Partick Thistle 4 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 9th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Firhill Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,969
Referee: M McCurry
Partick Thistle Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Hardie (11)
Lennon (23)
Britton (75)
McLean (81)
Paul Ritchie (85)

Team Managers
John Lambie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Arthur
Kelly
Archibald
Craigan
Paterson
Deas
Walker
Lennon
McLean
Hardie
Burns
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Robson
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Dolan
Fleming
Britton
Gow
Gibson
Jim Calder
Graeme Stewart
Niall Calder
Duncan Shearer
Neil MacDonald

Substitutions
Dolan -> Kelly (70)
Britton -> Walker (73)
Fleming -> Archibald (83)
Graeme Stewart for Barry Robson (26)
Neil MacDonald for Martin Bavidge (70)

Bookings
None. Roy McBain (27)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 23 apps -
Grant Munro 21 apps -
Ross Tokely 184 apps11 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 67 apps -
Roy McBain 72 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 27 apps1 goal
David Bagan 50 apps10 goals
Barry Robson 113 apps14 goals
Dennis Wyness 102 apps48 goals
Martin Bavidge 110 apps18 goals
Paul Ritchie 30 apps16 goals
Graeme Stewart (sub) 22 apps -
Neil MacDonald (sub) 12 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 344 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2003 years 192 days)
Average Player Age:22 years 344 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 344 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2003 years 192 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 137 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
David Bagan played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

High flying Partick convincingly won this Scottish Cup dress rehearsal. Caley Thistle were hit by injuries and assistant manager Duncan Shearer came out of retirement to make a bench appearance. In 10 minutes a Scott McLean overhead kick was hit off the line by Roy McBain but this only delayed the opening goal by a minute. Stephen Craigan�s long throw from the right found Martin Hardie unmarked and he headed home from the six yard line. The lead was extended in 23 minutes when Alex Burns flicked on Danny Lennon�s pass along the 18 yard line, McLean dummied and Lennon lifted it over Nicky Walker. The pace slowed and the score stayed at 2-0 until 15 minutes from time when Partick substitute Gerry Britton took an Alan Archibald cross from the left and hit an angled ball high into the net. Six minutes later a Britton driving run set up McLean who blasted home number four from 12 yards. Paul Ritchie curled home a consolation goal from 16 yards with five minutes left but it was too little too late. Partick now hold a six point lead over Airdrie and Caley Thistle slip to sixth.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 25 16 5 4 49 25 24 53
2. Airdrieonians 24 13 8 3 47 21 26 47
3. Ayr United 25 10 5 10 39 35 4 35
4. St. Mirren 25 8 9 8 29 32 -3 33
5. Clyde 24 9 5 10 29 39 -10 32
6. Inverness CT 25 9 4 12 47 43 4 31
7. Falkirk 23 8 5 10 35 43 -8 29
8. Arbroath 25 9 2 14 28 47 -19 29
9. Ross County 23 8 3 12 30 34 -4 27
10. Raith Rovers 25 5 8 12 35 49 -14 23