Dundee Utd 1
Inverness CT 1
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
1 - 1
Inverness CT 

League (SPL)
Saturday, February 19th, 2005
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,110
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Grant Munro (o.g.) (30)
Barry Wilson (pen.) (37)

Team Managers
Ian McCall
Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
1. Tony Bullock
12. Stuart Duff
15. Lee Mair
5. Alan Archibald
2. Mark Wilson
23. Paul Ritchie
7. Mark Kerr
10. Jim McIntyre
14. Billy Dodds
16. James Grady
19. Stevie Crawford
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Darren Dods
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Graham Bayne
Craig Brewster

Bench
47. Nick Colgan
39. Garry Kenneth
36. Greg Cameron
11. Barry Robson
8. Grant Brebner
9. Collin Samuel
20. Jason Scotland
Michael Fraser
Stuart McCaffrey
Juanjo
Richard Hastings
David Proctor
Liam Fox
Ian Black

Substitutions
Barry Robson for James Grady (45)
Jason Scotland for Billy Dodds (57)
Grant Brebner for Mark Kerr (68)
None.

Cautions
Alan Archibald (63)
Lee Mair (72)
Paul Ritchie (81)
Grant Munro (52)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Iain Brines (Referee)
Lawrence Kerrigan & Francis Andrews (Assistants)


Match Report


It took until the 6th minute for a notable attempt on goal, with Billy Dodds heading straight at Mark Brown after McIntyre’s headed pass. In a scrappy opening period both sides were limited mainly to set pieces around the area with neither goalkeeper being called into action. Brewster went close for Inverness before the opening goal came for United on 29 minutes. A move down the right side involving Dodds and Mark Wilson broke down and Duff floated the ball back into the area from the left. Inverness defender Grant Munro got a head to the ball but succeeded only in looping the ball into the corner of the net, leaving goalkeeper Brown helpless. The visitors however hit straight back and equalised in 37 minutes, courtesy of a penalty from Barry Wilson. A Darren Dods downward shot bounced back up off the arm of captain for the day Billy Dodds purely in self defence, however referee Brines adjudged the incident to be a spot kick offence. Wilson slotted the kick straight down the middle to level the scores. United responded and Mark Kerr sent a half volley wide off the left post as the sides reached half time all square.

The second half was played out in much the same fashion, with efforts on goal proving a rarity. Stevie Crawford broke from midfield early in the half however after an earlier pull at his jersey, United were awarded a free kick despite the fact that Jim McIntyre had broken clear on goal. Half time sub Barry Robson took the kick but the ball curled just wide off the left post. It looked as if the Tangerines were about to fall behind in 59 minutes, with Wilson just managing to clear a goal-bound Bayne header off the line after Bullock was beaten to the ball. With a quarter of the game remaining United came desperately close to taking the lead. After Wilson’s corner had initially been dealt with, Lee Mair was presented with a chance 6 yards out, however his header was straight at Brown. The rebound fell to McIntyre 8 yards out but the goalkeeper had closed the front man down and was able to block his side-footed attempt. Unfortunately for the hosts, this was as close as they would come to the winner in what was a very disappointing performance overall. The away side Inverness will be happier with their point and United will view this as a missed opportunity with other results going their way.



Squad Statistics (as at February 19th, 2005)


2004-05 All Time
Age
Tony Bullock (GK)33 17 - 23 -
Stuart Duff23 172842
Mark Wilson20 3169810
Alan Archibald27 323735
Paul Ritchie29 18 - 18 -
Lee Mair24 7 - 7 -
Mark Kerr22 232583
James Grady33 243243
Jim McIntyre32 311112437
Billy Dodds36 22212941
Stevie Crawford31 8383
Barry Robson (sub)26 305598
Grant Brebner (sub)27 261261
Jason Scotland (sub)26 252487


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at February 19th, 2005)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Rangers 25 19 5 1 43 62
2. Celtic 24 20 2 2 34 62
3. Hibernian 26 14 5 7 13 47
4. Hearts 26 11 8 7 7 41
5. Aberdeen 26 11 6 9 2 39
6. Motherwell 26 10 4 12 -2 34
7. Kilmarnock 26 10 2 14 -11 32
8. Inverness CT 25 6 8 11 -8 26
9. Dunfermline 26 6 6 14 -15 24
10. Dundee 26 6 6 14 -22 24
11. Dundee Utd 26 4 10 12 -13 22
12. Livingston 26 4 4 18 -28 16

* - Table split into two divisions of six.