Inverness CT 1 - 1 Rangers

League Match
Sunday, December 5th, 2004, 2:00 PM at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 6,543
Referee: Craig Thomson
Inverness CT  Rangers

Goalscorers
Graham Bayne (3)
Prso (51)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Alex McLeish

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Graham Bayne
Juanjo Carricondo
Klos
Khizanishvili
Boumsong
Andrews
Smith
Hughes
Ricksen
Malcolm
Namouchi
Novo
Prso

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Barry Wilson
Liam Fox
Bryan Prunty
Smith
Rae
Mladenovic
Ball
Hutton
Fetai
Davidson

Substitutions
Richard Hastings for Roy McBain (64)
Barry Wilson for Richie Hart (81)
Bryan Prunty for Juanjo Carricondo (90)
Rae -> Boumsong (31)
Davidson -> Namouchi (45)

Bookings
Graham Bayne (75)
Richie Hart (81)
Namouchi (31)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 110 apps -
Ross Tokely 301 apps22 goals
Grant Munro 107 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 185 apps4 goals
Darren Dods 7 apps -
Richie Hart 82 apps12 goals
Roy McBain 184 apps10 goals
Russell Duncan 130 apps2 goals
Liam Keogh 82 apps3 goals
Graham Bayne 19 apps4 goals
Juanjo Carricondo 19 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings (sub) 221 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 209 apps64 goals
Bryan Prunty (sub) 13 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 279 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (2006 years 127 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 279 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 280 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 127 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 267 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This match was live on Setanta TV with a 2 pm kick-off. An excellent performance by every ICT player enabled them to come away from the match with their heads held high as Caley Thistle ensured Craig Brewster's first point as manager of the club.

Ross Tokely returned to the side after suspension and Roy McBain came back from injury.

The game got off to a sensational start for the home side when they took the lead after three minutes. The Gers had been on the attack and had earned an early corner kick but the ball was cleared up to Juanjo on the right touchline. He quickly touched it back to Richie Hart and from his immaculate cross Graham Bayne touched the ball home from six yards after beating the offside trap.

Rangers were stung into action and Dado Prso tested Mark Brown. ICT were playing well and controlling the midfield and midway through the half skipper Stuart Golabek forced a great save from Stefan Klos with a long-range strike. In the closing minutes of the first half the visitors were lucky to get away with a shout for a penalty when Bob Malcolm obstructed Juanjo but the referee said no.

Half Time: 1-0

Rangers introduced Bob Davidson into the side at the break for Namouchi and they immediately attacked the ICT goal. The constant pressure was eventually rewarded with an equaliser with Alex Rae playing the ball through for Stephen Hughes and his run and final pass found Prso who slipped the ball into the corner of the net.

Prso had another chance but he shot well over the bar after good work by Rae. Liam Keogh then played a one-two with Juanjo but Klos saved well. Rangers' fans were calling for a penalty when Prso went down in the box alongside Darren Dods but their protests came to nothing.

Mark Brown was the ICT hero at the end of the match when Nacho Novo turned and shot inside the box but the ICT No. 1 was up to it and he saved it when the ball nestled between his legs.

Full Time: 1-1

At the end of the match the ICT support gave their team a rousing reception for the tremendous performance. The players worked hard for each other and deservedly took a point from a game they were expected to take nothing from.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 17 13 2 2 42 18 24 41
2. Rangers 17 12 4 1 34 8 26 40
3. Aberdeen 17 10 4 3 22 16 6 34
4. Hibernian 17 8 3 6 27 25 2 27
5. Hearts 17 7 5 5 18 13 5 26
6. Motherwell 17 8 2 7 24 21 3 26
7. Kilmarnock 17 6 2 9 24 31 -7 20
8. Dunfermline 17 4 4 9 16 25 -9 16
9. Livingston 17 4 3 10 16 28 -12 15
10. Inverness CT 17 3 5 9 17 27 -10 14
11. Dundee 17 3 4 10 17 32 -15 13
12. Dundee Utd 17 2 6 9 15 28 -13 12