Ross County 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 30th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 5,020
Referee: D MacDonald
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Hannah (pen 2) Bobby Mann (23)

Team Managers
Alex Smith John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Stewart
McCunnie
Mackay
Tait
Malcolm
McCulloch
Rankin
Hannah
Higgins
Robertson
Winters
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie
Steven Hislop

Bench
Hamilton
Cowie
Gethins
Webb
Fridge
Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Anthony Low
Darran Thomson

Substitutions
Hamilton -> Higgins (55)
Cowie -> Mackay (63)
Gethins -> Winters (73)
Anthony Low for David Bingham (63)

Bookings
Malcolm
Higgins
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 51 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 110 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 246 apps17 goals
Bobby Mann 177 apps17 goals
Stuart Golabek 128 apps2 goals
Richie Hart 44 apps11 goals
Roy McBain 130 apps5 goals
David Bingham 7 apps2 goals
Russell Duncan 80 apps1 goal
Steven Hislop 21 apps7 goals
Paul Ritchie 92 apps41 goals
Anthony Low (sub) 19 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 181 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2005 years 29 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 181 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (19 years 182 days)
Oldest Player:Darran Thomson (2005 years 29 days)
Average Player Age:21 years 364 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

An entertaining game and the points shared:

Richie Hart was penalised in the second minute for a foul on Hugh Robertson just inside the area and a penalty was awarded. David Hannah converted to give County the lead.

Caley Thistle immediately pressurised the County defence and in seven minutes Colin Stewart knocked down a Roy McBain inswinging corner into the path of David Bingham but his six yard shot was blocked. A Roy McBain corner was then headed into Bingham's path and he chipped over from a few yards out.

In 23 minutes Hannah brought down Paul Ritchie and Bobby Mann curled the 23 yard free kick into the top corner to make it 1-1.

In the second half Colin Stewart saved a goal-bound shot from Bingham then, at the other end, Jim Hamilton was set up by Robertson eight yards out - Brown raced from goal and Hamilton shot wide.

There were further chances but no more goals - Stuart McCaffrey headed wide from a McBain corner and Mark Brown pushed away a Robertson overhead kick.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 4 2 2 0 4 2 2 8
2. Ross County 4 2 1 1 7 2 5 7
3. St. Johnstone 4 2 1 1 9 5 4 7
4. Clyde 4 2 1 1 6 3 3 7
5. Queen of the South 4 2 1 1 6 5 1 7
6. Raith Rovers 4 1 2 1 5 3 2 5
7. Inverness CT 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
8. St. Mirren 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 5
9. Ayr United 4 0 2 2 3 9 -6 2
10. Brechin City 4 0 0 4 2 12 -10 0