Inverness CT 6 - 1 Gretna

League Match
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,639
Referee: Iain Brines
Inverness CT  Gretna

Goalscorers
Dougie Imrie (1)
Rory McAllister (23)
Barry Wilson (51)
Don Cowie (70)
Ross Tokely (88)
Iain Vigurs (90)
Hogg (27)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Davie Irons

Starting Eleven
Zbigniew Małkowski
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
David Proctor
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Ian Black
Don Cowie
Rory McAllister
Marius Niculae
Dougie Imrie
Fleming
Barr
Meynell
Griffiths
Skelton
Deverdics
Hall
Hogg
McGill
Osman
Naughton

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Guy Kerr
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Iain Vigurs
Dennis Wyness
Graham Bayne
Taylor
Fisher
Wilkinson
Robinson
Murray
Scultz-Eklund
Sharples

Substitutions
Graham Bayne for Rory McAllister (65)
Iain Vigurs for Barry Wilson (80)
Guy Kerr for Ian Black (85)
Wilkinson -> Hall (62)
Taylor -> Hogg (69)
Fisher -> McGill (82)

Bookings
Rory McAllister (21)
Barr (21)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Zbigniew Małkowski (GK) 3 apps -
Ross Tokely 438 apps30 goals
Richard Hastings 334 apps3 goals
David Proctor 64 apps4 goals
Roy McBain 298 apps18 goals
Ian Black 104 apps4 goals
Barry Wilson 336 apps82 goals
Don Cowie 39 apps9 goals
Dougie Imrie 13 apps2 goals
Marius Niculae 36 apps10 goals
Rory McAllister 56 apps5 goals
Guy Kerr (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Iain Vigurs (sub) 3 apps1 goal
Graham Bayne (sub) 131 apps20 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (24 years 65 days)
Oldest Player:Don Cowie (2009 years 277 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 52 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Iain Vigurs (20 years 1 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2009 years 277 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 42 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Guy Kerr(Signed )

Milestones
Iain Vigurs scored his first goal for the Club.
Ross Tokely reached 30 goals for the Club.

Caley Thistle ran out rampant 6-1 winners over Gretna at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.

It took only 31 seconds to grab the lead with a goal from Dougie Imrie. Rory McAllister made it 2-0 in 23 minutes. Gretna scored in 27 minutes to make it close at the half but 4 second half goals for the Caley Jags allowed ICT to record the second highest scoreline of the season in the SPL.

From Site:

That's about as easy as it gets, I think. We cut Gretna open whenever we could be bothered, and once we got Bayne on in the last 20 minutes we started causing havoc. Mostly great goals...

1. Great defence splitting pass puts Cowie in behind, he keeps his head and squares for Imrie to tap in. 30 seconds gone by my stopwatch.

2. Niculae's powerful header wonderfully saved by Fleming, but Rory shows unheard of athleticism to head in the rebound.

Gretna goal - appalling marking at a set play, Tokely misses the header and Hogg flicks it in from six yards. Could Zibi have stopped it? I'll give him the benefit of the doubt - it was at close range.

3. Bazza, mate, that was a corker. 20 yards out, he steadied himself and hammered it into the keeper's bottom right hand corner. Magnificent goal, as good as any we've scored this season.

4. Great break by Imrie down the left, and he stood it up beautifully for Cowie to crack home on the volley - great technique from Chipper. Defence gave him all the time in the world to finish it off, mind.

5. Tokely gets on the end of a corner to head it in. Not much power on it, how it went in I have no idea.

6. Vigurs!!! Smashing volley on the turn after another Imrie run and cross.

Gretna were utterly guff, but you can only beat what's put in front of you. We were pretty nonchalant in the first half, but only looked vaguely in trouble when defending set plays. Brew may have given them a kick up the rear end at the break. Commendations today for Imrie, Cowie and particularly Bazza who looked very classy indeed.

I suspect, even despite his goal, that there may still be criticisms of young Rory, and I have to say that I've seen glaciers that move faster and sloths that put in more effort than he did today. He's like Steven Hislop but without the work rate. Still, he got a goal and that's what he's supposed to do.

That's about as easy as it gets, I think. We cut Gretna open whenever we could be bothered, and once we got Bayne on in the last 20 minutes we started causing havoc. Mostly great goals...

Match report written by CaleyD



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 36 26 5 5 81 26 55 83
2. Rangers 32 24 3 5 76 29 47 75
3. Motherwell 34 16 5 13 45 43 2 53
4. Dundee Utd 36 14 10 12 52 43 9 52
5. Hibernian 35 14 9 12 49 41 8 51
6. Aberdeen 36 14 8 14 47 56 -9 50
7. Hearts 35 13 9 13 46 50 -4 48
8. Falkirk 35 11 10 14 40 45 -5 43
9. Inverness CT 36 13 3 20 50 60 -10 42
10. St. Mirren 35 10 9 16 26 51 -25 39
11. Kilmarnock 36 8 10 18 35 51 -16 34
12. Gretna 36 4 7 25 31 83 -52 19