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  • Date:11 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:3,344
  • Rooney (41) Foran (41)
    Ross (50)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Shot from just outside the box by Martin Scott goes over the bar.

92mins

The official flags Richie Foran offside. Liam Polworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Rooney. Indirect free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

92mins

Aaron Doran fouled by Callum Booth, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Aaron Doran, clearance by Richie Towell.

91mins

Lewis Horner takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Victor Palsson by Ross Tokely results in a free kick. David Wotherspoon has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

89mins

(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Aaron Doran coming on for Nick Ross.

87mins

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jakub Divis. Direct free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

86mins

Dani Sanchez comes on in place of Shane Sutherland.

85mins

Shane Sutherland takes a shot. Jakub Divis makes a save.

84mins

Shane Sutherland has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

82mins

David Wotherspoon takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Lee Cox.

77mins

Liam Miller leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Scott. Lewis Horner on for Lewis Stevenson.

74mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Akpo Sodje on Ross Tokely. Jonny Tuffey takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon, Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Save by Jonny Tuffey.

71mins

Richie Foran takes a shot. Save by Jakub Divis.

70mins

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Save made by Jonny Tuffey.

68mins

Akpo Sodje comes on in place of Scott Taggart.

67mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Shane Sutherland.

66mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Shane Sutherland, Liam Miller makes a clearance.

64mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Jakub Divis makes a save.

62mins

Foul by Victor Palsson on Adam Rooney, free kick awarded. Shane Sutherland delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

61mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line, Adam Rooney makes a clearance.

56mins

Richie Towell produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

55mins

Effort from deep inside the area by David Wotherspoon clears the bar.

52mins

Grant Munro fouled by Liam Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonny Tuffey.

51mins

Goal scored by Nick Ross from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 2-0 Hibernian.Assist by Richie Foran.

47mins

Liam Miller fouled by Shane Sutherland, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Miller takes the free kick.

47mins

Corner taken short by Scott Taggart.

44mins

Inswinging corner taken by Shane Sutherland, save by Jakub Divis.

44mins

Victor Palsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Cox. Chris Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Stuart Duff fouled by Callum Booth, the ref awards a free kick. Shane Sutherland takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Richie Foran grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Hibernian.

41mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ross on David Wotherspoon. Jakub Divis takes the free kick.

37mins

Shane Sutherland takes the outswinging corner, Liam Miller manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Shane Sutherland from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Scott Taggart.

34mins

Adam Rooney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

33mins

Foul by David Stephens on Ross Tokely, free kick awarded. Jonny Tuffey takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line.

32mins

Shot from deep inside the area by David Wotherspoon goes over the bar.

31mins

Ricardo Vaz Te has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

30mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Wotherspoon.

29mins

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Richie Foran.

26mins

Kenny Gillet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon. Direct free kick taken by David Stephens.

26mins

The official flags David Wotherspoon offside. Jonny Tuffey takes the indirect free kick.

25mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Rooney. Jakub Divis restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Richie Towell. Free kick taken by Richie Foran.

24mins

Grant Munro takes a shot. Save made by Jakub Divis.

23mins

Foul by Richie Towell on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Shane Sutherland restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Stuart Duff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Miller. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Headed effort from inside the box by Ricardo Vaz Te misses to the right of the target.

16mins

Ricardo Vaz Te fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Taggart takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by David Wotherspoon. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Shane Sutherland, David Stephens makes a clearance.

12mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Shane Sutherland from the right by-line, clearance by David Stephens.

9mins

Close range effort by Ricardo Vaz Te goes wide of the left-hand upright.

6mins

David Wotherspoon takes a outswinging corner.

4mins

David Stephens fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jakub Divis.

1mins

Paul Hanlon fouled by Adam Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Callum Booth.

