Inverness CT 0 - 1 Ross County

League Match
Saturday, September 16th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 4,823
Referee: J Rowbotham
Inverness CT  Ross County

Goalscorers
None. Alex Bone (pen 55)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Neale Cooper

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Paul Sheerin
Roy McBain
Iain Stewart
Davide Xausa
N Walker
K Gilbert
I Maxwell
D Mackay
E Cunnington
S Ferguson
J Fraser
D Holmes
D Henderson
A Bone
M Millar

Substitutes
Les Fridge
Kevin Byers
David Bagan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
P Kinnaird
F Escalon
S Gonnet
B Irvine
J McQuade

Substitutions
Kevin Byers for Paul Sheerin (71)
Martin Bavidge for Iain Stewart (71)
David Bagan for Mike Teasdale (80)
P Kinnaird -> D Holmes (46)
F Escalon -> S Ferguson (79)

Bookings
Mike Teasdale
Ross Tokely
Iain Stewart
I Maxwell
E Cunnington
S Ferguson
D Henderson
A Bone

Red Cards
None. Eddie Cunnington (76)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 152 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 2 apps -
Grant Munro 8 apps -
Ross Tokely 126 apps7 goals
Barry Robson 60 apps6 goals
Charlie Christie 204 apps27 goals
Mike Teasdale 174 apps15 goals
Paul Sheerin 111 apps33 goals
Roy McBain 7 apps -
Iain Stewart 140 apps82 goals
Davide Xausa 28 apps12 goals
David Bagan (sub) 7 apps1 goal
Kevin Byers (sub) 49 apps2 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 54 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 198 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (2002 years 46 days)
Average Player Age:31 years 257 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 198 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 46 days)
Average Player Age:31 years 257 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The first derby since 1996/97 was a bruising affair with 7 bookings and County's Eddie Cunnington sent off for two yellow cards. County created little over the 90 minutes but still took the points with a penalty goal. Caley Thistle were well ahead in the first half but could not score. The second half was more even but still the home side created the only real chances. Mike Teasdale came back for Caley Thistle after 6 months on the sidelines. Davide Xausa had the first shot on goal in 8 minutes from 20 yards but Nicky Walker touched it over. Charlie Christie was brought down 19 yards out in 17 minutes but the free kick was blocked. Xausa won space in the County box in 27 minutes but was finally overpowered. A minute later Paul Sheerin sent in a blistering shot from 22 yards but Walker tipped it past. On the half hour mark an Iain Stewart downwards header bounced up onto the bar and two minutes into the second half Walker saved a Stewart glancing header. The turning point came in 54 minutes when Jim Calder dived to touch away a Steven Ferguson low shot. Darren Henderson raced for the ball and was brought down by the keeper. Alex Bone scored from the penalty, a bitter blow against the run of play. In a rare County attack Ian Maxwell headed over on the hour. With 15 minutes left Ross Tokely sent over a cross from the right and Robson headed onto the bar. Seconds later Tokely headed onto the post. Despite Cunnington's dismissal in 76 minutes County hung on to win.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 6 4 1 1 14 6 8 13
2. Clyde 6 4 1 1 12 7 5 13
3. Ayr United 6 3 2 1 11 7 4 11
4. Raith Rovers 6 3 1 2 15 7 8 10
5. Falkirk 6 3 1 2 10 12 -2 10
6. Morton 6 2 1 3 6 5 1 7
7. Ross County 6 2 1 3 4 8 -4 7
8. Alloa Athletic 6 1 3 2 6 13 -7 6
9. Inverness CT 6 1 0 5 7 13 -6 3
10. Airdrieonians 6 0 3 3 6 13 -7 3