Inverness CT 3 - 1 Clyde

League Match
Tuesday, March 16th, 2004, 7:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,645
Referee: M McCurry
Inverness CT  Clyde

Paul Ritchie (35)
David Bingham (41)
Barry Wilson (pen.) (88)
Fotheringham (36)

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie

Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Richie Hart
Darran Thomson

Grant Munro for Paul Ritchie (59)
David Proctor for David Bingham (76)
Richie Hart for Barry Wilson (89)
Doyle -> Hagen (61)
McConalogue -> Harty (80)
Keogh -> McLuskey (85)

Liam Keogh (60)

Red Cards
Roy McBain (54)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 80 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 136 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 273 apps20 goals
Bobby Mann 203 apps17 goals
Stuart Golabek 157 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 181 apps54 goals
Roy McBain 157 apps9 goals
David Bingham 33 apps14 goals
Russell Duncan 109 apps2 goals
Liam Keogh 53 apps2 goals
Paul Ritchie 119 apps59 goals
Grant Munro (sub) 85 apps2 goals
David Proctor (sub) 12 apps -
Richie Hart (sub) 55 apps12 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 15 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2005 years 228 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 209 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Proctor (20 years 16 days)
Oldest Player:Darran Thomson (2005 years 228 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 266 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This crunch match between first and second lived up to its billing and ended in a valuable victory for ICT. The wind caused havoc throughout the game with Clyde having the advantage of its force in the first half. Mark Brown saved an Andy Smith header in nine minutes then two minutes later Paul Ritchie came close to intercepting a back pass to Bryn Halliwell. A downwards header by Jack Ross went wide in 20 minutes then in 34 minutes Ian Harty hit past from close range. A minute later David Bingham’s neat pass sent Paul Ritchie through the middle then to the right side of the Clyde box. He was under pressure from two defenders but still managed to hit an angled low ball across the ‘keeper and into the net for 1-0. Seconds later Kevin Fotheringham sent a lob from his own area and it carried on the wind towards Brown’s goal. He came out but was deceived by the bounce and it went in for a bizarre equaliser. With four minutes of the first half left Mark McLaughlin tried to clear his lines but instead of going over for a corner the ball hung in the wind. Bingham reacted first and sent an angled header past Bryn Halliwell for 2-1. In 53 minutes Brown turned a Harty header past for what proved to be a costly corner. Jack Ross’s kick from the right curled goalwards and Roy McBain was forced to handle on the line. A red card and penalty were inevitable. Ian Harty’s low kick was saved by the diving Brown and Harty’s follow up went over the bar. Ritchie was sacrificed and Grant Munro came on to bolster the defence. The match boiled over in 64 minutes when Stuart Golabek raced down the left wing with Barry Wilson in support. Wilson was struck in the face by Simon Mensing and to the amazement of the home crowd the card flourished was only yellow. TV cameras were there and it remains to be seen whether their footage will be used as evidence by the SFL. The ten men battled on but held their shape as Clyde became more and more frustrated. Brown saved well from Colin Marshall in 68 minutes. The closing 15 minutes were full of action and with five minutes left there was trouble after a clash between Liam Keogh and Mark Gilhaney who crumpled to the ground theatrically. Order was restored and with two minutes of the 90 left Keogh was brought down 12 yards out by McLaughlin. Wilson dispatched the resultant spot kick past Halliwell to settle the match. Despite three added minutes Clyde were well out of it. Caley Thistle moved to four points behind Clyde with St Johnstone two further points adrift - they only managed a point against St Mirren.


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clyde 27 16 5 6 45 30 15 53
2. Inverness CT 27 15 4 8 54 29 25 49
3. St. Johnstone 27 13 8 6 48 31 17 47
4. Ross County 27 11 9 7 43 31 12 42
5. Falkirk 27 12 6 9 37 32 5 42
6. Queen of the South 27 12 6 9 37 35 2 42
7. St. Mirren 27 6 10 11 24 36 -12 28
8. Raith Rovers 27 7 6 14 29 45 -16 27
9. Brechin City 27 5 6 16 28 55 -27 21
10. Ayr United 27 4 8 15 28 49 -21 20