Hibernian 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 25th, 2006, 3:00 PM at Easter Road, Edinburgh
Attendance: 12,745
Referee: M Ritchie
Hibernian Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Darren Dods (58)
Barry Wilson (pen.) (79)

Team Managers
Tony Mowbray Charlie Christie

Starting Eleven
Malkowski
Whittaker
Caldwell
Smith
Murphy
Sproule
Stewart
Thomson
Glass
Killen
Riordan
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Grant Munro
Stuart McCaffrey
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Ian Black
Alan Morgan
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Brown
Hogg
McCluskey
Fletcher
Shields
Smith
Dalglish
Michael Fraser
Stuart Golabek
Tom Parratt
Liam Keogh
Liam Fox
Graham Bayne
Rory McAllister

Substitutions
Fletcher -> Killen (56)
Dalglish -> Stewart (59)
Stuart Golabek for Grant Munro (69)
Graham Bayne for Alan Morgan (72)
Liam Keogh for Dennis Wyness (86)

Bookings
Sproule (87) Barry Wilson (33)
Grant Munro (35)
Russell Duncan (87)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 171 apps -
Richard Hastings 257 apps2 goals
Darren Dods 66 apps3 goals
Grant Munro 163 apps3 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 171 apps6 goals
Ian Black 43 apps1 goal
Alan Morgan 19 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 265 apps73 goals
Richie Hart 134 apps16 goals
Russell Duncan 182 apps4 goals
Dennis Wyness 187 apps91 goals
Stuart Golabek (sub) 223 apps5 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 91 apps3 goals
Graham Bayne (sub) 56 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (28 years 318 days)
Oldest Player:Alan Morgan (2007 years 237 days)
Average Player Age:31 years 182 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (28 years 318 days)
Oldest Player:Alan Morgan (2007 years 237 days)
Average Player Age:31 years 182 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle make it three wins out of three against Hibs this season with a fine 0-2 victory at Easter Road. Goals from Darren Dods and a Barry Wilson penalty secured all three points.

A fine away win and a clean sweep over Hibs this season. Charlie Christie made one change from the team that narrowly lost 2-1 to Celtic in midweek. Barry Wilson came into the starting eleven and Graham Bayne reverted to the bench. Craig Dargo remained sidelined and with Ross Tokely still suspended Stuart McCaffrey continued at right back.

Hibs looked the better side in the opening exchanges but Caley Thistle’s Richie Hart was first to have a realistic sight of goal. He tested Zbigniew Malkowski in the Hibs goal with a low 25 yard free kick in 12 minutes.

Derek Riordan then attacked the visitors’ goal but he shot wide and another 12-yard effort from Riordan was blocked by McCaffrey. With seven minutes of the first half remaining Ivan Sproule was denied by the feet of Mark Brown then Brown tipped over a Chris Killen header. A long Alan Morgan pass set Dennis Wyness on a run but he shot at Malkowski from 18 yards.

Half Time: 0-0

The visitors started the second half well and within a minute Malkowski pushed an Ian Black long-range shot for a corner. The pressure was rewarded in 58 minutes with the opening goal. Grant Munro was the architect when a trademark long throw from the left came back to him and he headed the ball into the heart of the box. It fell for Darren Dods and he drove it low into the net from 12 yards. This was the unified club’s 900th competitive goal.

Almost immediately Hibs came close when a Riordan corner was missed by substitute Paul Dalglish then the other substitute Steven Fletcher hit it wide. A Riordan free kick from 30 yards in 67 minutes came close but Brown tipped it over as it headed for the top corner. Malkowski saved from Wilson then, with twelve minutes left, Wilson was tripped by Gary Caldwell in the box and Mike Ritchie pointed to the penalty spot. Wilson rose to his feet, took the penalty himself and scored goal number 901.

Many Hibs fans decided it was all over and started to leave. Their team tried to salvage something but Riordan hit wide, Gary Smith went down and failed to win a penalty then a Steven Whittaker shot was pushed for a corner by Brown.

In the four minutes added time Fletcher sent in a poor shot and it trundled over for a goal kick. There was still time for a Hibs corner which was headed off target by Caldwell – it fell for Riordan then Fletcher headed over the bar.

Full Time 0-2

The afternoon was made even better for the Caley Thistle camp when the score from Pittodrie came through – Aberdeen 2 Motherwell 2. Caley Thistle thus moved back into sixth place. With two games left before the split, next week’s home game against Aberdeen will be vital. 

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 30 24 4 2 81 30 51 76
2. Hearts 31 18 8 5 60 26 34 62
3. Rangers 31 16 8 7 54 33 21 56
4. Kilmarnock 31 14 9 8 57 50 7 51
5. Hibernian 31 15 4 12 54 43 11 49
6. Inverness CT 31 10 13 8 44 35 9 43
7. Aberdeen 31 10 12 9 37 36 1 42
8. Motherwell 31 11 8 12 48 53 -5 41
9. Dundee Utd 31 7 11 13 38 53 -15 32
10. Dunfermline 31 5 7 19 25 58 -33 22
11. Falkirk 31 5 6 20 29 60 -31 21
12. Livingston 30 2 6 22 17 67 -50 12