Dundee Utd 2 - 4 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 18th, 2006, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park, Dundee
Attendance: 6,419
Referee: Stuart Dougal
Dundee Utd Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Mulgrew (18, 40) Darren Dods (30)
Dennis Wyness (45)
Craig Dargo (49)
Alan Morgan (85)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Charlie Christie

Starting Eleven
Stillie
Duff
McCracken
Archibald
Mulgrew
Kerr
Brebner
McInnes
Fernandez
Samuel
Miller
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Ian Black
Dennis Wyness
Craig Dargo

Bench
Samson
Cameron
Mair
Kenneth
Robertson
Gardiner
Goodwillie
Michael Fraser
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Liam Fox
Alan Morgan
Graham Bayne

Substitutions
Mair -> Mulgrew (61)
Goodwillie -> Miller (78)
Robertson -> McInnes (78)
David Proctor for Barry Wilson (75)
Alan Morgan for Richie Hart (79)
Stuart McCaffrey for Dennis Wyness (89)

Bookings
Miller (53)
Mair (71)
Ross Tokely (27)
Richie Hart (63)
Barry Wilson (68)

Red Cards
None None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 167 apps -
Richard Hastings 253 apps2 goals
Darren Dods 62 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 353 apps25 goals
Grant Munro 159 apps3 goals
Ian Black 39 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 263 apps72 goals
Richie Hart 130 apps15 goals
Russell Duncan 178 apps4 goals
Craig Dargo 30 apps17 goals
Dennis Wyness 184 apps91 goals
David Proctor (sub) 43 apps3 goals
Stuart McCaffrey (sub) 169 apps6 goals
Alan Morgan (sub) 15 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 354 days)
Oldest Player:Richie Hart (2007 years 202 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 338 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 355 days)
Oldest Player:Alan Morgan (2007 years 202 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 342 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Charlie Christie battles former gaffer Craig Brewster and comes out on top after Darren Dods, Dennis Wyness, Craig Dargo and Alan Morgan all score for the Caley Jags. Ian Broadfoot reports.

Caley Thistle bounced back from the midweek cup defeat to take all three points at Tannadice. They twice came back against Craig Brewster's new side in a terrific advert for the SPL.

Charlie Christie stayed with the same team that lost at Firhill but Craig Brewster was forced to make changes through suspension and injuries. A notable absentee was ex-Caley Thistle winger Barry Robson who was suspended.

Mark Brown saved from Lee Miller in the first minute and Derek Stillie stopped a 25 yard shot from Richard Hastings in the eight minutes. United took the lead in 18 minutes when Charlie Mulgrew sent a curling free kick from outside the box on the left around the wall and past Mark Brown - the keeper got a touch but it was not enough.

United should have doubled their lead in 27 minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Collin Samuel. Lee Miller took the kick but hit the post and the danger was cleared.

Three minutes later it was 1-1 when Darren Dods rose at the back post to head home a long-distance Barry Wilson free kick for his first goal of the season.

Mulgrew made it 2-1 in 40 minutes with virtually a repeat of his earlier effort - a 25 yard free kick from a central position this time and sent high over the wall and into the top corner.

With half time looming Dennis Wyness equalised from eight yards range after a Hart cut-back.

Half Time: 2-2

Just four minutes into the second half Hart sent a square ball from the left across the face of the goal and Craig Dargo bundled it home from a couple of yards - he has now scored in all of his last eight SPL starts.

Caley Thistle dominated the second half and with five minutes left a Dargo pass set up Alan Morgan who sent a low ball past Stillie from 20 yards.

Full Time: 2:4

Caley Thistle hold on to sixth place but Aberdeen continue to sit just a point behind.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 26 20 4 2 66 27 39 64
2. Hearts 27 16 6 5 54 22 32 54
3. Rangers 27 13 7 7 46 31 15 46
4. Hibernian 27 14 3 10 48 36 12 45
5. Kilmarnock 27 12 8 7 52 43 9 44
6. Inverness CT 27 9 12 6 41 32 9 39
7. Aberdeen 27 9 11 7 32 30 2 38
8. Motherwell 27 9 6 12 40 48 -8 33
9. Dundee Utd 27 6 9 12 31 46 -15 27
10. Falkirk 27 5 6 16 25 51 -26 21
11. Dunfermline 26 4 6 16 22 47 -25 18
12. Livingston 27 2 6 19 14 58 -44 12