Inverness CT 6 - 2 Hamilton Academical

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Saturday, February 22nd, 2003, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,917
Referee: J Rowbotham
Inverness CT  Hamilton Academical

Dennis Wyness (8)
Barry Robson (30)
Paul Ritchie (48)
Barry Robson (50)
Dennis Wyness (68)
Stuart McCaffrey (72)
Bonnar (2)

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
A Graham

Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Liam Keogh
AS Graham

Grant Munro for Bobby Mann (22)
David Bagan for Barry Robson (53)
Liam Keogh for Dennis Wyness (70)
Sherry -> Arbuckle (46)
Dobbins -> McDonald (46)
Russell -> McPhee (76)

Stuart Golabek (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 29 apps -
Ross Tokely 224 apps16 goals
Bobby Mann 160 apps14 goals
Stuart Golabek 108 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 88 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 153 apps25 goals
Roy McBain 109 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 299 apps33 goals
Russell Duncan 65 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 144 apps76 goals
Paul Ritchie 72 apps34 goals
Grant Munro (sub) 57 apps1 goal
Liam Keogh (sub) 20 apps -
David Bagan (sub) 63 apps11 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 357 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 205 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 165 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 357 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 205 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 165 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Stuart McCaffrey scored his first goal for the Club.

Caley Thistle earned a Scottish Cup quarter final place for a third time with this emphatic win but the scoreline does not reflect the efforts of Hamilton in the first half. They were unlucky to be 2-1 down at half-time especially after taking an early lead.
Gareth Armstrong passed low from the left to Martin Bonnar on the edge of the box – he neatly rounded the last defender and slid the ball past Mark Brown from 12 yards. The eighth minute equaliser came after Barry Robson persevered on the left despite the attentions of two defenders and his low cross reached Dennis Wyness on the six yard line. His first shot was blocked by a defender but the rebound gave him a second chance and this time he scored. Bobby Mann limped off in 22 minutes after a collision and was replaced by Grant Munro. Graham Potter pushed a Robson shot for a corner in 27 minutes then three minutes later Robson scored with a great solo effort. He twisted past four defenders before hitting low past Potter from 8 yards. In the second half Hamilton faded from the game and were over-powered. Paul Ritchie made it 3-1 just after the break when he took a low pass from the right and found the corner of the net from 10 yards out. Any last hopes Hamilton might have had evaporated two minutes later when Robson headed home his second after a Ross Tokely cross from the right wing. The fifth goal came in 68 minutes and was set up by a neat Charlie Christie flick into the path of Wyness down the left – he scored from a difficult angle but Potter did get a touch. Number six was Stuart McCaffrey’s first goal for the club as he headed in Roy McBain’s corner in the 72nd minute. Hamilton created little in the second half but they did have two shots blocked in the last five minutes. The reward for the victory came two days later when the quarter final draw was made – a home tie against Celtic.