Inverness CT 1 - 1 Dunfermline

Scottish Cup - Semi-Final
Saturday, April 10th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Hampden Park
Attendance: 13,255
Referee: H Dallas
Inverness CT  Dunfermline

Goalscorers
Paul Ritchie (45)
Brewster (67)

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie
Stillie
Bullen
Darren Young
Skerla
Nicholson
Mason
Crawford
Brewster
Derek Young
Byrne
Tod

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Darran Thomson
Steven Hislop
Grondin
Dempsey
Ruitenbeek
Labonte
Mehmet

Substitutions
Steven Hislop for Paul Ritchie (60)
David Proctor for David Bingham (77)
Darran Thomson for Barry Wilson (83)
Dempsey -> Byrne (58)
Grondin -> Mason (71)

Bookings
Bobby Mann (60)
Tod

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 84 apps -
Stuart Golabek 160 apps3 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 140 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 277 apps20 goals
Bobby Mann 207 apps17 goals
Barry Wilson 185 apps56 goals
Roy McBain 159 apps9 goals
David Bingham 35 apps14 goals
Russell Duncan 113 apps2 goals
Liam Keogh 57 apps2 goals
Paul Ritchie 123 apps60 goals
David Proctor (sub) 13 apps -
Darran Thomson (sub) 29 apps2 goals
Steven Hislop (sub) 40 apps13 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 40 days)
Oldest Player:Liam Keogh (2005 years 253 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 234 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 41 days)
Oldest Player:Darran Thomson (2005 years 253 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 291 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Another historic occasion in the club’s short history and a second visit to Hampden in successive seasons. This was not a classic but the team gave everything and came away with a deserved draw. Emotions ran high amongst the Inverness fans - elation at the opening goal, disappointment at the equaliser and finally relief that their team held out for a replay as fatigue set in. They started well and in the third minute a Barry Wilson cross reached David Bingham in the centre but his backheeler was cleared. Stevie Crawford closed in on Mark Brown in 13 minutes but Stuart McCaffrey took the ball off his feet. Craig Brewster shot high and wide from 25 yards three minutes later then Derek Young’s low 18 yard shot was tipped for a corner by Brown. Crawford should have scored from eight yards in 21 minutes but he hesitated and Stuart Golabek stepped in. Liam Keogh and Roy McBain had shots blocked then there were claims for a penalty when Richie Byrne appeared to handle – the TV replay showed that the referee was right to give nothing. A Derek Young scissors kick in 40 minutes went wide then at the Dunfermline end a Golabek shot was cleared. There was one minute of added time in the first half and it proved crucial. McBain ran through the middle and found Bingham clear on the left. Bingham sent over a measured cross and Paul Ritchie headed his 20th goal of the season off the post. Confidence in the Inverness ranks rose and two minutes into the second half Ritchie once more headed goalwards but this time it flashed past. Derek Young hesitated in the box in 52 minutes and the danger was cleared. Brown made the save of the match in 57 minutes from a Crawford header which looked a certainty. Dunfermline continued to press and Bobby Mann cleared a dangerous cross in 63 minutes. The pressure paid off four minutes later when Brewster headed home the equaliser from a Darren Young cross. From the kick-off a Wilson long range effort spun wide then five minutes later Derek Stillie dropped a Wilson free kick but it was cleared. For the last 15 minutes the Pars were the driving force and, with Caley Thistle running on empty, they looked more likely to snatch a winner. A breakaway two minutes from the end led to a free kick on the right and ended with a Russell Duncan angled shot over the bar from 20 yards. Darren Young and Brewster tried to recreate their earlier goal in the final minute but the veteran striker headed wide. During the two minutes of added time there was a glimmer of hope that Caley Thistle could take the tie. A long Mann free kick from his own half set up good play by McBain and Darran Thomson on the left but McBain’s final shot was blocked. Hugh Dallas called time and a replay will be needed to see who faces Celtic in the final on May 22nd.