Dundee 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, May 14th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 6,691
Referee: Craig Thomson
Dundee Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Sancho (49) Liam Fox (88)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Soutar
Robertson
Mann
Sancho
Robb
McDonald
Brady
Smith
Anderson
McManus
Lovell
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Graham Bayne
Bryan Prunty

Bench
McNally
Barrett
Sutton
Fotheringham
Larsen
Dubourdeau
Caballero
Michael Fraser
David Proctor
Liam Fox
Ian Black
Craig Brewster
Rory McAllister

Substitutions
McNally -> Robertson (37)
Caballero -> Brady (46)
Barrett -> Lovell (82)
Craig Brewster for Bryan Prunty (63)
Liam Fox for Roy McBain (70)
Rory McAllister for Graham Bayne (70)

Bookings
Sancho None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 132 apps -
Darren Dods 29 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 321 apps23 goals
Grant Munro 128 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 206 apps5 goals
Richard Hastings 228 apps2 goals
Richie Hart 103 apps14 goals
Roy McBain 205 apps11 goals
Russell Duncan 150 apps3 goals
Bryan Prunty 28 apps2 goals
Graham Bayne 41 apps7 goals
Liam Fox (sub) 8 apps3 goals
Rory McAllister (sub) 3 apps -
Craig Brewster (sub) 14 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 74 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2006 years 287 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 38 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 75 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 287 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 170 days
Domestic Players:16 (94.12 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Dens Park Draw

For the third time in his short Caley Thistle career Liam Fox came off the bench and snatched an equalising goal. The Dundee fans were stunned as they thought that three precious points were in the bag.

Dundee certainly had the chances and were twice denied by the woodwork. ICT played excellent flowing football but lacked the killer touch. The atmosphere was very tense as the Dundee fans faced relegation.

Derek Soutar held a Stuart Golabek effort in the opening seconds but the best early chance fell to Dundee in the eighth minute. A Tam McManus corner landed in a crowded box and, after penalty claims, Mark Brown dived to save a close-range shot from Callum MacDonald.

Two minutes later Graham Bayne latched onto a Richie Hart corner but his clever near-post header crept over. Brown blocked a McManus angled shot in 16 minutes then the keeper watched helplessly as a McManus free kick from the left raced low across goal and came off the far post. An Iain Anderson low free kick in 35 minutes headed goalwards but Brown turned it for a corner.

Half Time: 0-0

Fabian Caballero came on at half-time for Dundee and within a minute he headed wide. Dundee finally made a breakthrough in 49 minutes when Sancho headed in a McManus corner. The home fans saw light at the end of the SPL tunnel but Caley Thistle began to dominate the match.

Dundee defended in depth but did come very close on the break in 64 minutes. Steve Lovell ran onto a through ball but his shot came off the bar. ICT substitute Rory McAllister tested Soutar in 73 minutes with a header to the top corner. Lovell tried again in 77 minutes when he chased a pass down the right. Brown came out to narrow the angle and slipped. Lovell failed to take advantage as his lob crossed the face of the goal and was cleared.

With two minutes left Grant Munro sent a trademark long throw from the left and it fell for Golabek. His shot was blocked by Sancho but Fox was well positioned to collect the rebound and hit home the equaliser.

As the clock ticked into overtime Dundee were awarded a free kick 25 yards out. Mann stepped up to take it; reminiscent of his Inverness days, but his high shot was held by Brown. Russell Duncan quickly led a breakaway and set up Craig Brewster on the left. The player/manager bore down on Soutar but shot wide.

Full Time: 1-1

The relegation battle now goes to the last day.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 37 28 6 3 77 22 55 90
2. Celtic 36 29 2 5 82 32 50 89
3. Hibernian 37 18 7 12 64 56 8 61
4. Aberdeen 37 17 7 13 42 39 3 58
5. Hearts 36 13 11 12 42 37 5 50
6. Kilmarnock 37 14 4 19 45 55 -10 46
7. Motherwell 37 12 9 16 44 48 -4 45
8. Inverness CT 37 11 11 15 41 46 -5 44
9. Livingston 37 9 7 21 33 60 -27 34
10. Dundee Utd 36 7 12 17 40 58 -18 33
11. Dundee 37 8 8 21 36 70 -34 32
12. Dunfermline 36 7 10 19 33 56 -23 31