23.09.2006 @ 15:00 - Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock v Inverness CT
Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Saturday 23rd September at 3pm
Referee: Michael McCurry
Others: Steven Crave, Mark Doyle (Assistants), Anthony Low (4th official).
Saturday 23rd September:
Celtic v Rangers (Setanta, 12.30pm)
Dundee Utd v Motherwell
Dunfermline v St Mirren
Hibernian v Falkirk
Kilmarnock v Inverness CT
Sunday 24th September:
Aberdeen v Hearts (Setanta, 2pm)
Celtic continued to top the table after a nervy 1-0 win at home to Dunfermline. Stephen McManus scored after 30 mins to narrowly escape with 3pts. Aberdeen deservedly came away from Falkirk with a 2-0 victory after goals from Dempsey and Daal. After a summer of transfer sagas, Brewster finally came face to face with his old club although Inverness CT and Dundee Utd drew a blank no score draw which didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live up to the pre-match hype. Kilmarnock beat St Mirren 1-0 in Paisley thanks to another own goal by Kirk Broadfoot. On Sunday, there were 2 games. Even though Motherwell played the better football, Hearts stanched an undeserved victory at Fir Park thanks to a solo goal by Jamie Mole. In the other game, Rangers were outplayed by Hibernian live on Setanta. Chris Killen scored 2 for the Hibees as they claimed a vital victory by 2 goals to 1. Sebo got a consolation for the Gers. Both Killen and Bardsley were sent off.
So, after 7 games, Celtic lead the chasing pack with 16pts and Motherwell are bottom with just 3pts.
RECENT SPL FORM
Inverness CT: DWLDDD
The teams have played a total of 9 times (7 League, 2 Cup) with 29 goals (13 Inverness CT, 16 Kilmarnock) between them.
Inverness CT: 1 win (1 League, 0 Cup)
Draws: 5 (4 League, 1 Cup)
Kilmarnock: 3 wins (2 League, 1 Cup)
SOME PREVIOUS MEETINGS
17/02/2001 (Scottish Cup 4th Round) INVERNESS CT 1-1 Kilmarnock:
Two late goals were the topic of this game. A Barry Robson goal was cancelled out by Garry Hay meaning a replay was to be played.
06/03/2001 (Scottish Cup 4th Round replay) Kilmarnock 2-1 INVERNESS CT:
Even though Davide Xausa put the 1st Division side in front, McGowne and Wright made sure that Kilmarnock were the team to go through. Ally McCoist came on as a sub for Kilmarnock.
23/10/2004 (SPL) Kilmarnock 2-2 INVERNESS CT:
After going down twice Inverness deservedly earned their first away point in the SPL. Barry Wilson cancelled out MurrayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s opener but then Kilmarnock went ahead through a good goal by Greer. Craig MacKay wrongly sent off McCaffrey after 51 minutes but even though down to 10 men Inverness worked hard and deservedly Liam Fox scored his first ever goal for Inverness with a late equaliser.
04/01/2005 (SPL) INVERNESS CT 0-2 Kilmarnock:
ICT ended their stay at Pittodrie with a loss as Killie stopped the good form the team were in. 2 goals by Invincible late on meant Inverness started 2005 off bad. The team could have played better according to some of the ICT fans on the Message Board.
FACTS BETWEEN THE TEAMS
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ All League meetings between the teams have taken place in the SPL.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Inverness CT have an unbeaten SPL record at Rugby Park.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The last three matches have ended in score draws.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The last game was a 6 goal thriller at the Caledonian Stadium. Wyness, Dargo and Proctor scored for Inverness and Naismith and a Wales double scored for Killie.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Ian Black (Inverness CT): The Scotland future-squad midfielder is a key part of the Inverness CT squad. Black was signed by John Robertson from Blackburn in 2004 and featured heavily for the reserves that season although was given his chance towards the end of the season with Brewster in charge due to some good appearances in the reserve league. He impressed in the first team and kept his place in the squad for the majority of season 2005/2006. A small player who can jump twice his height always shows 100% and has the ability to become a really good player. Recently signed a new 2 year extension with the club after Dundee Utd was after him during the Summer. Inverness have discovered a skilful player and has considerable talent for his age.
Steven Naismith (Kilmarnock): Steven is a brilliant forward with a bright future ahead of him. Already been watched by Arsenal scouts, he will no doubt move down to England in the not so distant future. He hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t scored in the last three games although has scored against both the Old Firm already. A really hard player to play against and one Inverness CT will have to mark well in order to keep a clean sheet.
16th Dec 2006 at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
10th Mar 2007 at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock