Inverness CT 1 - 1 Aberdeen

League Match
Monday, November 6th, 2006, 7:45 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 5,744
Referee: Dougie McDonald
Inverness CT  Aberdeen

Graham Bayne (79)
Lovell (89)

Team Managers
Charlie Christie Jimmy Calderwood

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
John Rankin
Graham Bayne
Craig Dargo
J. Smith

Michael Fraser
Stuart McCaffrey
Stuart Soane
Zander Sutherland
Dennis Wyness
Rory McAllister
Gary McSwegan
S. Smith
D. Smith

Dennis Wyness for Craig Dargo (81)
Considine -> Clark (67)
Lovell -> Dempsey (79)
Maguire -> Mackie (82)

Russell Duncan (49)
Considine (69)
Lovell (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 192 apps -
Richard Hastings 273 apps2 goals
Darren Dods 87 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 376 apps28 goals
Grant Munro 182 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 197 apps5 goals
John Rankin 13 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 285 apps75 goals
Roy McBain 240 apps13 goals
Craig Dargo 51 apps25 goals
Graham Bayne 76 apps13 goals
Dennis Wyness (sub) 201 apps92 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (27 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Graham Bayne (2008 years 98 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 234 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (27 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Stuart Soane (2008 years 98 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 234 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Inverness CT 1-1 Aberdeen

Caley Thistle are now unbeaten in 8 games but a last gasp equaliser from Steve Lovell means that ICT have still to record a win over the Dons as the spoils are shared at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.

The first Monday night Setanta TV match involving Caley Thistle ended in a disappointing draw in front of a better crowd than had been anticipated. That elusive win against Aberdeen was just a minute of the regulation ninety away when substitute Stevie Lovell cancelled out Graham Bayne’s 79th minute opener.

It was not a classic match but, despite the lack of clear shots, both sets of supporters were vocal in their encouragement and seemed to enjoy the spectacle. With Ian Black still suspended Russell Duncan continued in midfield for ICT and Gary McSwegan made his first squad appearance. Aberdeen’s Jamie Smith came back from injury to replace Zander Diamond.

There was little to report in the opening period but there was some fun when the far side assistant referee dropped his flag while awarding Caley Thistle a 13th minute corner. Two successive corners were cleared after some panic in the Aberdeen defence then Darren Dods had a header blocked and a follow-up shot saved. Aberdeen’s first real effort was a 19th minute snap shot from Gary Dempsey but it went wide.

A minute later Craig Dargo sent a long range shot goalwards at the other end and it spun just wide left with Jamie Langfield struggling. The visitors were awarded a free kick 22 yards out in 27 minutes but Jamie Smith’s chip came off the wall for a corner. Close to the break Langfield held a low John Rankin shot but otherwise there was little on target.

Half Time: 0-0

Chris Clark hit well wide in 56 minutes and an off-balance Dargo shot was saved by Langfield in 63 minutes. The home side were creating more than Aberdeen but the pressure was not translating into shots on target.

In 72 minutes Richard Hastings did well to rob Darren Mackie in the home box and three minutes later Michael Hart chipped over. The long-awaited opening goal came in some style in 79 minutes. A clever Dargo pass from just outside the box found Roy McBain racing down the left and his inch-perfect cross was headed home by the diving Graham Bayne from seven yards.

A minute later Barry Wilson was through into the Aberdeen box when he went down as Michael Hart slid in – the home camp claimed a penalty but there was no award.

Hopes of sealing the victory diminished as Aberdeen pushed upfield and two minutes from time a Chris Maguire acrobatic kick came off the bar. Andrew Considine was following up but he could only head over.

The Dons continued to press and a minute later a Hart cross from the right reached Lovell via Lee Miller and the substitute hit it home with his knee from a yard out.

Full Time 1-1

The three added minutes produced nothing and it ended 1-1 with Caley Thistle remaining fifth.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 13 11 1 1 25 9 16 34
2. Hearts 13 6 3 4 20 14 6 21
3. Rangers 13 5 4 4 20 16 4 19
4. Aberdeen 13 5 4 4 15 12 3 19
5. Inverness CT 13 4 7 2 16 14 2 19
6. Kilmarnock 13 5 4 4 17 21 -4 19
7. Falkirk 13 5 2 6 16 16 0 17
8. Hibernian 13 4 4 5 20 15 5 16
9. St. Mirren 13 4 4 5 13 15 -2 16
10. Motherwell 13 3 3 7 14 19 -5 12
11. Dundee Utd 13 2 5 6 12 26 -14 11
12. Dunfermline 13 2 3 8 9 20 -11 9