Ross County 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 9th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 5,449
Referee: W Young
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Barry Robson (1)
McCulloch (o.g.) (8)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Bullock
Canning
Robertson
Perry
Deas
McCulloch
Wood
Ferguson
Hislop
Cowie
Mackay
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
McGarry
Davidson
Irvine
Bayne
Fridge
Ally Ridgers
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Anthony Low
Liam Keogh

Substitutions
McGarry -> Wood (46) Charlie Christie for Richie Hart (68)
Liam Keogh for Dennis Wyness (72)
Anthony Low for Paul Ritchie (81)

Bookings
Perry
Deas
Ferguson
Grant Munro (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 17 apps -
Grant Munro 49 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 96 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 148 apps12 goals
Ross Tokely 212 apps15 goals
Roy McBain 97 apps5 goals
Richie Hart 15 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 56 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 142 apps18 goals
Paul Ritchie 60 apps27 goals
Dennis Wyness 132 apps69 goals
Anthony Low (sub) 13 apps -
Charlie Christie (sub) 289 apps33 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 11 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 252 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 100 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 252 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 252 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 100 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 60 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Two early goals gave Caley Thistle a fine derby win and the margin should have been greater. The opening goal came in a record breaking 40 seconds from Man of the Match Barry Robson. He took a neat pass from Dennis Wyness, turned Paul Deas and sent a curling right foot shot low past Tony Bullock from just outside the box. Caley Thistle then laid siege to the County goal and were rewarded in bizarre fashion after eight minutes. Ross Tokely raced down the right wing then cut along the bye line before sending in a low ball goalwards. Bullock missed it and with no Caley Thistle player close enough to take advantage Mark McCulloch swept it into his own net. The away support expected a goal feast after this but despite much pressure it did not happen. Robson had a long range shot tipped over by Bullock in 22 minutes then another on-target blast was blocked in 33 minutes. Grant Munro headed over the rebound. A Paul Ritchie shot was diverted for a corner just before half time. County produced little in the first half but improved after the break. Mark Brown made his first real save in 55 minutes from a Steven Ferguson 22 yard shot. Ten minutes later Brown blocked an angled effort from County’s best player Steve Hislop then he punched away a dangerous Don Cowie corner. Ritchie and Roy McBain had shots blocked at the other end before County’s best chance six minutes from time. A Steve Mackay corner led to a chested goal-line clearance from McBain and an abortive penalty claim. With four minutes left a Bobby Mann free kick came off the post but a retake was ordered – this time Bullock saved. It ended 2-0 with Neale Cooper under more pressure and Caley Thistle still riding high.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 13 9 3 1 31 12 19 30
2. Inverness CT 13 9 1 3 31 9 22 28
3. St. Johnstone 13 7 3 3 15 6 9 24
4. Clyde 13 6 4 3 20 13 7 22
5. Ayr United 13 4 4 5 10 15 -5 16
6. Queen of the South 13 4 3 6 13 18 -5 15
7. Ross County 13 3 4 6 15 15 0 13
8. St. Mirren 13 3 4 6 18 30 -12 13
9. Arbroath 13 2 4 7 11 23 -12 10
10. Alloa Athletic 13 2 2 9 5 28 -23 8