Arbroath 1 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 9th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Gayfield Park
Attendance: 738
Referee: C Thomson
Arbroath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ritchie (83) None.

Team Managers
John Brownlie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Hinchcliffe
Tait
Moffat
Rowe
Ritchie
Cusick
Brownlie
Cargill
Bayne
McGlashan
Mallan
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Graeme Stewart
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
McAulay
McKinnon
Heenen
Henslee
Wight
Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
David Bagan
Martin Bavidge
Neil MacDonald

Substitutions
McKinnon -> McGlashan (72)
Heenen -> Mallan (73)
McAulay -> Brownlie (76)
Martin Bavidge for Paul Ritchie (72)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 28 apps -
Bobby Mann 123 apps11 goals
Ross Tokely 189 apps11 goals
Grant Munro 26 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 117 apps14 goals
Russell Duncan 32 apps1 goal
Graeme Stewart 23 apps -
Roy McBain 76 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 270 apps32 goals
Dennis Wyness 107 apps52 goals
Paul Ritchie 35 apps19 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 115 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 7 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 220 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 180 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 7 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 220 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 228 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

It took a solitary Innes Ritchie strike seven minutes from time to settle this rather drab affair at a cold and windy Gayfield. Caley Thistle�s Stuart McCaffrey missed his first game of the season after aggravating an injury against Partick. In the second minute a Graham Bayne overhead kick tested Nicky Walker then in 10 minutes John McGlashan had a chance but Walker saved. At the Arbroath end in 15 minutes Graeme Stewart headed past and two minutes later Dennis Wyness shot wide. In 38 minutes a John Cusick 22 yard free kick hit the woodwork with Walker beaten. Craig Hinchcliffe dropped a Barry Robson cross in 65 minutes but recovered to collect the ball with Bobby Mann in attendance. John McGlashan and Paul Ritchie both had to be substituted in 72 minutes after a clash of heads. Three minutes later a long Walker kick-out set up a chance for Ritchie�s replacement Martin Bavidge when the ball bounced over the defence � Bavidge hit it first time from the edge of the box but Hinchcliffe blocked then caught it. The goal came in 83 minutes after a low Kevin Heenan corner from the right. A George Rowe shot was blocked and his follow up was saved but not held by Walker. Innes Ritchie accepted the chance gratefully and scored from close range. In injury time the visitors came close when a Mann effort beat Hinchcliffe but Rowe cleared off the line. With most lower teams winning Caley Thistle now lie fifth but just three points clear of Ross County in ninth place.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 29 16 7 6 52 31 21 55
2. Airdrieonians 27 13 8 6 49 27 22 47
3. Ayr United 29 11 8 10 47 40 7 41
4. Arbroath 29 12 3 14 34 50 -16 39
5. Inverness CT 28 11 4 13 54 48 6 37
6. St. Mirren 29 9 10 10 36 43 -7 37
7. Clyde 28 10 6 12 40 47 -7 36
8. Falkirk 28 10 5 13 44 60 -16 35
9. Ross County 26 10 4 12 34 35 -1 34
10. Raith Rovers 29 7 9 13 46 55 -9 30