Inverness CT 1 - 1 Clyde

League Match
Saturday, April 13th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,525
Referee: C Melville
Inverness CT  Clyde

Goalscorers
Neil MacDonald (89)
Fraser (78)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Alan Kernaghan

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Paul Ritchie
Halliwell
Potter
McLaughlin
Smith
Fraser
Ross
Hagen
Kane
Keogh
Hinds
Millen

Substitutes
Jim Calder
Graeme Stewart
Dennis Wyness
Neil MacDonald
Convery
Crawford
Dunn
Mensing
Graham

Substitutions
Dennis Wyness for Paul Ritchie (66)
Graeme Stewart for David Bagan (74)
Neil MacDonald for Ross Tokely (77)
Convery -> Hinds (46)

Bookings
Grant Munro (83)
Fraser (69)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 34 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 74 apps -
Bobby Mann 129 apps11 goals
Grant Munro 32 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 195 apps12 goals
David Bagan 57 apps11 goals
Barry Robson 123 apps14 goals
Roy McBain 82 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 276 apps32 goals
Paul Ritchie 41 apps19 goals
Martin Bavidge 120 apps19 goals
Graeme Stewart (sub) 27 apps -
Neil MacDonald (sub) 18 apps2 goals
Dennis Wyness (sub) 113 apps52 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 42 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 255 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 215 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 42 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 255 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 263 days
Domestic Players:15 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

It was a tense afternoon for the home side with relegation still possible. In the end a draw was enough to be safe as Falkirk could only draw at Ayr. The first shot came in 10 minutes from Charlie Christie but Bryn Halliwell dived to hold his 20 yard angled effort. Nicky Walker did the same at the other end in 21 minutes to deny David Hagen. Three minutes later a Christie pass sent Martin Bavidge on a run goalwards but his strong shot was tipped over by Halliwell. Bavidge tried the same in 33 minutes but it flashed past. In 37 minutes David Bagan sent in a chip from the edge of the box but Halliwell pushed it onto the bar then punched it clear. The good home spell continued and Paul Ritchie lifted the ball over the outrushing Halliwell from wide right � the Clyde defence cleared the danger. Clyde improved in the second half and Pat Keogh tried a shot while grounded in the Caley Thistle box in 46 minutes � there was little power in it and Walker saved easily. In 52 minutes Hagen tried a shot from 25 yards and Walker had to be alert to touch it over. Clyde hit the bar twice in a minute just on the hour mark � Steve Convery lobbed Walker from the right as the �keeper came out to challenge but it came off the top of the bar then John Fraser�s angled lob from wide left did the same. Halliwell saved a Roy McBain 18 yard shot in 65 minutes then two minutes later he beat out a powerful Bavidge strike. The opening goal came in 78 minutes after a Clyde breakaway. Fraser ran through the middle, took advantage of a Bobby Mann slip then played a one-two with Keogh before hitting past Walker from eight yards. Fraser could have scored again in 85 minutes when he had the goal in his sight but he lost control and Graeme Stewart stepped in. The welcome 89th minute equaliser came after Barry Robson ran down the right wing, cut infield then saw his shot blocked. Stewart reacted quickly to head into the path of Neil MacDonald who was just onside on the left side of the box � MacDonald let fly first time and his volley crashed past Halliwell. Much relief all round.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 34 18 9 7 60 35 25 63
2. Airdrieonians 34 14 11 9 57 39 18 53
3. Ayr United 34 12 12 10 51 43 8 48
4. Ross County 34 13 9 12 49 42 7 48
5. Clyde 34 12 10 12 48 53 -5 46
6. Arbroath 34 13 6 15 40 57 -17 45
7. Inverness CT 34 12 8 14 57 51 6 44
8. St. Mirren 34 11 11 12 42 50 -8 44
9. Falkirk 34 10 7 17 49 73 -24 37
10. Raith Rovers 34 8 11 15 50 60 -10 35