Ross County 0 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, March 19th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 4,679
Referee: K Clark
Ross County Inverness CT

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Team Managers
Neale Cooper Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
Graeme Stewart
Martin Bavidge
Neil MacDonald

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Red Cards
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Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 30 apps -
Bobby Mann 125 apps11 goals
Ross Tokely 191 apps11 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 72 apps -
Grant Munro 28 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 119 apps14 goals
Roy McBain 78 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 272 apps32 goals
Russell Duncan 34 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 109 apps52 goals
Paul Ritchie 37 apps19 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 17 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 190 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 17 days)
Oldest Player:Nicky Walker (2003 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 238 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This match was finally played at the third attempt and honours were even after a frantic 90 minutes. It was a proverbial game of two halves with Caley Thistle ahead in the first but County coming closer to victory in the second. In 8 minutes Barry Robson curled in a free kick from wide left and Ross Tokely headed not far past. Two minutes later the Caley Thistle defence made heavy weather of a clearance at the edge of the area - Hugh Robertson stepped in but fired past. In 23 minutes a Charlie Christie cross from the left was clipped first time by Dennis Wyness but it went over the bar. A corner from the left by Christie in 34 minutes was met by Grant Munro but it flew past the post. The chances kept coming and close to half time Tokely shot over the bar after a Robson cross and a neat flick from Christie. County came back into it after the break and they did score in 52 minutes but the whistle had gone. In 58 minutes Steve Hislop forced a good save out of Nicky Walker after an angled drive then in 65 minutes Alex Bone hit a low ball wide. Three minutes later Walker saved a Steve Ferguson shot at the near post after a good run from the right. At the other end Tony Bullock dropped a Robson free kick but recovered to hold it at the second attempt. In 76 minutes Walker took the ball at the feet of Martin Canning close to the 18 yard line amidst shouts from the County fans that he was outside the box. A Richard Hastings run in from the left in 82 minutes tested Walker once more but he made a fine double save. Caley Thistle had chances in the final three minutes with the first arising from a bad Bullock kick-out � Robson intercepted but the best he could do was win a corner. From Christie�s kick Munro sent an overhead kick too high. Robson then tried a run through the middle but his progress was halted by a Mark Perry tackle. A draw was about right.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 30 17 7 6 55 31 24 58
2. Airdrieonians 29 14 9 6 52 29 23 51
3. Ayr United 29 11 8 10 47 40 7 41
4. Inverness CT 30 11 6 13 54 48 6 39
5. Ross County 29 11 6 12 38 36 2 39
6. Arbroath 29 12 3 14 34 50 -16 39
7. Clyde 30 10 8 12 42 49 -7 38
8. St. Mirren 30 9 10 11 37 47 -10 37
9. Falkirk 30 10 5 15 44 64 -20 35
10. Raith Rovers 30 7 10 13 46 55 -9 31