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23.09.2006 @ 15:00 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock Attendance: 4809
Kilmarnock
1 - 1
Inverness CT
Referee: Mike McCurry League-match

Goalscorers
Nish (7) Craig Dargo (19)
Starting Lineup
Smith
Lilley
Murray
Hay
Wright
Fowler
Invincible
Johnston
Nish
Fernandez
Wales
Mark Brown
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Ian Black
John Rankin
Graham Bayne
Craig Dargo
Substitutes
Di Giacamo
Adams
Leven
Murray
Campbell
O'Leary
Harpur
Michael Fraser
Stuart McCaffrey
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Zander Sutherland
Rory McAllister
Substitutions
Murray -> Invincible (75)
Di Giacamo -> Fernandez (83)
Richie Hart -> Ian Black (46)
Rory McAllister -> Craig Dargo (90)
Yellow cards
None Ian Black (25)
Ross Tokely (73)
Darren Dods (90)
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
9 Shots 10
5 Shots on goal 5
6 Offsides 5
8 Corner kicks 11
14 Free kicks 8
0 Penalties 0
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With three league draws last season between these sides those of a betting persuasion could justifiably have put money on a share of the points – and they would have been right.

After the midweek cup defeat to Falkirk Charlie Christie reinstated John Rankin and Ian Black to the starting line-up although Black was substituted at half time to avoid a possible second yellow card.

Craig Dargo returned to haunt his old club with the equaliser and he came very close to scoring a winner. He was initially castigated for a bad miss 20 minutes from time but his claim of a fine Graeme Smith save was upheld by TV pictures.

In the opening minutes Black hit just over the Killie bar then a Gary Wales strike at the other end was deflected for a corner.

Killie took a seventh minute lead when Colin Nish pushed through a packed defence to head in a David Fernandez corner.

Dargo’s goal came in nineteen minutes when a long throw from Grant Munro on the right was headed on by Darren Dods and Dargo netted from a difficult angle beyond the far post.

In 37 minutes Graham Bayne appeared to be sandwiched in the Killie box but referee Mike McCurry did not agree.

Richie Hart replaced Black in the second half and the visitors pressed hard. Graham Bayne headed wide from 12 yards then Dargo headed over and hit the post.

The Inverness side’s best chance of a winner came in 70 minutes when a low Richie Hart drive was spilled by Smith and Dargo nipped in to hopefully touch in the rebound – somehow Smith recovered enough to push the ball onto the post and the danger was averted.

Hart then had a 12 yard shot deflected for a corner. The save of the season came in the final minute when Frazer Wright took an Alan Johnston cross and his downwards header seemed destined to bring the winner – Mark Brown dived to save with an impressed BBC radio commentator comparing it to Gordon Banks at his best. A good point on the road but a minor slip to ninth spot.