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  • Date:29 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:3,735
  • Foran (70)
  • Bryson (25) Kelly (67)
    Hamill (77)
Goal!

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93mins

Inswinging corner taken by Russell Duncan, Header from deep inside the area by Adam Rooney goes over the bar.

91mins

Marinho Rui Miguel on for Conor Sammon.

89mins

Foul by David Silva on Lee Cox, free kick awarded. Russell Duncan restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Mehdi Taouil leaves the field to be replaced by David Silva.

85mins

Corner taken right-footed by Russell Duncan from the left by-line, Cameron Bell makes a save.

83mins

Richie Foran leaves the field to be replaced by Gil Blumenshtein.

82mins

Richie Foran fouled by Manuel Pascali, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie, save by Cameron Bell.

80mins

Shane Sutherland comes on in place of Eric Odhiambo.

78mins

Jamie Hamill scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-3 Kilmarnock.

78mins

Ross Tokely booked for dissent. Foul by Ryan Esson on Craig Bryson, Penalty awarded. A save by Ryan Esson from penalty by Jamie Hamill. Inverness CT 1-2 Kilmarnock.

73mins

Craig Bryson fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Hamill produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

72mins

Craig Bryson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Richie Foran gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-2 Kilmarnock.Russell Duncan provided the assist for the goal.

68mins

Liam Kelly finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Inverness CT 0-2 Kilmarnock.Assist on the goal came from Mehdi Taouil.

67mins

Jamie Hamill concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Grant Munro takes the free kick.

66mins

Mehdi Taouil has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

64mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, clearance by Stuart Duff.

64mins

Mehdi Taouil takes a shot. Ross Tokely gets a block in.

59mins

Alexei Eremenko takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a save.

56mins

Jamie Hamill is shown a yellow card.

55mins

Mehdi Taouil fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Bryson takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Adam Rooney produces a cross.

54mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Russell Duncan, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

53mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Bryson. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Alexei Eremenko takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Richie Foran.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bryson on Eric Odhiambo. Stuart Duff restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Short corner taken by Alexei Eremenko.

44mins

Conor Sammon takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

40mins

Craig Bryson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

40mins

Russell Duncan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Russell Duncan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.

38mins

Mehdi Taouil takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

37mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.

35mins

Corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from the left by-line, Frazer Wright has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

34mins

Richie Foran has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graeme Shinnie, Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

31mins

Corner taken right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, save by Ryan Esson.

26mins

Craig Bryson grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-1 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Conor Sammon.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Duff by Ben Gordon. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

20mins

Graeme Shinnie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Conor Sammon manages to make a clearance.

19mins

Shot from just outside the area by Craig Bryson misses to the right of the target.

19mins

Alexei Eremenko takes the outswinging corner, Russell Duncan makes a clearance.

18mins

The referee shows Grant Munro a yellow card. Graeme Shinnie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil by Grant Munro results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Alexei Eremenko from the free kick, save made by Ryan Esson.

12mins

Mehdi Taouil produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

10mins

Russell Duncan takes the inswinging corner, Cameron Bell makes a save.

10mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.

8mins

Effort on goal by Richie Foran from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Sammon by Richie Foran. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Russell Duncan takes the inswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Richie Foran goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

2mins

Foul by Craig Bryson on Eric Odhiambo, free kick awarded. Richie Foran restarts play with the free kick.

The game gets underway.

It is the end of the first-half.

The second half begins.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Hayes worry for hosts Jonny Hayes remains an injury doubt as Inverness meet Kilmarnock in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Hayes missed last Sunday's 2-1 loss to St Mirren with an ankle injury, with Shane Sutherland replacing him, but defender Chris Innes and midfielder Gil Blumenshtein were back in the squad. Kenny Gillet is working his way back to full fitness, but David Proctor and Kevin McCann (both knee) remain out. Richie Foran hopes Inverness can end 2010 on a high. Caley Thistle won promotion to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League in May and are unbeaten away from home since November 2009. However, they suffered a fifth loss of the SPL campaign at home to St Mirren, something Foran is determined to bounce back from at the Caledonian Stadium. "Hopefully we can get the three points on Wednesday and finish on a real high because it has been a great 2010 for us," said Foran. "It's one defeat in the last seven. It wasn't a great performance (against St Mirren), but it's in the back of our minds now and we can't wait to put it right. "We are a team that bounces back. The lads are hurt inside but we can't wait." Terry Butcher's side currently sit fourth in the table, three points above Mixu Paatelainen's Killie. And Foran, although aware Killie are on a fine run themselves, is aiming to increase that gap. He added: "We're three points ahead at the moment, we'd love to open that up to six. "They're a top team at the moment. They've got some really good individual players. "But we're a top team and we've got some good players and hopefully our team spirit and attitude can get us through." Kilmarnock have averted a goalkeeping crisis after Cammy Bell and Kyle Letheren recovered from illness. The pair were doubtful after being struck down by a bug in recent days but both will travel to Inverness in the continuing absence of Alan Combe following hernia surgery. Harry Forrester is out with an ankle injury while James Dayton (knee) remains on the sidelines. GORDON Ben Gordon hopes Kilmarnock and Chelsea can reach agreement in the coming days to extend his Rugby Park loan period as he looks to build on a promising first half of the campaign. The left-back has been an integral part of Kilmarnock's excellent form, which saw them win five of their previous seven Clydesdale Bank Premier League games before drawing 1-1 at Celtic Park last week. Gordon set up both goals in Killie's previous game, a 2-1 victory over Hibernian, and he is eager to agree an extension to his loan period, which expires after the game with St Mirren on Monday. Gordon told Press Association Sport: "I spoke to Chelsea and Chelsea have spoken to Kilmarnock, and the gaffer (Mixu Paatelainen) said that he was willing to sign me until the end of the season. "So it's just whether Kilmarnock and Chelsea can agree something. "I hope they can because I've really enjoyed it up here so far. "Now I have been here and played football it's all I want to do, stay here until the end of the season and hopefully get as high up the table as we can. "Hopefully it's going to get sorted in the next two or three days."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Mixu Paatelainen

