Inverness CT 2 - 0 Kilmarnock

Scottish Cup - Rd 5
Saturday, February 7th, 2009, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,578
Referee: Iain Brines
Inverness CT  Kilmarnock

Goalscorers
Pavels Mihadjuks (36)
Adam Rooney (90)
None.

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Lionel Djebi-Zadi
Pavels Mihadjuks
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Dougie Imrie
Richie Foran
Eric Odhiambo
Alan Combe
James Fowler
Garry Hay
Frazer Wright
Simon Ford
Craig Bryson
William Gibson
Manuel Pascali
Gavin Skelton
David Fernandez
Kevin Kyle

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richie Byrne
Roy McBain
Brian Kerr
Adam Rooney
Damien Rascle
Jamie Hamill
Iain Flannigan
Thomas Nolan
Allan Russell

Substitutions
Adam Rooney for Eric Odhiambo (61)
Brian Kerr for Russell Duncan (76)
Roy McBain for Dougie Imrie (86)
Jamie Hamill -> James Fowler (24)
Allan Russell -> David Fernandez (46)
Iain Flannigan -> William Gibson (79)

Bookings
Pavels Mihadjuks (45)
David Proctor (54)
None.

Red Cards
None. Kevin Kyle(68) [straight red]
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 17 apps -
David Proctor 80 apps4 goals
Lionel Djebi-Zadi 5 apps -
Grant Munro 268 apps6 goals
Ross Tokely 467 apps31 goals
Pavels Mihadjuks 5 apps2 goals
Russell Duncan 282 apps9 goals
Ian Black 130 apps6 goals
Richie Foran 2 apps -
Dougie Imrie 43 apps6 goals
Eric Odhiambo 2 apps -
Brian Kerr (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Roy McBain (sub) 323 apps19 goals
Adam Rooney (sub) 26 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (24 years 345 days)
Oldest Player:Lionel Djebi-Zadi (2010 years 192 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 340 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (24 years 345 days)
Oldest Player:Lionel Djebi-Zadi (2010 years 192 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 340 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Brian Kerr(Signed )

Milestones

Cup of Joy:

Inverness Caledonian Thistle secured a place in the Quarter Finals of the Homecoming Scottish Cup with a 2-0 victory at home against Kilmarnock FC.

A first half goal for Centre Back Pavels Mihadjuks and a wonder strike from substitute Adam Rooney were enough to win the day, but Kilmarnock might have left feeling a little hard done by after the referee overturned a decision to give them a penalty and instead awarded a free kick on the outside of the box.

Caley Jags players and fans will be delighted at witnessing the second clean sheet in a row and it's back to league business next week with an away match against Dundee Utd.

Site talk: Not classic stuff. First half was good up and at em work, with Odhiambo shining early on, but faded from the game. Imrie did not replicate last weeks classic, and nothing seemed to work for him, though he ran hard enough. Rooney seemed mia a few times going forward, perhaps he forgot what he was there for. Took his goal very well from a telling pass from Proctor, but really it was an extra man goal.

Esson was solid, and the defence seem to work well together. Lionel was my MOM both for his stopping and his moving forward. The ball seemed to go to him from the midfield quite a lot and he usually found something good with his passes. Tokes on the other hand didn't seem to go forward as much, not till later.

Duncan had a good game as did Foran. Missed a sitter though. Black seemed a bit quiet, but contributed sporadically.

All in all a good day, Terry is working with the side and he will get better and better performances out of his squad. A couple of wins like that in the league and all bets are off. In terms of contracts and the new chaps, get Pavels and Odhiambo tied up asap!

Match report written by tm4tj



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