Inverness CT 1 - 2 Kilmarnock

League Match
Saturday, April 30th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,108
Referee: Eddie Smith
Inverness CT  Kilmarnock

Goalscorers
Ross Tokely (pen.) (27)
McDonald (21)
Leven (pen)(72)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Stuart Golabek
David Proctor
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Ian Black
Bryan Prunty
Craig Brewster
Combe
Fowler
Lilley
Dindeleux
Hay
Invincibile
Locke
McDonald
Leven
Dargo
Wales

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Russell Duncan
Liam Fox
Graham Bayne
Bajram Fetai
Rory McAllister
Dodds
Murray
Nish
Johnston
Greer
Smith
Naismith

Substitutions
Graham Bayne for David Proctor (62)
Rory McAllister for Bryan Prunty (85)
Nish -> Dargo (54)
Greer -> Invincibile (60)
Johnston -> Leven (86)

Bookings
Roy McBain (60)
Ross Tokely (70)
Hay
Locke

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 130 apps -
Stuart Golabek 204 apps5 goals
Richard Hastings 226 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 319 apps23 goals
Darren Dods 27 apps1 goal
David Proctor 22 apps -
Ian Black 11 apps -
Barry Wilson 228 apps69 goals
Roy McBain 203 apps11 goals
Bryan Prunty 26 apps2 goals
Craig Brewster 13 apps5 goals
Graham Bayne (sub) 39 apps7 goals
Rory McAllister (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 61 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 273 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 141 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 61 days)
Oldest Player:Bajram Fetai (2006 years 273 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 141 days
Domestic Players:16 (94.12 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Rory McAllister(Signed )

Milestones

End of season fare

A frustrating afternoon all round and some strange decisions. The game was dominated by a soft penalty award for each side. With the rest of the SPL battling for top spot, UEFA places or against relegation there was little to play for here - the only issue was to see who would finish seventh.

Killie captain Gary Locke chipped over the bar in eight minutes then a low off-target Stuart Golabek shot was deflected for a corner at the other end. Alan Combe pushed away a Craig Brewster volley in 14 minutes then a 19th minute header from Bryan Prunty hit the net but he was offside.

A minute later the visitors took an unexpected lead when Gary Wales sent James Fowler away down the right and his cross was knocked in at the back post by Gary McDonald. In 27 minutes a Barry Wilson corner from the left curled into the area and a penalty was awarded - apparently Darren Dods's shirt was being pulled. Ross Tokely hit the spot kick low past Combe for 1-1.

With five minutes of the first half left Brewster drew two defenders and left space for a Golabek shot from 20 yards but it sailed over.

Half Time: 1-1

Mark Brown's first real save of the match came in 63 minutes when he held an angled shot from Wales. Seconds later Colin Nish closed in on a through ball and Brown raced to clear. Brown's busy spell continued as he caught a 20 yard Peter Leven shot through a ruck of players.

The second bizarre penalty award of the day came in 72 minutes following a free kick from Wales. Another crowded goalmouth, the usual chaos and a penalty awarded for an apparent push by a Caley Thistle player. Leven made no mistake and it was 2-1 to Kilmarnock.

Brown prevented what seemed a certain Killie goal in 74 minutes when Wales put Fowler through but the keeper blocked his shot. In 79 minutes Brewster turned neatly in the box and shot from an angle. It looked as if it would creep in but the post came to Combe's rescue. In the ensuing confusion Graham Bayne and Bryan Prunty both hit the bar and a relieved Killie defence cleared.

Teenager Rory McAllister came on for the last five minutes in his first appearance after good performances with the reserve side. The youngster was quickly into the thick of the action but nothing quite came off. With a minute left McAllister just managed to keep his feet and pass to Wilson who set up Black but the Man of the Match only managed to hit it well over from long range. Freddy Dindeleux then failed to clear a Dods lob into the box from long range but McAllister could not reach the loose ball.

Full Time: 1-2

The three added minutes produced nothing of note and Killie took the points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 35 28 2 5 80 32 48 86
2. Rangers 34 25 6 3 68 19 49 81
3. Hibernian 35 18 6 11 61 52 9 60
4. Aberdeen 34 16 7 11 39 33 6 55
5. Hearts 35 13 11 11 41 35 6 50
6. Motherwell 35 12 8 15 41 42 -1 44
7. Inverness CT 35 11 10 14 40 44 -4 43
8. Kilmarnock 35 13 3 19 42 54 -12 42
9. Dundee Utd 35 7 11 17 39 57 -18 32
10. Livingston 35 8 7 20 32 58 -26 31
11. Dundee 35 8 7 20 35 64 -29 31
12. Dunfermline 35 6 10 19 28 56 -28 28