16.09.2006 @ 15:00 - Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Saturday 16th September at 3pm
Referee: Kenny Clark
Others: Gary Cheyne, Tommy Johnston (Assistants), Colin Brown(4th official).
Saturday 16th September:
Celtic v Dunfermline
Falkirk v Aberdeen
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd
St Mirren v Kilmarnock (all 3pm)
Sunday 17th September:
Hibernian v Rangers (Setanta, 2pm)
Motherwell v Hearts (3pm)
Celtic held onto their top spot in the SPL after a nervy win in Aberdeen. The game kicked off at 12.30pm and it was the commentators nightmare Jan Vennegor of Hesselink who scored with 12 minutes remaining. Rangers comfortably brushed aside Falkirk at Ibrox by 4 goals to nil. Bardlsey, Prso, Boyd and Buffel all contributed with a goal to get Rangers back to winning ways. St Mirren produced one of the shocks of the days as they battled hard defensively to snatch a 1-0 victory away to Hearts. I seem to remember a so called Inverness CT doing this, working hard defensively then catching the opposition out on the break. Copying us, how dare they!!!! Anyway, a good result that keeps the Saints in the top six and knocked Hearts off top spot. Stewart Kean got the goal. Dunfermline beat Kilmarnock 3-2 to move them off the bottom. Stevie Crawford scored on his return to the Pars. Motherwell lost again at home as Inverness CT easily dispatched the Well by winning 4-1. Tokely put Inverness 1-0 up at half time and Dargo added shortly afterwards. Scott McDonald scored to give Motherwell hope but slack defending and good attacking play by Barry Wilson, let an unexpected Munro get his second of the season and youngster Rory McAllister get his first league goal for the club. On Sunday Hibernian calmly beat Dundee Utd 3-0 with goals from Killen, Sheils and Sproule.
After 6 games, Celtic lead with 13pts and Motherwell prop up the table with 3pts. Only 32 games to go!!!!!
RECENT SPL FORM
Inverness CT: WLDDDL
Dundee Utd: LWDDDL
The teams have played a total of 11 times (8 League, 3 Cup) with 28 goals (15 Inverness CT, 13 Dundee Utd) between them.
Inverness CT: 3 wins (2 League, 1 Cup)
Draws: 5 (4 League, 1 Cup)
Dundee Utd: 3 wins (2 League, 1 Cup)
A GAME TO REMEMBER
For this weeks game to remember we take you back to Inverness CTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. Nine of the Inverness players who started the match still play for the club!
FACTS BETWEEN THE TEAMS
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ All League meetings between the teams have taken place in the SPL.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Inverness CT are currently unbeaten in the last 5 meetings between the sides.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dundee Utd never lost any of the first 7 meetings between the teams.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The biggest wins were by Inverness CT 2-0 and 4-2 last season.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Craig Dargo (Inverness CT) was the last person to score in the fixture.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Darren Dods (Inverness CT): After a Summer of speculation, most Inverness CT fans are just glad that Dods still plays for the side after BrewsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s many attempts to sign him. This Saturday, they come face to face. Brewster really wanted Dods to join him at United but a strong Caley Jags never gave in and kept hold of their terrific centre-back. He is a really strong defender who was on form for most of last season. A lot of us are looking forward to see what sort of performance he puts in against BrewsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Utd.
Barry Robson (Dundee Utd): The ex-Rangers and Inverness CT player is now one of the best players at the club. Although he does get sent-off a few times each year. During his spell in the Highlands, he was loaned out to Forfar and he hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t looked back since. Enjoyed a terrific period playing for Inverness and eventually decided it was time to move on. Time will tell if it was the right decision. Always glad to be back playing at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium and is keen to beat his old club. Always be remembered as the ginger winger.
9td Dec 2006 at Tannadice, Dundee
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