Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Inverness CT

(Won 4 - 3 on pens.)
Challenge Cup - Alba Cup Rd 3
Sunday, September 6th, 2009, 3:00 PM at Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 1,746
Referee: William Collum
Partick Thistle Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Buchanan (77) Dani Sanchez (6)

Team Managers
Ian McCall Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Hinchcliffe
Paton
Boyle
Maxwell
Robertson
Archibald
Cairney
Rowson
Buchanan
Corcoran
Erskine
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Nauris Bulvitus
Lee Cox
Robert Eagle
Johnny Hayes
Daniel Stratford
Richie Foran
Dani Sanchez

Bench
Scully
Corrigan
Hamilton
Donnelly
Hodge
Kyle Allison
David Proctor
Russell Duncan
Andrew Barrowman
Adam Rooney

Substitutions
Donnelly => Corcoran (34)
Hodge => Boyle (46)
Hamilton => Erskine (110)
Andrew Barrowman for Dani Sanchez (66)
Russell Duncan for Johnny Hayes (71)
Adam Rooney for Robert Eagle (84)

Bookings
Archibald (72)
Cairney (105)
Buchanan (110)
Ross Tokely (89)
Richie Foran (115)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 34 apps -
Grant Munro 292 apps9 goals
Ross Tokely 487 apps32 goals
Stuart Golabek 231 apps5 goals
Nauris Bulvitus 8 apps1 goal
Robert Eagle 8 apps2 goals
Johnny Hayes 8 apps1 goal
Lee Cox 9 apps2 goals
Daniel Stratford 9 apps -
Dani Sanchez 7 apps4 goals
Richie Foran 24 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan (sub) 294 apps9 goals
Adam Rooney (sub) 45 apps8 goals
Andrew Barrowman (sub) 35 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 77 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (2011 years 38 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 128 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 77 days)
Oldest Player:Dani Sanchez (2011 years 38 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 140 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Inverness through on penalties

Dani Sanchez scored early but former ICT target Liam Buchanan scored late to take this tie to extra-time and then penalties.

Caley Thistle went through 4-3 on  penalties and a semi-final berth was achieved.

Ryan Esson saved three shoot-out penalties as Inverness squeezed into the Alba Challenge Cup semi-finals.

The visitors went ahead with the game's first attack when a smart 18-yard Danni Sanchez strike flew in.

Partick levelled when Caley failed to clear Paul Paton's corner and Liam Buchanan pounced to stab home Paul Cairney's pass on 77 minutes.

Penalties followed extra time and Grant Munro held his nerve to slot away the decisive spot-kick.

Match report written by tm4tj