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The referee brings the game to a close.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Douglas Imrie. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Damian Casalinuovo by Ross Tokely results in a free kick. Flavio Paixao takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Simon Mensing on Shane Sutherland, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hayes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. Free kick taken by Nick Ross.
Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes.
Stuart Duff goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Stuart Duff results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Douglas Imrie, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Grant Gillespie.
Damian Casalinuovo has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
Russell Duncan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Flavio Paixao restarts play with the free kick.
Marco Paixao replaces Gary McDonald.
Richie Foran challenges Simon Mensing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Grant Gillespie booked for unsporting behaviour. Grant Gillespie challenges Jonathan Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Duncan restarts play with the free kick.
Nick Ross has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Nigel Hasselbaink leaves the field to be replaced by Damian Casalinuovo.
Dani Sanchez goes off and Jonathan Hayes comes on.
Foul by Ross Tokely on Flavio Paixao, free kick awarded. Flavio Paixao fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stuart Duff, Shane Sutherland concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Cerny. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Duff by Grant Gillespie. Chris Innes takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Dani Sanchez. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Gary McDonald. Ross Tokely takes the indirect free kick. Caution for Gary McDonald.
Ross Tokely takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro. Free kick taken by Ross Tokely.
Grant Gillespie on for Mickael Antoine-Curier.
Eric Odhiambo leaves the field to be replaced by Russell Duncan. Adam Rooney leaves the field to be replaced by Shane Sutherland.
Long range shot by Gary McDonald goes wide right of the target.
Dani Sanchez has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The official flags Richie Foran offside. Free kick taken by Andy Graham.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mickael Antoine-Curier by Grant Munro. Douglas Imrie takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Andy Graham misses to the left of the target.
Graeme Shinnie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Gavin Skelton makes a clearance.
Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Canning. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Rooney on Martin Canning. Simon Mensing takes the indirect free kick.
Richie Foran is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
The referee shows Graeme Shinnie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Graeme Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. Martin Canning takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Nigel Hasselbaink is given a yellow card. Dani Sanchez fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Foran produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Nigel Hasselbaink.
Shot by Douglas Imrie from just outside the area goes over the net.
Nick Ross takes a shot. Tomas Cerny makes a save.
Effort on goal by Martin Canning from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Mickael Antoine-Curier is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Dani Sanchez fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Hamilton.Dani Sanchez takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny. Nick Ross provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Douglas Imrie from right wing, Chris Innes manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Andy Graham by Dani Sanchez results in a free kick. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Richie Foran on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Douglas Imrie restarts play with the free kick.
Shot on goal by Richie Foran from just inside the area goes over the target.
Unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Stuart Duff results in a free kick. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Adam Rooney. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
The offside flag is raised against Nigel Hasselbaink. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
Butcher looks for finishing touches
Inverness manager Terry Butcher is looking for his players to add the finishing touches to some promising displays when they host Hamilton on Saturday.
Inverness are without a victory in eight Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches but Butcher was happy with their performances during two away games in the space of four days.
Caley Thistle came closest to scoring in a goalless draw at Motherwell last weekend and pushed Rangers all the way in a 1-0 defeat at Ibrox on Tuesday.
The point at Fir Park ended a run of three SPL defeats and Butcher wants to go one step further when bottom club Hamilton visit the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
"They are a good side and they are fighting for their lives," Butcher said.
"We know what that feels like, and we also respect the way they can play and the players we have, but we want to get our game going.
"We're on the back of two good performances. We played well at Motherwell, even better at Ibrox without having that cutting edge we've had in the past.
"A lot of our players played some of their best football of the season, guys like Eric Odhiambo and Dani Sanchez came in and did well.
"We juggled the formation around and it worked well, all that was missing were goals.
"I couldn't fault anyone on Tuesday night and I want to take that feeling into the Hamilton game. Even though we lost, heads are still high."
Inverness have an unchanged squad to face Hamilton.
Jonny Hayes and Kenny Gillet have stepped up training following knee injuries but are unlikely to be involved, while Gavin Morrison is a couple of weeks away from a comeback.
Full-back Kevin McCann has returned to Hibernian following an injury-hit loan spell.
Butcher was in more relaxed mood following his post-match outburst at Ibrox, where he was still unhappy at being forced to play at seven days' notice.
The Inverness manager also feels his club are being "bullied" into accepting a 10-team SPL but wants his players to use their sense of injustice in a positive manner.
"I feel we have a mission to stick two fingers up at everybody and finish as high as we can, hopefully in the top six," Butcher said.
"We have played a lot more games than everyone else, we have been forced to do that. I'm not going on another rant.
