Queen of the South 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 21st, 2004, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 2,021
Referee: Brian Winter
Queen of the South Inverness CT

Goalscorers
O'Connor (9)
Bowey (29)
Paul Ritchie (77)

Team Managers
Unknown. John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Samson
Paton
Aitken
Bagan
Reid
Allan
O'Connor (Burke 46)
Bowey
Jaconelli
Burns
McAlpine (McMullan 73)
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
Darran Thomson
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Burke
McMullan
Payne
Gibson
Dodds
Michael Fraser
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
David MacRae
Craig MacMillan

Substitutions
Burke -> O'Connor (46)
McMullan -> McAlpine (73)
Craig MacMillan for Ross Tokely (66)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 76 apps -
Stuart Golabek 153 apps3 goals
Bobby Mann 199 apps17 goals
Ross Tokely 269 apps20 goals
Grant Munro 83 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 177 apps52 goals
Darran Thomson 22 apps2 goals
Roy McBain 153 apps9 goals
Russell Duncan 105 apps2 goals
Liam Keogh 49 apps2 goals
Paul Ritchie 115 apps55 goals
Craig MacMillan (sub) 9 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 356 days)
Oldest Player:Liam Keogh (2005 years 204 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 185 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 356 days)
Oldest Player:Craig MacMillan (2005 years 204 days)
Average Player Age:31 years 235 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Disappointment at Dumfries for the second time this season. The injury-hit visitors started strongly but it was Queens who took the lead in nine minutes. An Eric Paton cross from the right was met by Joe McAlpine but his shot was cleared off the line by Bobby Mann. Sean O’Connor was on hand to take advantage and score from close range. Russell Duncan set up Darran Thomson with a precision pass into the area but on loan Kilmarnock ‘keeper Craig Samson came out quickly to block. O’Connor was the architect of Queens’ second goal in 29 minutes with good ball control on the right then a neat touch into the path of Steve Bowey. Bowey connected 12 yards out and hit a low ball past Mark Brown. Before the break both Barry Wilson and Paul Ritchie headed over. Into the second half and Emilio Jaconelli could have made it 3-0 but he failed to connect with an Alex Burke cross despite a spectacular dive. Caley Thistle’s only goal came after a 22 yard Mann free kick in 77 minutes – it deflected off the wall and Paul Ritchie scored from six yards. Jaconelli tried again in 79 minutes but his shot was touched onto the post by Mark Brown. A long Grant Munro clearance found substitute Craig McMillan with a sight of goal – he played a good first touch but Samson came out to smother before he could shoot. Queens pressed for a third near the end and Jaconelli hit the post. Clyde beat Raith Rovers to regain top spot by a clear three points with a game in hand.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clyde 23 15 4 4 40 23 17 49
2. Inverness CT 24 14 4 6 48 23 25 46
3. Ross County 25 10 8 7 41 30 11 38
4. Queen of the South 24 11 5 8 33 32 1 38
5. St. Johnstone 23 10 7 6 40 26 14 37
6. Falkirk 23 10 6 7 32 26 6 36
7. St. Mirren 24 6 9 9 23 32 -9 27
8. Ayr United 25 4 8 13 25 44 -19 20
9. Raith Rovers 24 5 5 14 24 43 -19 20
10. Brechin City 25 5 4 16 27 54 -27 19