Inverness CT 4 - 3 Raith Rovers

League Match
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 3,562
Referee: Alan Muir
Inverness CT  Raith Rovers

Goalscorers
Richie Foran (29)
Adam Rooney (42)
Eric Odhiambo (57)
Richie Foran (90)
Williamson (12)
Tade (66)
Mole (74)

Team Managers
Terry Butcher John McGlynn

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
David Proctor
Lee Cox
Johnny Hayes
Daniel Stratford
Adam Rooney
Richie Foran
Eric Odhiambo
McGurn
Murray
Ellis
Armstrong
Hill
Davidson
Walker
Simmons
Mole
Tade
Williamson

Substitutes
Kyle Allison
Nauris Bulvitus
Robert Eagle
Nick Ross
Dani Sanchez
O Connor
Ferry
Weir
Gathuessi
Smith

Substitutions
Dani Sanchez for Eric Odhiambo (73)
Nauris Bulvitus for Daniel Stratford (86)
Gathuessi => Armstrong (56)
Weir => Mole (81)
Ferry => Davidson (83)

Bookings
Lee Cox (46)
Grant Munro (88)
Ryan Esson (90)
Williamson (22)
Murray (45)
Davidson (63)
Simmons (79)

Red Cards
None. Simmons (87)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 66 apps -
Ross Tokely 512 apps33 goals
Grant Munro 324 apps11 goals
David Proctor 129 apps8 goals
Stuart Golabek 254 apps5 goals
Lee Cox 40 apps2 goals
Johnny Hayes 39 apps9 goals
Daniel Stratford 20 apps1 goal
Adam Rooney 77 apps27 goals
Richie Foran 53 apps16 goals
Eric Odhiambo 30 apps5 goals
Nauris Bulvitus (sub) 36 apps5 goals
Dani Sanchez (sub) 36 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 286 days)
Oldest Player:Adam Rooney (2011 years 247 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 349 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 286 days)
Oldest Player:Adam Rooney (2011 years 247 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 349 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

If ICT are crowned champions on May 1st, Richie Foran's 93rd minute strike may have a lot to do with it. Under extreme pressure to win our games to win the title we shipped three goals today but Foran spared our blushes with a last gasp winner. Granty24 is your scribe for today.

It’s one step closer to the title as we managed to edge a hard fought encounter against Raith with a final score of 4-3 and a fourth league victory of the season against the Kirkcaldy side.

ICT had the better of the opening ten minutes, despite neither side threatening, Ross Tokely watched his ambitious effort fly wide of the goal after just five minutes. However it was John McGlynn’s side who grabbed the initiative with twelve minutes on the clock, a darting run from Jamie Mole up the right flank led to a low cross where Iain Williamson was lurking to turn the ball in to the net, beating Ryan Esson at his near post.

It was ICT who continued to push for goals, Jonny Hayes’ in-swinging free-kick was nodded over by David Proctor and Hayes himself saw his curling shot well held by David McGurn in the Raith goal. The pressure paid off 15 minutes before the interval; Hayes broke up the wing again and played an inch perfect ball into Adam Rooney, who did well to keep the ball in play before squaring back to Richie Foran who slammed in the equalizer.

Our goal difference isn’t just far superior to everyone else’s because we stopped attacking, and that’s exactly what we did, we kept pressing and three minutes before the break we got our reward, a nicely slid pass from Foran found Rooney who burst past the defence to slam home his eighteenth league goal for this campaign.

HALF TIME ICT 2-1 RAITH ROVERS

There was a slow start to the second half from both sides but we managed to pick up where we left off, a bizarre goal on 57 minutes, a deep high ball from Rooney landed kindly at the feet of Eric Odhiambo who, despite looking about five yards offside, rounded McGurn and calmly rolled the ball into the net.

We still continued to press Rovers and Rooney nearly managed to grab his second of the game, a neat low cross from Hayes was controlled brilliantly by Rooney but his shot flew wide of the target.

Stupidly, we let Rovers back into the game just past the hour mark, a high swinging free kick from Allan Walker found the beast that is Gregory Tade unmarked, he took the gift and Rovers, suddenly had a chance to salvage something out of the game. And guess what... Raith equalized just eight minutes later, Tade flew past two or three challenges before smartly putting Jamie Mole one-on-one with Esson, Mole dispatched with ease, knocking the ball through the legs of Esson to level things up once again.

Stephen Simmons saw red two minutes from time, a second bookable offence being given for a rough challenge on Hayes, his second or third of the game on our nippy winger We continued to push in search of a winner and Hayes nearly got one for himself, a good run up the left wing from Foran and his neat cut-back found substitute Danni Sanchez but the Spaniard couldn’t turn the ball goalwards, but the loose ball fell to Hayes but, reluctant to use his right foot, his shot was saved.

FINALLY!! The goal that wins the game, four minutes into stoppage time, a deep cross from Stuart Golabek seemed to bob around the penalty area for what seemed like an age, Bulvitis and Rooney having stabs at the ball before Richie Foran pops up with an exquisite overhead kick which flew past McGurn into the bottom corner to send the fans, players and the whole club home happy.

Match report written by Granty24



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 31 16 10 5 57 31 26 58
2. Dundee 31 14 12 5 43 30 13 54
3. Dunfermline 32 14 7 11 47 40 7 49
4. Ross County 28 13 8 7 39 34 5 47
5. Queen of the South 28 12 8 8 44 33 11 44
6. Partick Thistle 31 12 5 14 41 38 3 41
7. Morton 30 10 2 18 33 53 -20 32
8. Raith Rovers 27 8 7 12 29 37 -8 31
9. Ayr United 29 6 10 13 25 41 -16 28
10. Airdrie United 29 5 7 17 29 50 -21 22