Match Preview

Banned Duncan misses out Inverness midfielder Russell Duncan is suspended for Wednesday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Hibernian. The long-serving player was sent off against St Mirren on Saturday in what will be his final home match for the club. Defender Chris Hogg remains on the sidelines with knee cartilage damage while Jonny Tuffey will continue in goal. Manager Terry Butcher has promised in-demand striker Adam Rooney he will make him a better player if the Irish striker extends his stay in the Highlands. Rooney, 23, has been linked with moves to a series of clubs when his contract expires at the end of the season, including Hibernian. The former Stoke player took his tally to the season to 20 when he scored the only goal against St Mirren, after hitting the woodwork twice. Such form will inevitably attract clubs with bigger budgets than Inverness, but Butcher believes there are several reasons Rooney should stay. "It's a difficult one because Adam is aware of interest," the former England captain said. "I don't know the ins and outs but he is very much being spoken to by other clubs and agents. "He'll have a touch choice to make because I'm sure there will be a lot of clubs who want his signature. "But can a lot of clubs give him that he has here? I don't mean financially, he'll probably get double, treble or quadruple what he gets here. "But would he get that satisfaction he gets from playing with boys he knows and for a club he loves? "You can see he is enjoying his football. He has scored 47 goals in two seasons, which is phenomenal. "There's a lot more goals to come, I feel, and ultimately a much better product in terms of a better Adam Rooney, after another year or six months with different players." Hibernian are without the suspended Francis Dickoh. Defender Dickoh was sent off in last weekend's loss at Hamilton and joins Ian Murray, Danny Galbraith and Michael Hart on the sidelines after the trio were rested for the remainder of the season. Goalkeeper Graham Stack (shoulder) and midfielder Matt Thornhill (knee) remain out. Colin Calderwood is optimistic progress is being made at Hibernian, but has sought to quell expectation by warning that next season will provide a further challenge. Calderwood said: "We know what we've got building here, but we've got to produce it. "It will be difficult for us next year. I envisage a tough season in terms of getting to the level where everyone expects us to be, but I'm quite excited that we might get there." Calderwood also praised Inverness for wrapping up seventh place, with Caley Thistle holding an unassailable lead with two games remaining. He said: "They've had a terrific season. The last couple of results have topped off what has been a fine season for them. "It was based on their away form earlier in the season but it's always difficult to go there and not many teams come back with three points. "We'll need to try and do something that hasn't happened too often before."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Ross Tokely
  • Grant Munro
  • Chris Hogg
  • Kenny Gillet
  • Stuart Duff
  • Lee Cox
  • Nick Ross
  • Adam Rooney
  • Richie Foran
  • Shane Sutherland
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Esson
  • Eric Odhiambo
  • Gavin Morrison
  • Dani Sanchez
  • Alex MacDonald
  • Aaron Doran
  • Liam Polworth

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Match Report

Ross stunner sees off Hibs A wonderful striker from teenage sensation Nick Ross helped Caley Thistle beat Hibernian 2-0 in Inverness. The 19-year-old's volley from the edge of the area, which is a goal of the season contender, bounced in off the underside of the crossbar after 51 minutes. Richie Foran broke the deadlock on 40 minutes when his angled header from six yards went in off the post. Caley Thistle top scorer Adam Rooney returned to the Inverness starting line-up after being Saturday's supersub goalscorer in the 1-0 win against St Mirren. Midfielder Lee Cox replaced Russell Duncan, who was sent off last time out. Ross, Shane Sutherland and Chris Hogg also come in for the Highlanders with Eric Odhiambo, Gavin Morrison, Alex MacDonald and Aaron Doran dropping to the bench. Hibs made three changes to the side which lost 1-0 to Hamilton on Saturday, with Richie Towell and Scott Taggart in. Francis Dickoh was ruled out after being shown red at the weekend, while Akpo Sodje dropped to the bench. Portuguese striker Ricardo Vaz Te flashed the first chance wide for Hibs after nine minutes. The former Bolton forward directed a header off target when he connected with a Taggart free-kick after being fouled by Kenny Gillet. Grant Munro powered a header straight down the throat of Hibs keeper Jakub Divis mid-way through the half. The game's first on-target effort stemmed from a Sutherland free-kick. Vaz Te squandered his third opportunity of the game on the half hour when he nodded a Taggart cross wide. Moments later forward David Wotherspoon hammered over from 12 yards after being played through by midfielder Liam Miller. Caley Thistle manager Terry Butcher left his seat in the stand to enter the technical area after 35 minutes to shout encouragement at his team - action which was cheered by the home fans. His influence led to the opening goal in 40 minutes when Foran connected with a deep Ross Tokely cross. The Irishman's angled header from six yards struck the post before rolling along the line and strike partner Rooney made sure it crossed. Ross volleyed home Caley Thistle's second from the edge of the box in six minutes after the break. The teenager's first goal of the campaign was the sweetest of strikes as it hit the crossbar before bouncing over the line. On his 50th appearance for Inverness, the midfielder's effort came after a deep cross from Rooney. Hibs might have reduced arrears moments later when Vaz Te found Wotherspoon but he blasted over from just inside the area. The visitors were slightly closer with Richie Towell's effort but the low angled 20-yard shot failed to trouble the hosts' Northern Ireland international keeper Jonny Tuffey. Vaz Te was next to fire wide for the Edinburgh club when he met a short free-kick from Miller. Divis saved well from a low Rooney strike just after the hour following a through ball from Sutherland. Foran and Ross then missed chances to extend Caley Thistle's lead. Hibs attempted to get back into the game with a trio of substitions, but to no avail. Sutherland might have increased the hosts' advantage in the closing stages but he fired wide before having another chance saved by Divis. Sixteen-year-old midfielder Liam Polworth came on the last minute for Inverness to make his SPL debut.

Form Guide

    DDWLWW
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LWLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 26/02/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 9
  • J Hayes 6
  • R Foran 5
  • G Munro 4
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • A Doran 3
  • R Duncan 2
  • S Sutherland 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • C Innes 1
  • S Duff 1
  • A MacDonald 1
  • L Cox 1
  • D Sanchez 1

Hibernian

  • D Riordan 10
  • A Sodje 6
  • L Miller 2
  • F Dickoh 2
  • D Wotherspoon 2
  • P Hanlon 2
  • CJ Nish 1
  • J Rankin 1
  • R Vaz Te 1
  • L Stevenson 1
  • C Booth 1

Goals

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 48
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 38
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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