Inverness CT 0 - 3 Aberdeen

League Match
Saturday, December 20th, 2008, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 5,862
Referee: Calum Murray
Inverness CT  Aberdeen

Goalscorers
None. Charlie Mulgrew (6)
Gary McDonald (51)
Darren Mackie (56)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Jimmy Calderwood

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Don Cowie
Garry Wood
Dougie Imrie
Jamie Langfield
Lee Mair
Alexander Diamond
Scott Severin
Charlie Mulgrew
Gary McDonald
Mark Kerr
Jeffrey De Visscher
Sone Aluko
Darren Mackie
Lee Miller

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Jamie Duff
Phil McGuire
Zander Sutherland
Iain Vigurs
Andrew Barrowman
Adam Rooney
John Bateman
Richard Foster
Jared Hodgkiss
Andrew Considine
Sammy Stewart
Michael Paton
Christopher Maguire

Substitutions
Adam Rooney for Russell Duncan (59)
Richard Foster -> Jeffrey De Visscher (46)
Christopher Maguire -> Sone Aluko (80)
Michael Paton -> Lee Miller (86)

Bookings
Russell Duncan (48)
Richard Hastings (75)
Ross Tokely (79)
Mark Kerr (58)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 11 apps -
Ross Tokely 460 apps30 goals
Richard Hastings 357 apps4 goals
Grant Munro 261 apps6 goals
David Proctor 75 apps4 goals
Ian Black 127 apps6 goals
Don Cowie 62 apps12 goals
Roy McBain 317 apps19 goals
Russell Duncan 275 apps9 goals
Garry Wood 16 apps3 goals
Dougie Imrie 37 apps5 goals
Adam Rooney (sub) 19 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (24 years 296 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2010 years 143 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 275 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Iain Vigurs (20 years 232 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2010 years 143 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 47 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Brewster toiling:

A convincing and not entirely unexpected 3-0 victory by the Dons over rudderless Inverness means that ICT have now earned just 5 points at home all season.

This defeat means that ICT are now on the same points as bottom club Hamilton but stay ahead of them on goal difference.

ICT have now lost their last four games, scoring just once but shipping nine and today's capitulation even had the normally impartial commentators questioning how much longer Brewster can continue. We wonder too !!!

From Site:

Not really too bad a performance, at least in the first half, then heads went down. A team whose confidence is so easily dented is one that has a central malaise at the heart of it. We/Brew can blame luck, but to be lucky, you have to be in a lucky place, and ICT are clearly not. We are losing too many games. Some we play well, some we don't, but two more wins on the board at this point and we would be a lot less twitchy about a couple of defensive errors.

Wood did play better than I have seen him, his first touch seems to have improved, but after turning his marker once, he then proceeded to try and do it again and again. His man, just walked round him, while he waited for the ball. That is an experience problem. The game picked up briefly when Rooney came on. He likes to get stuck in and will be an asset once he has a worthwhile striking chum. This is a priority, no matter how much it costs.

The defence did mostly well, dealing with some speedy attacks. Imrie's mistake was a major **** up but looking again he had little option; heading upfield would have put it straight to a Seagull, he would have hoped that one of his chums would have moved toward it. They didn't because the defence has no idea where they should be torn between natural skill and the bosses plan. Imrie is quality and will continue to improve. A good buy.

Hastings slipped, not for the first time, but for me the real culprit was Proctor, another player who I usually rate. He failed to attempt what was a very doable clearance, either by head earlier, scissors kick halfway through the arc or even a spin, at the end. Fear of failure, again lack of spirit.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 18 14 2 2 41 18 23 44
2. Rangers 19 13 4 2 45 16 29 43
3. Dundee Utd 19 8 7 4 27 20 7 31
4. Hearts 18 9 4 5 20 20 0 31
5. Aberdeen 18 8 3 7 22 19 3 27
6. Hibernian 19 7 5 7 24 24 0 26
7. Kilmarnock 18 7 1 10 16 23 -7 22
8. St. Mirren 19 6 3 10 15 22 -7 21
9. Falkirk 18 4 5 9 21 26 -5 17
10. Motherwell 18 5 2 11 17 29 -12 17
11. Inverness CT 19 5 2 12 18 31 -13 17
12. Hamilton Academical 19 5 2 12 17 35 -18 17