Ross County 0 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 31st, 2001, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 5,876
Referee: G Mitchell
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Roy McBain (39)

Team Managers
Neale Cooper Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Mark Perry
Hugh Robertson
Ian Maxwell
Brian Irvine
Steven Mackay
Mark McCormick
Steven Ferguson
Alex Bone
Karim Bpoukraa
Darren Henderson
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Martin Prest
Derek Holmes
Martin Canning
Hamilton
Craig Taggart
Ally Ridgers
Stuart Golabek
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Kevin Byers

Substitutions
Martin Prest -> Mackay (56)
Derek Holmes -> Boukraa (76)
Martin Canning -> McCormick ()80
Barry Robson for Martin Bavidge (65)
Mike Teasdale for Dennis Wyness (88)

Bookings
Ian Maxwell Dennis Wyness

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 175 apps -
Bobby Mann 82 apps4 goals
Richard Hastings 216 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 148 apps7 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 28 apps -
Charlie Christie 230 apps28 goals
Paul Sheerin 138 apps43 goals
Roy McBain 34 apps3 goals
David Bagan 34 apps8 goals
Dennis Wyness 63 apps26 goals
Martin Bavidge 74 apps13 goals
Mike Teasdale (sub) 194 apps18 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 78 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 29 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 242 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 177 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 29 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 242 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 265 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A derby match to forget with wind and rain spoiling any chance of a spectacle. The visitors had wind advantage in the first half and were well on top. Paul Sheerin tried a long range effort in 10 minutes but it swerved past the post. Nicky Walker saved a low Charlie Christie shot in 22 minutes then a minute later David Bagan hit it over the bar after good solo work. Roy McBain's winning goal came in 39 minutes after a short Sheerin corner and Martin Bavidge cross set up a goalmouth scramble. The ball came out to McBain on the 18 yard line and he fired into the roof of the net. In 42 minutes Bobby Mann tried a wind-assisted lob from the half-way line but Walker held it high. In the second half it was County's turn to press but the Caley Thistle defence held up well, Mann was in particularly good form. Personal feuds began to simmer but luckily they did not boil over. In 54 minutes Alex Bone turned and shot in the box but Richard Hastings deflected it for a corner. Jim Calder had to stretch to reach a low Bone ball in 76 minutes. A late County flurry of pressure nearly paid off and Calder did well to block a Darren Henderson close range shot with his legs. Brian Irvine sent two late headers over the bar but Caley Thistle held out to take the points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ayr United 31 16 11 4 65 38 27 59
2. Livingston 29 17 7 5 54 26 28 58
3. Inverness CT 30 12 11 7 62 44 18 47
4. Falkirk 29 14 5 10 50 51 -1 47
5. Clyde 31 8 12 11 37 44 -7 36
6. Ross County 27 9 8 10 35 39 -4 35
7. Airdrieonians 28 7 10 11 40 47 -7 31
8. Raith Rovers 29 8 7 14 34 45 -11 31
9. Alloa Athletic 31 7 9 15 34 50 -16 30
10. Morton 29 5 8 16 25 52 -27 23