Inverness CT 2 - 0 St. Mirren

League Match
Saturday, September 27th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,896
Referee: J Rowbotham
Inverness CT  St. Mirren

Goalscorers
Paul Ritchie (21)
Stuart McCaffrey (36)
None.

Team Managers
John Robertson John Coughlin

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
David Proctor
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie
Hinchcliffe
Van Zanten
Ellis
MacPherson
McGowne
Murray
Gillies
Broadfoot
Russell
Annand
Twaddle

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Grant Munro
Liam Keogh
Darran Thomson
Steven Hislop
Lavety
Muir
McKnight
Gordon
Woods

Substitutions
Steven Hislop for Paul Ritchie (75)
Lavety -> Twaddle (24)
Muir -> Murray (61)
McKnight -> Annand (69)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 56 apps -
Ross Tokely 249 apps17 goals
Stuart Golabek 133 apps2 goals
David Proctor 8 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 115 apps3 goals
Bobby Mann 182 apps17 goals
David Bingham 11 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 161 apps47 goals
Roy McBain 135 apps6 goals
Russell Duncan 85 apps1 goal
Paul Ritchie 97 apps47 goals
Steven Hislop (sub) 24 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (19 years 210 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 57 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 95 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (19 years 210 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 57 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 95 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A good performance and a well deserved win but St Mirren did not put up much of a fight.

The first chance came when Ross Tokely set up David Bingham but his shot was parried then caught by the on-form Craig Hinchcliffe. David Van Zanten tested Mark Brown in 11 minutes but the keeper touched his dipping shot over the bar. Paul Ritchie scored his seventh goal of the season in 21 minutes with a curling 12 yard shot following good work by Bingham. A David Proctor shot was turned for a corner in 35 minutes and from Roy McBain's kick Stuart McCaffrey headed goal number two, his second of the season.

Half Time: 2-0

Just after the break Barry Wilson tried to lob Hinchcliffe but the keeper managed to push his shot for a corner. Saints edged back into the game but could not break down the home defence. At the other end a Bingham header brought out a diving save from Hinchcliffe and Proctor lobbed over the bar.

Full Time 2-0

Caley Thistle finished September in a two way tie with Ross County at the top but second on goal difference.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ross County 7 4 2 1 18 5 13 14
2. Inverness CT 7 4 2 1 9 4 5 14
3. Queen of the South 7 4 1 2 12 9 3 13
4. Raith Rovers 7 3 2 2 9 10 -1 11
5. Falkirk 7 3 2 2 6 8 -2 11
6. St. Johnstone 7 3 1 3 12 8 4 10
7. Clyde 7 3 1 3 10 9 1 10
8. St. Mirren 7 1 3 3 6 10 -4 6
9. Ayr United 7 1 3 3 8 14 -6 6
10. Brechin City 7 0 1 6 5 18 -13 1