Kilmarnock 0 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 9th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Attendance: 4,862
Referee: Ian Fyfe
Kilmarnock Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Barry Wilson (32)

Team Managers
Jim Jefferies Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Combe
Fowler
Hay
Lilley
Dindeleux
McDonald
Murray
Leven
Naismith
Boyd
Wales
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Ian Black
Graham Bayne
Craig Brewster

Bench
Smith
Dodds
Greer
Johnston
Nish
McGregor
Johnstone
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Russell Duncan
Bryan Prunty
Bajram Fetai

Substitutions
Nish -> Wales (62)
Johnston -> Naismith (65)
Bajram Fetai for Richie Hart (75)
Russell Duncan for Barry Wilson (79)
David Proctor for Ian Black (82)

Bookings
Lilley Craig Brewster (60)
Ian Black (70)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 126 apps -
Stuart Golabek 201 apps5 goals
Darren Dods 23 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 315 apps22 goals
Grant Munro 123 apps2 goals
Ian Black 7 apps -
Barry Wilson 224 apps69 goals
Richie Hart 98 apps14 goals
Roy McBain 199 apps10 goals
Craig Brewster 10 apps4 goals
Graham Bayne 35 apps6 goals
David Proctor (sub) 19 apps -
Russell Duncan (sub) 146 apps3 goals
Bajram Fetai (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 39 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (2006 years 252 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 197 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 40 days)
Oldest Player:Bajram Fetai (2006 years 252 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 120 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This first-ever win against Kilmarnock pushed ICT up to a new high of seventh in the SPL. After the disappointment of last week against Aberdeen this was a victory to relish.

With Juanjo out injured for the rest of the season some reorganisation was required. Ian Black replaced Russell Duncan in midfield and Graham Bayne partnered Craig Brewster in the striking role.

Ross Tokely overtook Charlie Christie's record with his 315th appearance.

In the end just one goal separated the sides but chances were missed at both ends. Alan Combe tipped over a Brewster shot in only two minutes and seven minutes later Mark Brown pushed a Peter Leven curling free kick onto the bar.

In 13 minutes Combe stopped a Stuart Golabek shot and watched as Graham Bayne's follow-up hit the post. Just after the half-hour mark ICT scored what proved to be the only goal of the match. Freddy Dindeleux hesitated, Brewster stepped in and found Barry Wilson in the clear. He rounded Combe and slotted home his tenth goal of the season from an acute angle. Kilmarnock fought back immediately but Brown saved from Gary Wales and Steven Naismith's angled drive from long range went just wide.

Killie pushed hard through to the break but could not find a way through the ICT defence.

Half Time: 0-1

The pattern continued into the second half and Brown did well to block a Gary McDonald effort in 50 minutes. Wales should have done better in 57 minutes when he failed to connect properly with a Naismith cross despite being well placed close to goal. Bayne had a chance to double the lead in 78 minutes after being sent through by Brewster but his shot had no power and Combe collected easily.

Despite a late surge from Kilmarnock the ICT defence held firm and it ended 1-0.

Full Time: 0-1

Caley Thistle continue to look upwards in the league with seven games left as the spectre of relegation continues to recede. There is now a 14 point gap over basement club Dundee United and an outside chance of a top six finish.

Motherwell are six points ahead with two games left before the split and have a six-goal advantage. All this adds some spice to Tuesday's visit of the Steelmen to Inverness.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 31 24 6 1 66 16 50 78
2. Celtic 31 25 2 4 70 26 44 77
3. Hibernian 31 16 5 10 54 45 9 53
4. Aberdeen 32 15 7 10 36 30 6 52
5. Hearts 31 13 9 9 37 29 8 48
6. Motherwell 31 12 6 13 40 39 1 42
7. Inverness CT 31 9 9 13 35 40 -5 36
8. Kilmarnock 32 11 2 19 38 52 -14 35
9. Dundee 32 8 7 17 32 58 -26 31
10. Dunfermline 32 6 9 17 28 53 -25 27
11. Livingston 31 6 6 19 26 53 -27 24
12. Dundee Utd 31 4 10 17 33 54 -21 22