Inverness CT 1 - 2 Motherwell

League Match
Saturday, February 28th, 2009, 3:00 PM at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,611
Referee: Mike McCurry
Inverness CT  Motherwell

Goalscorers
Grant Munro (39)
John Sutton (26)
Cillian Sheridan (53)

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Mark McGhee

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Lionel Djebi-Zadi
Pavels Mihadjuks
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Dougie Imrie
Richie Foran
Eric Odhiambo
Graeme Smith
Brian McLean
Mark Reynolds
Stephen Craigan
Maros Klimpl
Steven Hammell
Stephen Hughes
David Clarkson
James O Brien
John Sutton
Cillian Sheridan

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Jamie Duff
Roy McBain
Filipe Morais
Brian Kerr
Adam Rooney
Artur Krysiak
Robert Malcolm
Keith Lasley
Marc Fitzpatrick
Darren Smith
Jamie Murphy
Steve McGarry

Substitutions
Filipe Morais for Eric Odhiambo (60)
Adam Rooney for David Proctor (68)
Darren Smith -> David Clarkson (53)

Bookings
None. Maros Klimpl (48)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 20 apps -
Lionel Djebi-Zadi 8 apps -
David Proctor 83 apps5 goals
Pavels Mihadjuks 8 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 470 apps31 goals
Grant Munro 271 apps7 goals
Russell Duncan 284 apps9 goals
Ian Black 132 apps6 goals
Dougie Imrie 46 apps6 goals
Richie Foran 5 apps1 goal
Eric Odhiambo 5 apps1 goal
Filipe Morais (sub) 4 apps2 goals
Adam Rooney (sub) 29 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (25 years 1 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2010 years 213 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 361 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (25 years 1 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2010 years 213 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 345 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Well Setback:

Terry Butcher came into this game with an undefeated record. His impressive run since coming to the club is 2 wins, 2 draws, 5 goals scored and only 1 against. We all knew the whole undefeated thing is a bubble and it had to burst sometime, but thanks to Terry Butcher, the fans and the players can now throw around an old phrase... WE BELIEVE ! or borrow a new phrase from another inspirational leader when asked about avoiding relegation YES WE CAN !

John Sutton opened the scoring for Motherwell in 26 minutes and the pre-Butcher Caley Jags might have crumbled in these circumstances... but not any more !!! Captain Grant Munro led the fightback and equalised in 39 minutes and even when Cillian Sheridan scored what proved to be the winner in 53 minutes, the Caley Jags never gave up. Its Butcher's first loss, but once again, the Caley Jags put up a fight and were unlucky not to take something from this game.

Overview from site:

Can't believe we took nothing from that game. It might just be me, but I don't see where Motherwell were much better than us in the first half. We gave away possession too cheaply, thanks to Granty hoofing the ball continuously, although when called upon to do exactly that, he fresh airs the ball. We lost because we gifted two goals to Motherwell, that's the bottom line. We were better than them and should have cantered through this game, but gifting two comedy goals in the same match is beyond belief. Rooney could have won the game for us, but missed two glorious opportunities that came his way late on. We ran Well ragged in the second half but the final ball/shot eluded us. We scored an offside goal, well the linesman flagged it anyway and had one or two melees in the Well box, but nothing doing.

What's with the Tokely bashing..............he was one of our better players, along with Foran and Imrie who again worked his socks off, but the final ball was given away too often.

Esson lost confidence after his howler and Grant punted the ball everywhere. Nothing Butcher can do about schoolboy errors, however, I will console myself in the knowledge that we are a better side than smash and grab Motherwell.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 27 18 6 3 57 19 38 60
2. Celtic 27 18 6 3 60 26 34 60
3. Hearts 27 13 6 8 29 28 1 45
4. Dundee Utd 27 10 10 7 36 34 2 40
5. Aberdeen 27 11 6 10 32 29 3 39
6. Motherwell 27 10 6 11 31 35 -4 36
7. Hibernian 27 8 9 10 31 35 -4 33
8. Hamilton Academical 27 10 2 15 25 39 -14 32
9. Kilmarnock 27 8 5 14 25 36 -11 29
10. St. Mirren 27 7 7 13 22 38 -16 28
11. Falkirk 27 5 9 13 28 39 -11 24
12. Inverness CT 27 6 4 17 26 44 -18 22