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  • Date:20 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Foran (6) Rooney - pen (50)
    Rooney - pen (50) Rooney (69) Rooney (79) Rooney (79)
  • Riordan (65)
    Miller - pen (77)

Live Commentary


Adam Rooney is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.


Dani Sanchez on for Nick Ross.


Eric Odhiambo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Hayes.


Daniel Galbraith takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a comfortable save.


David Wotherspoon on for Ian Murray.


Shane Sutherland replaces Richie Foran.


Corner taken by Russell Duncan, save by Mark Brown.


Adam Rooney scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 4-2 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Hayes.


Ross Tokely is shown a yellow card. Liam Miller scores a penalty. Inverness CT 3-2 Hibernian.Unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Ross Tokely results in a Penalty.


Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Hayes, Colin Nish makes a clearance.


The referee blows for offside. Mark Brown takes the free kick.


The ball is sent over by Jonathan Hayes, Adam Rooney produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Adam Rooney gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 3-1 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Hayes.


Derek Riordan finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 2-1 Hibernian.


Nick Ross delivers the ball, Adam Rooney produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.


Daniel Galbraith takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a comfortable save.


Russell Duncan concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin. John Rankin delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.


Corner from the left by-line taken by John Rankin, clearance by Ross Tokely.


The ball is crossed by Derek Riordan.


Paul Hanlon sent off. Penalty scored by Adam Rooney. Inverness CT 2-0 Hibernian.Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan Hayes, Shot by Adam Rooney from 6 yards. Paul Hanlon gets a block in. Paul Hanlon is adjudged to have handled the ball.


Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin from the right by-line, Lee Cox manages to make a clearance.


Michael Hart leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Hanlon. Edwin De Graaf goes off and Daniel Galbraith comes on.


Michael Hart challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.


A cross is delivered by Jonathan Hayes, Effort from the edge of the area by Adam Rooney goes wide of the right-hand post.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Adam Rooney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Francis Dickoh from right channel, save made by Ryan Esson.


Jonathan Hayes sends in a cross, Adam Rooney takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a brilliant save.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Hayes, Headed effort from close range by Adam Rooney goes wide left of the goal.


Ross Tokely conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.


Jonathan Hayes takes the inswinging corner, Mark Brown makes a save.


Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin from the left by-line to the near post, Ryan Esson makes a save. Shot from just outside the box by Edwin De Graaf goes over the crossbar.


Unfair challenge on Grant Munro by Colin Nish results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Esson.


John Rankin delivers the ball, Effort from inside the area by Edwin De Graaf misses to the left of the target.


Effort from just outside the area by Derek Riordan goes over the bar.


Liam Miller delivers the ball, Ryan Esson makes a save.


Centre by Liam Miller, save by Ryan Esson.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ross on Ian Murray. Michael Hart takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Michael Hart. Grant Munro takes the free kick.


John Rankin has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.


Jonathan Hayes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.


The referee blows for offside. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.


A goal is scored by Richie Foran from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Hibernian.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Rankin from the right by-line, Lee Cox makes a clearance.


The ball is delivered by Adam Rooney, save made by Mark Brown.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Duncan added to Caley squad Inverness midfielder Russell Duncan returns for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Hibernian after recovering from a groin strain. Gil Blumenshtein (hamstring) and Shane Sutherland (tonsillitis) are also back in contention while Lee Cox is pushing for a start after making a staggered comeback from an ankle problem. But David Proctor, Chris Innes (both hamstring) and Kenny Gillet (knee) are not expected to make the squad and Kevin McCann misses out under the terms of his loan agreement. Stuart Duff insists Caley's disappointing home record is not on their minds ahead of the Hibernian clash. "It would be good if we could get a decent performance, especially after our last home result, getting beat by Motherwell," the 28-year-old said. "That was an important match and you saw by the way we reacted by beating Aberdeen and Hamilton that we wanted to bounce back. "If we can get more points from our home form then we are in for a good season hopefully. "People are going to look at the away form compared with the home form and it`s night and day. "We just haven`t picked up the points but we`re not thinking about that." Derek Riordan is set to play his final match before suspension. Riordan was sent off in the Edinburgh derby and will be banned for the November 27 meeting with St Johnstone but is free to play at Caley Thistle as Hibs seek a third straight win. Colin Nish (ankle) and Francis Dickoh (cheekbone) are available, but David Wotherspoon (groin/back) is a doubt, while Darryl Duffy (foot), Graham Stack (back) and Merouane Zemmama (knee) are still out. Hibs will be seeking a third straight win, but the Edinburgh side are without a win in seven fixtures at the Caledonian Stadium. "It'll be a really hard game," said Liam Miller. "We need to be a solid unit and go there and score. Hopefully we can do that." Calderwood has revived spirits at Hibernian, according to Miller. The midfielder said: "Everyone's really positive at the moment. It would be nice to get three on the bounce. "It's paying off at the moment. It's about playing as a team together. "There's a lot of games left in the league this year and we take it game by game."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 451Manager: Colin Calderwood


