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Corner taken right-footed by Nick Ross, Chris Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan McGowan challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Nick Ross.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Shane Sutherland goes wide right of the target.
Foul by Ian Black on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Ian Black booked for dissent. Nick Ross restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Stephen Elliott on Shane Sutherland, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Hogg.
The offside flag is raised against Shane Sutherland. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Suso Santana played to the near post, clearance made by Richie Foran.
Foul by Kenny Gillet on Suso Santana, free kick awarded. The referee shows Kenny Gillet a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ian Black delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Richie Foran is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Ian Black challenges Shane Sutherland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Duff.
Stephen Elliott fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.
Richie Foran is given a yellow card. Ismael Bouzid goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan. Ross Tokely shown a red card for second bookable offence. Grant Munro on for Aaron Doran. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ian Black, clearance by Richie Foran.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson from the left by-line, comfortable save by Ryan Esson.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Ross Tokely gets a block in.
Aaron Doran takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Shane Sutherland comes on in place of Jonathan Hayes. Corner taken short by Aaron Doran.
Ryan McGowan challenges Lee Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Rooney goes off and Alex MacDonald comes on. Jonathan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Driver goes off and David Templeton comes on.
Richie Foran takes a shot. Ismael Bouzid manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Suso Santana, Unfair challenge on Ross Tokely by Ryan Stevenson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
Stephen Elliott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Ryan McGowan on for Rudi Skacel.
Shot from just outside the area by Lee Cox misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Aaron Doran, Chris Hogg produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Stephen Elliott finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Hearts.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Suso Santana from the right by-line, Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Suso Santana, clearance made by Nick Ross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Gillet on Suso Santana. Craig Thomson restarts play with the free kick.
Rudi Skacel takes a shot. Clearance made by Stuart Duff.
Rudi Skacel fouled by Ross Tokely, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Ross Tokely for unsporting behaviour. Craig Thomson takes the free kick.
Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie MacDonald. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Andrew Driver takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
Stephen Elliott fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Thomson takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Adam Rooney. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.
Foul by Ismael Bouzid on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Adam Rooney challenges Ismael Bouzid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Chris Hogg challenges Ryan Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Chris Hogg for unsporting behaviour. Craig Thomson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Suso Santana from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Ryan Esson.
Suso Santana produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Lee Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ruben Palazuelos. Ian Black takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Ian Black results in a free kick. Kenny Gillet takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan Hayes, Close range header by Richie Foran goes over the crossbar.
Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Suso Santana has a drilled shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken by Suso Santana from the left by-line, clearance by Richie Foran.
Suso Santana takes the inswinging corner, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
Ian Black concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Kenny Gillet takes the free kick.
Adam Rooney is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Aaron Doran is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.
Aaron Doran fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Hearts.Adam Rooney provided the assist for the goal.
Effort on goal by Richie Foran from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Richie Foran challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Richie Foran takes a shot. Save made by Jamie MacDonald.
Hogg sets sights on seventh
Chris Hogg is determined that Inverness finish their Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign on a high and hold off the challenge from below to finish seventh.
Caley Thistle spent much of the season in the top six, but slipped down the table after a run of two wins in 17 games.
Terry Butcher's side are unable to climb into the top half before the SPL split, despite having two games in hand, but Hogg is hoping to finish top of the bottom half and keep his former club Hibernian, who are eighth, and ninth-placed St Johnstone at bay.
"We want to finish seventh now," said Hogg, ahead of Saturday's match at home to Hearts.
"We'll be doing everything we can to try and do that.
"We know it's going to be difficult because the teams below us are picking up a bit.
"Points are going to be there to scrap for and fight for."
Hogg joined Inverness after being released by Hibs in January and was disappointed Caley Thistle could not claim a top-half place.
"I've never finished in the bottom six," the defender said.
"Unfortunately it didn't come off.
"Ultimately we didn't deserve to do it because we didn't get the points on the board when we maybe should have done."
Defender Jason Thomson hopes Hearts will get their quest to finish third in the Premier League back on track.
Hearts were 15 points clear as the best of the rest behind title-chasing Celtic and Rangers, but Dundee United have been in hot pursuit and have reduced the deficit to eight points with six games remaining.
While Hearts have just one win from their last six games, manager Jim Jefferies was quick to point out they have lost only two of those games.
Hearts played some scintillating football earlier this season which led some to suggest they could challenge the Old Firm.
Thomson would happily settle for a less-attractive performance and three points tomorrow as Hearts bid to cement third position.
He said: "It's in our own hands, third place. It's ours to chuck away.
