Inverness CT 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (SPL)

Inverness CT 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (SPL)
Saturday, November 26th, 2005
Caledonian Stadium. Att. 3,239
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ross Tokely (20) Lee Miller (pen.) (7)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster Gordon Chisholm

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Darren Dods
Grant Munro
Richard Hastings
David Proctor
Ian Black
Russell Duncan
Barry Wilson
Graham Bayne
Craig Dargo
Derek Stillie .1
Alan Archibald .5
Mark Wilson .2
David McCracken .3
Stuart Duff .12
Barry Robson .11
Mark Kerr .7
Jim McIntyre .10
Lee Miller .9
Collin Samuel .21
David Fernández .20

Michael Fraser
Liam Fox
Alan Morgan
Craig Brewster
Richie Hart
(No 7th sub named)
Craig Samson .17
Garry Kenneth .18
Greg Cameron .26
David Robertson .25
Derek McInnes .4
Billy Dodds
David Goodwillie .36

Alan Morgan for David Proctor (35)
Juanjo for Craig Dargo (83)
Richie Hart for Barry Wilson (88)

Darren Dods (76)
Alan Morgan (82)
Barry Robson (55)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Calum Murray (Referee)
Charlie Smith & Gordon Middleton (Assistants)
Willie Hornby (Fourth Official)

Match Report

United were given the perfect start, taking the lead from the penalty spot in the 7th minute. Lee Miller was tripped from behind by Munro in the area as he ran onto McIntyre’s pass, and Miller picked himself up to slide the spot kick into the net low to the goalkeeper’s right.

Typically, given the season so far, however, United looked uncomfortable after taking the lead, and soon after conceded an equaliser from a corner in the 20th minute.

Barry Wilson took an outswinging corner from the right and picked out the unmarked Black on the edge of the area. The midfielder headed into the area to Ross Tokely who controlled the ball on his chest and fired an unstoppable overhead kick into the bottom corner from nine yards.

The rest of the half passed without much creativity shown, and the home side had the better of the few efforts on goal produced, with Black and Dargo (twice) all unsuccessful with long range efforts, while substitute Morgan’s shot from the left channel narrowly evaded the far post.

The second half was also very patchy, and again the supporters of both sides who had braved the elements weren’t given much opportunity to get off their seats to warm themselves.

Opportunities began to appear in the final twenty-five minutes with the home side coming close when Hastings’s shot from the left edge of the area was deflected agonisingly wide by a touch from Mark Wilson.

Two minutes later, United almost took the lead once again when Wilson’s inswinging free kick was met by the head of Lee Miller, but his header was touched onto the crossbar by Brown, and McIntyre was unable to reach the ball to convert the rebound.

Gordon Chisholm changed the appearance of his side after that, with Fernandez switching to the right flank and Samuel partnering Miller up front with McIntyre moving to the left flank.

McCracken came close with a header which sailed narrowly wide from a Barry Wilson free kick on 70 minutes, while Samuel latched onto Miller’s flick-on and had a 20-yard effort ten minutes later which flew well over the bar.

With United having enjoyed some pressure, it was Inverness’s turn to press for a winner in the closing ten minutes, with Stillie acrobatically saving Barry Wilson’s curling free kick with five minutes remaining.

In the first minute of injury time, Hart’s cross was deflected by Archibald, and Ian Black was able to beat Derek Stillie to the ball, but his header went inches wide of the post.

There were three bookings, with Robson booked for catching Duncan in the face with an arm, while Dods picked up a yellow for a similar offence on Samuel. Near the end Morgan picked up the final caution for dissent.

Squad Statistics (as at November 26th, 2005)

2005-06 All Time
Derek Stillie (GK)31 19 - 19 -
Alan Archibald27 19 - 1076
Stuart Duff23 11 - 1103
David McCracken24 1511456
Mark Wilson21 19 - 13211
Barry Robson27 1819212
Mark Kerr23 181904
Lee Miller22 195195
Collin Samuel24 153685
Jim McIntyre33 17115243
David Fernández29 142142

League Table (as at November 26th, 2005)

No league table has been added for this season.