St. Johnstone 1 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 10th, 2002, 3:00 PM at McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 3,772
Referee: E Mack
St. Johnstone Inverness CT

Goalscorers
McCaffrey (og 81) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Cuthbert
Robertson
McCulloch
McCluskey
Murray
Maxwell
McCann
Reilly
Hartley
Connolly
Parker
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Russell Duncan
Liam Keogh
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Russell
Stevenson
MacDonald
Dods
Main
Ally Ridgers
Roy McBain
Anthony Low
Richie Hart
Paul Ritchie

Substitutions
Russell -> McCulloch (57)
Stevenson -> McCann (69)
MacDonald -> Connolly (87)
Paul Ritchie for Liam Keogh (74)

Bookings
Hartley Barry Robson (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 3 apps -
Stuart Golabek 82 apps1 goal
Grant Munro 36 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 79 apps -
Bobby Mann 134 apps11 goals
Ross Tokely 200 apps12 goals
Liam Keogh 3 apps -
Barry Robson 128 apps14 goals
Charlie Christie 280 apps32 goals
Russell Duncan 42 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 118 apps53 goals
Paul Ritchie (sub) 46 apps20 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 161 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 9 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 334 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 161 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 9 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 334 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Ross Tokely made his 200th competitive appearance for the Club.

Caley Thistle’s first ever competitive match against St Johnstone ended in defeat but only after the cruellest of luck. After matching Saints for most of the game a Stuart McCaffrey own goal decided the destiny of the points. Saints started well and it took a fine blocking challenge by Russell Duncan to halt a good run from Keigan Parker. Two Paul Hartley free kicks caused danger in the Caley Thistle box but the first was cleared and the second headed wide by Ian Maxwell. In 26 minutes a Dennis Wyness shot was saved by Kevin Cuthbert then a Bobby Mann free kick went just over. Saints should have taken the lead in 33 minutes but Stuart McCluskey shot wide from eight yards. Close to the break Mark Brown made two excellent saves from McCluskey. Into the second half the visitors put pressure on Saints and Liam Keogh headed wide in 51 minutes. Cuthbert saved from Wyness then in 70 minutes Keogh failed to reach a cross from Ross Tokely after a good move involving Charlie Christie and Barry Robson. The winning goal came in 81 minutes after Parker set up a Paddy Connolly run and shot – McCaffrey instinctively tried to head clear but only managed to divert the ball past Brown

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