Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 19th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Stadium, Dundee
Attendance: 6,110
Referee: Iain Brines
Dundee Utd Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Munro (o.g.)(30) Barry Wilson (pen.) (37)

Team Managers
Ian McCall Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Bullock
Duff
Mair
Ritchie
Archibald
Kerr
Wilson
Dodds
Grady
Crawford
McIntyre
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Graham Bayne
Craig Brewster

Bench
Colgan
Scotland
Brebner
Samuel
Robson
Cameron
Kenneth
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Liam Fox
Ian Black
Juanjo Carricondo

Substitutions
Robson -> Grady (45)
Scotland -> Dodds (57)
Brebner -> Kerr (68)
None.

Bookings
Archibald
Mair
Ritchie
Grant Munro (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 120 apps -
Grant Munro 117 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 195 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 309 apps22 goals
Darren Dods 17 apps -
Roy McBain 193 apps10 goals
Russell Duncan 140 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 218 apps66 goals
Richie Hart 92 apps14 goals
Graham Bayne 29 apps6 goals
Craig Brewster 6 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 355 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2006 years 203 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 148 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 356 days)
Oldest Player:Michael Fraser (2006 years 203 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 71 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Arab draw

There was great disappointment when the Celtic match was postponed last Sunday, but in the pursuit of points this was a far more important game.

Roy McBain came into the team and Juanjo took a place on the bench. Mark Brown created his own piece of history as this marked his 120th appearance in a row, overtaking Dennis Wyness' record of 119.

Former ICT favourite Barry Robson returned from suspension for United but had to be content with a seat on the bench. In the event he played for the whole of the second half.

Graham Bayne had two early chances blocked then, in the seventh minute, Brown saved a header from Billy Dodds. Both defences held firm until the half-hour mark when United took the lead in unusual circumstances. Stuart Duff crossed from the left and an attempted headed clearance from Grant Munro ended up in his own net. There was a pregnant pause before the home fans realised a goal had been given, but the referee pointed to the centre spot and it was 1-0.

Seven minutes later ICT equalised when a Darren Dods shot was handled by Billy Dodds. Accidental contact was claimed but the referee gave a penalty. Barry Wilson sent Tony Bullock the wrong way for his seventh goal of the season. As the first half neared its conclusion Mark Kerr shot wide for United, as did Roy McBain at the other end, then Brown held a James Grady header.

Half Time: 1-1

Caley Thistle looked odds-on to take the lead in 59 minutes when Bayne headed goalwards, but Mark Wilson cleared off the line with Bullock beaten. Uniteds best second half chances came in 72 minutes when Brown made a fine save from a Lee Mair header and also blocked Jim McIntyre's follow-up. United played the last two regulation minutes, and the three added ones, with only ten men - Jim McIntyre was forced to limp off and all three substitutes had already been used. ICT's attempts to take advantage came to nothing and honours were even.

Full Time: 1-1

The home fans unkindly booed their team off the park and Caley Thistle headed home with a valuable point. Back-markers Livingston now lie six points behind eleventh-placed Dundee United and ICT are a further four points ahead.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 25 19 5 1 54 11 43 62
2. Celtic 24 20 2 2 53 19 34 62
3. Hibernian 26 14 5 7 46 33 13 47
4. Hearts 26 11 8 7 30 23 7 41
5. Aberdeen 26 11 6 9 27 25 2 39
6. Motherwell 26 10 4 12 32 34 -2 34
7. Kilmarnock 26 10 2 14 33 44 -11 32
8. Inverness CT 25 6 8 11 28 36 -8 26
9. Dunfermline 26 6 6 14 24 39 -15 24
10. Dundee 26 6 6 14 28 50 -22 24
11. Dundee Utd 26 4 10 12 28 41 -13 22
12. Livingston 26 4 4 18 19 47 -28 16