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09.04.2005 @ 15:00 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock Attendance: 4862
Kilmarnock
0 - 1
Inverness CT
Referee: Ian Fyfe League-match

Goalscorers
None Barry Wilson (32)
Starting Lineup
Combe
Fowler
Hay
Lilley
Dindeleux
McDonald
Murray
Leven
Naismith
Boyd
Wales
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Darren Dods
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Ian Black
Graham Bayne
Craig Brewster
Substitutes
Smith
Dodds
Greer
Johnston
Nish
McGregor
Johnstone
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Russell Duncan
Bryan Prunty
Bajram Fetai
Substitutions
Nish -> Wales (62)
Johnston -> Naismith (65)
Bajram Fetai -> Richie Hart (75)
Russell Duncan -> Barry Wilson (79)
David Proctor -> Ian Black (82)
Yellow cards
Lilley Craig Brewster (60)
Ian Black (70)
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
9 Shots 11
5 Shots on goal 9
0 Offsides 0
10 Corner kicks 7
21 Free kicks 16
0 Penalties 0
Match report
This first-ever win against Kilmarnock pushed ICT up to a new high of seventh in the SPL. After the disappointment of last week against Aberdeen this was a victory to relish.

With Juanjo out injured for the rest of the season some reorganisation was required Ian Black replaced Russell Duncan in midfield and Graham Bayne partnered Craig Brewster in the striking role.

Ross Tokely overtook Charlie Christies record with his 315th appearance.

In the end just one goal separated the sides but chances were missed at both ends. Alan Combe tipped over a Brewster shot in only two minutes and seven minutes later Mark Brown pushed a Peter Leven curling free kick onto the bar.

In 13 minutes Combe stopped a Stuart Golabek shot and watched as Graham Baynes follow-up hit the post. Just after the half-hour mark ICT scored what proved to be the only goal of the match. Freddy Dindeleux hesitated, Brewster stepped in and found Barry Wilson in the clear. He rounded Combe and slotted home his tenth goal of the season from an acute angle. Kilmarnock fought back immediately but Brown saved from Gary Wales and Steven Naismiths angled drive from long range went just wide.

Killie pushed hard through to the break but could not find a way through the ICT defence.

The pattern continued into the second half and Brown did well to block a Gary McDonald effort in 50 minutes. Wales should have done better in 57 minutes when he failed to connect properly with a Naismith cross despite being well placed close to goal. Bayne had a chance to double the lead in 78 minutes after being sent through by Brewster but his shot had no power and Combe collected easily.

Despite a late surge from Kilmarnock the ICT defence held firm and it ended 1-0. Caley Thistle continue to look upwards in the league with seven games left as the spectre of relegation continues to recede there is now a 14 point gap over basement club Dundee United and an outside chance of a top six finish.

Motherwell are six points ahead with two games left before the split and have a six-goal advantage. All this adds some spice to Tuesdays visit of the Steelmen to Inverness.