St. Mirren 0 - 4 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 31st, 2002, 3:00 PM at Love Street, Paisley
Attendance: 2,605
Referee: B McGarry
St. Mirren Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Barry Robson (9)
Barry Robson (21)
Richie Hart (24)
Charlie Christie (72)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Robertson
Kerr
Guy
McGinty
Murray
Baltacha
Ross
Mendes
Cameron
Gillies
Dietrich
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Robb
Lowing
Yardley
Bauld
Dow
Ally Ridgers
Chris Miller
Anthony Low
Brian Gilfillan
Paul Ritchie

Substitutions
Robb -> Dietrich (46)
Lowing -> McGinty (46)
Yardley -> Guy (65)
Paul Ritchie for Richie Hart (68)
Anthony Low for Charlie Christie (77)
Chris Miller for Barry Robson (86)

Bookings
Robb
Gillies
Ross
Barry Robson (60)
Stuart Golabek (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 6 apps -
Bobby Mann 137 apps11 goals
Ross Tokely 203 apps13 goals
Grant Munro 38 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 85 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 131 apps16 goals
Richie Hart 4 apps1 goal
Charlie Christie 283 apps33 goals
Roy McBain 86 apps5 goals
Russell Duncan 45 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 121 apps55 goals
Chris Miller (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Anthony Low (sub) 4 apps -
Paul Ritchie (sub) 49 apps20 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 182 days)
Oldest Player:Barry Robson (2004 years 30 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 355 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 182 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (2004 years 30 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 355 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Chris Miller(Signed )

Milestones
Richie Hart scored his first goal for the Club.

A comprehensive win for Caley Thistle and a feast of goals. They completely outclassed Saints who made the situation worse with bad defensive errors. In eight minutes Charlie Christie sent a low ball from the right and Barry Robson hit past. The move was repeated a minute later and this time a Ricky Gillies failed clearance fell at the feet of Robson and he scored with a drive from 10 yards. In 21 minutes Robson raced down the left and the ball came back to him via Christie – he headed goalwards, cut inside trialist Claus Dietrich and hit a right footed shot past Kris Robertson from 16 yards. Three minutes later it was 3-0. Robson and Christie again combined on the left before Christie sent a daisy-cutter wide of the diving Robertson to give Ritchie Hart his first goal for the club with a tap-in. Saints were given rough treatment by their fans at half-time but did not improve in the second half. The fourth goal came when Robson was brought down 20 yards out. Christie took a quick free kick wide of the ‘keeper as the wall was assembling and it found the net via the woodwork. Despite home protests the goal stood. Saints produced little with Martin Canning the only one to come close – he headed over late in the first half then made a mess of a chance in front of goal early in the second. An away victory to savour for the Caley Thistle fans.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 5 5 0 0 16 3 13 15
2. St. Johnstone 5 4 1 0 6 0 6 13
3. Ayr United 5 3 0 2 6 6 0 9
4. Inverness CT 5 2 1 2 7 3 4 7
5. Ross County 5 2 1 2 7 5 2 7
6. St. Mirren 5 2 0 3 6 11 -5 6
7. Clyde 5 1 2 2 6 7 -1 5
8. Arbroath 5 1 1 3 4 6 -2 4
9. Queen of the South 5 1 1 3 3 8 -5 4
10. Alloa Athletic 5 0 1 4 2 14 -12 1