Ross County 0 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 18th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 5,721
Referee: H Dallas
Ross County Inverness CT

None. Dennis Wyness (36)
Mike Teasdale (56)
Dennis Wyness (72)

Team Managers
Neale Cooper Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Franck Escalon
Eddie Cunnington
David Mackay
Brian Irvine
Steve Ferguson
John McQuade
Alex Bone
Darren Henderson
Derek Holmes
Jim Calder
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Les Fridge
Ross Tokely
Barry Robson
Kevin Byers
Davide Xausa

Fraser -> Escalon (13)
O'Neil -> McQuade (53)
Zahana-Oni -> Holmes (79)
Davide Xausa for Charlie Christie (79)
Ross Tokely for Bobby Mann (85)

A Bone
D Henderson

Red Cards
Henderson (63)
Bone (74)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 161 apps -
Stuart Golabek 58 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 64 apps3 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 11 apps -
Mike Teasdale 180 apps17 goals
Charlie Christie 212 apps27 goals
Roy McBain 16 apps2 goals
David Bagan 16 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 120 apps39 goals
Dennis Wyness 45 apps8 goals
Martin Bavidge 62 apps13 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 133 apps7 goals
Davide Xausa (sub) 35 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mike Teasdale (31 years 121 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2002 years 109 days)
Average Player Age:35 years 192 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 261 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2002 years 109 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 40 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A classic Highland derby and a convincing win for Caley Thistle. County finished with nine men and were always chasing the game. The visitors goals came from a Dennis Wyness brace and one from man-of-the-match Mike Teasdale. The game was played at a furious pace and Caley Thistle nearly took the lead in 10 minutes. Martin Bavidge sent over a cross from the right and Wyness headed over the bar. From the corner Bobby Mann seemed to head home with Nicky Walker beaten but it was cleared off the line by Eddie Cunnington. Five minutes later at the other end Jim Calder tipped over a Brian Irvine header. Just after the half hour mark John Fraser ran in on Calder but his shot was blocked by the keeper. In 35 minutes a Darren Henderson angled lob beat Calder but came back off the post and was cleared. A minute later David Bagan sent Teasdale clear down the right and he ran on before hitting a low ball into the box. Wyness swept it past Walker from 8 yards to give the visitors the lead. In 56 minutes Charlie Christie passed to Teasdale who this time ran down the left. From just inside the box he sent in a curling lob which deceived Walker totally and ended up in the back of the net. On the hour mark Caley Thistle got a fright when Calder completely missed a pass back and the ball slid past the post for a corner. In 63 minutes Darren Henderson followed through on Calder after the keeper had saved the ball and he was sent off for a second yellow card. The third goal was again set up for Wyness by Teasdale. Wyness was closed down by two players but somehow squeezed the ball past Walker from 15 yards. In 74 minutes frustration in the County ranks surfaced when Alex Bone received a second yellow card after a foul on Christie. Words were exchanged and Bone seemed to punch Christie. Bone's reaction led to a second red in the referees room after the match then incredibly he received a third for further protests. County were now down and out and it was only a question of whether Caley Thistle would score more. Wyness tried hard for his hat trick and had three good shots in the last 10 minutes, two over the bar and one well saved by Walker. A first-class performance by Caley Thistle and a well deserved win.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 15 10 1 4 33 23 10 31
2. Livingston 14 8 4 2 31 16 15 28
3. Ayr United 15 7 6 2 26 19 7 27
4. Raith Rovers 14 6 3 5 22 16 6 21
5. Inverness CT 15 6 3 6 29 24 5 21
6. Ross County 15 5 3 7 16 27 -11 18
7. Clyde 14 4 5 5 20 20 0 17
8. Alloa Athletic 15 4 3 8 17 31 -14 15
9. Morton 15 3 3 9 12 26 -14 12
10. Airdrieonians 14 2 5 7 22 26 -4 11