Inverness CT 4 - 1 St. Mirren

League Match
Saturday, November 2nd, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,023
Referee: Brian Cassidy
Inverness CT  St. Mirren

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (7)
Dennis Wyness (25)
Richie Hart (58)
Barry Robson (pen.) (84)
Gillies (82)

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
Robertson
Guy
Lappin
Rudden
Robb
Lowing
Gillies
Ross
Cameron
Mendes
McGinty

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Anthony Low
Liam Keogh
Dunbar
Kerr
Dow
Broadfoot
Bald

Substitutions
Anthony Low for Ross Tokely (76)
Charlie Christie for Richie Hart (76)
Liam Keogh for Dennis Wyness (80)
Dunbar -> Mendes (66)
Kerr -> Lappin (66)
Dow -> Guy (77)

Bookings
None. Lowing

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 16 apps -
Grant Munro 48 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 95 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 147 apps12 goals
Ross Tokely 211 apps15 goals
Roy McBain 96 apps5 goals
Richie Hart 14 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 55 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 141 apps17 goals
Dennis Wyness 131 apps69 goals
Paul Ritchie 59 apps27 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 10 apps -
Charlie Christie (sub) 288 apps33 goals
Anthony Low (sub) 12 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 245 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 93 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 245 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 245 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 93 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 53 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Another excellent Caley Thistle performance and a resounding win. St Mirren were outplayed from the start and it only took seven minutes for the opening goal to come. Ricky Robb’s attempted clearance in midfield allowed Dennis Wyness to step in and head for goal. Kris Robertson had been out of position and scrambled back but could not stop Wyness’s well placed low shot. After further pressure on the Saints defence Wyness made it 2-0 in 25 minutes with an 18 yard blast after good work by Roy McBain. Saints rarely reached the home box but when Graham Guy did make it in 31 minutes he was stopped by a fine Stuart Golabek tackle. Three minutes after the break Robertson came out of his goal to clear on the right but it was a poor kick – Wyness intercepted and tried first time to find the goal from long distance but his lob was wide. Robertson redeemed himself two minutes later when he made a point blank save from Paul Ritchie. Wyness set up the third goal when he twisted past two defenders then passed to Richie Hart on the edge of the “D” – he thundered the ball goalwards and the ‘keeper was helpless. A Ritchie flick came off the post in 78 minutes then Saints clawed one back four minutes later. A Chris Kerr cross from the left was headed in by Ricky Gillies from close range. Before the dust had settled Robson headed for the Saints goal and his shirt was pulled by Brian McGinty. Advantage was played but when Robson’s shot was blocked by Robertson the referee gave a penalty. Robson rounded off a good afternoon’s work but taking it himself and scoring for 4-1. The pressure continued and with four minutes left a Bobby Mann free kick flashed past the post. Caley Thistle now move within two points of top team Falkirk.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 12 8 3 1 28 12 16 27
2. Inverness CT 12 8 1 3 29 9 20 25
3. St. Johnstone 12 6 3 3 13 6 7 21
4. Clyde 12 5 4 3 16 12 4 19
5. Ayr United 11 4 3 4 9 13 -4 15
6. Ross County 12 3 4 5 15 13 2 13
7. St. Mirren 12 3 4 5 17 26 -9 13
8. Queen of the South 12 3 3 6 12 18 -6 12
9. Arbroath 11 2 3 6 10 20 -10 9
10. Alloa Athletic 12 2 2 8 5 25 -20 8