Inverness CT 0 - 1 Livingston

League Match
Saturday, May 7th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,021
Referee: Brian Winter
Inverness CT  Livingston

Goalscorers
None. Dair (29)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Richard Gough

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Graham Bayne
Bryan Prunty
McKenzie
McNamee
Dorado
Deloumeaux
Bahoken
Dair
Vincze
O'Brien
McMenamin
Lilley
Kachloul

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
David Proctor
Richie Hart
Liam Fox
Bajram Fetai
Rory McAllister
Meldrum
Horvath
Easton
Brittain
Strong
Snodgrass
Dorrans

Substitutions
Richie Hart for Barry Wilson (37)
Richard Hastings for Roy McBain (64)
Rory McAllister for Bryan Prunty (64)
Easton -> Dair (61)
Strong -> Kachloul (73)

Bookings
Barry Wilson (30)
Bahoken
Kachloul

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 131 apps -
Grant Munro 127 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 205 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 320 apps23 goals
Darren Dods 28 apps1 goal
Russell Duncan 149 apps3 goals
Ian Black 12 apps -
Barry Wilson 229 apps69 goals
Roy McBain 204 apps11 goals
Bryan Prunty 27 apps2 goals
Graham Bayne 40 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings (sub) 227 apps2 goals
Richie Hart (sub) 102 apps14 goals
Rory McAllister (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 67 days)
Oldest Player:Graham Bayne (2006 years 280 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 261 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 68 days)
Oldest Player:Bajram Fetai (2006 years 280 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 55 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Livi hanging on...

Another frustrating afternoon for the home fans as Caley Thistle played well in spells but failed to convert their chances. Relegation-threatened Livingston fought hard and scored the one goal that took the points.

ICT started brightly and Roy McBain shot over the bar in just 13 seconds. In the first four minutes Wilson took two free kicks from outside the box - the first was held high by Roddy McKenzie and the second went low and just wide. Stuart Golabek shot wide then a bouncing effort from Bryan Prunty was taken by McKenzie.

Livi came close in 21 minutes when a Derek Lilley attempt was headed off the line by Ian Black. Five minutes later Prunty was through and one-on-one with McKenzie but, as the keeper came out, the striker chipped over the bar.

Livingston's goal in 29 minutes was deceptively simple. A neat Hassan Kachloul flick over the defence reached the unmarked Jason Dair and he headed home from six yards. Two minutes later Prunty again hit over the bar. Livi captain Burton O'Brien sent a hard shot on target in 42 minutes but Mark Brown held it comfortably. On the whistle Hart found space wide left of the goal but his cross back into the box went over Graham Bayne as he fell to the ground.

Half Time: 0-1

Two minutes into a wet and windy second half Livingston nearly doubled their lead when Lilley hit the bar after an O'Brien cross. Russell Duncan then let fly from 25 yards but the rising ball was beaten away by McKenzie. Ross Tokely connected with the resultant corner but it was cleared off the line.

Livingston were fighting for their SPL lives and they held firm against all that Caley Thistle could throw at them. The chance of the half fell to Graham Bayne in 70 minutes. Tokely raced down the right and his cross found Bayne faced with an empty goal. Bayne's shot looked a certain goal but somehow McKenzie scrambled back and saved the day. Shots from Hart and Bayne in 78 minutes both seemed to hit Livi hands but the referee ignored protests.

The closing stages were dominated by ICT but nothing came off. Substitute Rory McAllister chased a long ball from Stuart Golabek in added time but, despite appearing to be held back, nothing was given. It was the same story seconds later when McAllister headed on for Golabek and the Caley Thistle captain went down under pressure but to no avail.

Full Time: 0-1

Livingston took the points and gained a vital step up the league.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 36 27 6 3 73 21 52 87
2. Celtic 35 28 2 5 80 32 48 86
3. Hibernian 36 18 7 11 63 54 9 61
4. Aberdeen 35 16 7 12 40 36 4 55
5. Hearts 36 13 11 12 42 37 5 50
6. Motherwell 36 12 9 15 43 44 -1 45
7. Inverness CT 36 11 10 15 40 45 -5 43
8. Kilmarnock 36 13 4 19 43 55 -12 43
9. Livingston 36 9 7 20 33 58 -25 34
10. Dundee Utd 36 7 12 17 40 58 -18 33
11. Dunfermline 36 7 10 19 33 56 -23 31
12. Dundee 36 8 7 21 35 69 -34 31