine run down the left ended with him sending a swerving drive from just inside the box into the net, wide of Mark Brown.

This stung the home side and Juanjo was in the thick of things and could easily have had a penalty when he was tumbled inside the area but the referee ignored away his protests. The Spaniard was giving the Hibees defence a torrid time of it and with nine minutes remaining in the opening half he was brought down by Gary Caldwell inside the area and on this occasion the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

For the third consecutive game it was Barry Wilson who stepped up to coolly slot the ball into the net for a well-deserved equaliser. Caley Thistle kept up the pressure in an effort to grab another goal before the half-time break but it did not happen and one-each was a fair reflection of a good opening half.

Half Time: 1-1

ICT opened the second period strongly and Juanjo and Barry Wilson set up an excellent chance early on for Richie Hart but his flashing shot went just over the crossbar. The home side fell behind once again on the hour mark when Garry O'Connor¹s shot was partially blocked by the ICT defence but the ball spun up for Riordan who just managed to flick a header into the net.

Barry Wilson and Graham Bayne both had chances and Bryan Prunty, a late substitute, nearly grabbed an equaliser, but once again the game ended in defeat and disappointment.

Full Time: 1-2

Chances were created and with a bit of luck the scoreline could have been very different.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 5 5 0 0 13 3 10 15
2. Aberdeen 5 2 3 0 4 1 3 9
3. Kilmarnock 5 3 0 2 6 7 -1 9
4. Rangers 4 2 1 1 8 2 6 7
5. Hearts 4 2 1 1 4 2 2 7
6. Motherwell 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7
7. Hibernian 5 2 1 2 9 11 -2 7
8. Dundee Utd 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 6
9. Dundee 5 1 1 3 7 11 -4 4
10. Livingston 5 1 1 3 4 9 -5 4
11. Inverness CT 5 1 0 4 5 10 -5 3
12. Dunfermline 5 0 2 3 2 6 -4 2