Livingston 2 - 1 Inverness CT

(After extra time)
League Cup - Rd 4
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005, 7:45 PM at City Stadium, Livingston
Attendance: 1,531
Referee: Mike McCurry
Livingston Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Mackay (44)
Dalglish (117)
Craig Dargo (1)

Team Managers
Paul Lambert Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Roy
Mackay
Pinxten
Strong
Brittain
Walker
Barrett
Snodgrass
McPake
Dair
Tierney
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Graham Bayne
Craig Dargo

Bench
Woods
Dorado
Scott
Dalglish
Pereira
Michael Fraser
Richie Hart
Alan Morgan
Dennis Wyness
Rory McAllister

Substitutions
Pereira -> McPake (67)
Dalglish -> Snodgrass (89)
Dorado -> Barrett (119)
Alan Morgan for Barry Wilson (76)
Dennis Wyness for Craig Dargo (98)
Rory McAllister for Graham Bayne (109)

Bookings
Pinxten (35) Grant Munro (54)
Ian Black (113)

Red Cards
none None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 150 apps -
Darren Dods 46 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 237 apps2 goals
David Proctor 34 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 337 apps23 goals
Grant Munro 145 apps3 goals
Russell Duncan 161 apps4 goals
Barry Wilson 246 apps71 goals
Ian Black 26 apps1 goal
Graham Bayne 46 apps8 goals
Craig Dargo 14 apps2 goals
Alan Morgan (sub) 10 apps1 goal
Rory McAllister (sub) 9 apps -
Dennis Wyness (sub) 172 apps83 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 253 days)
Oldest Player:Craig Dargo (2007 years 100 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 240 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 253 days)
Oldest Player:Alan Morgan (2007 years 100 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 240 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle scored in the first minute of this CIS Cup quarter final match, but Paul Dalglish wins it for Livingston almost 116 minutes later as Livi win it in extra-time.

A tremendous start, a blow just before half time and in the end bitter disappointment. Craig Brewster followed the same pattern as previous rounds by resting himself and Graham Bayne returned from his SPL suspension to replace him. Mark Brown achieved a magnificent milestone when he started his 150th match – and 150th in a row. He is now well past Dennis Wyness’s previous record of 119 in a row. Livingston replaced injured goalkeeper Roddy McKenzie with Ludovic Roy.

Caley Thistle took the lead in just 54 seconds when the Livingston defence failed to clear a Ross Tokely cross from the right and Dargo struck from inside the six yard box.

Caley Thistle pressured for much of the rest of the first half but couldn't add to the lead. Barry Wilson had a 25 yard effort saved by Ludovic Roy in 5 minutes, Graham Bayne saw a shot blocked by the keeper in 9 minutes and in 24 minutes, a David Proctor effort was deflected by Paul Tierney and looked to have gone over the line before being cleared by Pinxten. Ian Black tried from distance in the 31st minute and Craig Dargo also had another chance in the 38th minute from a Barry Wilson corner and although his close range effort beat Roy it was cleared off the line by Walker.

This failure to kill off Livingston would come back to haunt the Caley Jags just before the break when Dave MacKay took advantage of defensive errors to strike home from the edge of the box. He took a James McPake pass and hit home from 12 yards.

Half Time: 1-1

If Caley Thistle had the upper hand in the first half, the tables were turned in the second half and it was Livi who looked the more likely.

McPake had a chance just after the break but was well marshalled by Tokely and Munro and his effort went wide and although Wilson had a spectacular 30 yard shot tipped over the bar and Tokely headed over from the resultant corner, and Bayne produced a somewhat tame effort after a fine cross from Hastings the second half was destined to end in a draw meaning the match would go to extra time and possibly penalties.

Ninety Minutes: 1-1

Craig Dargo and Alan Morgan both had chances in the early stages of extra time before Ramon Perreira missed a golden chance in the 97th minute. Dalglish beat Dods and then crossed the ball to the far post area where an unmarked Jason Dair headed it back across goal into the path of Perreira. He somehow managed to head the ball over from all of six yards out. In 107 minutes, a Dave MacKay shot from 25 yards was tipped over by Brown.

In 110 minutes, Paul Dalglish shot wide from the edge of the box, but this was only a teaser ! 6 minutes later, with penalties looming he would deal Caley Thistle a fatal blow when he shredded the Caley Thistle defence and then took the ball round Brown and into the empty net.

The final chance of the game was from Caley Thistle when Ian Black hit a tremendous 30 yard effort that looked destined for the top corner, but Roy managed to turn it out for a corner and the game was lost.

aet: 2-1

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot