Queen of the South 3 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, October 18th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 3,547
Referee: E Mack
Queen of the South Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Bagan (65)
O'Connor (68, 74)
Paul Ritchie (54)
David Bingham (89)

Team Managers
Unknown. John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Scott
Paton
Aitken
Bagan
Reid
Thomson
O'Connor
Bowey
Burke
P Burns
McAlpine
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie
Steven Hislop

Bench
Wood
McColligan
Allan
Gibson
Dodds
Ally Ridgers
Grant Munro
Liam Keogh
Darran Thomson
Craig MacMillan

Substitutions
Wood -> O'Connor (83) Darran Thomson for Steven Hislop (77)
Liam Keogh for Barry Wilson (83)
Craig MacMillan for Paul Ritchie (83)

Bookings
None. David Bingham (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 58 apps -
Stuart Golabek 135 apps2 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 117 apps4 goals
Ross Tokely 251 apps18 goals
Bobby Mann 184 apps17 goals
Barry Wilson 163 apps47 goals
Roy McBain 137 apps6 goals
Russell Duncan 87 apps1 goal
David Bingham 13 apps3 goals
Steven Hislop 26 apps7 goals
Paul Ritchie 99 apps48 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 31 apps -
Darran Thomson (sub) 8 apps -
Craig MacMillan (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 230 days)
Oldest Player:David Bingham (2005 years 78 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 59 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 230 days)
Oldest Player:Craig MacMillan (2005 years 78 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 59 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Craig MacMillan(Signed )

Milestones

This top of the table clash came to life in the second half and went the way of the home side.

A Barry Wilson cross in six minutes nearly fooled the defence but it was booted clear by Jim Thomson. The rest of the half was rather tame with few chances; an Alex Burke chip was saved by Mark Brown and Colin Scott held a deflected long range Wilson effort.

Half Time: 0-0

Caley Thistle took the lead in 54 minutes when a Paul Ritchie 25 yard shot was deflected past Colin Scott. David Bagan came back to haunt his old club in 65 minutes when he took a half clearance first time on the edge of the box and hammered it into the bottom corner to equalise. A Paul Burns shot from the left was turned in from five yards by Sean O'Connor three minutes later to make it 2-1 as Queens grew in confidence. A Joe McAlpine low ball was held by Brown then Scott saved a Steve Hislop 20 yard drive. Burns set up O'Connor again in 74 minutes and he slipped the ball past Brown for 3-1. As time ran out David Bingham turned and twisted past the defence before his 12 yard shot was saved well by Scott.

With a minute left Bingham again took on the defence, ran left into the box and hit a low ball into the net from an acute angle to make it 3-2. There was still time for another Queens attack and Brown saved from Burke in the last move of the game.

Full Time: 3-2

This victory put Queens top and Caley Thistle slipped to second.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Queen of the South 9 6 1 2 16 11 5 19
2. Inverness CT 9 5 2 2 13 8 5 17
3. Ross County 9 4 3 2 20 10 10 15
4. Falkirk 9 4 3 2 9 8 1 15
5. St. Johnstone 9 4 2 3 16 9 7 14
6. Clyde 9 4 2 3 13 11 2 14
7. Raith Rovers 9 3 2 4 10 13 -3 11
8. St. Mirren 9 2 4 3 8 10 -2 10
9. Ayr United 9 1 4 4 9 17 -8 7
10. Brechin City 9 0 1 8 5 22 -17 1