St. Mirren 0 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 3rd, 2004, 3:00 PM at Love Street, Pasiley
Attendance: 2,272
Referee: S Dougal
St. Mirren Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Hinchcliffe
Van Zanten
McGroarty
Millen
McGowne
Broadfoot
Gillies
Murray
Russell
Crilly
Lappin
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
Darran Thomson
Paul Ritchie
Steven Hislop

Bench
McGinty
Dunn
Annand
Ellis
Woods
Michael Fraser
David Proctor
Richie Hart
David MacRae
Craig MacMillan

Substitutions
McGinty -> Crilly (55)
Dunn -> Russell (62)
Annand -> Lappin (83)
Richie Hart for Darran Thomson (16)

Bookings
Millen
Murray
Bobby Mann (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 83 apps -
Ross Tokely 276 apps20 goals
Grant Munro 87 apps2 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 139 apps5 goals
Bobby Mann 206 apps17 goals
Barry Wilson 184 apps56 goals
Russell Duncan 112 apps2 goals
Liam Keogh 56 apps2 goals
Darran Thomson 28 apps2 goals
Paul Ritchie 122 apps59 goals
Steven Hislop 39 apps13 goals
Richie Hart (sub) 58 apps12 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 33 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 246 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 227 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 34 days)
Oldest Player:Craig MacMillan (2005 years 246 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 284 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A disappointing end to a traumatic week. Efforts to meet the SPL’s ever-changing criteria dominated but all would be academic if Clyde could not be caught. This was not a great game but chances were created to win it. Saints’ ‘keeper Craig Hinchcliffe was in fine form and performed heroics to keep the scoreline blank. In only two minutes he tipped over from Barry Wilson then saved from Russell Duncan. A Simon Lappin shot was blocked by the visitors’ defence as was David Van Zanten’s follow-up. Darran Thomson limped off in 16 minutes and Richie Hart replaced him. Hart was soon in action and his corner in 21 minutes was headed just over by Grant Munro. Close to the break another Hart corner was headed goalwards by Ross Tokely and scrambled clear – amidst claims that it had crossed the line. Saints produced very little and Mark Brown had a quiet afternoon. Just after the interval he easily collected from Ricky Gillies then at the other end a Paul Ritchie shot scraped past the post. Steve Hislop headed over on the hour mark then a Bobby Mann free kick curled round the wall but wide of goal. With 15 minutes left Hinchcliffe made the save of the game when a dipping 20 yard ball from Wilson seemed destined for the back of the net – Hinchcliffe tipped it over in spectacular style. In 82 minutes he made another great stop to deny Ritchie then Eddie Annand shot wide at the visitors’ end. No goals and a point apiece – good for Saints and their relegation fears but poor for Caley Thistle. Clyde’s lead was extended to six points with St Johnstone a mere one point behind in third place.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clyde 30 18 6 6 52 33 19 60
2. Inverness CT 30 16 6 8 56 30 26 54
3. St. Johnstone 30 15 8 7 53 35 18 53
4. Falkirk 30 13 7 10 40 35 5 46
5. Ross County 30 11 11 8 45 34 11 44
6. Queen of the South 30 12 7 11 38 40 -2 43
7. St. Mirren 30 6 13 11 29 41 -12 31
8. Raith Rovers 30 8 7 15 33 48 -15 31
9. Ayr United 30 5 10 15 32 50 -18 25
10. Brechin City 30 5 7 18 31 63 -32 22