Inverness CT 1 - 0 Brechin City

League Match
Tuesday, April 13th, 2004, 7:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,248
Referee: J Rowbotham
Inverness CT  Brechin City

Goalscorers
Barry Wilson (pen.) (67)
None.

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
David Bingham
Steven Hislop
Darren Mackie
Hay
Smith
Deas
Dowie
White
McCulloch
Templeman
Johnson
Hampshire
Winter
Millar

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Barry Wilson
Liam Keogh
Darran Thomson
Paul Ritchie
Budinauckas
Boylan
King
Black
McLeish

Substitutions
Barry Wilson for Darren Mackie (61)
Paul Ritchie for Steven Hislop (61)
Liam Keogh for Richie Hart (78)
Budinauckas -> Hay (39)
Boylan -> Johnson (62)
King -> Hampshire (46)

Bookings
Bobby Mann (60)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 85 apps -
Grant Munro 88 apps2 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 141 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 278 apps20 goals
Bobby Mann 208 apps17 goals
Richie Hart 59 apps12 goals
Russell Duncan 114 apps2 goals
David Bingham 36 apps14 goals
Roy McBain 160 apps9 goals
Darren Mackie 5 apps -
Steven Hislop 41 apps13 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 58 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 186 apps57 goals
Paul Ritchie (sub) 124 apps60 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 43 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Mackie (2005 years 256 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 43 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 43 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Mackie (2005 years 256 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 237 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A dull game, a below par performance and a fortunate win. John Robertson made four changes from Hampden to rest tired legs but there was little spark in the team. Basement club Brechin put up a brave fight and could easily have taken a point – Chris Templeman came close to scoring on several occasions. Richie Hart sent a 10 yard angled shot wide in 15 minutes then Brechin ‘keeper David Hay came out well to collect a Russell Duncan lob which was aimed for Darren Mackie. . Chris Templeman was particularly unlucky in the 27th minute when he beat Mark Brown but saw his low shot come off the post. A good ICT move in 34 minutes set up Hart closing in on Hay from the left – he chipped it past the ‘keeper and across goal but no one was there to take advantage. Hay limped off five minutes later and was replaced by Kevin Budinauckas. Templeman continued to cause problems for the home defence and he hit the side netting just before half-time. Straight from the restart a Stuart McCaffrey lob fell for David Bingham but no one was there to pounce on his six yard cut-back. Mackie crossed from the right in 49 minutes and Budinauckas took two attempts to catch it then McCaffrey cleared a Templeman shot off the line seven minutes later. In 61 minutes Mackie played a 1-2 with Hislop then sent a fine ball across goal but it was missed by everyone. A goal finally came in 67 minutes thanks to a rather soft penalty after Bingham was sandwiched in the box. Substitute Barry Wilson seized the chance gratefully and hit low past the substitute ‘keeper. Brechin faded from the picture and ICT could easily have extended their lead. Bingham shot wide five minutes later after beating two defenders outside the box then Roy McBain shot low and wide in 77 minutes. With two minutes left substitute Liam Keogh shot from 25 yards and the ‘keeper touched it for a corner. In a final flurry Paul Ritchie tried a first time volley in the box but it was blocked. A welcome three points which brought Clyde’s lead back to four points with five games left.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clyde 31 18 7 6 53 34 19 61
2. Inverness CT 31 17 6 8 57 30 27 57
3. St. Johnstone 31 15 9 7 54 36 18 54
4. Ross County 31 12 11 8 47 35 12 47
5. Falkirk 31 13 8 10 41 36 5 47
6. Queen of the South 31 13 7 11 39 40 -1 46
7. Raith Rovers 31 8 8 15 34 49 -15 32
8. St. Mirren 31 6 13 12 29 42 -13 31
9. Ayr United 31 5 10 16 33 52 -19 25
10. Brechin City 31 5 7 19 31 64 -33 22