Queen of the South 1 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 14th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 1,611
Referee: S Conroy
Queen of the South Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Weatherson (69) Bobby Mann (8)
Dennis Wyness (24)
Dennis Wyness (48)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Goram
Gray
Anderson
Crawford
Aitken
Henderson
O’Neil
Bowey
Weatherson
Shields
Paton
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Scott
McAlpine
McLaughlin
Lyle
McColligan
Ally Ridgers
Stuart McCaffrey
Chris Miller
Anthony Low
Liam Keogh

Substitutions
Scott -> Goram (46)
McAlpine -> Crawford (60)
McLaughlin -> Paton (65)
Liam Keogh for Richie Hart (69)
Anthony Low for Paul Ritchie (89)

Bookings
McAlpine
O'Neill
Barry Robson (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 8 apps -
Ross Tokely 205 apps13 goals
Grant Munro 40 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 87 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 139 apps12 goals
Russell Duncan 47 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 133 apps16 goals
Roy McBain 88 apps5 goals
Richie Hart 6 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 123 apps58 goals
Paul Ritchie 51 apps21 goals
Anthony Low (sub) 6 apps -
Liam Keogh (sub) 6 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 196 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 44 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 196 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 196 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 44 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 196 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Apart from a short shaky period midway through the second half Caley Thistle totally dominated this match. The sun shone and the football flowed as the Queens defence was tormented, chances were taken and the visitors achieved their first ever league win at Palmerston Park. In seven minutes Barry Robson fought his way down the left and his cross was volleyed goalwards by Paul Ritchie – Andy Goram acrobatically tipped it over. From Richie Hart’s corner Bobby Mann headed in for the opening goal. The pressure continued and it took until 22 minutes before Mark Brown had a save at the other end – a John Crawford cross which he took easily. Two minutes later Dennis Wyness was unmarked at a Hart corner and he headed clinically home for 2-0. Goram held a low cross in 26 minutes but collided with one of his own players and was injured. He was replaced at half time by Colin Scott. Just before the break Wyness tried to lob Goram but was too close and it cleared the bar. Three minutes into the second half Wyness latched onto a Ross Tokely cross from the right and was able to pick his spot behind Scott with a neat header. The pace slackened and Queens scored a freak goal in 69 minutes. A misguided clearance spun back towards the Caley Thistle goal and fell at the feet of Peter Weatherson - he reacted quickly and hit low past Brown from close range. This started a revival spearheaded by substitute Brian McLaughlin and seconds later a Brown miskick caused some excitement. It led to a corner which was cleared with some difficulty. The comeback came to nothing and the visitors nearly made it 4-1 when Ritchie’s diving header in 79 minutes shaved the wrong side of the post. The home fans began to leave and time ran out for Queens – Caley Thistle’s long journey proved worthwhile and they rose to third in Division One.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 6 5 1 0 17 4 13 16
2. St. Johnstone 6 4 2 0 6 0 6 14
3. Inverness CT 6 3 1 2 10 4 6 10
4. Ayr United 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 10
5. Ross County 6 2 2 2 8 6 2 8
6. St. Mirren 6 2 1 3 8 13 -5 7
7. Clyde 6 1 3 2 6 7 -1 6
8. Arbroath 6 1 2 3 6 8 -2 5
9. Queen of the South 6 1 1 4 4 11 -7 4
10. Alloa Athletic 6 0 2 4 2 14 -12 2