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  • Date:26 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:13,841
  • Booth (57) Stevenson (88)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Aaron Doran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Callum Booth, Chris Hogg makes a clearance.

89mins

Lewis Stevenson fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 2-0 Inverness CT.

89mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Ross Tokely. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

88mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Hogg by Akpo Sodje results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hogg.

87mins

Colin Nish joins the action as a substitute, replacing Derek Riordan. (Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Shane Sutherland coming on for Adam Rooney. Unfair challenge on Alex MacDonald by Matt Thornhill results in a free kick. Stuart Duff takes the direct free kick.

85mins

The ball is swung over by Akpo Sodje.

84mins

The ball is sent over by Richie Foran, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

82mins

Foul by Aaron Doran on Callum Booth, free kick awarded. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Unfair challenge on Martin Scott by Alex MacDonald results in a free kick. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Victor Palsson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Esson.

80mins

Centre by Richie Towell.

78mins

Adam Rooney challenges Victor Palsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Towell takes the free kick.

77mins

Liam Miller leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Stevenson.

72mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Aaron Doran, Ross Tokely produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

69mins

Alex MacDonald comes on in place of Russell Duncan.

68mins

Derek Riordan takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Miller, free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Richie Foran. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Victor Palsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Ross. Chris Hogg takes the free kick.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Miller, Adam Rooney makes a clearance.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Richie Foran. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

64mins

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Matt Thornhill coming on for David Wotherspoon.

63mins

Martin Scott crosses the ball, Stuart Duff manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Richie Foran challenges Richie Towell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Towell.

60mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran.

58mins

Callum Booth scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-0 Inverness CT.Derek Riordan provided the assist for the goal.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Duncan by Martin Scott. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Nick Ross is brought on as a substitute for Eric Odhiambo. Akpo Sodje has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55mins

The official flags Aaron Doran offside. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

54mins

Victor Palsson has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53mins

The ball is swung over by Callum Booth, Effort on goal by David Wotherspoon from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

52mins

The ball is swung over by Derek Riordan, save made by Ryan Esson.

50mins

Chris Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje. Liam Miller delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, clearance by Richie Foran.

50mins

Effort from inside the area by Akpo Sodje misses to the right of the goal.

49mins

Lee Cox takes a shot from 20 yards. Graham Stack makes a save.

49mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

47mins

Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

45mins

Martin Scott crosses the ball, Ryan Esson makes a save.

44mins

The ball is sent over by Victor Palsson, save by Ryan Esson.

42mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Akpo Sodje on Russell Duncan. Chris Hogg takes the free kick.

41mins

The ball is crossed by Derek Riordan, save by Ryan Esson.

40mins

Ross Tokely concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Scott. Liam Miller restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Richie Foran fouled by Akpo Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

37mins

The official flags Richie Foran offside. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

36mins

Foul by David Wotherspoon on Aaron Doran, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

34mins

Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, save made by Graham Stack.

32mins

Foul by Liam Miller on Lee Cox, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stuart Duff.

31mins

Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson. Corner taken by Callum Booth, Victor Palsson takes a shot. Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Lee Cox produces a cross. The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Foran. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

27mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Towell on Richie Foran. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Akpo Sodje goes over the bar.

25mins

Foul by Lee Cox on Liam Miller, free kick awarded. Richie Towell restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Effort on goal by Victor Palsson from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

21mins

David Wotherspoon produces a cross.

18mins

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball, clearance made by Aaron Doran.

14mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Miller, save by Ryan Esson.

14mins

Richie Foran is caught offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

13mins

Richie Foran delivers the ball, Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

12mins

David Wotherspoon produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Ryan Esson. Derek Riordan has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

11mins

Martin Scott takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

10mins

Richie Foran delivers the ball, clearance made by Richie Towell.

9mins

A cross is delivered by Stuart Duff, save made by Graham Stack.

7mins

Aaron Doran is caught offside. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

