Inverness CT 2 - 1 Dunfermline

League Match
Saturday, November 5th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 3,728
Referee: Charlie Richmond
Inverness CT  Dunfermline

Goalscorers
Ian Black (5)
David Proctor (9)
Makel (73)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Jim Leishman

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Craig Brewster
Craig Dargo
McGregor
Shields
Tod
Labonte
Campbell
Wilson
Young
Makel
Mason
Donnelly
Hunt

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richie Hart
Liam Fox
Alan Morgan
Dennis Wyness
Juanjo Carricondo
Rory McAllister
Halliwell
McCunnie
Burchill
Ross
Zambernardi
Tarachulski
Horsted

Substitutions
Rory McAllister for Craig Dargo (70)
Dennis Wyness for Craig Brewster (70)
Richie Hart for Barry Wilson (79)
Horsted -> Wilson (56)
Burchill -> Young (71)
McCunnie -> Donnelly (80)

Bookings
Richard Hastings (32)
Ross Tokely (64)
Labonte (24)
Campbell (63)

Red Cards
None. none
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 149 apps -
Grant Munro 144 apps3 goals
Darren Dods 45 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 236 apps2 goals
David Proctor 33 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 336 apps23 goals
Barry Wilson 245 apps71 goals
Russell Duncan 160 apps4 goals
Ian Black 25 apps1 goal
Craig Brewster 27 apps11 goals
Craig Dargo 13 apps1 goal
Richie Hart (sub) 118 apps15 goals
Rory McAllister (sub) 8 apps -
Dennis Wyness (sub) 171 apps83 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2007 years 97 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 345 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2007 years 97 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 345 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Ian Black scored his first goal for the Club.

Caley Thistle finally take three points from a match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium with a 2-1 victory over Dunfermline. Ian Black and David Proctor scored for Caley Thistle, Lee Makel for Dunfermline. Ian Broadfoot reports on the game.

The home hoodoo was finally put to rest with this satisfying win. The team were without a win at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium since April, and during that time had taken only 2 of a possible 27 home points. The margin of victory should have been greater after two early goals but the important thing was the capture of three valuable points.

For Dunfermline there was a dreadful start but a consolation goal which gave them a ray of hope – in the end they remained at the foot of the table level with Livingston on five points. Livingston, Caley Thistle's midweek opponents in the CIS Cup, conceded two late goals to lose 1-2 against Hibs at Almondvale.

Ian Black was named 'man of the match' last week at Ibrox for an excellent and solid performance but it was Craig Dargo who got all the ICT headlines not only because he scored his first ever goal for the club but the fact that the goal was a spectacular one. Not to be out-done, Black made sure that this week, the headlines were all going to be his. Not only did he get his first goal for the club, which was also a spectacular effort, but was named man of the match for the second week in a row.

Mark Brown continues to set a record in each and every game he plays for Caley Thistle. Prior to this game he had played 148 games for Caley Thistle, but what is remarkable is that he has not been out of the starting lineup since he signed and all 148 appearances have been consecutive. He made it 149 with this match and is likely to make his 150th consecutive appearance in the cup game against Livingston in midweek. Richie Hart also reached a milestone when he came on as a sub late in this game to record his 100th league appearance for Caley Thistle.

With Graham Bayne suspended Craig Brewster came back into the side and Barry Wilson returned from injury. Alan Morgan stepped back to the bench.

The start could not have been better for the home side but not before Darren Young shot wide of Mark Brown’s goal from outside the box. In five minutes a Wilson cross from the left was touched by David Proctor to Ian Black who sent a spectacular half volley into the top corner from 25 yards. This was Black’s first goal for the top team and BBC Radio Scotland summariser Brian Irvine described it as a candidate for ‘Goal of the Season’.

Four minutes later Pars’ keeper Allan McGregor failed to hold a Wilson shot from 22 yards and David Proctor was on hand to side-foot it in from just seven yards out. More home goals seemed on the cards but they did not come - not for the want of trying. Just before the break Wilson took a quick free kick as he spotted McGregor out of position but his curling shot went just wide of the post. Seconds later McGregor redeemed himself when he blocked a Craig Dargo chip when the striker was one-on-one with the keeper.

Half Time: 2-0

A Ross Tokely header from a Wilson corner came close in 67 minutes but it came off the bar following a touch from Dargo. Dunfermline’s first shot on target paid off in 73 minutes and stunned the home crowd. Lee Makel hit a low bouncing 25 yard drive into the bottom corner to give his side some hope of a point. It never really looked like happening and any further scoring seemed destined for the other end. Dargo hit the bar with a header then in stoppage time Russell Duncan had the ball in the net but offside was called.

Even deeper into added time Caley Thistle substitute Rory McAllister took the ball into the corner to count down the clock then decided to head for goal. He reached the edge of the box then let fly with a shot which McGregor spectacularly tipped over the bar.

Full Time: 2-1

ICT remain in eighth place on 17 points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Hearts 14 11 2 1 30 9 21 35
2. Celtic 13 10 2 1 35 12 23 32
3. Hibernian 14 10 1 3 26 14 12 31
4. Rangers 14 6 5 3 23 13 10 23
5. Kilmarnock 14 5 4 5 25 24 1 19
6. Motherwell 14 5 3 6 27 30 -3 18
7. Aberdeen 14 4 5 5 17 17 0 17
8. Inverness CT 14 4 5 5 15 17 -2 17
9. Dundee Utd 14 3 4 7 16 25 -9 13
10. Falkirk 13 3 4 6 13 23 -10 13
11. Dunfermline 14 1 2 11 9 29 -20 5
12. Livingston 14 0 5 9 7 30 -23 5