Inverness CT 0 - 0 Falkirk

League Match
Saturday, May 1st, 2004, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,631
Referee: Alan Freeland
Inverness CT  Falkirk

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie
Hill
Lawrie
McPherson
MacKenzie
Hughes
Sharp
Scally
McAnespie
Lee
Latapy
MacSween

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Darran Thomson
Steven Hislop
Creaney
McStay
Colquhoun
Twaddle
Ferguson

Substitutions
Steven Hislop for Paul Ritchie (66)
David Proctor for Ross Tokely (77)
Darran Thomson for David Bingham (84)
Creaney -> McAnespie (54)
McStay -> MacSween (77)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Neil Scally (61)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 89 apps -
Stuart Golabek 164 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 282 apps20 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 145 apps5 goals
Bobby Mann 212 apps17 goals
Richie Hart 62 apps12 goals
David Bingham 40 apps16 goals
Barry Wilson 188 apps58 goals
Liam Keogh 62 apps2 goals
Roy McBain 164 apps9 goals
Paul Ritchie 128 apps62 goals
David Proctor (sub) 16 apps -
Darran Thomson (sub) 31 apps2 goals
Steven Hislop (sub) 45 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 61 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 274 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 255 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 62 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 274 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 312 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A hard fought draw in the May Day sun and the only point taken from Falkirk all season. Despite playing with 10 men for the last half hour the visitors held out against a Caley Thistle team which did everything but score. In the first minute a Barry Wilson free kick caused danger but James Sharp headed clear. In 16 minutes David Bingham beat three defenders then centred for Paul Ritchie – John Hughes headed to safety. Mark Brown punched away Craig McPherson’s free kick three minutes later. Richie Hart blasted over the bar in 29 minutes then a Ritchie header was deflected for a corner. Ritchie then headed wide and just after that he flicked it first time over the bar after Liam Keogh had dribbled past three defenders. Despite the hectic first half neither ‘keeper was really tested. Caley Thistle dominated the second half and immediately after the break Bingham managed a touch onto a short header from Hughes which was meant for Darren Hill. To the Falkirk player/manager’s relief it went just wide. In 50 minutes Ross Tokely and Keogh combined to set up a Bingham chance – he found space 15 yards out but his on-target shot was blocked by Hill. Jason Lee fell on top of Brown a minute later and the ‘keeper needed medical attention to a head wound before continuing. A goal looked like coming on the hour mark but Hart’s 25 yard shot rattled the bar. Neil Scally’s dismissal a minute later forced Falkirk to regroup but still they held out. Hart was on-target in 67 minutes but Hill pushed his strong shot up in the air then caught it on the way down. Substitute Steve Hislop looked odds-on to score in 72 minutes when Roy McBain raced down the left and cut it back to the six yard line – Hislop took it first time and hit just wide. Falkirk hit occasionally on the break but the main pressure was always on Hill’s goal. In 84 minutes Bobby Mann took time out from his tussle with Lee to stride forward and set up Hart but his low shot was deflected for a corner. Into added time and a McBain shot was turned for a corner by McPherson then McBain tried again from 25 yards but Hill was there to collect. No goals and a chance lost. Clyde only managed a 1-1 draw at Ayr and the two point gap remains. The Broadwood game next week should be a cracker and will almost certainly decide the title.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clyde 34 19 9 6 58 36 22 66
2. Inverness CT 34 19 7 8 62 31 31 64
3. St. Johnstone 34 15 12 7 57 39 18 57
4. Falkirk 34 15 9 10 43 36 7 54
5. Ross County 34 12 13 9 48 37 11 49
6. Queen of the South 34 13 9 12 43 47 -4 48
7. St. Mirren 34 7 14 13 34 45 -11 35
8. Raith Rovers 34 8 9 17 36 55 -19 33
9. Ayr United 34 5 12 17 36 58 -22 27
10. Brechin City 34 6 8 20 34 67 -33 26