  • Ryan Esson
  • Stuart Duff
  • Ross Tokely
  • Grant Munro
  • Graeme Shinnie
  • Jonathan Hayes
  • Lee Cox
  • Russell Duncan
  • Nick Ross
  • Richie Foran
  • Adam Rooney
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Stuart Golabek
  • Eric Odhiambo
  • Roy McBain
  • Gavin Morrison
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Dani Sanchez



Match Report

Rooney treble seals victory for Caley Inverness moved up to fourth in the Scottish Premier League table, but were made to work hard for their 4-2 victory by a spirited 10-man Hibernian. Adam Rooney's second half hat-trick, taking his goal tally for the season to 13 in all competitions, added to Richie Foran's seventh-minute opener as Caley Thistle claimed just their second home league win of the campaign. Inverness had their cause aided, however, by a red card being shown to Paul Hanlon just five minutes after coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half. Derek Riordan and a Liam Miller penalty twice threatened to give Hibs a way back into the match, but they were ultimately undone by Rooney's clinical finishing, which included a spot-kick. Caley Thistle made two changes from the side that won 3-1 at Hamilton Accies last time out. Under the terms of his loan agreement, Hibernian defender Kevin McCann could not feature, while young midfielder Gavin Morrison dropped to the bench. In came Lee Cox, now fully recovered from an ankle injury, while Russell Duncan returned following a groin problem to anchor the midfield. Following consecutive SPL victories over Rangers and Motherwell, Hibs manager Colin Calderwood made one alteration with Colin Nish, back after an ankle knock, replacing Lithuanian forward Valdas Trakys. There had barely been a chance worthy of the name when Caley Thistle forged in front with only seven minutes gone. Foran worked a neat one-two with fellow Irishman Rooney and striding on to the return pass he dispatched a low shot past the outstretched arm of former Inverness goalkeeper Mark Brown from just inside the box for his first goal of the season. A Hibs response was slow in coming, although John Rankin, another ex-Caley Thistle player in the visitors line-up, fired in a low shot that bounced a yard wide of the post having been set up by Colin Nish. Some sloppy defending by the home side then led to Hibs creating a couple of chances with Ryan Esson having to tip Miller's deep cross on to his own crossbar and away to safety, before Edwin De Graaf sent a close range effort wide from eight yards. Hibs, however, had nothing to show for their flurry of chances and only a wonderful reaction save by Brown prevented Nick Ross from scoring with a header after Foran's miss-hit shot hand bounced kindly into his path. If Brown's stop from youngster Ross was good then his second save from Rooney moments later was even better. From a swift counter attack, Jonny Hayes excellent cross picked out Rooney who stooped low to get in an effort that Brown somehow managed to touch on to the crossbar before the loose ball bounced away to safety. Hibs were struggling to cope with crosses into their box and Foran may feel he should have done better than skew an effort into the side netting when he stole in unmarked ay the back post to get on the end of another Hayes delivery. In a bid to change his sides fortunes going into the second half, Calderwood sent on Daniel Galbraith and Hanlon for De Graaf and Michael Hart respectively. It was a move, however, that backfired just six minutes after the restart. Duncan's inswinging corner caused chaos in the visitors' defence and Rooney seemed certain to dispatch the loose ball until Hanlon stopped the ball on the line with his hand. Referee Steve Conroy was left with no option but show Hanlon the red card and further misery was heaped on Hibs when Rooney sent the penalty in to corner, despite Brown guessing the right way. Rooney then had a chance to add to his tally, when he collected Duncan's cross, but his volley on the turn comfortably cleared the bar. Hibs had been on the backfoot but they were gifted a way back into the game in the 66th minute. Hayes' attempted backpass was woefully short and Riordan was quick to seize on it, taking it past the onrushing Esson before slotting it into the empty net. Hopes of a Hibs comeback, however, lasted four minutes as Hayes went some way to atoning for his error. Breaking quickly, the winger surged forward before delicately chipping the ball into the path of Rooney, who kept his composure to fire a low shot beyond the exposed Brown. But still Hibs were not finished and once more Caley Thistle were the architects of their own downfall. Ross Tokely felled Nish inside the area, from which he was booked, and from the spot Miller remained calm to chip the ball home from 12 yards in the 78th minute. The response by the home side yet again, however, was decisive as they restored their two-goal lead barely two minutes later. Hayes was again the provider, slipping the ball into the path of Rooney who once more finished with conviction to complete his hat-trick. It was to prove the final goal of an eventful match as Caley Thistle did just about enough to merit the triumph.

Form Guide

  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Hibernian

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 08/12/2007

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • J Hayes 4
  • A Rooney 4
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 1
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • K McCann 1


  • D Riordan 5
  • L Miller 2
  • C Hogg 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • F Dickoh 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • S Bamba 1
  • P Hanlon 1


Inverness CT

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 20
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 15
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins