Ross County 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 8th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 4,621
Referee: K Clark
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Richie Hart (60)
Barry Robson (87)

Team Managers
Unknown. John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Bullock
Gilbert
Robertson
McCulloch
Irvine
Webb
McGarry
Tait
Bayne
Cowie
McLeish
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Canning
Gethins
Higgins
Mackay
Fridge
Michael Fraser
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Liam Keogh
Steven Hislop

Substitutions
Canning -> Gilbert (63)
Gethins -> McGarry (63)
Higgins -> McLeish (71)
David Bagan for Charlie Christie (78)
Steven Hislop for Paul Ritchie (86)
Graeme Stewart for Dennis Wyness (87)

Bookings
Gilbert
Irvine
Barry Robson (60)
Charlie Christie (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 33 apps -
Stuart Golabek 112 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 228 apps16 goals
Grant Munro 61 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 92 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 157 apps26 goals
Charlie Christie 301 apps33 goals
Roy McBain 113 apps5 goals
Richie Hart 27 apps8 goals
Dennis Wyness 148 apps77 goals
Paul Ritchie 76 apps37 goals
David Bagan (sub) 67 apps11 goals
Graeme Stewart (sub) 35 apps2 goals
Steven Hislop (sub) 6 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 6 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 219 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 179 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 6 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 219 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 179 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Welcome revenge for the 5-1 defeat in Inverness 11 days ago. County started strongly and in only three minutes Mark Brown had to be alert to touch away a deflected shot from Hugh Robertson. Two minutes later Tony Bullock saved a low free kick from Richie Hart. In 19 minutes Brown took a Robertson ball high then was bundled into the net by Brian Irvine. Six minutes later a Ross Tokely header looked in but was cleared off the line by the knee of Kenny Gilbert. Bullock continued a fine performance with a save from Hart in 32 minutes and two minutes later he blocked at the feet of Paul Ritchie. Don Cowie then shot wide at the other end and a Robertson shot from the left deflected past off Steve McGarry. The fast and furious first half ended with Jordan Tait firing past the Caley Thistle goal from a good position eight yards out. In 51 minutes Brown saved the day with a block at the feet of Cowie after a good County move down the left. Caley Thistle started to take control and Bullock tipped away a corner from Barry Robson in 54 minutes. The crucial opening goal came on the hour when Brian Irvine brought Robson down 25 yards out. Hart took the free kick and blasted it into the top corner for 1-0. Five minutes later Hart robbed Sean Webb 25 yards out then struck a low ball which looked on target but came off the post. In 69 minutes Bullock produced the save of the match to push away a goal-bound overhead kick from Grant Munro. County were now well out of it and Robson secured the points three minutes from time. Substitute Steve Hislop fought to find space in the box and it broke to Robson who hit low past Bullock from 15 yards. With all title contenders winning Caley Thistle remain third.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 27 18 5 4 61 26 35 59
2. St. Johnstone 28 16 6 6 38 20 18 54
3. Inverness CT 27 16 4 7 59 32 27 52
4. Clyde 26 14 6 6 42 27 15 48
5. Ayr United 27 10 8 9 28 26 2 38
6. Queen of the South 26 8 9 9 35 42 -7 33
7. St. Mirren 27 7 7 13 34 57 -23 28
8. Ross County 27 6 8 13 30 31 -1 26
9. Alloa Athletic 26 4 7 15 23 56 -33 19
10. Arbroath 27 3 4 20 24 57 -33 13