Arbroath 3 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, October 27th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Gayfield Park
Attendance: 773
Referee: A Gemmill
Arbroath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Cusick (19)
Bayne (46)
McKinnon (79)
Paul Ritchie (36)
Paul Ritchie (49)

Team Managers
John Brownlie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Hinchcliffe
Tait
Florence
Rowe
Ritchie
Cusick
Brownlie
Cargill
Bayne
McGlashan
McInally
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Gardner
McKinnon
Heenan
Arbuckle
Wight
Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
Graeme Stewart
Russell Duncan
Neil MacDonald

Substitutions
Heenan -> McInally (46)
Gardner -> Brownlie (74)
McKinnon -> Bayne (74)
Graeme Stewart for Ross Tokely (80)
Russell Duncan for Martin Bavidge (80)

Bookings
Ritchie (21)
McInally (38)
Cargill (60)
Bobby Mann (25)
Ross Tokely (58)
Mike Teasdale (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 9 apps -
Ross Tokely 170 apps7 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 51 apps -
Bobby Mann 104 apps9 goals
Mike Teasdale 213 apps19 goals
Roy McBain 56 apps4 goals
Charlie Christie 251 apps31 goals
Barry Robson 97 apps12 goals
Martin Bavidge 97 apps16 goals
Paul Ritchie 16 apps11 goals
Dennis Wyness 86 apps41 goals
Graeme Stewart (sub) 15 apps -
Russell Duncan (sub) 12 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 239 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 64 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 239 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 5 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A tough end to end match at a windy Gayfield. The home side had the benefit of the wind in the first half but Caley Thistle held on for 1-1 at half time. When the visitors had the advantage they could not make it count and Arbroath deserved their victory. Craig Hinchcliffe was a hero in the Arbroath goal and denied both Bobby Mann and Paul Ritchie in the first ten minutes. The opener came in 18 minutes when John Cusick intercepted 35 yards out, ran through the defence, drew Nicky Walker then scored comfortably. Ritchie bulleted a header past Hinchcliffe for an equaliser in 36 minutes after a Dennis Wyness cross from the right. 38 seconds into the second half Arbroath took the lead again � substitute Kevin Heenan sent over a cross from the right to set up Graham Bayne who knocked it past Walker. Three minutes later it was 2-2. Mike Teasdale set Martin Bavidge clear on the right edge of the box and his cross was hit past Hinchcliffe by Ritchie from close range. The frantic pace continued and Arbroath grew in stature. They chased everything and scored the winner in 78 minutes. A John McGlashan run down the left drew the Caley Thistle defence and when he hit a low ball across the area Colin McKinnon shot past Walker. Arbroath�s performance demonstrated why they have won four games in a row at Gayfield but Caley Thistle should still have done better.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Airdrieonians 12 7 5 0 28 8 20 26
2. Partick Thistle 12 7 3 2 22 13 9 24
3. Inverness CT 12 5 2 5 26 22 4 17
4. St. Mirren 12 4 5 3 16 16 0 17
5. Falkirk 12 4 3 5 19 21 -2 15
6. Ross County 12 5 0 7 16 20 -4 15
7. Arbroath 12 5 0 7 15 27 -12 15
8. Ayr United 12 4 2 6 20 22 -2 14
9. Raith Rovers 12 3 3 6 22 22 0 12
10. Clyde 12 3 3 6 13 26 -13 12