Inverness CT 1 - 1 Ross County

League Match
Saturday, March 23rd, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 4,685
Referee: R Orr
Inverness CT  Ross County

Goalscorers
Ross Tokely (57)
Hislop (55)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Neale Cooper

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Bullock
Perry
Robertson
Maxwell
Irvine
Gilbert
Canning
Ferguson
Gethins
Hislop
Hastings

Substitutes
Jim Calder
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Martin Bavidge
Neil MacDonald
McCormick
Bone
Cowie
Boukraa
Gonzalez

Substitutions
David Bagan for Russell Duncan (56)
Martin Bavidge for Paul Ritchie (70)
Neil MacDonald for Barry Robson (81)
McCormick -> Gethins (74)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Hislop (62)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 31 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 73 apps -
Bobby Mann 126 apps11 goals
Grant Munro 29 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 192 apps12 goals
Charlie Christie 273 apps32 goals
Barry Robson 120 apps14 goals
Roy McBain 79 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 35 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 110 apps52 goals
Paul Ritchie 38 apps19 goals
David Bagan (sub) 54 apps11 goals
Neil MacDonald (sub) 15 apps1 goal
Martin Bavidge (sub) 117 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 21 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 234 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 194 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 21 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 234 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 242 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

It took defender Ross Tokely to break Caley Thistle�s goal drought but it was not enough to secure a win. County played for the last third of the game with only ten men after Steve Hislop was dismissed but their defence held out well. The first half was memorable for very little. Dennis Wyness shot over in 14 minutes then play switched to the other end and Nicky Walker punched away a Richard Hastings shot � it came straight back in but was hit off the line by a defender. Walker pushed over a Steve Ferguson drive in 19 minutes after a Hastings cross was headed away by Grant Munro. The home side conjured up a good move on the half hour mark but it ended with Ross Tokely�s overhead effort being deemed a foul. The best shot of the game came from County�s Hastings in 51 minutes � his angled drive looked net bound before Walker tipped it over. Hastings provided the opening goal in 55 minutes when he sent in a curling free kick from the left and Hislop headed low into the net. The equaliser came just two minutes later in similar circumstances. Barry Robson took a free kick on the left, it curled goalwards and Tokely was at the back post to score despite Tony Bullock getting a hand to it. Hislop fouled Tokely in 62 minutes then amazingly struck out at the defender after the whistle had blown � he was inevitably shown both yellow and red cards. Caley Thistle spent the rest of the game camped in the County half but could manage few shots on target. Four corners in a row ended with a Charlie Christie shot over the bar from 16 yards in 63 minutes. Christie tried again from a similar spot in 72 minutes but this time it flashed wide. With six minutes left substitute Martin Bavidge stretched to reach a David Bagan pass but could only touch it past the post. County had a rare second half chance with a minute left when Ian Maxwell headed weakly at Walker after a Mark Perry free kick. Both sides had once to more to settle for a point each.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 30 17 7 6 55 31 24 58
2. Airdrieonians 30 14 10 6 54 31 23 52
3. Ayr United 29 11 8 10 47 40 7 41
4. Inverness CT 31 11 7 13 55 49 6 40
5. Ross County 30 11 7 12 39 37 2 40
6. Arbroath 30 12 4 14 36 52 -16 40
7. Clyde 30 10 8 12 42 49 -7 38
8. St. Mirren 30 9 10 11 37 47 -10 37
9. Falkirk 31 10 6 15 46 66 -20 36
10. Raith Rovers 31 7 11 13 48 57 -9 32