Inverness CT 2 - 0 Ross County

League Match
Saturday, August 24th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,699
Referee: Alan Freeland
Inverness CT  Ross County

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (7)
Dennis Wyness (33)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Bullock
McCulloch
Webb (Wood 22)
Perry
Canning
Gilbert
MacKay
Ferguson (Cowie 46)
Bayne (McGarry 51)
Gethins
Robertson

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Grant Munro
Anthony Low
Brian Gilfillan
Paul Ritchie
Wood
Cowie
McGarry
Bone
Fridge

Substitutions
Anthony Low for Ross Tokely (68)
Brian Gilfillan for Richie Hart (78)
Paul Ritchie for Charlie Christie (88)
Wood -> Webb (22)
Cowie -> Ferguson (46)
McGarry -> Bayne (51)

Bookings
None. Perry
Gilbert

Red Cards
None. Gilbert (87)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 5 apps -
Stuart Golabek 84 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 81 apps -
Ross Tokely 202 apps13 goals
Bobby Mann 136 apps11 goals
Roy McBain 85 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 282 apps32 goals
Russell Duncan 44 apps1 goal
Richie Hart 3 apps -
Barry Robson 130 apps14 goals
Dennis Wyness 120 apps55 goals
Anthony Low (sub) 3 apps -
Paul Ritchie (sub) 48 apps20 goals
Brian Gilfillan (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 175 days)
Oldest Player:Stuart McCaffrey (2004 years 23 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 348 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 175 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2004 years 23 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 348 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Brian Gilfillan(Signed )

Milestones

Two first half goals from Dennis Wyness gave Caley Thistle a well deserved first win of the season. Ritchie Hart made his first league start in midfield and Charlie Christie played up front. County produced little and troubled Mark Brown rarely. Ross Tokely created the opening goal in seven minutes when he intercepted a Sean Webb clearance and chested it to Wyness - he sent an angled chip past Tony Bullock for his first goal of the season. Tokely hit over the bar from 25 yards four minutes later then Bobby Mann headed over in 14 minutes. Apart from a blocked Hugh Robertson shot in the second minute County took until the 22nd minute to come close to the target Graham Bayne headed over from a Wood cross. On the half hour mark Christie and Wyness combined to release Tokely on the right but Bullock palmed away his shot. A minute later Bullock again saved County when he touched away a Hart shot from just inside the box. In 33 minutes Barry Robson took a corner on the left and it came back to him out of defence. Robson crossed and Wyness sent a glancing header into the net from close range. Christie hit wide in 35 minutes then Brown easily caught a Bayne header. Neither side dominated the second half and there were few clear cut chances. A Bobby Mann free kick from 22 yards came off the wall in 54 minutes then Brown held well from a Bayne effort. In 70 minutes Stuart Golabek headed bravely to clear a Kenny Gilbert cross and Don Cowie hit over in 73 minutes. With five minutes left a Christie shot from 18 yards looked in but crept past then a second yellow card saw Kenny Gilbert sent off. Wyness tried to complete his hat trick right on the whistle but he shot low and wide from 20 yards. A welcome victory.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 4 4 0 0 13 3 10 12
2. St. Johnstone 4 3 1 0 4 0 4 10
3. Ross County 4 2 0 2 6 4 2 6
4. St. Mirren 4 2 0 2 6 7 -1 6
5. Ayr United 4 2 0 2 5 6 -1 6
6. Inverness CT 4 1 1 2 3 3 0 4
7. Clyde 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 4
8. Arbroath 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 4
9. Queen of the South 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2 4
10. Alloa Athletic 4 0 1 3 2 12 -10 1