Inverness CT 0 - 1 Aberdeen

League Match
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 7,026
Referee: Alan Freeland
Inverness CT  Aberdeen

Goalscorers
None. Whelan (39)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Jimmy Calderwood

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Juanjo Carricondo
Craig Brewster
Esson
Hart
Anderson
Diamond
Byrne
Winter
Severin
Heikkinen
Clark
Mackie
Whelan

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Graham Bayne
Bryan Prunty
Bajram Fetai
Preece
Stewart
McGuire
Morrison
Muirhead
Foster
Blaha

Substitutions
Bajram Fetai for Richie Hart (57)
Bryan Prunty for Juanjo Carricondo (71)
Graham Bayne for Roy McBain (83)
McGuire -> Anderson (35)
Foster -> Winter (46)
Blaha -> Whelan (73)

Bookings
Stuart Golabek (42)
Craig Brewster (75)
Clark (47)
Whelan (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 125 apps -
Ross Tokely 314 apps22 goals
Darren Dods 22 apps1 goal
Grant Munro 122 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 200 apps5 goals
Roy McBain 198 apps10 goals
Russell Duncan 145 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 223 apps68 goals
Richie Hart 97 apps14 goals
Juanjo Carricondo 33 apps6 goals
Craig Brewster 9 apps4 goals
Bryan Prunty (sub) 22 apps1 goal
Bajram Fetai (sub) 7 apps -
Graham Bayne (sub) 34 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 32 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2006 years 245 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 190 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 33 days)
Oldest Player:Bajram Fetai (2006 years 245 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 113 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Stuart Golabek made his 200th competitive appearance for the Club.

Dons Defeat:

This was a hard defeat to take after having so much of the play. Stuart Golabek made his 200th appearance and Ross Tokely equalled Charlie Christie's club record when he played for the 314th time.

A huge crowd packed the stadium in the Spring sunshine and they saw the home side dominate for most of the game but fail to make the important breakthrough. The pressure on Aberdeen started in the first minute when Ryan Esson smothered the ball at Juanjo's feet then a Craig Brewster effort was deflected over the bar. Russell Duncan shot wide in 16 minutes, Barry Wilson did the same in 21 minutes then just after the half-hour mark a Brewster acrobatic effort was tipped over by Esson.

The resultant corner was delayed as Russell Anderson was treated for a facial injury then finally led from the field. The corner reached Roy McBain and his low shot rebounded to Juanjo whose strike from a few yards out was held by Esson.

Aberdeen were conspicuous by their attacking absence for most of this period apart from Noel Whelan's header over the bar in 24 minutes and Markus Heikkinen's high shot from 25 yards shortly after. The only goal of the game came in 39 minutes when a ball deflected off Grant Munro to the feet of Whelan who scored from 12 yards.

Half Time: 0-1

ICT were less impressive in the second half but they had chances as Aberdeen seemed content to sit on their lead. A long Munro throw on the hour mark was punched away by Esson and scrambled clear. A high cross from Tokely in 66 minutes was met by Brewster but his header went across goal and wide.

The closest Aberdeen came was in 74 minutes when a long throw from Richard Foster landed on the top of the bar. Substitute Bajram Fetai latched onto a Brewster flick in 79 minutes but his overhead kick was just off-target. Fetai had two close-range shots blocked close to the end before sub Bryan Prunty nearly equalised. A long Munro throw was headed on by Darren Dods and Brewster before Prunty headed goalwards. It looked net-bound but Esson popped up to push it onto the top of the bar. The last chance was gone and the Dons amazingly took the points.

Full Time: 0-1

With three games left before the split ICT remain eighth, 11 points clear of Dundee United in twelfth spot.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 31 25 2 4 70 26 44 77
2. Rangers 30 23 6 1 63 14 49 75
3. Hibernian 31 16 5 10 54 45 9 53
4. Aberdeen 31 15 7 9 35 27 8 52
5. Hearts 31 13 9 9 37 29 8 48
6. Motherwell 29 11 6 12 35 35 0 39
7. Kilmarnock 31 11 2 18 38 51 -13 35
8. Inverness CT 30 8 9 13 34 40 -6 33
9. Dundee 31 7 7 17 30 57 -27 28
10. Dunfermline 31 6 9 16 27 51 -24 27
11. Livingston 31 6 6 19 26 53 -27 24
12. Dundee Utd 31 4 10 17 33 54 -21 22