7mins

Akpo Sodje produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

4mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

Match Preview

Booth wants winning run Full-back Callum Booth hopes Hibernian can carry on winning and challenge for a place in the top six of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. After three straight wins, following a miserable 12-match winless run, Hibs are now looking up the table, rather than over their shoulders at relegation. Although Colin Calderwood's side enter this weekend's fixtures in 10th place in the SPL, they are eight points behind opponents Inverness, who currently sit in sixth place. With seven games remaining before the SPL split, Booth is optimistic Hibs can continue their run and reach the top half. "There are still enough games and enough points to be won to get in the top six," said the 19-year-old left-back. "We've got to believe that we can. "We just need to take one game at a time, look at Inverness, hopefully take three points there and keep pushing up the table." Booth made his Hibs debut in the Scottish Cup replay loss at Ayr, coming off the bench with 10 minutes remaining. However, since then he has started all six league games at left-back and completed the 90 minutes in each appearance. Calderwood handed Booth, who is from Haddington in East Lothian and has come through the youth ranks at Hibs, a new long-term contract last December while the youngster was on loan at Brechin. Booth added: "I spoke to the manager and thought I'd start coming on the bench and stuff and hopefully get myself into the team. "That's what's happened so far and hopefully I can keep my place in the team. "I'm loving it at the moment. I've only played six or seven games, I'm still learning and I'm still relatively new to everything. "My biggest target is to keep in the team, play as well as I can and get as many minutes as I can." Midfielder Stuart Duff believes any member of the Inverness squad would play out of position to help the collective cause. The 29-year-old former Aberdeen midfielder has been playing left-back of late due to a spate of injuries and suspensions and is happy to continue playing there, though not indefinitely. Duff says striker Richie Foran and goalkeeper Jonathan Tuffey would also play wherever manager Terry Butcher asked to aid Caley Thistle's Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign. "The way the injuries and suspensions are just now I had to fill in there," said Duff. "It's not somewhere I particularly enjoy playing or look forward to playing. "There are many boys who would play left-back. Richie Foran and Jon Tuffey would play left-back if called on. They'd all do a good job. "I don't have any problems with it. I don't mind filling in for a wee bit but I don't want to be staying there for too long. "What gives me confidence playing left-back is getting the clean sheet. That's the most pleasing thing, clean sheets." ince then Hibs have changed managers - Colin Calderwood succeeding John Hughes as boss - before going on a 12-match winless run which was halted by the current streak. Among Hibs' barren run was a 4-2 win for Caley Thistle in Inverness last November, a result Duff believes shows Butcher's men can prevail once more tomorrow. Duff added: "We got a good result up here against them and I think that's one of the best games we've played this season, especially in attack, everything seemed to click into place. "But at the same time we gave away a couple of goals and that's something we've got to be aware of. "Hibs have picked up a couple of wins, but we can go down there with a lot of confidence and make it difficult for them. "They've got enough quality right throughout their squad to give anybody a good game. "If we get something from the game I think it will be a very good result for us."

Formation:442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Graham Stack
  • Richie Towell
  • Francis Dickoh
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Callum Booth
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Victor Palsson
  • Liam Miller
  • Martin Scott
  • Derek Riordan
  • Akpo Sodje
  • SUBS
  • Graeme Smith
  • Colin Nish
  • David Stephens
  • John Rankin
  • Darryl Duffy
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Matt Thornhill

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Match Report

Hibs at the double to sink Caley Callum Booth and Lewis Stevenson were on target as Hibernian claimed a fourth successive Clydesdale Bank Premier League win with a 2-0 victory over Inverness at Easter Road. Hibs enjoyed the majority of possession and Victor Palsson had a header blocked on the line in the first half before Booth lofted a volley over Ryan Esson and into the visitors' net after 58 minutes and substitute Stevenson struck a deflected second after 89 minutes. Adam Rooney twice came close for Inverness, but each time was denied by Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack. Booth made his Hibs first-team debut in last month's Scottish Cup fourth-round replay loss at Irn-Bru Second Division Ayr. How Hibs fortunes have changed since. The end of the transfer window, which saw manager Colin Calderwood recruit six players, has coincided with an upturn in fortunes and today's result saw Hibs claim a 100% record from four games in February. With six games remaining until the SPL split a top-six place may yet be the target, but they go into Tuesday's match with bottom club Hamilton still in 10th place. Inverness remained in sixth place despite the loss and now lead their Easter Road rivals by five points in a congested table. Four of Calderwood's six January signings began the game in an unchanged starting XI, while Chris Hogg, the former club captain at Easter Road, was named in a Caley Thistle side showing two changes from the 2-0 win over St Johnstone, with Eric Odhiambo and Grant Munro restored to the starting line-up. While Hibs' confidence has soared of late, Inverness have enjoyed a strong campaign so far and had previously been beaten just twice away from home. The visitors had the first opportunity when striker Rooney, a rumoured target for Calderwood last month, attempted to lob Stack from an acute angle but saw the effort held. Akpo Sodje, a forward Calderwood did manage to sign last month, shot narrowly wide at the other end before Martin Scott, another new recruit, failed to test Esson. Hibs then twice came close to opening the scoring. Esson saved a David Wotherspoon shot after a flowing Hibs move and Derek Riordan's follow up effort went narrowly wide. Having almost gone ahead, Hibs nearly found themselves behind as Inverness raced up the other end. Richie Foran hit a fine cross from the left into the six-yard box and Rooney was denied as Stack saved with his knees. Riordan then went close with an inswinging shot from just inside the box which Esson had to turn around the post for a corner. Booth's resulting set-piece found Victor Palsson six yards out, but his header was blocked on the line by Russell Duncan, who was guarding the far post. Riordan fired a long-range shot straight at Esson early in the second period as Hibs resumed on the attack. Stack was then called into action again, narrowing the angle and spreading himself to block a Rooney shot from 10 yards. After four half-chances Hibs went in front after 58 minutes. Hogg conceded a soft throw-in and it was taken quickly by Riordan to Booth. The 19-year-old left-back lifted the ball on the volley over Esson and into the back of the net for his first Hibs goal. Esson saved from Riordan before Ross Tokely fired well off target at the other end when the ball dropped to him following a corner. Hibs struggled to find an opening for a second before a half-cleared ball dropped for Stevenson and his deflected effort found the net from 25 yards to seal victory.

Form Guide

    LLLWWW
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • DLDLDW

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 4 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 20/11/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 11/09/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 21/02/2009
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 08/11/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 23/08/2008
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 23/02/2008

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 9
  • L Miller 2
  • F Dickoh 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • A Sodje 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 8
  • J Hayes 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • R Foran 3
  • R Duncan 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • S Duff 1
  • A Doran 1
  • L Cox 1
  • D Sanchez 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 26
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 36
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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