St. Johnstone 1 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011, 3:00 PM at McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 3,126
Referee: George Salmond
St. Johnstone Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Collin Samuel (85) None.

Team Managers
Derek McInnes Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Peter Enckelman
David MacKay
Steven Anderson
Michael Duberry
Daniel Grainger
Cleveland Taylor
Chris Millar
Jody Morris
Liam Craig
Peter MacDonald
Sam Parkin
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Chris Innes
Lee Cox
Nick Ross
Graeme Shinnie
Stuart Duff
Gil Blumenshtein
Adam Rooney
Eric Odhiambo

Bench
Graeme Smith
Alan Maybury
Liam Caddis
Murray Davidson
Steven Reynolds
Steve May
Collin Samuel
Jonny Tuffey
Stuart Golabek
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Foran
Shane Sutherland
Dani Sanchez

Substitutions
Murray Davidson => Cleveland Taylor (59)
Alan Maybury => Steven Anderson (62)
Collin Samuel => Peter MacDonald (72)
Richie Foran for Gil Blumenshtein (46)
Shane Sutherland for Lee Cox (71)

Bookings
None. Lee Cox (49)
Shane Sutherland (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 92 apps -
Ross Tokely 538 apps34 goals
Grant Munro 351 apps16 goals
Chris Innes 5 apps -
Gil Blumenshtein 6 apps -
Graeme Shinnie 20 apps -
Stuart Duff 20 apps1 goal
Lee Cox 59 apps4 goals
Nick Ross 34 apps1 goal
Eric Odhiambo 57 apps11 goals
Adam Rooney 104 apps46 goals
Richie Foran (sub) 74 apps22 goals
Shane Sutherland (sub) 20 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (20 years 195 days)
Oldest Player:Gil Blumenshtein (2012 years 156 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 14 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Shane Sutherland (20 years 76 days)
Oldest Player:Chris Innes (2012 years 156 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 20 days
Domestic Players:18 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Great while it lasted:

Oh well, the run is over !!!! After going 19 away league games unbeaten covering the full calendar year of 2010, the first game of 2011 saw that record evaporate.

Collin Samuel scored in 85 minutes of the game and Caley Thistle had no reply. In fact, without Jonny Hayes' presence in the last few games, Caley Thistle have had no reply to anything !!!

It was fantastic while it lasted, and it had to come to an end at some time, but when it came we let it slip away without too much fight, and if I'm honest, this has been coming for a while now.  That's not to take anything away from the year long sequence of undefeated away results on SFL & SPL duty, but maybe it is for the greater good of the overall performances that we have got the good monkey off the back and we can now concentrate on picking up points at home as well as on the road.

I suppose we should really be congratulating St Johnstone rather than bemoaning our loss today, after all, they have done something that none of the other teams managed.  However, the manner of the defeat is what will be concerning the Inverness fans, after losing three very winnable games on the trot, three games that could have seen us all but safe for another SPL season and even pushing for top six.  It could yet be a long and arduous road until the end of the season and the return of Jonny Hayes will be a bonus, so still plenty to look forward to.

Match report written by tm4tj/alternative maryhill



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 19 14 3 2 41 13 28 45
2. Rangers 17 13 2 2 39 19 20 41
3. Hearts 19 12 3 4 33 15 18 39
4. Kilmarnock 18 8 3 7 30 21 9 27
5. Inverness CT 20 7 6 7 30 26 4 27
6. Motherwell 18 7 3 8 24 23 1 24
7. Dundee Utd 16 5 6 5 18 23 -5 21
8. St. Johnstone 18 6 3 9 13 25 -12 21
9. Aberdeen 19 5 2 12 19 38 -19 17
10. Hibernian 19 4 4 11 21 32 -11 16
11. St. Mirren 18 4 4 10 17 31 -14 16
12. Hamilton Academical 17 2 5 10 11 30 -19 11