Inverness CT 3 - 0 Ross County

League Match
Saturday, November 17th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 4,513
Referee: Alan Freeland
Inverness CT  Ross County

McCormick (o.g.) (37)
Dennis Wyness (59)
Dennis Wyness (73)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Neale Cooper

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Les Fridge
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Graeme Stewart
Martin Bavidge

Charlie Christie for David Bagan (76)
Martin Bavidge for Dennis Wyness (86)
Graeme Stewart for Barry Robson (89)
Anselin -> Irvine (46)
Tarrant -> Hislop (46)
Bone -> Gethins (53)

Ross Tokely (61)
McCormick (61)
Maxwell (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 191 apps -
Bobby Mann 107 apps10 goals
Ross Tokely 173 apps8 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 54 apps -
Mike Teasdale 216 apps19 goals
Roy McBain 59 apps4 goals
David Bagan 41 apps8 goals
Barry Robson 100 apps13 goals
Russell Duncan 15 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 89 apps44 goals
Paul Ritchie 19 apps12 goals
Charlie Christie (sub) 254 apps32 goals
Graeme Stewart (sub) 18 apps -
Martin Bavidge (sub) 100 apps16 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 260 days)
Oldest Player:Russell Duncan (2003 years 108 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 76 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 260 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2003 years 108 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 39 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Barry Robson played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.
Martin Bavidge played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

A convincing win for Caley Thistle against a poor County side and the margin of victory could have been much higher. In the fourth minute Richard Hastings tried a long shot which was well held by Jim Calder and the veteran �keeper had little to do for the rest of the game. In seven minutes Tony Bullock held a deflected ball from Ross Tokely then the same player hit it miles over the bar a minute later. At the other end a glancing Brian Irvine header went past the post in 15 minutes then three minutes later Mike Teasdale shot not far past the County goal. Caley Thistle had a number of chances before the first goal came in 37 minutes. Russell Duncan hit a low ball into the County area from the right and Mark McCormick�s attempted clearance was sliced into his own net. County�s only other first half shot came in 41 minutes when a Steven Hislop low effort from 22 yards went just past. The second half was all Caley Thistle despite two County substitutions at half-time and a third not long into the second period. David Bagan celebrated his first game of the season with a superb performance and he could have scored a minute into the second half. A clever move between Paul Ritchie and Dennis Wyness gave him a chance a few yards out but he hit it over the bar. Any chance County had of salvaging something disappeared in 59 minutes when Wyness made it 2-0. Ian Maxwell just reached the ball ahead of Bagan but as Mark Perry tried to clear he was robbed by Wyness who ran on and hit a low ball past Bullock. Two minutes later Wyness set up Barry Robson but the ball was intercepted in the nick of time. Bullock made his best save of the game in 67 minutes when he tipped over a Ritchie header. In 74 minutes it was 3-0 after Ritchie set Roy McBain off down the left. He cut the ball back from the line and Wyness hit it first time past Bullock from the penalty spot. There was a strange incident in 74 minutes when Calder watched a Don Cowie free kick hit the back of the net � the kick had been indirect and Calder was correct to stand well clear. County were by now down and out and the question was only whether Caley Thistle could score more � despite several chances the score remained 3-0 and Caley Thistle moved back to third place, seven points clear of County in second bottom place.


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Airdrieonians 15 8 6 1 32 12 20 30
2. Partick Thistle 15 9 3 3 32 18 14 30
3. Inverness CT 15 7 2 6 35 25 10 23
4. St. Mirren 15 6 5 4 19 18 1 23
5. Clyde 15 5 4 6 19 29 -10 19
6. Arbroath 15 6 1 8 18 32 -14 19
7. Ayr United 15 5 3 7 22 24 -2 18
8. Falkirk 15 4 4 7 22 29 -7 16
9. Ross County 15 5 1 9 17 25 -8 16
10. Raith Rovers 15 3 5 7 25 29 -4 14