Inverness CT 5 - 1 Brechin City

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round
Saturday, January 10th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,412
Referee: C Thomson
Inverness CT  Brechin City

Paul Ritchie (8)
Paul Ritchie (9)
David Bingham (23)
Roy McBain (56)
Paul Ritchie (68)
King (51)

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie
Darren Mackie

Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
Darran Thomson
David MacRae
Craig MacMillan

Darran Thomson for Roy McBain (64)
Craig MacMillan for Paul Ritchie (72)
David MacRae for David Bingham (72)
Boylan -> McLeish (46)
McCulloch -> Gibson (46)
Miller -> Templeman (76)

Stuart Golabek (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 70 apps -
Stuart Golabek 147 apps3 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 129 apps5 goals
Bobby Mann 193 apps17 goals
Ross Tokely 263 apps20 goals
Roy McBain 149 apps9 goals
David Bingham 25 apps9 goals
Russell Duncan 99 apps1 goal
Liam Keogh 43 apps1 goal
Paul Ritchie 109 apps52 goals
Darren Mackie 1 app (debut) -
Darran Thomson (sub) 16 apps -
David MacRae (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Craig MacMillan (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Mackie (2005 years 162 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 314 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Mackie (2005 years 162 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 314 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Darren Mackie(Signed )
David MacRae(Signed )


An emphatic win against a poor Brechin side. It was all over in nine minutes after Paul Ritchie scored back-to-back goals and in the end the winning margin could have been much greater. Ritchie’s first goal was set up by a David Bingham defence-splitting pass into the box and the striker netted from a seemingly impossible angle. Roy McBain’s 12 yard shot a minute later came off the post and Ritchie netted the rebound. Bobby Mann set up the third goal in 23 minutes with an accurate lob to Bingham in free space – from just inside the box Bingham struck for goal and, although ‘keeper David Hay managed a touch, it trickled over the line. Brechin created little but they did managed to pull one back in 51 minutes when Charlie King mishit 15 yards out and the ball deflected past Mark Brown. New boy Darren Mackie made an impressive debut and should have scored in 53 minutes when he closed in on ‘keeper Hay but hit low and past. Seconds later McBain intercepted a poor clearance, ran into the box and scored with a low ball from the penalty spot. Ritchie completed his hat trick in 68 minutes but most of the credit goes to Bingham for breaking up the defence on the left of the box – Ritchie collected his neat pass as he ran in from the right and hit the ball into the roof of the net. Brechin’s only chance now was that the torrential rain would force a postponement but play continued with great difficulty. The home side sent on three substitutes for the closing period and all had shooting chances. It was a first appearance for David MacRae and he celebrated with a good effort in 76 minutes but Hay touched it for a corner. Craig MacMillan took a Mackie pass in 83 minutes and his shot was also cleared for a corner. Two minutes later the third substitute Darran Thomson tried from 25 yards and his effort was deflected past by a defender. The wet surface caused many problems in the closing stages and even the referee took a tumble after colliding with a Brechin player. In the last minute a Ross Tokely cross reached Liam Keogh on the penalty spot but he slipped as he attempted to shoot. A job well done and an away tie against St Mirren in round four.