Raith Rovers 0 - 4 Inverness CT

Challenge Cup Match
Tuesday, September 16th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Starks Park, Kircaldy
Attendance: 2,110
Referee: K Clark
Raith Rovers Inverness CT

None. Barry Wilson (28)
Paul Ritchie (30)
Paul Ritchie (43)
Barry Wilson (81)

Team Managers
Unknown. John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie

Ally Ridgers
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Darran Thomson
Steven Hislop

Calderon -> Brady (46
Robb -> Blackadder (46)
Hawley -> Brittain (67)
Steven Hislop for Paul Ritchie (72)
Grant Munro for Bobby Mann (83)
Darran Thomson for David Bingham (84)

Brittain None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 54 apps -
David Proctor 6 apps -
Stuart Golabek 131 apps2 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 113 apps2 goals
Bobby Mann 180 apps17 goals
Roy McBain 133 apps5 goals
David Bingham 9 apps2 goals
Russell Duncan 83 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 159 apps47 goals
Richie Hart 47 apps11 goals
Paul Ritchie 95 apps45 goals
Grant Munro (sub) 72 apps1 goal
Darran Thomson (sub) 6 apps -
Steven Hislop (sub) 23 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (19 years 199 days)
Oldest Player:David Bingham (2005 years 46 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 210 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (19 years 199 days)
Oldest Player:Darran Thomson (2005 years 46 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 84 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Caley Thistle won through to the final of the Bellís Cup thanks a brace each from Barry Wilson and Paul Ritchie. The score may have flattered a little but it was a vastly improved performance and a deserved victory. The game started slowly and the first real chance came in 18 minutes when a Stuart McCaffrey pass split the defence and David Bingham lobbed just over the bar. Three minutes later John Sutton netted for Raith but the whistle had already gone for offside. Barry Wilson quickly gave Caley Thistle the lead thanks to a mix up in the home defence. Ramiro Gonzalez failed to control a throw-in from Paquito allowing Wilson to take possession and head the ball into the net. An acrobatic kick from Paul Ritchie on the half hour mark made it 2-0 and just before half time Richie Hart and David Bingham combined to set up Ritchie who slid home his second goal from a few yards out. This effectively killed the tie but Raith made changes at half time and came out determined to make a game of it. The closest they came to a goal was in 58 minutes when substitute Steven Robb was denied by a superb point blank Mark Brown save with David Proctor charging down the rebound. Gonzalez saved from Wilson on the hour mark before the fourth goal was created by Hart with nine minutes left. He raced clear down the left and cut it back for Wilson to lash high into the net from 12 yards. Airdrie United beat Brechin 2-1 after extra time to clinch the other final spot on October 26th with the venue still to be decided by the SFL.