Inverness CT 5 - 2 Raith Rovers

League Match
Wednesday, September 19th, 2001, 7:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 984
Referee: C MacKay
Inverness CT  Raith Rovers

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (7)
Dennis Wyness (16)
Dennis Wyness (42)
Dennis Wyness (71)
Paul Ritchie (84)
Crabbe (55)
Smith (83)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Peter Hetherston

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Miotto
McCulloch
Zoco
Dennis
Browne
Henderson
Novo
Matheson
Smith
Crabbe
Stein

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Stuart Golabek
Mike Teasdale
Graeme Stewart
Neil MacDonald
Clark
Ellis
Nanou
O’Boyle
Monin

Substitutions
Stuart Golabek for Charlie Christie (74)
Graeme Stewart for Dennis Wyness (85)
Neil MacDonald for Paul Ritchie (85)
Clark -> Matheson (65)

Bookings
None. Dennis (24)
McCulloch (36)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 189 apps -
Ross Tokely 163 apps7 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 44 apps -
Grant Munro 12 apps -
Charlie Christie 245 apps30 goals
Barry Robson 90 apps10 goals
Russell Duncan 8 apps -
Roy McBain 49 apps4 goals
Paul Ritchie 9 apps5 goals
Dennis Wyness 79 apps39 goals
Martin Bavidge 90 apps14 goals
Stuart Golabek (sub) 68 apps1 goal
Graeme Stewart (sub) 11 apps -
Neil MacDonald (sub) 8 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 201 days)
Oldest Player:Stuart McCaffrey (2003 years 49 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 57 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 201 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2003 years 49 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 332 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

With one giant leap this crushing victory sent Caley Thistle from tenth to fifth in Division One. Dennis Wyness was the hero with a record four goals but it was also an excellent team performance. Grant Munro replaced the suspended Bobby Mann. The opening goal came in seven minutes from a botched Paul Browne pass-back. Miotto touched it out directly to Wyness who rolled the ball into the empty net from eight yards. Two minutes later an Andy Smith shot came off Jim Calder�s bar then in 12 minutes Miotto tipped over a Charlie Christie 20 yard drive. Goal number two came in 16 minutes when Wyness chipped Miotto from six yards while Ross Matheson tried desperately to haul him down. Raith nearly pulled one back in 19 minutes when a Matheson long range shot came off the bar and the rebound was netted by Nacho Novo from an offside position. In 38 minutes Ross Tokely set Martin Bavidge off on a run down the right � his cross was met by Paul Ritchie on the penalty spot but he miskicked. In 42 minutes the third goal was engineered by Bavidge when he crossed a high ball from the right to the back post � Wyness flicked it first time into the net from a difficult angle. Caley Thistle started the second half in similar style and Miotto pushed over a Bavidge shot from 25 yards. In 54 minutes another Bavidge run down the right resulted in a cross which reached Ritchie six yards out � somehow his flashing header went narrowly past. Raith scored a minute later when a Calder clearance hit off Stuart McCaffrey and into the path of Scott Crabbe � he easily slotted home from 10 yards. Bavidge was felled in the Raith box on the hour mark but no penalty was given. Raith then had a good spell but it was the home side who scored next in 71 minutes. Barry Robson crossed from the left and Wyness headed his fourth goal from six yards. It could have been five in 79 minutes when Wyness was one-on-one with Miotto but this time the �keeper won the duel. With seven minutes left Raith made it 4-2. Calder palmed out a Navo shot and Smith was well placed to take advantage � he touched it in easily. Caley Thistle immediately ran upfield and scored a fifth. Ritchie was rewarded for his endeavours when he headed in off the bar from close range after a Robson cross from the left. This completed a fine evening�s work and gave Caley Thistle only their second win over Raith in nine matches.

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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Airdrieonians 7 5 2 0 16 4 12 17
2. Partick Thistle 7 5 2 0 15 7 8 17
3. Ayr United 7 3 1 3 13 11 2 10
4. St. Mirren 7 2 3 2 13 12 1 9
5. Inverness CT 7 2 2 3 14 10 4 8
6. Raith Rovers 7 2 2 3 14 14 0 8
7. Falkirk 7 2 2 3 11 14 -3 8
8. Clyde 7 2 2 3 7 12 -5 8
9. Ross County 7 2 0 5 3 10 -7 6
10. Arbroath 7 2 0 5 8 20 -12 6