Dundee Utd 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 28th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Stadium, Dundee
Attendance: 6,017
Referee: John Rowbotham
Dundee Utd Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Innes (71)
McIntyre (86)
Barry Wilson (pen.) (60)

Team Managers
Ian McCall John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Bullock
Archibald
McCracken
Innes
Brebner
Wilson
Robson
Kerr
Dodds
McIntyre
Scotland
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Graham Bayne
Juanjo Carricondo

Bench
Bell
Hirschfield
Kenneth
McLaren
Grady
Duff
McInnes
Michael Fraser
Darren Dods
Russell Duncan
Darran Thomson
Ian Black
Steven Hislop
Bryan Prunty

Substitutions
Grady -> Scotland (78)
McLaren -> Dodds (83)
Bryan Prunty for Juanjo Carricondo (83)
Steven Hislop for Roy McBain (87)

Bookings
Dodds
Innes
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 96 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 152 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 288 apps21 goals
Grant Munro 94 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 171 apps4 goals
Barry Wilson 195 apps61 goals
Richie Hart 68 apps12 goals
Roy McBain 171 apps9 goals
Liam Keogh 69 apps3 goals
Graham Bayne 5 apps -
Juanjo Carricondo 5 apps1 goal
Steven Hislop (sub) 52 apps16 goals
Bryan Prunty (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 180 days)
Oldest Player:Liam Keogh (2006 years 28 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 9 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 180 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 28 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 9 days
Domestic Players:18 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The first half was very even with chances at both ends of the park. ICT began in excellent form and were playing a good passing game but it was at the other end of the pitch that the first real chance of the game came along when Jason Scotland ran on to a McIntyre pass and fired in an excellent shot which Mark Brown did well to turn away for a corner kick.

Midway through the half, Caley Thistle nearly scored a stunning goal when Barry Wilson hit a glorious 20-yard drive but Tony Bullock was up to the challenge and made a superb save. The last real chance of the half fell to ex-ICT man Barry Robson but his effort was pushed over the bar by Mark Brown.

Half Time: 0-0

United's new signing, Grant Brebner had an early chance in the second half but his 20-yard drive went just wide of the post. On the hour mark ICT stunned the home side when Juanjo latched on to a fine pass from Ross Tokely but he was brought down inside the box by Bullock and Ref. John Rowbotham pointed to the spot. Up stepped Barry Wilson, scorer the previous week against Celtic from the penalty spot, to make it two-out-of-two spot kicks.

Barry then had the chance to increase the lead but he sliced his shot wide after good work by Graham Bayne. The home side were stung into action and five minutes later they grabbed an equaliser when Chris Innes slotted the ball home from all of six yards after Dodds' shot was brilliantly saved by Mark Brown.

Caley Thistle continued to soak up the pressure but could they hold out for a well-deserved point? Unfortunately, the answer was to be no. With five minutes remaining McIntyre sharply turned his marker on the edge of the box before lashing home a tremendous shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Full Time: 2-1

At the end of the day, disappointment at not taking anything from the game but once again maximum effort from all the players.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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