Dunfermline 0 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, May 6th, 2006, 3:00 PM at East End Park, Dunfermline
Attendance: 5,354
Referee: D McDonald
Dunfermline Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Alan Morgan (53)

Team Managers
Jim Leishman Charlie Christie

Starting Eleven
Halliwell
Labonte
Wilson
Shields
Campbell
Tarachulski
Ross
Mason
Muirhead
Burchill
Hunt
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Liam Keogh
Alan Morgan
Graham Bayne
Rory McAllister

Bench
McGregor
Phinn
Campbell
Wilson
Simmons
Daquin
McCunnie
Michael Fraser
Tom Parratt
Guy Kerr
Russell Duncan
Liam Fox
Zander Sutherland
Dennis Wyness

Substitutions
Phinn -> Wilson (45)
Daquin -> Tarachulski (62)
Wilson -> Muirhead (84)
Dennis Wyness for Rory McAllister (77)
Liam Fox for Alan Morgan (84)
Russell Duncan for Barry Wilson (89)

Bookings
None. Roy McBain (40)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 177 apps -
Darren Dods 73 apps3 goals
Stuart Golabek 228 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 362 apps26 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 173 apps6 goals
Roy McBain 226 apps13 goals
Liam Keogh 96 apps3 goals
Alan Morgan 25 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 271 apps74 goals
Rory McAllister 22 apps1 goal
Graham Bayne 61 apps9 goals
Russell Duncan (sub) 188 apps5 goals
Liam Fox (sub) 31 apps5 goals
Dennis Wyness (sub) 193 apps91 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (27 years 66 days)
Oldest Player:Alan Morgan (2007 years 279 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 260 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (27 years 66 days)
Oldest Player:Liam Fox (2007 years 279 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 260 days
Domestic Players:18 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The final match of the season, at East End Park against Dunfermline ends with Caley Thistle winning 1-0 courtesy of an Alan Morgan goal. Charlie Christie made it 5 wins out of 5 after the split... a sharp contrast to last season.

A fine end to the season as Caley Thistle made it five wins in a row after the break and five shut-outs - a major contrast to the poor finish last season. Youngster Guy Kerr made his debut on the bench and top goalscorer Craig Dargo dropped out due to injury. Graham Bayne partnered Rory McAllister up front and keeper Mark Brown was restored to the starting eleven.

The first half was a lacklustre affair with Dunfermline having the better of the early exchanges. In the third minute Scott Muirhead sent a rising ball over the bar after a Noel Hunt free kick had rebounded off the wall. A free kick from Muirhead then went wide and another was held by Brown. Stuart Golabek tested Bryn Halliwell in 15 minutes but the keeper held his angled shot from 18 yards. Graham Bayne then shot over and, as the half came to a close, both Liam Keogh and Rory McAllister headed over the bar.

Half Time: 0-0

The second half was much livelier and just after the break an 18 yard strike from Roy McBain was tipped over by Halliwell. The visitors made the all important breakthrough in 53 minutes through Alan Morgan. A Morgan corner was headed goalwards by Ross Tokely then deflected over. Barry Wilson took the second flag kick and it rebounded to Morgan who drove home from 25 yards for his third goal of the season.

Nine minutes later a powerful Liam Keogh shot was cleared for a corner by Gary Mason. The closest Dunfermline came to scoring was in 75 minutes when a Hunt header from 18 yards was tipped over by the retreating Brown. In the last five minutes both Bayne and substitute Liam Fox hit wide from just outside the box. Halliwell collected a head flick from substitute Dennis Wyness before the whistle went to end the match and the season.

Full Time: 0-1

With a job well done the Caley Thistle players headed off for a holiday in the sun. It all starts again on 21 June.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 37 28 6 3 91 35 56 90
2. Hearts 37 22 8 7 71 29 42 74
3. Rangers 37 20 10 7 65 37 28 70
4. Inverness CT 38 15 13 10 51 38 13 58
5. Hibernian 37 17 5 15 60 53 7 56
6. Aberdeen 37 13 14 10 44 38 6 53
7. Kilmarnock 37 14 10 13 60 63 -3 52
8. Motherwell 38 13 10 15 55 61 -6 49
9. Dundee Utd 38 7 12 19 41 66 -25 33
10. Falkirk 38 8 9 21 35 64 -29 33
11. Dunfermline 38 8 9 21 33 68 -35 33
12. Livingston 38 4 6 28 25 79 -54 18