Inverness CT 3 - 0 Hibernian

League Match
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005, 7:45 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 4,443
Referee: John Underhill
Inverness CT  Hibernian

Goalscorers
Juanjo Carricondo (38)
Craig Brewster (52)
Barry Wilson (77)
Murphy
A. Murray
I. Murray

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Tony Mowbray

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Juanjo Carricondo
Craig Brewster
Brown
Whittaker
Caldwell
Smith
Murphy
Orman
A. Murray
I. Murray
Brown
O'Connor
Riordan

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Graham Bayne
Bryan Prunty
Bajram Fetai
Brown
McDonald
McCluskey
Morrow
Shiels
Konte
Sproule

Substitutions
Graham Bayne for Craig Brewster (78)
Bajram Fetai for Juanjo Carricondo (78)
David Proctor for Richie Hart (83)
McDonald -> A. Murray (46)
Shiels -> I. Murray (65)
Sproule -> Orman (65)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 121 apps -
Darren Dods 18 apps -
Grant Munro 118 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 196 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 310 apps22 goals
Roy McBain 194 apps10 goals
Russell Duncan 141 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 219 apps67 goals
Richie Hart 93 apps14 goals
Juanjo Carricondo 29 apps6 goals
Craig Brewster 7 apps4 goals
David Proctor (sub) 18 apps -
Bajram Fetai (sub) 4 apps -
Graham Bayne (sub) 30 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 1 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2006 years 214 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 159 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 2 days)
Oldest Player:Bajram Fetai (2006 years 214 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 82 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

City slickers beaten:

A thoroughly well-deserved victory for Caley Thistle thanks to a cool finish by Juanjo and converted free kicks from Craig Brewster and Barry Wilson.

For high-flying Hibs their first competitive visit to Inverness was a bitter one - bitterly cold and a bitterly disappointing result.

In early exchanges Roy McBain shot low and wide in 14 minutes and Ross Tokely blocked an overhead attempt by Derek Riordan in 21 minutes. Just after the half-hour mark a measured pass from Russell Duncan set Stuart Golabek free in the box and one-on-one with Simon Brown. As the ICT captain shot low to the keepers left he made a superb full-length diving save to keep the scoreline blank.

The opening goal came in 38 minutes when the Hibs defence failed to clear a Richie Hart corner from the right and Juanjo nipped in, rounded two defenders and hit high into the net from an acute angle.

Half Time: 1-0

It stood 1-0 at the break but the visitors should have equalised six minutes into the second half. Riordan seized on a short back-pass and headed for goal. He was forced wide by the diving Mark Brown and his angled shot came off the post. Grant Munro shepherded it away and the danger was past.

This proved to be a defining moment as Caley Thistle quickly went two ahead. McBain was brought down by Ian Murray 22 yards out and Brewster's low free kick found the corner of the net. Hibee Garry O'Connor came close in 62 minutes but his 25 yard shot came off the bar. This was a rare effort from the visitors who failed to find the form that had taken them to third in the league. They went three down in 77 minutes after Juanjo had been brought down 19 yards out, left of centre. Barry Wilson's free kick took a deflection of the wall and Simon Brown failed to clear despite the assistance of the post. The referee and his assistant decreed that the ball had crossed the line although many in the stadium were unsure. 3-0 it was and, with a minute left, substitute Graham Bayne nearly made it four. His drive from outside the box hit the post and Simon Brown made a superb save from the strikers follow-up.

Full Time: 3-0

A vital and unexpected win in the battle for SPL survival. Livingston beat Kilmarnock so the gap between eighth and twelfth is still ten points. On the other hand ICT are now just three points behind seventh-placed Kilmarnock with two games in hand. Now for Ibrox!

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 28 22 5 1 60 13 47 71
2. Celtic 26 21 2 3 56 21 35 65
3. Hibernian 27 14 5 8 46 36 10 47
4. Aberdeen 27 12 6 9 29 26 3 42
5. Hearts 27 11 8 8 31 25 6 41
6. Motherwell 27 10 5 12 32 34 -2 35
7. Kilmarnock 28 10 2 16 35 49 -14 32
8. Inverness CT 26 7 8 11 31 36 -5 29
9. Dunfermline 27 6 7 14 24 39 -15 25
10. Dundee 27 6 6 15 28 53 -25 24
11. Dundee Utd 27 4 10 13 29 43 -14 22
12. Livingston 27 5 4 18 22 48 -26 19