Inverness CT 1 - 3 Ross County

League Match
Saturday, August 29th, 2009, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 5,846
Referee: Stuart Finnie
Inverness CT  Ross County

Goalscorers
Johnny Hayes (61)
Di Giacamo (10)
Vigurs (54)
Brittain (75)

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Derek Adams

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Lionel Djebi-Zadi
Nauris Bulvitus
Lee Cox
Robert Eagle
Johnny Hayes
Daniel Stratford
Richie Foran
Dani Sanchez
McGovern
Miller
Morrison
Kettlewell
Keddie
Watt
Gardyne
Lawson
Di Giacomo
Brittain
Vigurs

Substitutes
Kyle Allison
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Nick Ross
Adam Rooney
Malin
Boyd
Wood
Scott
Craig

Substitutions
Adam Rooney for David Proctor (66)
Roy McBain for Dani Sanchez (80)
Nick Ross for Lionel Djebi-Zadi (84)
Boyd => Morrison (60)
Scott => Vigurs (67)
Wood => Di Giacamo (90)

Bookings
Richie Foran (81)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 33 apps -
Grant Munro 291 apps9 goals
Lionel Djebi-Zadi 27 apps -
Nauris Bulvitus 7 apps1 goal
David Proctor 98 apps5 goals
Robert Eagle 7 apps2 goals
Johnny Hayes 7 apps1 goal
Lee Cox 8 apps2 goals
Daniel Stratford 8 apps -
Richie Foran 23 apps5 goals
Dani Sanchez 6 apps3 goals
Roy McBain (sub) 334 apps19 goals
Nick Ross (sub) 7 apps -
Adam Rooney (sub) 44 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 69 days)
Oldest Player:Lionel Djebi-Zadi (2011 years 30 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 29 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 69 days)
Oldest Player:Lionel Djebi-Zadi (2011 years 30 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 29 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Johnny Hayes scored his first goal for the Club.

Derby pumping:

You would be mistaken for thinking that Inverness Caledonian Thistle had put a different team on the pitch to the one that had travelled to Dundee and battled well to secure a draw with the league favourites.

Ross County left Tulloch Caledonian Stadium with a well deserved 3 points following goals from Di Giacomo, Vigurs and Brittain with Hayes managing, what turned out to be a consolation goal, for the Caley Jags.

What went wrong?  Everything for everyone it would seem.  The first touch wasn't there and distribution and passing was very poor.  We did little to put pressure on the opposition and were punished for giving up possession too easy.

We can but hope that this was nothing more than a 'blip' and with Butcher away on International Duty that Maurice Malpas can get the team sorted out for the trip to face Partick in the next round of the Alba Cup.

Match report written by tm4tj



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Raith Rovers 4 2 2 0 6 3 3 8
2. Queen of the South 4 2 2 0 5 2 3 8
3. Ross County 4 2 1 1 6 4 2 7
4. Dundee 4 1 3 0 6 5 1 6
5. Dunfermline 4 2 0 2 4 3 1 6
6. Partick Thistle 4 1 2 1 7 3 4 5
7. Inverness CT 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 5
8. Morton 4 1 0 3 2 8 -6 3
9. Airdrie United 4 0 2 2 3 6 -3 2
10. Ayr United 4 0 2 2 1 5 -4 2