Falkirk 1 - 4 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, January 21st, 2006, 3:00 PM at Westfield Stadium, Falkirk
Attendance: 4,772
Referee: John Underhill
Falkirk Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ireland (11) Barry Wilson (2)
Dennis Wyness (18)
Craig Dargo (pen.) (38)
Ross Tokely (56)

Team Managers
John Hughes Charlie Christie

Starting Eleven
Ferguson
Lawrie
Milne
Rodrigues
Ireland
Lima
Thomson
O'Donnell
Latapy
McBreen
Gow
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Dennis Wyness
Craig Dargo

Bench
Barr
Craig
Ross
Moutinho
Cregg
Glennon
McPherson
Michael Fraser
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Richie Hart
Liam Fox
Rory McAllister

Substitutions
Craig -> Ireland (64)
Moutinho -> Lima (69)
Cregg -> O'Donnell (62)
Stuart Golabek for Ian Black (66)
David Proctor for Ross Tokely (79)
Richie Hart for Barry Wilson (85)

Bookings
Cregg (85) Grant Munro (23)
Ian Black (48)

Red Cards
None None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 161 apps -
Grant Munro 155 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 247 apps2 goals
Darren Dods 56 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 348 apps25 goals
Roy McBain 219 apps12 goals
Russell Duncan 172 apps4 goals
Ian Black 36 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 257 apps72 goals
Craig Dargo 24 apps12 goals
Dennis Wyness 178 apps86 goals
David Proctor (sub) 40 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek (sub) 218 apps5 goals
Richie Hart (sub) 125 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (26 years 326 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2007 years 174 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 310 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (21 years 327 days)
Oldest Player:Michael Fraser (2007 years 174 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 314 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Ross Tokely scored for the 25th time for the Club.

Ian Broadfoot reports from Falkirk as Barry Wilson turns in a superb performance with a role in all 4 Caley Thistle goals. The veteran scored one and set up or provided the ball for the other three

An emphatic win against struggling Falkirk and three-in-a-row for caretaker managers John Docherty and Charlie Christie. It was also eleven SPL games undefeated since Falkirk came to Inverness in October and won 3-0 against the odds.

Barry Wilson was the hero of the day with one goal and three assists. Falkirk manager John Hughes acknowledged the fans boos and agreed they had been well beaten. Christie thought his side was "fabulous".

Russell Latapy shot over the Caley Thistle bar in the first minute but it was the visitors who took the lead in just two minutes after Craig Dargo collected the ball in midfield and found Wilson on the right. The winger headed goalwards and shot low past Allan Ferguson from 18 yards for his third goal of the season.

Alan Gow should have equalised two minutes later but Mark Brown blocked his effort with his legs. In the eighth minute Craig Dargo hit straight at Allan Ferguson from point blank range and two minutes after that Falkirk equalised. Gow's free kick was not cleared by the ICT defence and Craig Ireland rose to head home.

The Inverness side regained the lead in 18 minutes when Dennis Wyness was set up by Wilson and he carefully slid the ball past Ferguson from 12 yards. Falkirk pushed for another equaliser and Brown brilliantly turned away a Russell Latapy free kick in 31 minutes.

The points began to look safe in 38 minutes when a Wilson cross was handled by Tiago Rodrigues and Dargo slotted home the penalty, his third penalty goal in three matches.

Half Time: 1-3

Into the second half and the visitors were clearly in control. In 51 minutes Dargo hit the bar from 18 yards then Ian Black hit wide with just Ferguson to beat.

Goal number four came in 56 minutes when a Wilson corner was headed home by Ross Tokely at the near post, his second goal of the seasons SPL campaign.

Falkirk now had a mountain to climb. The team did not give up but many of their fans decided to head for home.

The closest Falkirk came was when substitute Liam Craig hit the bar in the closing stages. For Caley Thistle the job was done and they fully deserved the three points. Sixth place was retained and minds now turned to the visit of Rangers on the 29th.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 22 17 3 2 57 22 35 54
2. Hearts 23 14 5 4 45 18 27 47
3. Hibernian 23 13 2 8 40 30 10 41
4. Rangers 23 11 7 5 41 26 15 40
5. Kilmarnock 23 10 6 7 42 37 5 36
6. Inverness CT 23 8 10 5 30 22 8 34
7. Motherwell 22 8 5 9 36 39 -3 29
8. Aberdeen 23 6 10 7 25 27 -2 28
9. Dundee Utd 23 6 7 10 25 36 -11 25
10. Falkirk 23 4 5 14 23 48 -25 17
11. Dunfermline 23 3 4 16 18 44 -26 13
12. Livingston 23 2 6 15 13 46 -33 12