Inverness CT 1 - 2 St. Johnstone

League Match
Saturday, May 3rd, 2003, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,814
Referee: M Ritchie
Inverness CT  St. Johnstone

Richie Hart (7)
Maxwell (15)
Reilly (57)

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
David Bagan
Liam Keogh
Steven Hislop

David Bagan for Russell Duncan (59)
Grant Munro for Ross Tokely (71)
Liam Keogh for Barry Robson (76)
Forsyth -> Malone (63)
Maher -> Connolly (80)

Richie Hart (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 43 apps -
Ross Tokely 238 apps17 goals
Bobby Mann 169 apps15 goals
Stuart Golabek 121 apps2 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 102 apps1 goal
Roy McBain 122 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 72 apps1 goal
Richie Hart 36 apps9 goals
Barry Robson 166 apps27 goals
Dennis Wyness 158 apps80 goals
Paul Ritchie 85 apps40 goals
Grant Munro (sub) 70 apps1 goal
David Bagan (sub) 73 apps11 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 29 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 62 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 62 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 62 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 62 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Prior to the match a minute’s silence was held in memory of club doctor John MacAskill who died last Saturday after a long illness. It was a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much to the club for so long. This last home game of the season was a disappointment despite a good start. In seven minutes Caley Thistle took the lead thanks to an error by Darren Dods. His attempted clearance went a few yards to the feet of Richie Hart and he hammered the ball past Kevin Cuthbert from just inside the box. In 15 minutes Saints were awarded a disputed free kick on the left just outside the box – Paul Hartley struck it beyond the far post, Keigan Parker crossed back across goal and Ian Maxwell headed the equaliser. Hart had a chance to make it 2-1 in 22 minutes when a Barry Robson flick set him up but his 15 yard shot was saved by Cuthbert’s legs. Stuart Golabek struck over the bar in 27 minutes, Robson did the same on the half hour mark then Mark Reilly shot past Mark Brown’s post in 34 minutes. The rest of the first half was punctuated by many offside decisions with the only real excitement being Cuthbert punching away a curling Robson corner. Paul Hartley hit over the home bar in 50 minutes then five minutes later Paul Ritchie headed wide. Saints took the lead in 57 minutes when Mark Reilly’s 15 yard shot was deflected past Brown after a good build-up by Keigan Parker and Paddy Connolly. A minute later a Golabek lob sent Roy McBain clear but he ran on and hit wide. In 61 minutes a sidefoot shot from Dennis Wyness was saved by Cuthbert then three minutes later he nearly took advantage of a rare error by the ‘keeper. Cuthbert spilled the ball but recovered to block Wyness’s shot. This good Caley Thistle spell continued with a Robson corner headed off the line by Reilly and substitute David Bagan shooting high from 25 yards. There was a late flurry and, with a minute of the 90 left, Cuthbert saved a Golabek shot from 22 yards. In the three minutes of added time Brown saved an angled shot from Parker then the Saints defence cleared after a long Grant Munro throw created some confusion. The last efforts came when a Bagan cross was headed away then McBain’s corner was cleared. Caley Thistle can no longer improve on fourth place and they now go to Falkirk as guests at the champions’ party.


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 35 25 6 4 78 29 49 81
2. Clyde 35 20 9 6 62 35 27 69
3. St. Johnstone 35 20 7 8 49 28 21 67
4. Inverness CT 35 19 5 11 71 43 28 62
5. Queen of the South 35 11 12 12 44 48 -4 45
6. Ayr United 35 12 9 14 33 40 -7 45
7. St. Mirren 35 9 10 16 42 67 -25 37
8. Ross County 35 8 8 19 38 45 -7 32
9. Alloa Athletic 35 8 8 19 35 72 -37 32
10. Arbroath 35 3 6 26 28 73 -45 15