Dunfermline 1 - 1 Inverness CT

(Won 4 - 1 on pens.)
League Cup - Round 3
Tuesday, October 9th, 2001, 3:00 PM at East End Park, Dunfermline
Attendance: 2,006
Referee: K Clark
Dunfermline Inverness CT

Hampshire (63) Martin Bavidge (15)

Team Managers
Jimmy Calderwood Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Scott Thomson
Jason Dair
Andrius Skerla
Barry Nicholson
Steve Crawford
Jack de Gier
Stewart Petrie
Steven Hampshire
Yousef Rossi
Gary Mason
Davie Nicholls
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
Graeme Stewart
Russell Duncan
Neil MacDonald

Doesburg -> Petrie (55)
Potter -> Rossi (59)
Matthaei -> (Hampshire)

S Petrie
J De Gier
Barry Robson (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 6 apps -
Ross Tokely 167 apps7 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 48 apps -
Bobby Mann 101 apps8 goals
Roy McBain 53 apps4 goals
Barry Robson 94 apps12 goals
Charlie Christie 248 apps31 goals
Mike Teasdale 210 apps19 goals
Dennis Wyness 83 apps39 goals
Paul Ritchie 13 apps7 goals
Martin Bavidge 94 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 221 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 69 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 46 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 221 days)
Oldest Player:Nicky Walker (2003 years 69 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 352 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Caley Thistle moved into the quarter finals of the CIS Insurance Cup for the first time thanks to a sterling team display and heroics by Nicky Walker. The keeper was called into action in only 50 seconds when he saved brilliantly from a Jack de Gier 6 yard header. In 6 minutes he took a low shot from Stevie Crawford then two minutes later he repeated the feat from a de Gier long range effort. Caley Thistle took the lead in 15 minutes when Scott Thomson failed to hold a Bobby Mann 30 yard free kick and Martin Bavidge was on hand to tap into the empty net. Play switched from end to end and in 28 minutes Dunfermline's Gary Mason hit the bar with an overhead volley. Glancing headers went past the Caley Thistle post in 32 minutes from de Gier then in 41 minutes from Davie Nicholls. Just on the hour mark de Gier netted but he had clearly handled. The equaliser came in 62 minutes when Steven Hampshire took a Barry Nicholson through ball and scored from an acute angle on the right side of the box. Three minutes later Bavidge was one-on-one with Thomson but he came out to block and he held Robson's follow up drive. Dunfermline pushed hard for the rest of the 90 minutes and de Gier failed once more with a close range header in 73 minutes this time with an open goal. In 78 minutes Walker tipped over a Nicholson blast then de Gier missed with a six yard header in 86 minutes. With two minutes of injury time played a Dennis Wyness volley was deflected onto the bar. Walker made a point blank save in 108 minutes from Jason Dair then Bobby Mann headed a disallowed goal two minutes later he was punished for pushing. Despite efforts at both ends it was on to penalties. There was no contest as Caley Thistle blasted home four in a row and Walker saved two out of three. Ross Tokely netted the deciding kick and the match was won.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot