Dundee 3 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, January 15th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 5,567
Referee: Alan Freeland
Dundee Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Robb (28)
McManus (48)
Sutton (pen)(56)
Craig Brewster (90)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Soutar
McNally
Wilkie
McDonald
Robb
Fotheringham
Barrett
Smith
Sutton
McManus
Caballero
Mark Brown
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
Graham Bayne
Craig Brewster

Bench
Robertson
Jack
Mann
Larsen
Cerdeira
Clark
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
David Proctor
Richie Hart
Ian Black
Juanjo Carricondo
Bryan Prunty

Substitutions
Robertson -> McManus (66)
Larsen -> Caballero (79)
Mann -> Barrett (86)
Richie Hart for Roy McBain (58)
Juanjo Carricondo for Liam Keogh (69)

Bookings
None. Russell Duncan (60)
Stuart Golabek (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 116 apps -
Darren Dods 13 apps -
Stuart Golabek 191 apps5 goals
Grant Munro 113 apps2 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 163 apps6 goals
Roy McBain 190 apps10 goals
Russell Duncan 136 apps2 goals
Liam Keogh 88 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 214 apps64 goals
Graham Bayne 25 apps5 goals
Craig Brewster 2 apps1 goal
Richie Hart (sub) 88 apps13 goals
Juanjo Carricondo (sub) 25 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Barry Wilson (32 years 342 days)
Oldest Player:Liam Keogh (2006 years 168 days)
Average Player Age:35 years 193 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 321 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 168 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 330 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Craig Brewster scored his first goal for the Club.

Bitter disappointment:

Caley Thistle had 75% of the play but managed only 25% of the goals. Meh!

With Ross Tokely suspended Stuart McCaffrey came in, and Craig Brewster started up front with Graham Bayne.

Caley Thistle started with a flourish and pressed the Dundee goal for most of the game. From the kick-off Barry Wilson raced down the right and sent in a low dangerous ball which was cleared then McBain shot well over the bar from outside the box. Dundee's Tam McManus ran into the Caley Thistle box in the ninth minute and had space to turn, but Grant Munro stepped in with a timely tackle.

Brewster turned and shot over the bar in 15 minutes then a Bayne touch was held by Soutar.

ICT dominance continued until the 26th minute when a Neil Barrett snap shot went over the bar. A minute later Dundee took the lead after a solo effort from Steven Robb. He ran down the left, passed two defenders, cut inside and his angled shot beat Mark Brown at the near post.

From the kick-off ICT retaliated and a Brewster 25 yard shot was deflected for a corner. From Wilson's flag kick Munro rose high to head over. On the half-hour mark Fabian Caballero made a confident run into the ICT box and it took three defenders to retrieve the situation.

A lob goalwards by Barry Smith cleared the bar but much closer than anticipated. The best ICT chance of the half came a minute from the whistle when a 25 yard swerving Brewster shot was touched over by Soutar.

Half Time: 1-0

Hopes of a revival faded two minutes into the second half when a Caballero 18 yard shot was pushed upwards by Brown and as the ball came down McManus was there to head in Dundee's second goal. The day went from bad to worse in 55 minutes when McCaffrey handled in the box and the resultant penalty was netted by John Sutton.

A Stuart Golabek shot was deflected for a corner in 71 minutes, Bayne headed the corner over, Wilson drove over the bar in 75 minutes and Brewster curled the ball wide three minutes later; all stirring stuff but nothing to show for it. Darren Dods had to race back to rob Steven Robb ten minutes from time, but the play was still mainly in the other direction.

As the minutes ticked away it was all about restoring pride as a Dods glancing header went wide and a Juanjo shot was cleared. A much-deserved goal finally came a minute from time when a Richie Hart free kick from the left curled towards the back post and Brewster was there to head his first goal for the club. The goal was welcome but it came an hour too late. With three added minutes there was still time for Wilson to shoot wide and a very good Bayne effort to be held by Soutar.

Full Time: 3-1

This game completed the set of home/away matches against all SPL clubs and ICT now lie ninth but only three points off the foot of the table.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 22 16 5 1 46 10 36 53
2. Celtic 21 17 2 2 49 19 30 53
3. Hibernian 22 12 4 6 38 29 9 40
4. Aberdeen 21 10 6 5 23 19 4 36
5. Hearts 21 8 7 6 23 19 4 31
6. Motherwell 22 9 3 10 28 29 -1 30
7. Kilmarnock 22 9 2 11 31 36 -5 29
8. Dunfermline 22 5 5 12 20 33 -13 20
9. Inverness CT 22 4 7 11 21 34 -13 19
10. Dundee 22 5 4 13 23 42 -19 19
11. Dundee Utd 22 3 7 12 22 37 -15 16
12. Livingston 21 4 4 13 17 34 -17 16