Inverness CT 4 - 0 Airdrie United

League Match
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 7:45 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,008
Referee: C. Murray
Inverness CT  Airdrie United

Goalscorers
Adam Rooney (10)
Richie Foran (24)
Grant Munro (47)
Johnny Hayes (83)
None.

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Jimmy Boyle

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
David Proctor
Russell Duncan
Lee Cox
Johnny Hayes
Adam Rooney
Richie Foran
Dani Sanchez
Robertson
Parratt
Storey
Smyth
Donnelly
McLaughlin
Trouten
McCann
O Carroll
Gemmill
Waddell

Substitutes
Kyle Allison
Nauris Bulvitus
Robert Eagle
Nick Ross
Eric Odhiambo
Hollis
Nixon
Baird
Keegan
Watt

Substitutions
Robert Eagle for Richie Foran (75)
Eric Odhiambo for Dani Sanchez (79)
Nick Ross for Adam Rooney (86)
Baird => Parrat (56)
Keegan => O Carrol (69)
Watt => Storey (81)

Bookings
Stuart Golabek (81)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 63 apps -
Stuart Golabek 251 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 509 apps33 goals
David Proctor 126 apps8 goals
Grant Munro 321 apps11 goals
Johnny Hayes 36 apps8 goals
Lee Cox 37 apps2 goals
Russell Duncan 316 apps9 goals
Adam Rooney 74 apps25 goals
Richie Foran 50 apps13 goals
Dani Sanchez 33 apps6 goals
Robert Eagle (sub) 20 apps3 goals
Nick Ross (sub) 11 apps1 goal
Eric Odhiambo (sub) 27 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 275 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (2011 years 236 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 338 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 275 days)
Oldest Player:Dani Sanchez (2011 years 236 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 338 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Richie Foran played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.
Adam Rooney scored for the 25th time for the Club.

Airdrie bushed aside:

Inverness Caledonian Thistle moved to within a point of league leaders Dundee tonight after an emphatic 4-0 victory over relegation candidates Airdrie Utd. 

Dundee could only manage a point against QOS despite having a man advantage for 74 of the 90 minutes.

Its +4 to our goal difference as we tore apart Airdrie this evening with a final score of 4-0, although as the stats suggest, it could have been at least six or seven and with Dundee being held to a 1-1 draw with QoS at Dens we are now one point off of the top of the league.

We're coming to get you!

 We showed that we were determined not to repeat our boring 0-0 draw with County on Saturday when Richie Foran threaded the ball through to Rooney but the red-hot striker couldn’t find a way past Robertson in the Airdrie goal. He did though. Just two minutes later Jonny Hayes whipped in a low cross that Foran helped towards goal with an acrobatic overhead kick, ex-ICT man Tom Parrat failed to clear off the line leaving Rooney to bundle over the line for possibly the worst goal you will ever see! Spaniard Danni Sanchez could and should have doubled our lead midway through the first half some good play from David Proctor who eventually nodded through to Sanchez who, unmarked, somehow managed to clip the outside of the far post as it rolled out for a goal kick, the first of a host of chances squandered by him during the game. We can always rely on our Irish trio to grab us the goals and it was Foran who got it, Hayes picked up in the centre circle before driving forward twenty yards, when the defender came to him he neatly played in to Russell Duncan who slid in Foran to slam home his eighth league goal of the season past the despairing Robertson.

HALF TIME: ICT 2-0 AIRDRIE UTD

The first attack of the second half brought a third goal to cheer about, a corner from Hayes was swung into the six yard box where captain Grant Munro Grant hit a controlled volley with the outside of his left foot after the ball bounced high across the penalty box and was missed by the Airdrie defenders. The second chance for Sanchez came six minutes after the third goal, some great link up play between Rooney and Hayes on the right ended in a Rooney cross that found an unmarked Sanchez who promptly... missed from five yards.

One more from him? Okay. Ross Tokely played a magnificent ball down the line to Foran who drilled a low, powerful cross into the six yard box and quite unbelievably, Sanchez managed to strike the bar.

Outstanding. The only word for the save made by Robertson on 62 minutes. A similar structure to the third goal, a corner from Hayes found Munro who boomed his header towards the top corner only for Robertson to emulate Mikey Fraser’s save against Celtic a few years ago. The ball came back out to Duncan who beautifully slid in Rooney but he could only get a slight touch on the ball as Robertson gathered the ball with ease. With 20minutes to play ICT broke extremely quickly, Sanchez bombing up the left flank, ignoring Rooney who was screaming for the ball to be squared, before eventually squaring, finding Hayes, but he just couldn’t find his feet and the shot was blocked on the line. Hayes rounded off an impressive team performance with seven minutes to play, a good pass from Duncan again found Hayes who cut inside before curling towards goal, landing in the bottom corner for, like Foran, his eighth league goal of the season.

Morton match winner Nick Ross made an appearance from the bench and he had the chance to make it five for ICT, an incisive break, a long ball from sub Robert Eagle into Ross, but he just couldn’t slot past Robertson.

FULL TIME: ICT 4-0 AIRDRIE UTD 

All in all, it was an impressive performance from our lads making it thirteen unbeaten and lifting our goal difference to +21, by far the best in the league. Promotion has gone from looking impossible just a few weeks ago and now, we feel we can beat anyone.

Match report written by tm4tj



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee 28 13 11 4 38 27 11 50
2. Inverness CT 28 13 10 5 49 28 21 49
3. Dunfermline 29 13 7 9 44 35 9 46
4. Ross County 25 12 7 6 36 29 7 43
5. Partick Thistle 29 12 5 12 41 35 6 41
6. Queen of the South 26 11 7 8 39 30 9 40
7. Raith Rovers 25 8 6 11 25 32 -7 30
8. Morton 27 9 1 17 29 47 -18 28
9. Ayr United 26 6 9 11 24 36 -12 27
10. Airdrie United 27 3 7 17 24 50 -26 16