Points shared against ICT

Last updated : 03 October 2004 By Firparkcorner

Scott celebrates
A wee surprise greeted the few hundred travelling ‘Well fans when the team lines were announced. David Partridge made his first SPL start relegating Willie Kinniburgh to the bench. As expected, Phil O’Donnell failed to recover from his hamstring injury and Shaun Fagan replaced him in midfield.

There was little in the way of silky football in the first half. Clarkson and McDonald looked lively on the few occasions when they had any service.

Scott had a good shot on target early on but Mark Brown produced a fine save.

Clarkson had a couple of efforts in but again Brown was able to prevent the opener. The home side’s only effort came from a Juanjo free kick from a dangerous central position but he blasted high over Marshall’s bar.

A fist half 'Well attack
We got the break five minutes before the break. A Hammell corner found its way to Foran at the far six yard line. He had his back to goal but the number nine managed an overhead cross. McDonald popped up three yards out to head home.

The second half was also characterised by both teams punting the ball from back to front though we did put together a few passing moves. Marshall belied his years when he raced from the box to throw himself in front of Bayne. The ICT fans were howling for a penalty as the ball seemed to come off of the keeper’s arm but referee Underhill waved play on.

Clarkson was replaced by
Paterson on the hour and Foran moved up the park. We appeared to lose a bit of midfield presence and Inverness came more and more into the game.

Butcher made a double substitution with five minutes remaining. Foran and McDonald were relieved by Darren Smith and Alex Burns.

As the final minute approached ICT were awarded a corner, much to the surprise of everyone in the ground. McCafferty reached the ball after a scramble and shot home from a couple of yards.

It was far from a good performance from us and though a point away from home is always welcome it was hard to see two further points disappear at the death.

Still, we have a fortnight before our next game. Surely we’ll get three points when Rangers visit
Fir Park.