Raith Rovers 4 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 26th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Starks Park
Attendance: 1,615
Referee: J Underhill
Raith Rovers Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ray McKinnon (10)
Paul Tosh (50)
Alex Burns (54)
Gerry Creaney (82)
Iain Stewart (59)

Team Managers
Peter Hetherston Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Van de Kamp
McCulloch
Opinel
Gaughn
Browne
Black
S Tosh
McKinnon
P Tosh
Burns
Stein
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Paul Sheerin
Kevin Byers
Roy McBain
Iain Stewart
Davide Xausa

Bench
Creaney
Clark
Mballa
Ellis
Coyle
Jim Calder
Barry Robson
David Bagan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Substitutions
Creaney -> P Tosh (66)
Clark -> Black (75)
Mballa -> McKinnon (85)
Barry Robson for Paul Sheerin (68)

Bookings
A Burns None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 75 apps -
Richard Hastings 198 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 123 apps7 goals
Bobby Mann 55 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 48 apps1 goal
Kevin Byers 46 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 108 apps33 goals
Charlie Christie 201 apps27 goals
Roy McBain 5 apps -
Davide Xausa 26 apps12 goals
Iain Stewart 137 apps82 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 57 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 177 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 25 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 189 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 177 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 25 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 31 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle's bad run continued against a sharp Raith side. Jay Stein set up the opening goal in 10 minutes with a run down the left and a cut back which deflected to Ray McKinnon and he scored with a low drive. The visitors best first half effort came in 27 minutes when Van de Kamp spectacularly saved a Davide Xausa 25 yard shot. On 44 minutes a free kick was touched to Kenny Black and Les Fridge tipped his shot over the bar. Raith killed the game off in a four minute spell in the second half. In 50 minutes a low ball from the right was punched by Fridge into the path of Paul Tosh who hit it home. Four minutes later Alex Burns beat three men in the box before scoring at the second attempt. Iain Stewart clawed one back with a close range header in 59 minutes after a Xausa shot had been blocked by the keeper. This sparked a revival with good efforts from Xausa and lively substitute Barry Robson. All efforts produced no more goals and Raith made it 4-1 in 82 minutes. Alex Burns crossed from the right and found Gerry Creaney who scored with a low shot from 15 yards.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 4 3 1 0 12 2 10 10
2. Ayr United 4 3 1 0 10 4 6 10
3. Clyde 4 2 1 1 6 5 1 7
4. Morton 4 2 0 2 5 3 2 6
5. Falkirk 4 2 0 2 7 10 -3 6
6. Raith Rovers 3 1 1 1 6 4 2 4
7. Alloa Athletic 4 1 1 2 3 10 -7 4
8. Inverness CT 4 1 0 3 6 10 -4 3
9. Airdrieonians 4 0 2 2 3 7 -4 2
10. Ross County 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1