Ross County 1 - 3 Inverness CT

League - (Div 3)
Saturday, August 27th, 1994, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 3,157
Referee: J Kelly
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
A.MacLeod (pen50) S. MacLeod (o.g.) (11)
Somerville (o.g.) (62)
Wilson Robertson (75)

Team Managers
Bobby Wilson Sergei Baltacha

Starting Eleven
Hutchison
Somerville
Campbell
Williamson
S.MacLeod
A.MacLeod
Ferries
Grant
McPherson
Herd
Wilson
Mark McRitchie
Dave Brennan
Mark McAllister
Mike Andrew
Mike Noble
John Scott
Danny MacDonald
Graeme Bennett
Alan Hercher
Paul McKenzie
Wilson Robertson

Bench
McMillan
Duff
Connelly
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Norman MacMillan

Substitutions
Connelly -> A.MacLeod (79) Richard Hastings for Danny MacDonald (46)

Bookings
Numerous - not recorded None.

Red Cards
Campbell (43) Mike Andrew (50)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark McRitchie (GK) 5 apps -
Dave Brennan 5 apps -
Mike Andrew 5 apps -
Mark McAllister 5 apps -
Mike Noble 5 apps -
John Scott 5 apps -
Graeme Bennett 5 apps -
Danny MacDonald 5 apps -
Paul McKenzie 5 apps1 goal
Alan Hercher 5 apps4 goals
Wilson Robertson 5 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Scott (19 years 176 days)
Oldest Player:Mike Andrew (35 years 139 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 18 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (17 years 105 days)
Oldest Player:Mike Andrew (35 years 139 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 128 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This first league derby was marred by 9 yellow and 2 red cards. The end result was a good win for the visitors.

Grant came close in the first minute for County and Wilson sent a dipping drive just over. McKenzie and Robertson had chances for the visitors before an attempted clearance by Sandy MacLeod landed in his own net.

County fought back but excellent saves by McRitchie denied them. In 43 minutes County's Campbell was sent off after a gesture to McKenzie.

Half Time: 0-1

Numbers were level in 50 minutes when Caley Thistle's Andrew also received a red card after bringing down Grant. Andy MacLeod equalised from the resultant penalty.

In 62 minutes a Robertson cross-cum-shot was turned into his own net by County's Somerville to give Caley Thistle the lead.

McRitchie saved magnificently in 73 minutes from a Grant free kick and two minutes later Robertson deservedly scored number 3 - a 25 yard drive after an electric run from his own half.

Full Time: 1-3

What a goal to end the scoring in this first ever Highland derby.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Montrose 3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
2. Forfar Athletic 3 3 0 0 6 3 3 9
3. Queens Park 3 2 0 1 7 3 4 6
4. Inverness CT 3 2 0 1 8 7 1 6
5. East Stirlingshire 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
6. Ross County 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
7. Alloa Athletic 3 1 0 2 7 6 1 3
8. Cowdenbeath 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
9. Albion Rovers 3 0 0 3 3 10 -7 0
10. Arbroath 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0