Inverness CT 1 - 3 Motherwell

League Cup - Rd 3
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,464
Referee: Kevin Toner
Inverness CT  Motherwell

Goalscorers
Ross Tokely (56)
Foran (46)
O'Donnell (52)
McBride (83)

Team Managers
John Robertson Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Steven Hislop
Bryan Prunty
Marshall
Corrigan
Hammell
Kinniburgh
Craigan
McBride
McDonald
Leitch
Foran
O’Donnell
Clarkson

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Darren Dods
Russell Duncan
Graham Bayne
Juanjo Carricondo
Burns
Partridge
Paterson
Fagan
Corr

Substitutions
Graham Bayne for Steven Hislop (56)
Juanjo Carricondo for Bryan Prunty (56)
Russell Duncan for Liam Keogh (70)
Paterson -> Clarkson (74)
Fagan -> McBride (86)

Bookings
Stuart McCaffrey (60)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 99 apps -
Grant Munro 97 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 174 apps4 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 155 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 291 apps22 goals
Barry Wilson 198 apps62 goals
Roy McBain 174 apps9 goals
Richie Hart 71 apps12 goals
Liam Keogh 72 apps3 goals
Bryan Prunty 6 apps -
Steven Hislop 55 apps16 goals
Russell Duncan (sub) 119 apps2 goals
Juanjo Carricondo (sub) 8 apps1 goal
Graham Bayne (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 205 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 53 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 34 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 205 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 53 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 34 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A rare 2004/05 home match at Caledonian Stadium but, by SFA decree, only the stand was in use.

Everyone was hoping to see Caley Thistle record another win in this season's CIS Cup, especially as the game was being played in Inverness, but the loss of two goals early in the second half meant it was another uphill struggle.

ICT did manage to get a goal back but a late strike by the visitors meant they ran out 3-1 winners and into a place in the Quarter-Final draw.

ICT began the game well and Richie Hart was first to threaten Marshall in the 'Well goal with a cracking free-kick but he clutched the ball very confidently. A minute later and Bryan Prunty looked to have been upended in the box but the appeals for a penalty kick were waived away by the referee.

Barry Wilson was next to have a go after great work by Prunty and his 25-yard drive went just over the bar. The tempo of the game was quick and both sides looked to be evenly matched throughout the opening 45 minutes.

Chances were created by Hart, Hislop and Wilson for Caley Thistle and McDonald (twice) and Foran had efforts for the visitors but it remained goalless at the half-time whistle.

Half Time: 0-0

The home support were in shock at the start of the second half as Motherwell netted twice in seven minutes. Two minutes into the half Richie Foran picked up the ball just inside the box and fired home from 12 yards to give the Steelmen the lead. And worse was to follow when Grant Munro lost possession inside the penalty area and Phil O'Donnell had an easy chance to tuck the ball home from eight yards.

The home side were stung into action and swarmed over the 'Well penalty area and were awarded a free-kick in 57 minutes. From Richie Hart’s kick, Gordon Marshall parried the ball out to Ross Tokely who struck it goalwards only to see the keeper block his effort. Tokely was on hand to take the rebound and score from a couple of yards.

This brought Caley Thistle right back into the game. Tokely nearly levelled the game five minutes later but his shot from all of 25 yards went just over the crossbar. And if that attempt was close ICT captain Stuart Golabek was even closer when his ferocious 30-yard effort was tipped over by Marshall for a corner kick.

At the other end Mark Brown pulled off a tremendous save from Scott McDonald before the tie was settled with seven minutes remaining, McBride tapping home from close range.

Full Time: 1-3

A disappointing temporary return to Inverness.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.