"Hopefully we'll do it. We want a performance as well, but if we can win 1-0 in a scrappy game we'd take that just to get the points and secure third place."
Thomson made his first appearance since October in the April 3 Edinburgh derby when he came off the bench in a defensive reshuffle following the sending-off of captain Marius Zaliukas.
Zaliukas is available again, but Jefferies is yet to decide whether his skipper will return to the starting line-up as he is again banned for next week's match with Motherwell.
Thomson played right-back in last week's 0-0 draw with the Steelmen, acquitting himself well.
With Eggert Jonsson (facial injury) and Darren Barr (hernia) and Lee Wallace (ankle) all troubled by injury of late, Thomson hopes to stake his claim for a regular place.
"When you're going in and just playing the odd game it's hard," he added.
"When you get in the team you just need to try and do your best."
Thomson, who has been with Hearts since July 2003 and has a year remaining on his current contract, plans to talk to Jefferies at the end of the campaign to find out his future.
He said: "I'll need to speak to the gaffer at the end of the season and see what his plans are.
"I'll need to wait and see."
Elliott gives Hearts a point
Stephen Elliott's second-half equaliser earned Hearts a 1-1 draw against Inverness in an entertaining Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter.
Aaron's Doran's sixth-minute opener had the hosts in front at the interval, but Elliott levelled matters in the 54th minute to ensure Hearts made it eight games unbeaten against Caley Thistle.
Inverness defender Ross Tokely was given his marching orders for a second yellow card 12 minutes from time, but the home side comfortably held on to claim a deserved point.
Caley Thistle fielded the same starting line-up that drew 1-1 at Kilmarnock last weekend - a result that ended their top-six hopes. Manager Terry Butcher also named an unchanged bench with the only absentees the injured trio of Graeme Shinnie, David Proctor and Dani Sanchez.
Following their goalless draw at home to Motherwell seven days ago, Jambos boss Jim Jefferies made two changes, bringing in Suso Santana and Andrew Driver. Out went David Templeton and Jason Thomson, while Marius Zaliukas took a place on the bench.
Looking to end the season on a high, Inverness started at a strong pace and Richie Foran outmuscled Andy Webster before sending in a cross that Adam Rooney was only inches away from converting.
Hearts failed to heed the early warning and fell behind with only six minutes gone.
Rooney was sent charging away down the left by Lee Cox and his delivery to the back post was calmly despatched by the unmarked Doran for his second goal since joining in January on loan from Blackburn.
The visitors' response was slow in coming, but then Suso sent in a low effort that was easily held by Ryan Esson.
It was Caley Thistle, however, who were continuing to create the better chances, Rooney's header from a Cox cross well saved by Jamie MacDonald at his near post.
The game then drifted into a lull, but Inverness remained the team offering the more potent threat while Hearts showed little evidence they could trouble the hosts' defence.
Foran was at the heart of everything for Caley Thistle and his low cross found Nick Ross, who in turn set up Rooney, but he tried to place the ball past MacDonald from an angle only for the goalkeeper to parry it away.
Rooney was then unfortunate moments later as MacDonald got his outstretched boot to turn away the shot after good work by Doran.
Suso was proving to be the most lively attacking player for Hearts and his cross was almost headed home by Driver, but Esson got across his goal smartly to make the save.
It sparked a more promising spell for Hearts before the break and only a wonderful clearance on the line by Stuart Duff prevented Rudi Skacel's close-range effort from restoring parity.
Inverness were then fortunate to escape again at the start of the second half. This time Ryan Stevenson's header was touched goalwards by Elliott, but Rooney was well positioned to scramble the ball to safety.
It was Hearts doing all the attacking and they made the pressure pay in the 54th minute.
Suso drove into the Caley Thistle box and his cut-back found the unmarked Elliott, who from eight yards slid the ball into the corner of the net with a delightful finish past the exposed Esson.
A mistake by Kenny Gillet then presented Suso with the chance to head towards goal again and he picked out Stevenson, but this time Esson was equal to the effort, making a fine save down to his right.
Caley Thistle also had an attempt of their own cleared off the line.
Cox sent in a cross to the back post that was headed across goal by Foran. It seemed a formality that Rooney would add the finishing touch, but Webster got his foot to the ball to make the clearance from underneath his own bar.
Tokely then turned from saint to sinner in the latter stages. First he got in the way of Stevenson's goalbound effort, only to be shown a second yellow card moments later for hauling down Hearts substitute David Templeton.
This forced Caley Thistle into a defensive reshuffle with Grant Munro replacing Doran as Inverness attempted to see out the remainder of the game with 10 men.
Despite their numerical advantage, Hearts failed to make it count as both sides had to settle for consecutive draws in the SPL.
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