Inverness CT 3 - 3 Ross County

League Match
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2001, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 5,291
Referee: S Dougal
Inverness CT  Ross County

Goalscorers
Paul Sheerin (12)
Dennis Wyness (89)
Dennis Wyness (90)
Owen Coyle (15)
Stevie Ferguson (34)
Brian Irvine (39)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Neale Cooper

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Hamilton
Perry
Mackay
Maxwell
Irvine
Taggart
McCormack
Ferguson
Coyle
Boukraa
Henderson

Substitutes
Ally Ridgers
Stuart Golabek
Barry Robson
David Craig
Brian Gilfillan
Fraser
McQuade
Zahani-Oni
Holmes
Walker

Substitutions
Barry Robson for Martin Bavidge (70)
Fraser -> Taggart (67)
McQuade -> McCormack (84)
Zahani-Oni -> Boukraa (87)

Bookings
Ross Tokely
Barry Robson
B Irvine
S Ferguson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 76 apps -
Ross Tokely 138 apps7 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 16 apps -
Bobby Mann 70 apps3 goals
David Bagan 22 apps6 goals
Paul Sheerin 126 apps42 goals
Roy McBain 22 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale 186 apps18 goals
Charlie Christie 218 apps28 goals
Dennis Wyness 51 apps15 goals
Martin Bavidge 67 apps13 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 69 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 306 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 154 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 131 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 306 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 154 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 131 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Two late Dennis Wyness goals rescued a point for ICT. The game only went ahead after a massive snow clearance operation. Caley Thistle started brightly and Paul Sheerin gave them the lead in 12 minutes. From 25 yards out on the right he sent in a curling ball which deceived Garry Hamilton and went in off the back post. County equalised quickly when the home defence let Owen Coyle run behind them and hit a low ball past Les Fridge. Wyness nearly scored in 27 minutes when he charged down a Hamilton kick-out but the ball went past the post. After Caley Thistle pressure County broke away and scored in 34 minutes with a Stevie Ferguson back-post header after a Karim Boukraa cross. It was 3-1 in 39 minutes when Brian Irvine headed home a Darren Henderson corner. In the second half Caley Thistle pressed forward but County were content to hold their lead. Mark McCormack had a chance for 4-1 just after the restart but his low shot was well blocked by Les Fridge. It took a late flurry of home attacks to break through the County defence. With four minutes left a David Bagan drive was turned for a corner then Bobby Mann headed narrowly past. In the last minute Roy McBain hit the ball across goal and Wyness flicked it in at the back post for 3-2. The game still seemed beyond Caley Thistle but two minutes of injury time made all the difference. Barry Robson headed across goal and the ball beat Hamilton but it came off the post and Wyness touched it in with the last kick of the game.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 20 14 4 2 45 19 26 46
2. Falkirk 20 11 3 6 41 33 8 36
3. Ayr United 20 9 7 4 39 30 9 34
4. Inverness CT 21 8 6 7 47 36 11 30
5. Clyde 21 6 8 7 28 30 -2 26
6. Raith Rovers 20 7 4 9 28 27 1 25
7. Ross County 20 6 6 8 21 32 -11 24
8. Alloa Athletic 21 5 6 10 23 38 -15 21
9. Airdrieonians 21 4 8 9 29 36 -7 20
10. Morton 20 4 4 12 17 37 -20 16