Inverness CT 4 - 1 Queen of the South

League Match
Saturday, April 17th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,126
Referee: G Mitchell
Inverness CT  Queen of the South

Steven Hislop (39)
David Bingham (40)
Barry Wilson (65)
Steven Hislop (81)
Burke (78)

Team Managers
John Robertson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
David Bingham
Steven Hislop

Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
Liam Keogh
Paul Ritchie
Darren Mackie

Liam Keogh for Richie Hart (65)
Darren Mackie for Barry Wilson (66)
Paul Ritchie for David Bingham (70)
Burke -> Payne (58)
Thomson -> Gibson (72)

Bobby Mann (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 86 apps -
Stuart Golabek 161 apps3 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 142 apps5 goals
Ross Tokely 279 apps20 goals
Bobby Mann 209 apps17 goals
Richie Hart 60 apps12 goals
Barry Wilson 187 apps58 goals
Roy McBain 161 apps9 goals
Russell Duncan 115 apps2 goals
David Bingham 37 apps15 goals
Steven Hislop 42 apps15 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 59 apps2 goals
Darren Mackie (sub) 6 apps -
Paul Ritchie (sub) 125 apps60 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 47 days)
Oldest Player:David Bingham (2005 years 260 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 241 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 47 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Mackie (2005 years 260 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 241 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Two goals in 45 seconds set up this win on a cold windy day against a lively Queens’ side. The score was a repeat of December’s match and once more Steve Hislop scored twice. Barry Wilson was set up by David Bingham in the fourth minute but his angled close range shot cleared the bar. Queens’ ’keeper Craig Samson dived to push round a Richie Hart free kick in the eighth minute then in 16 minutes Hart’s through ball sent Wilson clear in on goal. He was one-on-one with the ‘keeper but shot low and well wide from 15 yards. Two minutes later Queens had a chance when a Stephen Payne corner was quickly returned to him and his cross was punched away by Mark Brown. Steve Bowey’s follow up shot was blocked. Willie Gibson closed in on the Caley Thistle goal from the right in 25 minutes but instead of the expected cross he shot hard – the swerving ball forced a punch away from Brown. David Bingham volleyed over the bar on the half hour mark then Brown pushed a Payne shot for a corner. The deadlock was broken in 39 minutes when Bingham slipped a neat reverse pass to Hislop on the edge of the box and he shot past Samson with the aid of a deflection. 45 seconds later Hart crossed from the right and Bingham headed home from six yards for 2-0. The wind strengthened in the second half and it was in Caley Thistle’s favour. In the 65th minute a long high ball from Bobby Mann reached Wilson just outside the Queens’ box. He controlled it first time but pulled a hamstring in the process. Despite the obvious pain he ran forward and stroked it past Samson. At 3-0 the game was effectively over and so was Wilson’s involvement. Queens scored a consolation goal in 78 minutes when Paul Burns crossed low from the left and substitute Alex Burke hit it in from six yards out. Hislop’s second goal came three minutes later but most of the credit went to Roy McBain. McBain shot hard from 30 yards and Samson pulled off a tremendous save. The ‘keeper could not hold it and Hislop was on hand to net from the rebound. With three minutes left substitutes Liam Keogh and Paul Ritchie combined to create a chance. Keogh crossed from the left and Ritchie had a sight of goal from 15 yards. He was quickly shut down and his shot was deflected for a corner. Clyde matched the 4-1 result against Raith Rovers and the gap remains four points with four games left. St Johnstone drew with Ross County and now lie a further five points adrift. It now looks like it is back to a two horse race.


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clyde 32 19 7 6 57 35 22 64
2. Inverness CT 32 18 6 8 61 31 30 60
3. St. Johnstone 32 15 10 7 55 37 18 55
4. Falkirk 32 14 8 10 42 36 6 50
5. Ross County 32 12 12 8 48 36 12 48
6. Queen of the South 32 13 7 12 40 44 -4 46
7. St. Mirren 32 7 13 12 33 43 -10 34
8. Raith Rovers 32 8 8 16 35 53 -18 32
9. Ayr United 32 5 10 17 34 56 -22 25
10. Brechin City 32 5 7 20 31 65 -34 22