Inverness CT 0 - 0 Hibernian

League Match
Saturday, August 12th, 2006, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 4,623
Referee: Iain Brines
Inverness CT  Hibernian

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Charlie Christie Tony Mowbray

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Ian Black
John Rankin
Dennis Wyness
Craig Dargo
Malkowski
Whittaker
Zemmama
Jones
Murphy
Brown
Stewart
Thomson
Shiels
Killen
Konde

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Stuart McCaffrey
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
Zander Sutherland
Graham Bayne
Rory McAllister
McNeil
Hogg
Sproule
McCluskey
Fletcher
McDonald
Benjelloun

Substitutions
Graham Bayne for Dennis Wyness (67)
Liam Keogh for Ian Black (72)
Benjelloun -> Killen (30)
Sproule -> Shiels (54)
Fletcher -> Zemmama (64)

Bookings
Barry Wilson (49)
Richard Hastings (66)
Ross Tokely (75)
Grant Munro (83)
Stewart (29)
Konde (51)
Sproule (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 180 apps -
Richard Hastings 262 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 364 apps26 goals
Grant Munro 170 apps3 goals
Darren Dods 76 apps3 goals
Roy McBain 228 apps13 goals
Ian Black 47 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 274 apps75 goals
John Rankin 3 apps -
Dennis Wyness 196 apps91 goals
Craig Dargo 41 apps21 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 99 apps3 goals
Graham Bayne (sub) 64 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (27 years 164 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (2008 years 12 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 148 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (27 years 164 days)
Oldest Player:Michael Fraser (2008 years 12 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 148 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Ian Broadfoot reports from the match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. Mark Brown made his 150th league appearance in this game and would no doubt have been quite happy to keep a clean sheet. Unfortunately however, none of the strikers could score at the other end and it ended goal-less.

No goals but plenty of action and some near misses. Caley Thistle retained the same starting line up as last week and started at pace.

In the second minute John Rankin sent a quick free kick to Barry Wilson but his long range effort drifted wide. Wilson came closer in seven minutes when a Roy McBain interception set Craig Dargo off down the right. He found Wilson who cut inside, drew the ‘keeper and crossed along the face of the goal. Malkowski was out of position but Steven Whittaker booted it off the line.

In 13 minutes Hibs were awarded a free kick in a central position 30 yards out but Moroccan Merouane Zemmama leathered it miles over the bar. Wilson’s seventh minute effort was repeated in 22 minutes after Richard Hastings broke down the middle towards the Hibs goal. The move ended when Wilson crossed from the right with Malkowski caught out once more but Rob Jones cleared.

Hibs were dealt a blow when Chris Killen limped off in 29 minutes to be replaced by Abdessalam Benjelloun – his shirt read ‘Benji’ which made the reporters’ task that bit easier.

On the half hour mark a Zemmama free kick was headed clear by Ross Tokely but Michael Stewart pounced on it and sent in a rising shot from 25 yards – Mark Brown did well to punch it to safety. A Hibs 30 yard free kick close to the break caused amusement when Hibs’ Rob Jones joined the ICT wall – to applause from the home support Ian Black moved in front of him to protect his colleagues despite Jones being a foot taller.

As the half moved into three minutes added time a good ICT move produced the best chance of the half. Roy McBain was felled near the corner flag on the left and Wilson’s free kick reached Grant Munro via Dennis Wyness – the defender let fly from just outside the Hibs box and Malkowski produced a remarkable instinctive save.

Half Time: 0-0

Malkowski saved from McBain five minutes into the second half but little was on target after that. An excellent Darren Dods tackle stopped Benji down the left in 68 minutes then the Hibs substitute hit over the bar after good work by Stewart.

Liam Keogh replaced the hard working Black in 71 minutes and within seconds he shot wide from 30 yards. Hibs began to create more chances and a succession of corners led to pressure on the home defence. The speed of substitute Ivan Sproule was a major threat down the left but the defence held firm.

As time ran out a Barry Wilson shot came off Steven Fletcher to forlorn penalty claims, a McBain shot was blocked, Grant Munro headed a Thomson corner clear at the other end and a dangerous Benji ball raced across the ICT goal but was cleared to safety.

Two minutes over time McBain tried an angled shot from the left but it bounced off Graham Bayne and the whistle blew for full time.

Full Time: 0-0

A draw was about right and Caley Thistle remain in tenth spot.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Hearts 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 7
2. Falkirk 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 7
3. Celtic 3 2 0 1 7 3 4 6
4. St. Mirren 3 2 0 1 4 3 1 6
5. Aberdeen 3 1 2 0 4 2 2 5
6. Rangers 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
7. Kilmarnock 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 4
8. Dundee Utd 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
9. Hibernian 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
10. Inverness CT 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
11. Dunfermline 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0
12. Motherwell 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 0