Brechin City 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 20th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Glebe Park
Attendance: 652
Referee: Brian Cassidy
Brechin City Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Roy McBain (60)
Paul Ritchie (77)

Team Managers
Dick Campbell John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Soutar
Smith
Deas
S McCulloch
White
Jablonski
Gibson
Johnson
Hampshire
King
Mitchell
Mark Brown
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Templeman
Miller
M McCulloch
Hay
Clark
Michael Fraser
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Darran Thomson
Steven Hislop

Substitutions
Templeman -> Gibson (67)
Miller -> Jablonski (78)
M McCulloch -> Johnson (78)
Darran Thomson for David Bingham (89)

Bookings
None. Barry Wilson (60)
Russell Duncan (60)
Paul Ritchie (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 55 apps -
David Proctor 7 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 114 apps2 goals
Bobby Mann 181 apps17 goals
Stuart Golabek 132 apps2 goals
Russell Duncan 84 apps1 goal
Richie Hart 48 apps11 goals
David Bingham 10 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 160 apps47 goals
Roy McBain 134 apps6 goals
Paul Ritchie 96 apps46 goals
Darran Thomson (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (19 years 203 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 50 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 214 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (19 years 203 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 50 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 88 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

After a pedestrian first half Caley Thistle scored twice in the second and deserved their victory.

In the 28th minute Ally Mitchell came close for Brechin when he shot marginally wide from 25 yards. At the other end a surging Roy McBain run past three defenders ended with the midfielder going down in the box as the half-time whistle loomed but nothing was given.

Half Time: 0-0

McBain broke the deadlock on the hour mark with his first goal of the season. It was a terrific solo effort as he ran down the right, cut inside and hit it past Derek Soutar from just inside the box. Charlie King shot into the side netting for Brechin then Soutar turned a drive from Richie Hart round the post with fifteen minutes left. In 77 minutes Barry Wilson crossed from the right and Paul Ritchie flicked it past Soutar from six yards to make it 2-0. Wilson had a chance to make it three but he hit wide from 18 yards. Brechin's final effort was a spectacular overhead kick from Steven Hampshire but it was comfortably held by Mark Brown.

Full Time: 0-2

Caley Thistle now move to a four way tie at the top of the league but are third on goal difference.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ross County 6 3 2 1 11 4 7 11
2. Raith Rovers 6 3 2 1 8 3 5 11
3. Inverness CT 6 3 2 1 7 4 3 11
4. Falkirk 6 3 2 1 6 5 1 11
5. Clyde 6 3 1 2 9 5 4 10
6. Queen of the South 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10
7. St. Johnstone 6 2 1 3 9 8 1 7
8. St. Mirren 6 1 3 2 6 8 -2 6
9. Ayr United 6 0 3 3 5 12 -7 3
10. Brechin City 6 0 1 5 3 15 -12 1