"But we have got to make the most of the games that come along now, other teams have games in hand."
Butcher added: "I've had a lot of letters and emails and the club has as well. There is a lot of feeling out there.
"I've said my piece and don't want to say any more. I don't regret what I said, I'm still annoyed, but I have to focus on my job, which is to help the team win football matches."
Meanwhile, Butcher is still considering whether to offer a deal to Raith Rovers striker Gregory Tade as he plans for next season amid the prospect of Adam Rooney leaving before or when his contract expires in the summer.
The former England captain said: "We've spoken to Gregory's agent as we've spoken to lots of players' agents. Gregory is free in the summer and we can talk to him.
"There is nothing else being done, he is one of many players we are looking at.
"We are obviously looking at Adam and whether he is going to stay or go. There is no more news on that. He talked to Hibs on Wednesday but that was it."
Billy Reid is hoping to have several of his Hamilton players back for the trip to Inverness.
Jim McAlister and Simon Mensing return from suspension following their dismissals against Celtic last week although the latter is doubtful after picking up an ankle knock in training.
Mark McLaughlin (groin), David Buchanan (foot) and Gary McDonald (chest infection) are fit again although Martin Canning (stomach) is still doubtful. Reid has added 17-year-old defender Ziggy Gordon to the squad.
Hamilton boost safety push
Hamilton narrowed the gap at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to three points as they secured a welcome 1-1 draw in Inverness.
Mickael Antoine-Curier's penalty on the stroke of half-time for the visitors cancelled out Dani Sanchez's close-range opener at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
Visiting substitute Marco Paixao hit the post in the second half and Russell Duncan, who came off the bench for Inverness, had his low shot cleared off the line as both side slooked for a winner.
Inverness and Hamilton both went into the game after defeats at Ibrox against defending champions Rangers, but Hamilton's 4-0 loss last Saturday was more punishing than the Highlanders' 1-0 midweek defeat.
Manager Billy Reid made five changes to his Hamilton starting line-up as they aimed to bounce back, with Martin Canning, Gary McDonald, David Buchanan, Simon Mensing and Nigel Hasselbaink starting, David Elebert, Grant Gillespie and Marco Paixao moving to the bench, and Michael Devlin and Lee Kilday dropping out of the squad.
Inverness manager Terry Butcher named an unchanged starting line-up, but influential Irish midfielder Jonny Hayes was included on the bench after missing a month of action due to an ankle injury.
Spaniard Dani Sanchez scored his second goal in two home games when he broke the deadlock after a quiet opening.
The attacker lashed the ball into an unguarded net in 18 minutes.
A shot by Nick Ross from just inside the penalty area was spilled by Tomas Cerny and Inverness top scorer Adam Rooney reacted the quickest, striking the ball back towards goal.
Cerny put it into the path of Sanchez who fired home.
Youngster Ross might have doubled the advantage in 25 minutes when he forced a low diving save from Cerny.
Foran squared the ball to the 19-year-old, whose low drive from the edge of the box was thwarted.
Moments later former Inverness midfielder Dougie Imrie failed to test home goalkeeper Ryan Esson after a fast counter-attack saw him burst forward, but his shot ballooned over.
Imrie did call Esson into action with eight minutes to go in the half when his near-post cross was touched away by the shot-stopper following good work from Hasselbaink.
With Hamilton coming into the ascendancy, Inverness' Ross Tokely felled Gary McDonald in the box with only seconds remaining in the half.
Antoine-Curier coolly scored the equaliser from the spot on the stroke of half-time.
Hamilton started the second period brightly with Andrew Graham firing wide moments after the restart.
The defender sent his effort just off target after connecting with a cross from Flavio Paixao.
Sanchez might have scored his second goal of the game just after the hour when he latched onto a poor defensive clearance but shot wide.
Butcher made two changes after 64 minutes to try to inject more life into side, including replacing Rooney with Shane Sutherland. The other swap saw Duncan take over from Eric Odhiambo.
Two minutes Reid responded by taking off Antoine-Curier and introducing Gillespie.
Hayes made his comeback when he replaced Sanchez with a quarter of an hour to go as Inverness hunted a winner.
His involvement seemed to add some verve to the hosts' attack with Stuart Duff powering forward to find Ross who steered his shot just wide.
Substitute Marco Paixao could have scored with his first touch seconds after coming on but his free header hit the post.
Moments later Duncan had his low shot cleared off the line from sliding defender Martin Canning after the midfielder was played through by Hayes.
Neither side managed to find a winner in the closing stages as the game petered out in uninspiring fashion, but Hamilton are now just a win away from going level with second-bottom Hibernian.
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