ICT Report - a fair share of the spoils

Last updated : 13 May 2009 By Firparkcorner

Terry Butcher was welcomed back to his old stomping ground and he spent time before kick off renewing friendships with staff and fans alike. All that stopped at t kick off as both teams, unchanged from their previous outings, set about their business.

Terry meets a young pal - and Mio looks on

There was not much in the way of sweet football on the bumpy pitch and we can be grateful that only one more match will take place on it before the diggers move in.

Graeme Smith had an exciting introduction to the action in the third minute when he headed a clearance at the edge of his box and then charged after it for a second attempt. There was some relief when the danger passed.

We scored the opener against the run of play. Inverness had most of the possession and we found it difficult to put any sort of attack in play. Hammell's corner after 26 minutes was headed home by McLean and much to our surprise we were in the lead.

Captain Quinn at work

Neither team impressed for the rest of the half but there was one piece of magic which brought the teams level. Imrie nutmegged Hammell on the dead-ball line and supplied Morais with a simple finish from a couple of yards.

ICT took the lead ten minutes into the second half and our defenders will not want to watch the TV replay. There seemed to be little threat as we snuffed out a chance on Smith's right and play moved to the edge of the box. The ball was lofted across the goalmouth and Imrie was able to volley high into the net.

Mark McGhee rang the changes and Sheridan and Murphy, were removed to allow Sutton and Fitzpatrick to be introduced. Clarkson came close with a snapshot which ran wide before the substitution came good. The equaliser was well worked from Quinn's throw-in. Clarkson did well and gave Klimpl then Sutton a chance and we were level.

It was typical 'end of season' fare in front of the lowest crowd of the season. Although we are secure in seventh our two remaining fixtures might yet have some influence at the bottom of the table. We're off to Hamilton on Saturday.