Inverness CT 5 - 1 Arbroath

League Match
Saturday, September 8th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,505
Referee: B McGarry
Inverness CT  Arbroath

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (6)
Bobby Mann (14)
Dennis Wyness (60)
Roy McBain (68)
Dennis Wyness (89)
Mallan (88)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson John Brownlie

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Wight
Ritchie
Florence
Cusick
MacKay
Cargill
Heenan
McGlashan
Bayne
Mallan
Gardner

Substitutes
Jim Calder
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Mike Teasdale
Graeme Stewart
Brownlie
Mercer
McInally
McKinnon
Hinchcliffe

Substitutions
Stuart Golabek for Barry Robson (46)
Graeme Stewart for Charlie Christie (59)
Mike Teasdale for Russell Duncan (77)
Mercer -> Heenan (46)
Brownlie -> Cargill (59)
McInally -> Gardner (68)

Bookings
Paul Ritchie (45)
Russell Duncan (72)
Ritchie (44)
Bayne (72)
Cusick (80)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 2 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 41 apps -
Bobby Mann 95 apps8 goals
Ross Tokely 160 apps7 goals
Charlie Christie 243 apps30 goals
Roy McBain 46 apps4 goals
Russell Duncan 5 apps -
Barry Robson 87 apps9 goals
Dennis Wyness 76 apps35 goals
Paul Ritchie 6 apps2 goals
Martin Bavidge 87 apps14 goals
Stuart Golabek (sub) 66 apps1 goal
Graeme Stewart (sub) 9 apps -
Mike Teasdale (sub) 205 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 190 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 38 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 363 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 190 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 38 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 321 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A much delayed first league win accomplished in style. Arbroath created little apart from an early second half flurry. Dennis Wyness broke his league duck for the season with a hat-trick. In under a minute Paul Ritchie sent a header past the post then in 6 minutes Wyness opened the scoring. A long lob from Ross Tokely eluded two defenders and fell for Wyness � he drew Craig Wight and finished clinically. In 14 minutes Barry Robson took a corner on the right and Bobby Mann headed his fourth goal of the season for 2-0. A Ritchie header flashed past in 25 minutes but the rest of the first half was a dull affair. Arbroath�s Innes Ritchie was lucky to stay on the field when he handled just before half time. James Mercer shot over the home bar just after the interval then a James Gardner free kick came off the wall and Walker made his first save. On the hour mark a Roy McBain corner reached Wyness at the back post and he shot home his second off the post. Five minutes later a Stuart Golabek run set up Ritchie but his on-target header was saved by Wight. The fourth goal was only delayed by three minutes � McBain took a touch from Ritchie and hit a low ball into the net from 12 yards. Arbroath gained a consolation with two minutes left when Paul Brownlie took a corner on the left and Stevie Mallan�s downwards header eluded all. Caley Thistle ran upfield and Wyness completed his hat-trick. Mike Teasdale set Ritchie off down the right and he ran into the box before cutting it across the six yard line � Wyness took it first time and scored under pressure. A welcome three points and a lift off the bottom of the table.

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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 5 4 1 0 11 6 5 13
2. Airdrieonians 5 3 2 0 11 3 8 11
3. Clyde 5 2 2 1 7 6 1 8
4. Ayr United 5 2 1 2 7 6 1 7
5. Falkirk 5 2 1 2 9 11 -2 7
6. St. Mirren 5 1 3 1 10 8 2 6
7. Inverness CT 5 1 2 2 8 6 2 5
8. Raith Rovers 5 1 2 2 9 8 1 5
9. Ross County 5 1 0 4 1 8 -7 3
10. Arbroath 5 1 0 4 4 15 -11 3