Inverness CT 4 - 1 Queen of the South

League Match
Saturday, December 6th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,745
Referee: S Conroy
Inverness CT  Queen of the South

Goalscorers
Steven Hislop (49)
Stuart McCaffrey (55)
Steven Hislop (76)
Barry Wilson (84)
Wood (5)

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
Robertson
Paton
Aitken
Bagan
Reid
Thomson
Wood
Bowey
Burke
Lyle
McColligan

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
Darran Thomson
Paul Ritchie
Craig MacMillan
O'Connor
Talbot
Burns
Allan
Dodds

Substitutions
Paul Ritchie for Steven Hislop (87)
Craig MacMillan for David Bingham (87)
Darran Thomson for Barry Wilson (88)
O'Connor -> Wood (70)
Talbot -> McColligan (75)

Bookings
None. Thomson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 66 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 125 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 259 apps20 goals
Bobby Mann 189 apps17 goals
Stuart Golabek 143 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 171 apps50 goals
Roy McBain 145 apps8 goals
Russell Duncan 95 apps1 goal
David Bingham 21 apps7 goals
Liam Keogh 39 apps1 goal
Steven Hislop 34 apps13 goals
Darran Thomson (sub) 14 apps -
Paul Ritchie (sub) 105 apps48 goals
Craig MacMillan (sub) 5 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 279 days)
Oldest Player:Liam Keogh (2005 years 127 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 108 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 279 days)
Oldest Player:Craig MacMillan (2005 years 127 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 108 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle took a clear two point lead at the top of Division One with this comprehensive victory but nothing went right until the second half. In the fifth minute a partial clearance by Stuart Golabek fell at the feet of Steve Bowey 15 yards out. Bowey’s off-target shot went in off Gary Wood to give Queens the lead. Bowey had a great chance to make it 2-0 in 11 minutes but he shot over from 12 yards. Queens’ massed defence thwarted everything that Caley Thistle could throw at them until half time and they created good chances on the break. Close to half time James Thomson appeared to handle in the box but play was waved on. Things improved for the home fans four minutes into the second half when a Russell Duncan ball into the box was turned past Kris Robertson by Steve Hislop. Six minutes later a high corner by Barry Wilson from the left was touched over the line by Stuart McCaffrey for his fourth goal of the season. Robertson saved a low shot from Golabek in 57 minutes then in 68 minutes Liam Keogh ran through and shot wide. A goal looked on the cards in 70 minutes when Robertson dropped a Keogh cross from the right but despite a scramble no one could take full advantage. Derek Lyle should have equalised in 72 minutes when he was clean through and no offside flag was raised – he eventually shot wide under no pressure. In 75 minutes Wilson ran in from the right and sent a cross-goal ball to Hislop in space - he made it 3-1 with a low shot from 10 yards. With six minutes left a clever flick pass from David Bingham set up Wilson and he scored his 50th goal for the club with a neat slip past the ‘keeper. As the final whistle approached Keogh tried from long range but shot wide then substitute Darran Thomson forced a good save from Robertson. The other four games in the Division were draws and this allowed Caley Thistle to pull away marginally from the pack.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 16 9 3 4 33 15 18 30
2. St. Johnstone 16 8 4 4 27 16 11 28
3. Clyde 16 8 4 4 23 17 6 28
4. Falkirk 16 8 4 4 22 17 5 28
5. Ross County 16 7 5 4 34 23 11 26
6. Queen of the South 16 8 2 6 22 22 0 26
7. St. Mirren 16 5 5 6 15 21 -6 20
8. Raith Rovers 16 4 3 9 18 27 -9 15
9. Ayr United 16 2 5 9 16 32 -16 11
10. Brechin City 16 2 3 11 15 35 -20 9