Inverness CT 1 - 2 Partick Thistle

League Match
Saturday, December 8th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,926
Referee: I Frickleton
Inverness CT  Partick Thistle

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (58)
Hardie (82)
Hardie (90)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson John Lambie

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Arthur
McCulloch
Archibald
Craigan
Paterson
Deas
Walker
Lennon
McLean
Dolan
Fleming

Substitutes
Jim Calder
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
David Bagan
Martin Bavidge
Britton
Hardie
Connaghan
Kelly
Gow

Substitutions
None. Hardie -> Dolan (69)
Britton -> Walker (71)

Bookings
Ross Tokely (35)
Lennon (30)
Dolan (41)
Craigan (78)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 14 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 58 apps -
Bobby Mann 111 apps10 goals
Ross Tokely 176 apps9 goals
Barry Robson 104 apps13 goals
Charlie Christie 258 apps32 goals
Mike Teasdale 220 apps19 goals
Roy McBain 63 apps4 goals
Russell Duncan 19 apps1 goal
Paul Ritchie 23 apps13 goals
Dennis Wyness 93 apps45 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 281 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 129 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 106 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 281 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 129 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 47 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

After being in the driving seat for most of this game Caley Thistle fell to a brace of late goals from substitute Martin Hardie including one with virtually the last kick. It looked so good for so long and the home side nearly took the lead after a minute. A neat Roy McBain header on the halfway line set up a Barry Robson run which ended with an 18 yard shot being deflected for a corner. A Paul Ritchie header went past in seven minutes then immediately at the other end a Mark McCulloch shot was blocked after Danny Lennon slipped when he had a better chance. In 21 minutes Nicky Walker was rooted to the spot when a Derek Fleming free kick was deflected onto the post then Partick �keeper Kenny Arthur was scrambling when a Russell Duncan cross from the right went just past. On the half hour mark Robson had a double chance � the first was blocked and the second lofted into the car park. Mike Teasdale hit low and past in 40 minutes then in 43 minutes the home fans cheered when former favourite Scott McLean mishit when well placed in the Caley Thistle box. The home pressure finally paid off in 58 minutes when Robson sent over a cross from the left and Dennis Wyness headed in from six yards. This goal seemed to spur on Partick and in 73 minutes Alan Archibald was only denied by a last gasp Charlie Christie block with Walker posted missing. Three minutes later there was a bizarre incident at the other end when Robson blocked a pass on the halfway line and was only foiled by Arthur sprinting 40 yards to put the ball out for a throw. A minute later Robson knocked the ball past Stephen Craigan 20 yards out then was brought down � Craigan�s yellow card was generous. The home side were stunned by an equaliser in 82 minutes when a Scott McLean cross from the right was headed in by the unmarked Hardie. Ritchie and Wyness had late chances but it was Partick who struck at the death to take the points � a low Archibald shot was pushed away by Walker but only to Hardie who hit home from a few yards out.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Airdrieonians 18 11 6 1 38 14 24 39
2. Partick Thistle 18 10 4 4 34 20 14 34
3. St. Mirren 18 7 6 5 23 24 -1 27
4. Falkirk 18 7 4 7 32 33 -1 25
5. Inverness CT 18 7 2 9 37 32 5 23
6. Clyde 18 6 5 7 24 34 -10 23
7. Ayr United 18 6 4 8 28 29 -1 22
8. Arbroath 18 7 1 10 22 38 -16 22
9. Ross County 18 6 2 10 21 28 -7 20
10. Raith Rovers 18 3 6 9 28 35 -7 15