Inverness CT 2 - 1 Kilmarnock

League Match
Saturday, March 14th, 2009, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 4,005
Referee: Mike Tumilty
Inverness CT  Kilmarnock

Goalscorers
Richie Foran (19)
Ian Black (21)
Simon Ford (45)

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Lionel Djebi-Zadi
Pavels Mihadjuks
Ian Black
Brian Kerr
Dougie Imrie
Adam Rooney
Richie Foran
Alan Combe
Tim Clancy
Simon Ford
David Lilley
Garry Hay
Jamie Hamill
Manuel Pascali
Craig Bryson
Gavin Skelton
Danny Invincibile
Kevin Kyle

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Jamie Duff
Roy McBain
Iain Vigurs
Filipe Morais
Andrew Barrowman
Damien Rascle
Grant Murray
Ryan O Leary
Mehdi Taouil
Iain Flannigan
Thomas Nolan
David Fernandez

Substitutions
Richard Hastings for Richie Foran (81)
Jamie Duff for Adam Rooney (88)
Mehdi Taouil -> Gavin Skelton (61)
David Fernandez -> Manuel Pascali (78)
Iain Flannigan -> Simon Ford (87)

Bookings
None. Craig Bryson (53)
Tim Clancy (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 23 apps -
Grant Munro 274 apps7 goals
Lionel Djebi-Zadi 11 apps -
Pavels Mihadjuks 11 apps2 goals
David Proctor 85 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 473 apps31 goals
Ian Black 135 apps8 goals
Brian Kerr 4 apps -
Adam Rooney 32 apps6 goals
Richie Foran 8 apps2 goals
Dougie Imrie 49 apps6 goals
Richard Hastings (sub) 364 apps4 goals
Jamie Duff (sub) 13 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (25 years 15 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2010 years 227 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 10 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Iain Vigurs (20 years 316 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2010 years 227 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 131 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Another three points:

Back to league duty after last week's disappointment and it was the best possible start for Caley Thistle.

Richie Foran headed the home side into the lead from a Ross Tokely cross on 19 minutes and two minutes later Ian Black made it 2-0 when his free kick got a bit of help from the wind and ended up in the bottom right corner.

Ross Ford pulled one back in first half injury time but despite sustained pressure from Killie there was to be no equaliser and the three points stayed in Inverness.

Fan overview:

Phew, that was one of the worst games of football I've ever seen. Our second half performance was absolute mince, there was only 1 team in the game. We kept punting long aimless balls up the park and barely strung 2 passes together for long spells. There was no focus, no composure, no imagination. We were lethargic and second to almost every ball, the exact opposite of our performance against Hibs. Rooney and Imrie were completely ineffective, they kept conceding possession too easily and created nothing. I don't think they're going to form an effective partnership.

In the last half hour Butcher and Malpas obviously decided to go all out defence and cling onto our lead rather than go out to kill the game off. At the final whistle we had 8 defenders on the pitch. That must be an ICT record!

We played far better last week and got nothing. I'll take an ugly win over an entertaining defeat any week but if we play this badly again we'll almost always lose.

Match report written by tm4tj/site



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 28 19 6 3 62 27 35 63
2. Rangers 28 18 6 4 57 20 37 60
3. Hearts 29 14 6 9 31 30 1 48
4. Aberdeen 29 12 7 10 34 30 4 43
5. Dundee Utd 29 11 10 8 38 36 2 43
6. Hibernian 29 10 9 10 33 35 -2 39
7. Motherwell 29 11 6 12 34 38 -4 39
8. Hamilton Academical 29 10 2 17 25 41 -16 32
9. Kilmarnock 29 8 5 16 27 40 -13 29
10. St. Mirren 28 7 8 13 23 39 -16 29
11. Inverness CT 29 8 4 17 29 45 -16 28
12. Falkirk 28 5 9 14 28 40 -12 24