Dunfermline 0 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, 3:00 PM at East End Park, Dunfermline
Attendance: 4,481
Referee: Calum Murray
Dunfermline Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
David Hay Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Stillie
Skerla
Wilson
Thomson
Campbell
Donnelly
Young
Mason
Young
Hunt
Hristov
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Ian Black
Bryan Prunty
Craig Brewster

Bench
Langfield
Mehmet
Makel
Tod
Labonte
Christiansen
Ross
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
David Proctor
Russell Duncan
Liam Fox
Graham Bayne
Bajram Fetai

Substitutions
Mehmet -> Hunt (59)
Christiansen -> Hristov (59)
Tod -> Donnelly (79)
Bajram Fetai for Richie Hart (66)
Graham Bayne for Bryan Prunty (73)

Bookings
Hristov None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 129 apps -
Grant Munro 126 apps2 goals
Darren Dods 26 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 203 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 318 apps22 goals
Roy McBain 202 apps11 goals
Barry Wilson 227 apps69 goals
Richie Hart 101 apps14 goals
Ian Black 10 apps -
Craig Brewster 12 apps5 goals
Bryan Prunty 25 apps2 goals
Bajram Fetai (sub) 10 apps -
Graham Bayne (sub) 38 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 53 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 266 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 211 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 54 days)
Oldest Player:Bajram Fetai (2006 years 266 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 134 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Below Par

Just under six months ago Caley Thistle came here with Donald Park in temporary charge and faced a Dunfermline side which featured Craig Brewster. The visitors had just climbed to ninth and would continue to climb to SPL safety with more than a little help from their player/manager who remains the Pars second top goalscorer despite having left for the north in late November.

Brewster returned to East End Park for the first time to play against his old team with Dunfermline joint bottom of the league, on a downward spiral and fighting for their SPL lives.

Caley Thistle made just one change from last week , Stuart Golabek came back from suspension and Richard Hastings reverted to the bench. The home side dominated the first half but failed to find a way past the strong Caley Thistle defence.

Simon Donnelly was through in the seventh minute but shot straight at Mark Brown then the same player shot over in 15 minutes. Brown tipped over Noel Hunt's deflected cross three minutes later then Andrius Skerla headed wide from the resultant corner. Brown saved Campbell's curling free kick in 23 minutes then Darren Young hit wide.

Hunt found the net in 27 minutes but he was offside. There was little action at the other end until close to half time when a strong Barry Wilson run ended with Derek Stillie tipping his shot over the bar.

Half Time 0-0

Just after the break a Derek Young header was deflected past the post but nerves began to tell and Dunfermline faded.

Caley Thistle came more into it and in 59 minutes Darren Dods latched onto Wilson's free kick but headed wide. Derek Young shot over in 64 minutes and Scott Wilson did the same in the 77th minute, but these were rare second half chances from the home side.

ICT substitute Bajram Fetai tried to take advantage of Wilson's deep cross in 70 minutes but missed the ball at the back post.

As time ran out Andy Tod shot over Brown's bar and Brewster did the same at the other end.

Full Time: 0-0

Honours even but Dunfermline remain firmly in the relegation dog-fight. The head-to-head match next week against Livingston will go a long way to deciding who goes down.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 33 27 2 4 77 28 49 83
2. Rangers 33 25 6 2 67 17 50 81
3. Hibernian 34 17 6 11 58 51 7 57
4. Aberdeen 34 16 7 11 39 33 6 55
5. Hearts 34 13 10 11 41 35 6 49
6. Motherwell 34 12 7 15 41 42 -1 43
7. Inverness CT 34 11 10 13 39 42 -3 43
8. Kilmarnock 34 12 3 19 40 53 -13 39
9. Dundee 34 8 7 19 34 62 -28 31
10. Dundee Utd 34 6 11 17 37 56 -19 29
11. Dunfermline 34 6 10 18 28 54 -26 28
12. Livingston 34 7 7 20 30 58 -28 28