Inverness CT 5 - 0 Brechin City

League Match
Saturday, November 29th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,393
Referee: J Undehill
Inverness CT  Brechin City

Goalscorers
Steven Hislop (1)
Ross Tokely (36)
Liam Keogh (45)
Ross Tokely (76)
Barry Wilson (85)
None.

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
David Bingham
Steven Hislop
Hay
Millar
Deas
Johnston
White
S McCulloch
King
Jablonski
Hampshire
Templeman
McLeish

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Grant Munro
Darran Thomson
Paul Ritchie
Craig MacMillan
Miller
Gibson
Stein
Clark
M McCulloch

Substitutions
Paul Ritchie for Steven Hislop (78)
Darran Thomson for Ross Tokely (80)
Craig MacMillan for David Bingham (82)
Miller -> Templeman (57)
Gibson -> Jablonski (57)
Stein -> Johnston (73)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 65 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 124 apps4 goals
Ross Tokely 258 apps20 goals
Bobby Mann 188 apps17 goals
Stuart Golabek 142 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 170 apps49 goals
Roy McBain 144 apps8 goals
Russell Duncan 94 apps1 goal
David Bingham 20 apps7 goals
Liam Keogh 38 apps1 goal
Steven Hislop 33 apps11 goals
Darran Thomson (sub) 13 apps -
Paul Ritchie (sub) 104 apps48 goals
Craig MacMillan (sub) 4 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 272 days)
Oldest Player:Liam Keogh (2005 years 120 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 101 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 272 days)
Oldest Player:Craig MacMillan (2005 years 120 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 101 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Barry Wilson scored his 50th goal for the Club.
Liam Keogh scored his first goal for the Club.

A dream start, a lean spell then a feast of goals. Brechin offered very little and in the end were well beaten on a day when heavy rain made good football very difficult. The opener came so early that many missed it. Steve Hislop raced to collect a Liam Keogh pass then strode goalwards before neatly sending it past the advancing David Hay in only 56 seconds. A minute later Brechin’s Chris Templeman had one of his side’s few chances. He was in space in the Caley Thistle box but his attempted pass across goal was blocked. The home side pressed forward and Hay saved well from a Barry Wilson low shot in 18 minutes. In 22 minutes the ball was cleared off the Brechin line three times before Hay grabbed a Ross Tokely header to end the onslaught. Roy McBain sent over a corner from the left in 36 minutes, the defence half-cleared it and Tokely chipped in from six yards to make it 2-0. Hay saved well from Russell Duncan in 40 minutes then just on the whistle Liam Keogh scored his first goal for the club. He ran from his own half to pick up the ball then ran towards goal with a defender in pursuit – Keogh’s speed won the race and he scored with a low angled shot from the edge of the box. Just after the restart Wilson hit the post with an angled chip then Hay saved from Hislop. Brechin’s Steven Hampshire should have scored in 69 minutes – he was well placed six yards out when a cross came in from the right but he headed wide. Tokely scored his second in 76 minutes after somehow staying onside when the Brechin defence stepped out – he controlled Bobby Mann’s lob then calmly stroked it past the ‘keeper from ten yards with no defender in sight. Five minutes from time a superb defence-splitting pass from substitute Craig MacMillan sent Wilson off down the right. Wilson raced on then sent an angled chip into the far corner of the net. A comprehensive victory which sent Caley Thistle to the top of the league on goal difference – only two points separate the top six teams.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 15 8 3 4 29 14 15 27
2. St. Johnstone 15 8 3 4 26 15 11 27
3. Clyde 15 8 3 4 23 17 6 27
4. Falkirk 15 8 3 4 20 15 5 27
5. Queen of the South 14 8 2 4 20 16 4 26
6. Ross County 15 7 4 4 33 22 11 25
7. St. Mirren 14 3 5 6 10 18 -8 14
8. Raith Rovers 15 4 2 9 18 27 -9 14
9. Ayr United 15 2 5 8 14 29 -15 11
10. Brechin City 15 2 2 11 13 33 -20 8