Motherwell 1 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, December 18th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 4,267
Referee: Kevin Toner
Motherwell Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Clarkson (64) Richie Hart (16)
Graham Bayne (41)

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Marshall
Corrigan
Craigan
Leitch
Foran
O'Donnell
Clarkson
Partridge
McBride
Paterson
Fitzpatrick
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Graham Bayne
Juanjo Carricondo

Bench
Burns
Wright
Corr
Cowan
Quinn
Fagan
Keogh
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Barry Wilson
Liam Fox
Bryan Prunty

Substitutions
Quinn -> O'Donnell (61) Barry Wilson for Graham Bayne (73)
Richard Hastings for Roy McBain (90)

Bookings
Clarkson (81) Roy McBain (50)
Ross Tokely (60)
Barry Wilson (75)

Red Cards
Clarkson (81) None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 112 apps -
Ross Tokely 303 apps22 goals
Stuart Golabek 187 apps4 goals
Grant Munro 109 apps2 goals
Darren Dods 9 apps -
Roy McBain 186 apps10 goals
Richie Hart 84 apps13 goals
Liam Keogh 84 apps3 goals
Russell Duncan 132 apps2 goals
Juanjo Carricondo 21 apps4 goals
Graham Bayne 21 apps5 goals
Richard Hastings (sub) 223 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 211 apps64 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 292 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2006 years 140 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 292 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 293 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 140 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 269 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A richly-deserved first SPL away win for Caley Thistle and their first victory under Craig Brewster.

Motherwell came into the game on a roll of victories, but any chance of continuing the run vanished with David Clarkson's dismissal in 81 minutes for two yellow cards in quick succession.

Richie Hart put the visitors ahead in 16 minutes with a carefully-placed angled shot from just inside the box. Roy McBain and Hart both came close before Graham Bayne made it 2-0 just before the break.

A Ross Tokely cross led to a mix-up between Motherwell keeper Gordon Marshall and Stephen Craigan. The ball squirmed clear and Bayne reacted quickly to touch it home.

Motherwell created little in the first half, apart from Richie Foran's header over the bar in 31 minutes.

Half Time: 0-2

Marshall saved from Hart and Scott Leitch hit over the bar before Motherwell pulled one back in 61 minutes. Mark Brown spilled Foran's 25 yard shot and Clarkson was there to take advantage.

Marshall denied Hart with a full-length save then Motherwell pushed for an equaliser. In 81 minutes Clarkson went to ground in the box alongside Brown. The home side claimed the keeper had brought him down and claimed a penalty. The referee disagreed and booked Clarkson for diving; continued protests led to a second yellow and an early shower.

Full Time: 1-2

A very valuable three points and a climb to a dizzy eighth.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 19 15 2 2 45 18 27 47
2. Rangers 18 13 4 1 37 8 29 43
3. Aberdeen 19 10 4 5 23 19 4 34
4. Hibernian 19 10 3 6 31 27 4 33
5. Motherwell 19 9 2 8 27 23 4 29
6. Hearts 18 7 6 5 19 14 5 27
7. Kilmarnock 18 6 2 10 24 34 -10 20
8. Inverness CT 19 4 6 9 20 29 -9 18
9. Dunfermline 19 4 4 11 17 29 -12 16
10. Dundee 19 4 4 11 18 35 -17 16
11. Dundee Utd 19 3 6 10 18 29 -11 15
12. Livingston 18 4 3 11 16 30 -14 15