12.08.2006 @ 15:00 - Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Inverness CT v Hibernian
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Saturday 12th August at 3pm
Saturday 12th August:
Celtic v St Mirren (3pm)
Hearts v Falkirk (3pm)
INVERNESS CT V HIBERNIAN (3pm)
Kilmarnock v Dundee Utd (3pm)
Motherwell v Aberdeen (3pm)
Sunday 13th August:
Dunfermline v Rangers (Setanta, 2pm)
INVERNESS CT: Two weeks ago Inverness CT kicked off their 3rd SPL campaign against newcomers St Mirren where they lost 2-1 at home. After taking the lead through Craig Dargo, John Sutton stunned the Highlanders with a double to take all three points. Inverness were disappointed with their start. Last weekend ChristieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s boys took the trip along to Aberdeen to a place where they had never won. Stevie Crawford gave the Dons the lead and it looked like Inverness would lose again until the 89th minute when Langfield fumbled a cross and it feel at the feet of Barry Wilson who taped the ball into the empty net. Thanks to the Aberdeen keeper, Inverness rescued a point.
HIBERNIAN: The Hibees kicked off their SPL with a home draw against Aberdeen. Stevie Crawford opened the scoring for Aberdeen against the run of play but Dean Shiels equaliser was well deserved for Hibs. Last weekend they took a short trip to Kilmarnock where they took the lead in the first half through Dean Shiels. Although Hibs dominated the game Kilmarnock eventually nicked the three points in the second half when Colin Nish and Steven Naismith scored goals to win 2-1.
The teams have played a total of 6 times (6 League, 0 Cup) with 16 goals (11 Inverness CT, 5 Hibernian) between them.
Inverness CT: 4 wins (4 League, 0 Cup)
Draws: 0 (0 League, 0 Cup)
Hibernian: 2 wins (2 League, 0 Cup)
A GAME TO REMEMBER
For this weeks game to remember we take you back to the biggest win in this fixture. It took place at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in the SPL on the 02/03/2005. This was InvernessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ only second game in Inverness in the SPL after ground sharing with Aberdeen for the first half of the season. Inverness out played Hibs for the whole game and deserved their 3-0 victory. Goals came from Juanjo, Brewster and Wilson. The attendance was 4443.
The teams were as follows:
INVERNESS CT: Brown, Tokely, Munro, Dods, Golabek, Wilson, Hart, Duncan, McBain, Brewster, Juanjo.
Subs- Proctor (for Hart), Bayne (for Brewster), Fatai (for Juanjo), Fraser, McCaffrey, Hastings, Prunty.
HIBERNIAN: Simon Brown, Whittaker, Caldwell, Smith, Murphy, Orman, Antonio Murray, Ian Murray, Scott Brown, OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Connor, Riordan.
Subs- Shiels (for Orman), McDonald (for A.Murray), Sproule (for I.Murray), Brown, McCluskey, Morrow, Konte.
The referee was John Underhill and there were three bookings on the day all for Hibernian: Antonio Murray, Murphy and Ian Murray. Nine of the Inverness players who started the match still play for the club. Only Craig Brewster and Juanjo have left.
FACTS BETWEEN THE TEAMS
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ All League meetings between the teams have taken place in the SPL. There have been no cup ties between the teams.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Inverness have won the last four meetings. In these four fixtures, Hibernian have only scored once.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Barry Wilson is the top scorer in this fixture with 4 goals.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The last meeting was on 25/3/2006. Inverness won 2-0 after a solid second half display. The attendance was 12745 as both Dods and Wilson scored to take Caley Thistle closer to a possible top six spot.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Hibernian have had the same manager in all 6 fixtures. Inverness CT have had 3 different managers during the 6 matches.
4 goals: Barry Wilson (ICT)
3 goals: Derek Riordan (Hibs)
2 goals: Juanjo (ICT)
1 goal: Brewster (ICT), Proctor (ICT), Wyness (ICT), Dargo (ICT), Dods (ICT),
Beuzilin (Hibs), Fletcher (Hibs).
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Barry Wilson (ICT): The Caley Thistle winger has been a true hero for Inverness. Had Ross Tokely not been an Inverness player, Barry Wilson would be the most capped player playing in the squad at the moment. Last year he managed to gain a 1 year extension for this season and now he is aiming for another one. He is never too old to try a few runs down the right side and score a few, even if it is a tap in like against Aberdeen last week. Every goal counts. Barry has scored 4 against Hibs and will be keen to add to his tally again. He was the first person to score in all four division for Inverness CT. A true legend. He will always be remembered for his cracker of a goal against Motherwell in the Scottish Cup.
Scott Brown (Hibernian): The midfielder has a lot of pressure on him this season. Due to the loss of the strike force Gary OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Connor to Lokomotiv Moscow and Derek Riordan to Celtic a lot of people are looking to Brown to supply some goals this season. He himself could end up moving to a bigger club in the near future but Hibernian will strive to keep him for as long as possible. A massive player who if Hibs lost would be a big blow to the club.
11th Nov 2006 at Easter Road
20th Jan 2007 at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium