Ross County 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 15th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 4,414
Referee: W Young
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ferguson (63)
Bone (67)
Barry Robson (78)

Team Managers
Neale Cooper Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Bullock
Perry
Hastings
Maxwell
Irvine
Webb
McCormick
Ferguson
Bone
Boukkra
Robertson
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Hislop
Fraser
McQuade
Cowie
Trialist
Ally Ridgers
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Mike Teasdale
Graeme Stewart

Substitutions
Hislop -> Boukkra (86) Mike Teasdale for Paul Ritchie (76)

Bookings
Boukkra (72) Bobby Mann (55)

Red Cards
None. Bobby Mann (68)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 188 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 43 apps -
Bobby Mann 97 apps8 goals
Ross Tokely 162 apps7 goals
Roy McBain 48 apps4 goals
Russell Duncan 7 apps -
Barry Robson 89 apps10 goals
Charlie Christie 244 apps30 goals
Dennis Wyness 78 apps35 goals
Martin Bavidge 89 apps14 goals
Paul Ritchie 8 apps4 goals
Mike Teasdale (sub) 206 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 197 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 45 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 53 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 197 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 45 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 328 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Barry Robson reached 10 goals for the Club.

A blow for the Inverness side as they went down 2-1 and saw Bobby Mann sent off for two yellow cards. There was little created in the first half but Jim Calder denied Alex Bone from close range after he was set up by a clever flick from Karim Boukraa . At the other end in 20 minutes Paul Ritchie took a deep cross from Barry Robson but headed into the side netting. In 39 minutes Robson sent an angled drive past the post. County�s goals came in a four minute second half spell but not before County �keeper Tony Bullock tipped away a curling shot from Charlie Christie in 59 minutes. The opener came in 63 minutes when a Richard Hastings cross from the left was headed past Calder by Steve Ferguson. Four minutes later Mark McCormick threaded a pass through the defence leaving Bone facing Calder � he sidestepped the �keeper, almost overran it but scored from an acute angle. It was uphill for Caley Thistle after that � especially when Mann was sent off in 69 minutes � but they did hit back through Robson in 78 minutes. A Mike Teasdale header fell for Charlie Christie on the edge of the box � his shot was blocked but Robson took the rebound and drove the ball first time into the corner of the net for 2-1. The visitors pressed for an equaliser and in 83 minutes Bullock blocked a shot from substitute Mike Teasdale. With just four minutes left a Christie through ball reached Teasdale but he was foiled by a last-ditch Sean Webb tackle. A disappointing afternoon for the Caley Thistle fans.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 6 5 1 0 14 6 8 16
2. Airdrieonians 6 4 2 0 13 4 9 14
3. Ayr United 6 3 1 2 11 8 3 10
4. Raith Rovers 6 2 2 2 12 9 3 8
5. Clyde 6 2 2 2 7 9 -2 8
6. Falkirk 6 2 1 3 10 13 -3 7
7. St. Mirren 6 1 3 2 12 12 0 6
8. Ross County 6 2 0 4 3 9 -6 6
9. Inverness CT 6 1 2 3 9 8 1 5
10. Arbroath 6 1 0 5 5 18 -13 3