Inverness CT 3 - 0 Raith Rovers

League Match
Saturday, February 14th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,879
Referee: M Ritchie
Inverness CT  Raith Rovers

Goalscorers
David Bingham (44)
Liam Keogh (81)
Barry Wilson (86)
None.

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
David Bingham
Darran Thomson
Paul Ritchie
Berthelot
Smart
Stanic
Bornes
Dennis
Calderon
Young (Malcolm 79)
Nieto
Ferrero
Boyle (Brady 46)
Evans (Millar 46)

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
David MacRae
Lewis MacKinnon
Brady
Millar
Malcolm
Maxwell
Gonzalez

Substitutions
Barry Wilson for Paul Ritchie (71)
Lewis MacKinnon for David Bingham (86)
David MacRae for Russell Duncan (87)
Brady -> Boyle (46)
Millar -> Evans (46)
Malcolm -> Young (79)

Bookings
Stuart Golabek (60)
Liam Keogh (60)
Calderon

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 75 apps -
Bobby Mann 198 apps17 goals
Ross Tokely 268 apps20 goals
Grant Munro 82 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 152 apps3 goals
Liam Keogh 48 apps2 goals
David Bingham 30 apps13 goals
Russell Duncan 104 apps2 goals
Darran Thomson 21 apps2 goals
Roy McBain 152 apps9 goals
Paul Ritchie 114 apps54 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 176 apps52 goals
Lewis MacKinnon (sub) 1 app (debut) -
David MacRae (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 349 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 197 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 349 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 349 days)
Oldest Player:Lewis MacKinnon (2005 years 197 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 178 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Lewis MacKinnon(Signed )

Milestones

A much-changed Raith side from October’s visit. They put up a good performance and held a lively Caley Thistle side to a single goal until the last ten minutes. It was the home side that made all the running and the surprise was that the first goal took so long in coming. Raith’s French ‘keeper David Berthelot ran out of his box in the first minute to kick away with Darran Thomson closing in. Liam Keogh shot low and wide in six minutes and Berthelot held a high ball from Stuart Golabek in 13 minutes. Then good work by Raith’s Sebastien Ferrero set up a chance for Lloyd Wright but Mark Brown tipped over his first time effort. The corner set up Lloyd again and Brown saved at point blank range. The Raith goal led a charmed life for the next 30 minutes until the opener just on half time. A lob from Bobby Mann reached David Bingham 12 yards out and his looping header went over the ‘keeper and into the net. In 48 minutes Brown punched away with Ferrero virtually on top of him and the ball fell to Antonio Calderon – he lobbed goalwards but it went over. Seconds later Paul Ritchie went down in the box after a tackle from Goran Stanic but no penalty was awarded. In 63 minutes Ritchie chased a ball through the middle but Berthelot was quick off his line and blocked on the 18 yard line. A minute later Berthelot juggled a pass back, Bingham intercepted but hit over the bar. Keogh set Ritchie away in 67 minutes but his shot flew just wide then Berthelot once more came out to clear from Ritchie. Keogh hit wide in 75 minutes with only the ‘keeper to beat but made amends six minutes later. Barry Wilson took a quick free kick on the left with Keogh running through the middle – Keogh shot from 18 yards and with a slight deflection it hit the back of the net. This took the pressure off and Wilson added a third goal from the same spot with four minutes left. Juan Nieto struck a poor pass deep in his own half, Wilson intercepted then chipped into the top corner. In the end a comfortable win but Raith made a fight of it.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 23 14 4 5 47 21 26 46
2. Clyde 22 14 4 4 37 23 14 46
3. St. Johnstone 22 10 7 5 40 24 16 37
4. Ross County 24 9 8 7 39 30 9 35
5. Queen of the South 23 10 5 8 31 31 0 35
6. Falkirk 22 9 6 7 27 26 1 33
7. St. Mirren 23 6 9 8 23 30 -7 27
8. Raith Rovers 23 5 5 13 24 40 -16 20
9. Brechin City 24 5 4 15 27 49 -22 19
10. Ayr United 24 3 8 13 23 44 -21 17