Inverness CT 1 - 2 Falkirk

League Match
Saturday, August 17th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,267
Referee: J Rowbotham
Inverness CT  Falkirk

Goalscorers
Ross Tokely (24)
Miller (81)
Tosh (90)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
Dennis Wyness
Ferguson
Lawrie
McQuilken
Rennie (Trialist 47)
Hughes
James
Henry (Kerr 54)
Miller
Coyle (Samuel 70)
McPherson
Tosh

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Roy McBain
Anthony Low
Richie Hart
Paul Ritchie
Trialist
Kerr
Samuel
McSween
Hill

Substitutions
Roy McBain for Ross Tokely (38)
Paul Ritchie for Liam Keogh (57)
Anthony Low for Dennis Wyness (85)
Trialist -> Rennie (47)
Kerr -> Henry (54)
Samuel -> Coyle (70)

Bookings
Dennis Wyness (60)
McPherson
Miller

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 4 apps -
Bobby Mann 135 apps11 goals
Ross Tokely 201 apps13 goals
Stuart Golabek 83 apps1 goal
Grant Munro 37 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 80 apps -
Liam Keogh 4 apps -
Barry Robson 129 apps14 goals
Charlie Christie 281 apps32 goals
Russell Duncan 43 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 119 apps53 goals
Roy McBain (sub) 84 apps5 goals
Anthony Low (sub) 2 apps -
Paul Ritchie (sub) 47 apps20 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 168 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (2004 years 16 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 341 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 168 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 16 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 341 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

After another good performance Caley Thistle were devastated to lose two late goals. The first half was full of pace and passion as the home side drove forward into the strong wind in search of their first goal of the season. Falkirk nearly struck in the second minute when Owen Coyle pounced on a deflected clearance and was one-on-one with Mark Brown – the ‘keeper dived to smother Coyle’s shot. The opening goal came in 24 minutes. A Barry Robson free kick from wide left curled into the goalmouth and Ross Tokely bravely headed into the net despite being injured in the process. Coyle tried a shot on the turn in 31 minutes but it bobbled past. Falkirk improved in the second half but not before Robson created a chance in 49 minutes with a strong run. He shot wide with Keogh better placed on his right. Keogh limped off after an excellent performance and he was missed greatly. Falkirk pressed hard for the last half hour but the defence stood firm until the 81st minute. Mark Kerr’s corner led to a series of blocked shots before Lee Miller found the net after Brown had pushed away Andy Lawrie’s shot. After three extra minutes Falkirk were awarded a free kick just inside the ICT half. Jamie McQuilken’s high ball into the box broke to Steve Tosh and he sent a low shot past Brown. A major disappointment to the home fans but the signs of a recovery are there.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 3 3 0 0 7 2 5 9
2. St. Johnstone 3 2 1 0 3 0 3 7
3. Ross County 3 2 0 1 6 2 4 6
4. Arbroath 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
5. Clyde 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
6. Queen of the South 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 4
7. Ayr United 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 3
8. St. Mirren 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 3
9. Inverness CT 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
10. Alloa Athletic 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1