25.08.2007 @ 15:00 - Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Saturday 25th August at 3pm
Referee: John Underhill
Others: George Drummond, Steven Craven (Assistants), Colin Brown (4th official).
Saturday 25th August:
Kilmarnock v Rangers (Setanta, 12:30pm)
Celtic v Hearts
Falkirk v St Mirren
Gretna v Motherwell
Hibernian v Aberdeen
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd
Saturday 18th August:
Dundee Utd 0-0 Hibernian
Hearts (Driver) 1-0 Gretna (Barr)
Motherwell (Clarkson) 1-2 Kilmarnock (Lilley, Dodds)
Rangers (Cousin 2, Whittaker, Boyd, Darcheville 2, Broadfoot) 7-2 Falkirk (Riera, Barrett)
St Mirren (Miranda, Corcoran) 2-1 Inverness CT (Cowie)
The teams have played a total of 16 times (12 League, 4 Cup) with 36 goals (19 Inverness CT, 17 Dundee Utd) between them.
Inverness CT: 5 wins (3 League, 2 Cup)
Draws: 7 (6 League, 1 Cup)
Dundee Utd: 4 wins (3 League, 1 Cup)
A GAME TO REMEMBER
For this weeks game to remember we take you back to Inverness CTâ€™s first ever victory over Dundee Utd. In their previous 7 attempts Inverness had failed to beat the Terrors but the midweek CIS Cup match gave them another chance to break the duck. Only 2 minutes had gone when Liam Fox put Inverness CT into an early lead. And with 4 minutes left of the first half, Barry Wilson capitalised on a keeper error to slam the ball home making it 2-0 and very difficult for United to come back. If I remember correctly Barry Robson hit the woodwork 3 times during the match!! The 2nd half didnâ€™t bring any goals giving Caley Thistle their first victory over Dundee United in history. Inverness CT eventually lost in the next round away to Livingston. The attendance was 1919.
The teams were as follows:
INVERNESS CT: Brown, Duncan, Dods, Munro, Morgan, Proctor, Hart, Fox, Wilson, Wyness, McAllister.
Subs- Black (for McAllister), Fraser, Parratt, Finnigan, Brewster.
DUNDEE UTD: Stillie, McCracken, Ritchie, Archibald, Wilson, Canero, Brebner, Duff, Robson, Miller, Fernandez.
Subs- Samuel (for Duff), McIntyre (for Miller), McInnes (for Canero), Kenneth, McLean.
The referee was John Underhill and there was only 1 booking on the day: Miller of Dundee Utd. Seven of the Inverness players ho started the match still play for the club!
FACTS BETWEEN THE TEAMS
â€¢ All League meetings between the teams have taken place in the SPL.
â€¢ Inverness CT have only lost one of the last 9 meetings in this fixture, however it took last this season in December when Dundee Utd won 3-1.
â€¢ Dundee Utd never lost any of the first 7 meetings between the teams.
â€¢ The biggest win was by 2 goals, both teams have won by this margin.
â€¢ Gary McSwegan, Craig Brewster, David Proctor and Barry Robson have all played for both clubs.
â€¢ The fixture produces an average of 2.2 goals per game.
Inverness CT: The highlanders will go into this game without a manager. According to rumours, Craig Brewster will be appointed on Monday but time will tell. Donald Park is in charge for this weekendâ€™s game. He could have to make at least 1 change to the team as Richard Hastings is struggling to be fit for the game. Alan Morgan is on stand by to replace him. It will be interesting to see if Marius Niculae starts for the third game in a row and who he would partner. Surely Dean McDonald is due a start? Time will tell.
Dundee Utd: Darren Dods will play against his old side for the first time since leaving in the summer. The team have only conceded 2 goals so far but have only managed to score 2 aswell. They have had a win, a draw and a lose. They are likely to keep the same side after a goal less draw against Hibernian last week.