Inverness CT 2 - 0 Raith Rovers

League Match
Friday, March 23rd, 2001, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,299
Referee: C MacKay
Inverness CT  Raith Rovers

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (53)
Dennis Wyness (80)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Peter Hetherston

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Monin
Kelly
Hampshire
Inglis
Dennis
Ellis
Nicol
Nanou
Jones
Tosh
Stein

Substitutes
Les Fridge
Stuart Golabek
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Kevin Byers
Hamilton
Clark
Mballa
Black
Coyle

Substitutions
Kevin Byers for David Bagan (71)
Barry Robson for Roy McBain (71)
Mike Teasdale for Martin Bavidge (85)
Hamilton -> Inglis (34)
Clark -> Jones (54)
Mballa -> Kelly (68)

Bookings
None. Paul Hampshire
W Nanou

Red Cards
None. Paul Hampshire (86)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 173 apps -
Ross Tokely 146 apps7 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 26 apps -
Bobby Mann 80 apps4 goals
Richard Hastings 214 apps2 goals
David Bagan 32 apps7 goals
Charlie Christie 228 apps28 goals
Paul Sheerin 136 apps43 goals
Roy McBain 32 apps2 goals
Dennis Wyness 61 apps25 goals
Martin Bavidge 72 apps13 goals
Mike Teasdale (sub) 192 apps18 goals
Kevin Byers (sub) 54 apps2 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 76 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 21 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 234 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 169 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 21 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 234 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 257 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Dennis Wyness scored for the 25th time for the Club.
Dennis Wyness scored for the 25th time for the Club.

Two Dennis Wyness second half goals ended the Raith hoodoo and extended Caley Thistle's run to 12 league games without defeat. It also put them to 3rd in the league. Little happened in the first half with Caley Thistle on top and Raith playing a defensive game. In 27 minutes Martin Bavidge turned and shot from close range but Samuel Monin palmed it away. Three minutes later Jim Calder blocked a Mark Jones effort. In 34 minutes Monin saved a Bavidge header at full stretch. The second half was much livelier and David Bagan tested Monin in 50 minutes with a 30 yard lob which the keeper just reached. Calder brought some light relief and set hearts fluttering - in 53 minutes with a dribble some 10 yards out of his area. The first goal came seconds later. A short Paul Sheerin corner on the right was passed back to him by Bagan and he sent over a dangerous cross. Bobby Mann headed it goalwards and Monin saved - it only went as far as Wyness who turned it in from a difficult angle. Bavidge was one-on-one with Monin in 61 minutes but he hesitated and the keeper smothered it. With 10 minutes left Bavidge made an angled run from the right towards the area then crossed for Wyness to head in and make it 2-0. Kevin Byers blasted over in 83 minutes and, with three minutes left, Raith's Paul Hampshire received a second yellow card and was off.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 27 17 6 4 53 23 30 57
2. Ayr United 30 15 11 4 62 38 24 56
3. Inverness CT 28 11 10 7 59 42 17 43
4. Falkirk 26 12 5 9 46 47 -1 41
5. Clyde 29 8 11 10 35 41 -6 35
6. Ross County 24 9 7 8 32 34 -2 34
7. Airdrieonians 25 6 10 9 38 39 -1 28
8. Raith Rovers 28 7 7 14 32 45 -13 28
9. Alloa Athletic 28 5 9 14 25 47 -22 24
10. Morton 27 4 8 15 22 48 -26 20