Inverness CT 1 - 0 Dundee

League Match
Saturday, May 1st, 2010, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 6,031
Referee: Steve Conroy
Inverness CT  Dundee

Goalscorers
Adam Rooney (28)
None.

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Gordon Chisholm

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Nauris Bulvitus
Russell Duncan
Lee Cox
Johnny Hayes
Nick Ross
Adam Rooney
Eric Odhiambo
Soutar
Hart
Forsyth
Benedictus
McKeown
O Leary
Shinnie
Kerr
McMenamin
Higgins
Harkins

Substitutes
Kyle Allison
Roy McBain
Gavin Morrison
Robert Eagle
Dani Sanchez
Geddes
Clarke
Hutchinson
Young
McHale

Substitutions
Dani Sanchez for Eric Odhiambo (62)
Robert Eagle for Nick Ross (73)
Gavin Morrison for Johnny Hayes (85)
Clarke => Harkins (67)
Hutchinson => Higgins (67)

Bookings
Nauris Bulvitus (32)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 71 apps -
Grant Munro 328 apps12 goals
Ross Tokely 517 apps33 goals
Nauris Bulvitus 41 apps5 goals
Stuart Golabek 258 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 323 apps9 goals
Nick Ross 12 apps1 goal
Lee Cox 43 apps2 goals
Johnny Hayes 44 apps10 goals
Adam Rooney 82 apps33 goals
Eric Odhiambo 35 apps6 goals
Robert Eagle (sub) 25 apps4 goals
Gavin Morrison (sub) 3 apps1 goal
Dani Sanchez (sub) 39 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Adam Rooney (2011 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 0 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Adam Rooney (2011 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 0 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

F**k you Dundee you'll never win the league

It was party Time at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium today and with the championship already secured, all that was left to play for was keeping the unbeaten run going and hoping for a first win over the pre-season title favourites. If that was the aim... it was job done as Adam Rooney scored the only goal of the game in 28 minutes. 

EAGLES GOT A BONER - By "Davie" And I'm glad, I really am. It was chanted at him by several thousand souls in the north stand as he did some weird kind of stretches in front of section G before making a highly satisfactory subbies appearance in the 2nd half. This was a game that was never liable to live up to it's billing, given that ICT were already smoking cigars and Dundee looked like they would rather be on mars.

The match started evenly, sparring between the two sides enlivened only by a world class fingertip deflect on to the post by Ryan Esson from a Richie Hart free kick and a couple of stunning misses by Eric. Terry said that he might be Tanzanian - does "Odhiambo" mean "couldn't hit a coo with a banjo" in swahili?

But where ICT had been profligate, there is always Adam Rooney who buried a sweet clipped shot in 28 minutes for 1-0. The other bright light in an otherwise mediocre first half was a great run from Cox, sweetly passing 4 Dundee players as if they were queuing for the buroo. Given their season, maybe they were.

Half Time 1-0

The second half proceeded in the same fashion, with a spell of increased effort that Dundee's 71 (I counted them) fans must have appreciated. I can't fathom that kind of masochism. As they sat like men at their own hanging, they were treated to the best miss of the day from Nick Ross, who scooped a chance from all of three yards. It seemed as if all of the goalscoring karma had been used last week, when everything hit in the vague direction of the Ayr goal went in.

Jonny Hayes still had that electricity about him (sign that boy up NOW) with several great runs, but today was all about the final whistle and the end of a long hard season.

Full Time 1-0

When the whistle went, the collective relief and joy lit up Inverness and the celebration began but it was a measured celebration, not the pure unbridled joy of last week. It felt just as good though. My wife heard the fireworks from the other side of town.

Man of the match: I thought Cox just shaded it from Rooney. Tireless as usual, combative as usual (I can't wait to see a head to head between him and Ian Black) he displayed no mean skill in a good all round display. Sign up to ICT lads, thanks and have a good wee holiday - we'll see you and maybe some others in August. What a season....................

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 36 21 10 5 72 32 40 73
2. Dundee 36 16 13 7 48 34 14 61
3. Dunfermline 36 17 7 12 54 44 10 58
4. Queen of the South 36 15 11 10 53 40 13 56
5. Ross County 36 15 11 10 47 45 2 56
6. Partick Thistle 36 14 6 16 44 41 3 48
7. Raith Rovers 36 11 9 16 36 47 -11 42
8. Morton 36 11 4 21 40 65 -25 37
9. Airdrie United 36 8 9 19 40 56 -16 33
10. Ayr United 36 7 10 19 29 59 -30 31