Inverness CT 2 - 1 St. Johnstone

League Match
Saturday, October 26th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,541
Referee: H Dallas
Inverness CT  St. Johnstone

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (45)
Richie Hart (61)
Hay (pen 87)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Main
Robertson
McCulloch
McCluskey
Dods
Maxwell
Murray
Reilly
Hartley
Stevenson
Parker

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Anthony Low
Liam Keogh
Hay
Ferry
Connolly
McCann
Cuthbert

Substitutions
Charlie Christie for Richie Hart (80)
Liam Keogh for Paul Ritchie (88)
Hay -> Reilly (46)
Ferry -> McCulloch (63)
Connolly -> Stevenson (65)

Bookings
None. Murray

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 15 apps -
Ross Tokely 210 apps15 goals
Grant Munro 47 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 94 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 146 apps12 goals
Roy McBain 95 apps5 goals
Richie Hart 13 apps4 goals
Russell Duncan 54 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 140 apps16 goals
Dennis Wyness 130 apps67 goals
Paul Ritchie 58 apps27 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 9 apps -
Charlie Christie (sub) 287 apps33 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 238 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 86 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 238 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 238 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 86 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 46 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Second played third for St Johnstone’s first competitive visit to Caledonian Stadium and it ended with a slender victory for the home side. There were few shots on goal as both defences mopped up most attacks. Saints started well and Mark Brown was forced to push a Mark Reilly shot past for a corner in two minutes. In nine minutes Alan Main took a Roy McBain 25 yard shot at the second attempt and in 20 minutes a Ross Tokely cross from the right looked inviting but there was no one to take advantage. The opening goal came just before half time from a Barry Robson corner on the right. It fell for Grant Munro a few yards out and his header found Dennis Wyness as Mark Reilly miskicked. Wyness reacted quickly to net from close range.
In 52 minutes a Paul Hartley corner reached Saints’ Ryan Stevenson but he headed over with an open goal. At the other end Wyness grazed the top of the bar with a cross in 55 minutes then he came close with a lob after an excellent interception. The second goal came in 62 minutes when Robson found Richie Hart on the right and in space. He raced forward and blasted a spectacular goal from 15 yards – the highlight of the match. With only three minutes left Mark Ferry fell over Bobby Mann’s legs in the home box and a penalty was awarded. Chris Hay took it and scored. This set up a late flurry from Saints but the Caley Thistle defence held out to secure the win.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 11 8 2 1 27 11 16 26
2. Inverness CT 11 7 1 3 25 8 17 22
3. St. Johnstone 11 5 3 3 10 5 5 18
4. Clyde 11 4 4 3 14 11 3 16
5. Ayr United 11 4 3 4 9 13 -4 15
6. Ross County 11 3 4 4 14 11 3 13
7. St. Mirren 11 3 4 4 16 22 -6 13
8. Queen of the South 11 3 2 6 11 17 -6 11
9. Arbroath 11 2 3 6 10 20 -10 9
10. Alloa Athletic 11 2 2 7 4 22 -18 8