Arbroath 1 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 15th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Gayfield Park, Arbroath
Attendance: 539
Referee: M Ritchie
Arbroath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Heenan (45) Steven Hislop (67)
Dennis Wyness (68)
Dennis Wyness (84)

Team Managers
John Brownlie John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Hinchcliffe
Trialist
Ritchie
Dow
Florence
McMullen
Swankie
Currie
Henslee
Brownlie
Heenan
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Steven Hislop

Bench
Spink
Bowman
McCaulay
Woodcock
Durno
Michael Fraser
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Liam Keogh
Paul Ritchie

Substitutions
Spink -> McMullen (31)
Bowman -> Brownlie (58)
McCaulay -> Spink (82)
Paul Ritchie for Stuart McCaffrey (66)
Liam Keogh for Steven Hislop (86)
Graeme Stewart for Richie Hart (86)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 35 apps -
Ross Tokely 230 apps16 goals
Stuart Golabek 114 apps1 goal
Grant Munro 63 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 94 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 162 apps14 goals
Barry Robson 159 apps26 goals
Roy McBain 115 apps5 goals
Richie Hart 29 apps8 goals
Dennis Wyness 150 apps79 goals
Steven Hislop 8 apps1 goal
Graeme Stewart (sub) 36 apps2 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 24 apps -
Paul Ritchie (sub) 78 apps37 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 13 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 13 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 13 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 13 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Steven Hislop scored his first goal for the Club.

A disappointing performance from the visitors in the first half into a strong wind but a revival after the break ensured victory. Dennis Wyness celebrated his 150th appearance with a brace and Steve Hislop scored his first goal on his first start. The best chance for a first half breakthrough by the visitors came on the half hour mark when Kevin McMullen appeared to bring Barry Robson down in the box. No penalty was given and the unlucky McMullen was stretchered off with a dislocated shoulder. In first half injury time a long pass back towards Mark Brown was intercepted by Kevin Heenan and he ran on, rounded Brown and scored with ease. In the second half Craig Hinchcliffe's goal was bombarded and he made a number of excellent saves. Twice he blocked headers from Bobby Mann and a Roy McBain shot grazed the crossbar before the equaliser came in 67 minutes. Robson raced in on Hinchcliffe and the keeper dived at his feet but the ball broke loose and Hislop fired into the empty net. A minute later a long Mann free kick was knocked into the path of Wyness by Hislop and he volleyed home from 12 yards. Hinchcliffe denied Hislop with the save of the match before Wyness completed the scoring in 84 minutes. McBain slipped the ball to Wyness 20 yards out and he hit low past Hinchcliffe after a neat turn just inside the box. Falkirk's goalless draw with Clyde closed the gap at the top and St Johnstone lie seven points behind the leaders with Caley Thistle just a further point away in third place.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 29 19 6 4 62 26 36 63
2. St. Johnstone 29 17 6 6 41 22 19 57
3. Inverness CT 29 17 5 7 62 33 29 56
4. Clyde 28 14 8 6 44 29 15 50
5. Ayr United 28 10 8 10 28 27 1 38
6. Queen of the South 28 8 10 10 35 44 -9 34
7. St. Mirren 28 8 7 13 36 57 -21 31
8. Ross County 29 6 8 15 32 35 -3 26
9. Alloa Athletic 28 5 8 15 26 58 -32 23
10. Arbroath 28 3 4 21 25 60 -35 13