Kilmarnock

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

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Match Report

Killie on the up Kilmarnock leapfrogged Inverness into fourth in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League thanks to a dominating 3-1 victory at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. Captain Craig Bryson opened the scoring for the visitors with a close-range strike after 25 minutes and Liam Kelly doubled the advantage with a header from just inches out in the 68th minute. Inverness reduced the deficit when captain Richie Foran's cross was deflected in two minutes later, but Jamie Hamill settled things 12 minutes from time when he netted the rebound after his penalty was saved by Ryan Esson. Kilmarnock boss Mixu Paatelainen named an unchanged side from the one which drew 1-1 at Parkhead against Celtic last Tuesday. The visitors avoided a goalkeeping crisis with Cammy Bell recovering from an illness to take his place between the posts. Caley Thistle manager Terry Butcher made one change to the line-up which lost 2-1 to lowly St Mirren on Boxing Day. Youngster Shane Sutherland was dropped to the bench in favour of Eric Odhiambo, with influential midfielder Jonny Hayes still absent due to an ankle injury. Caley Thistle started brightly with Richie Foran heading a Russell Duncan corner inches over the bar. Bell was called into action for Killie when he thwarted Inverness hitman Adam Rooney. The Irish attacker was played through by Nick Ross and his 12-yard shot was pushed just wide beyond a sliding Foran. Killie had their first meaningful attack on the quarter-hour mark when Mehdi Taouil hit the woodwork following a one-two with Conor Sammon. Moments later Inverness keeper Ryan Esson produced an acrobatic diving save to push wide a 30-yard free-kick from Alexei Eremenko, with Craig Bryson volleying just wide seconds afterwards. It seemed to be a sighter for Bryson who scored from close range to put the visitors ahead in 25 minutes. Sammon latched onto a lofted through ball from Taouil and despite a well-timed tackle from Inverness defender Ross Tokely he could only divert the ball into the path of Bryson who tucked it past Esson from just eight yards out. Five minutes later Taouil would have been one on one with Esson had Tokely not touched a Sammon through ball just away from his stride. Frazer Wright then squandered a great chance to double the lead when he was unchallenged to power a header just wide from an Eremenko corner. Rooney came closest for Inverness when his shot was saved by the legs of Bell following a Stuart Duff cross. But Killie showed further dominance with chances falling to Taouil, Bryson, and Sammon but they failed to build on their advantage before the interval. Killie might have doubled their lead when Eremenko's shot was blocked by Esson following a jinking run from Finn soon after the restart. Esson was on hand again to stop Sammon's effort on the hour after the frontman was found by Ben Gordon. Referee Willie Collum ignored calls for an Inverness penalty seconds later after Wright seemed to fell Odhiambo, following a forward pass from defender Tokely. It may have been costly as Liam Kelly finally doubled Kilmarnock's lead with a close-range header after 68 minutes. The midfielder was just inches out when he nodded home a perfect cross from Gordon at the far post. Caley Thistle responded well with Foran's shot deflecting past Bell after 70 minutes to make it 2-1. Foran was near the touchline when he appeared to be cutting back across goal but it was diverted past the wrong-footed keeper. Collum was at the centre of things again when he pointed to the spot after 77 minutes when Esson brought down Bryson. The keeper saved Jamie Hamill's penalty a minute later but the midfielder was alert enough to tuck in the rebound from seven yards to restore their two-goal advantage. Inverness might have benefited in the closing stages when Foran's cross was headed towards his own goal by Wright, but it hit the woodwork. Killie stood firm as Inverness tried to find a way back into the encounter and recorded their first win in the Highland capital since December 2006 - ending a run of five consecutive defeats in Inverness.

Form Guide

    WWDDDL
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock
  • WDLWWD

Last Meetings

  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 23/10/2010
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 16/05/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 14/03/2009
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 22/11/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 27/09/2008
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 19/04/2008

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • A Rooney 6
  • J Hayes 5
  • E Odhiambo 4
  • G Munro 3
  • R Foran 2
  • R Duncan 1
  • S Duff 1
  • K McCann 1
  • L Cox 1

Kilmarnock

  • C Sammon 12
  • L Kelly 3
  • A Eremenko 2
  • F Wright 1
  • MR Rui Miguel 1
  • J Hamill 1
  • J Dayton 1
  • B Gordon 1
  • DM Silva 1

Goals

Inverness CT

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

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 27
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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