Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 28th, 2007, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park, Dundee
Attendance: 5,273
Referee: Steve Conroy
Dundee Utd Inverness CT

Robertson (41) Graham Bayne (58)

Team Managers
Craig Levein Charlie Christie

Starting Eleven
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Grant Munro
Stuart McCaffrey
Darren Dods
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
John Rankin
Markus Paatelainen
Graham Bayne

Ally Ridgers
Stuart Soane
Jamie Duff
Ian Black
Zander Sutherland
Rory McAllister
Gary McSwegan

Robertson -> Duff (75) Ian Black for Richie Hart (84)

Daly (53) Graham Bayne (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Michael Fraser (GK) 17 apps -
Grant Munro 205 apps5 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 186 apps6 goals
Darren Dods 110 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 297 apps2 goals
Richie Hart 154 apps16 goals
Roy McBain 262 apps15 goals
John Rankin 36 apps6 goals
Russell Duncan 219 apps6 goals
Markus Paatelainen 9 apps2 goals
Graham Bayne 101 apps17 goals
Ian Black (sub) 69 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (29 years 352 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (2008 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 352 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (29 years 352 days)
Oldest Player:Stuart Soane (2008 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 352 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


In the proverbial 'game of two halves', a graham Bayne equaliser in the 57th minute was enough to grab a share of the points after David Robertson had given Dundee United a well deserved first half lead. Club Historian Ian Broadfoot reports on the game at Tannadice.

It is a well-worn cliché but there is no escaping the fact that this was a game of two halves. United dominated the first and deservedly led 1-0 at half time, but it was all change after the break as Caley Thistle fought back for a draw.

Sadly Charlie Christie was not able to travel south due to a family bereavement and Donald Park took charge. Craig Dargo missed out due to a hamstring injury and both Barry Wilson and Ross Tokely were still suspended. Ian Black returned to take a bench slot.

For United Barry Robson was left on the bench as he is on a suspension knife-edge. The dry spell left the pitch hard despite copious pre-match watering and this led to the first chance of the afternoon in the third minute. Mike Fraser and Jon Daly both went for a through ball and it took a high bounce over the ‘keeper – this also fooled Daly who could only touch it off target.

A minute later a John Rankin free kick from the right curled towards the United goal and Derek Stillie had to punch it clear. The lively start continued and in 13 minutes Fraser pushed away a Noel Hunt angled header and it was scrambled away. Sean Dillon crossed from the right in 16 minutes and the ball bounced off the top of the bar. Caley Thistle’s first real effort on goal came in 21 minutes when a Richie Hart 25 yard effort was deflected for a corner.

With five minutes of the first half remaining a long Hunt throw from the right was aimed for the towering Lee Wilkie in the box but it was cleared by Stuart McCaffrey for another throw. Hunt looked like repeating the move but instead it went short to Daly and was returned to Hunt. He crossed into the box and David Robertson sent a near post header into the net to give United the lead.

Half Time: 1-0

After the interval United stuttered and Caley Thistle came right back into it – but not before Fraser had to tip over a David McCracken overhead kick in 54 minutes. The equaliser in 57 minutes was a beauty. Hart sent a long free kick into the heart of the box and Graham Bayne rose to head it past Stillie from 12 yards.

United’s Daly had a header deflected for a corner in 59 minutes then a Dods effort at the other end was similarly sent for a corner. Bayne ran onto a Rankin chip in 75 minutes but a late offside flag stopped play. Hart hit off target from long range in 79 minutes then Fraser held a Stuart Duff angled ball from the left.

Ian Black came on for the last four minutes and he was involved in a couple of good moves – his first touch sent Markus Paatelainen down the left but he shot well off target. United had the last chance of the match in added time when a Craig Conway ball from the left curled wide of the post.

Full Time: 1-1

United and ICT remain eighth and ninth respectively.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 34 25 6 3 61 26 35 81
2. Rangers 35 20 9 6 59 29 30 69
3. Aberdeen 35 18 7 10 51 35 16 61
4. Hearts 34 15 9 10 41 32 9 54
5. Hibernian 35 12 10 13 54 42 12 46
6. Kilmarnock 35 13 7 15 44 54 -10 46
7. Falkirk 35 12 5 18 43 47 -4 41
8. Dundee Utd 35 10 11 14 40 55 -15 41
9. Inverness CT 35 9 13 13 39 46 -7 40
10. Motherwell 35 10 7 18 38 54 -16 37
11. St. Mirren 34 6 12 16 26 47 -21 30
12. Dunfermline 34 6 8 20 20 49 -29 26