Falkirk 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, December 14th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Brockville Park
Attendance: 4,691
Referee: K Clark
Falkirk Inverness CT

Hughes (17) McKenzie (o.g.) (1)

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Richie Hart
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Ally Ridgers
Stuart McCaffrey
David Bagan
Anthony Low
Liam Keogh

None. Liam Keogh for Richie Hart (73)
Stuart McCaffrey for Charlie Christie (87)
Anthony Low for Paul Ritchie (90)

McKenzie Ross Tokely (60)
Stuart Golabek (60)
Bobby Mann (60)
Dennis Wyness (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 22 apps -
Ross Tokely 217 apps15 goals
Grant Munro 54 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 101 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 153 apps13 goals
Roy McBain 102 apps5 goals
Barry Robson 147 apps21 goals
Richie Hart 20 apps6 goals
Charlie Christie 292 apps33 goals
Dennis Wyness 137 apps71 goals
Paul Ritchie 65 apps31 goals
Stuart McCaffrey (sub) 82 apps -
Anthony Low (sub) 15 apps -
Liam Keogh (sub) 15 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 287 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2004 years 135 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 95 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 287 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2004 years 135 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 95 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


After a traumatic week with the loss of Steve Paterson and Duncan Shearer to Aberdeen it was back to football. The interim management team of Graeme Bennett and John Docherty could not have chosen a bigger game for their baptism as second played first at Falkirk. The Caley Thistle line up had remained unchanged for nine weeks but Russell Duncanís suspension allowed Charlie Christie to step in. It was a pulsating match and the visitors took the lead in under two minutes. A low Ross Tokely cross from the right was turned into his own net by Scott McKenzie at the near post. Falkirk pressed forward and in ten minutes Lee Millerís strong shot was saved well by Mark Brown then two minutes later Charlie Christie cleared a Miller header off the line. Falkirk were rewarded for their pressure in 17 minutes when John Hughes headed an equaliser following a Craig McPherson cross from the left. Barry Robson should have made it 2-1 just before the interval when he intercepted a loose cross-field ball from Mark Kerr. He strode goalwards and as he tried to flick it left Allan Ferguson made a brave save at his feet. Into the second half a poor back header landed at the feet of Dennis Wyness but his chip went over both Ferguson and the bar. At the other end Collin Samuel found Owen Coyle but the flag went up for offside as the strikerís shot cannoned off the post. In 64 minutes it was Samuel who was in space just eight yards out but he headed wide. As time ran out Tokely headed into the side netting from Robsonís free kick then Miller headed past at the other end. A good draw for the visitors in difficult circumstances and no change to the league positions. The visiting fans were satisfied with a draw but less happy at being refused entry to the Brockville stand because of sporting team colours. All away fans including the elderly and infirm were forced to the terracing and official protests are to be made by the Supportersí Club to both Falkirk and the Scottish League.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 18 12 4 2 37 16 21 40
2. Inverness CT 18 12 3 3 43 17 26 39
3. Clyde 18 9 4 5 30 17 13 31
4. St. Johnstone 18 8 5 5 19 12 7 29
5. Queen of the South 18 6 5 7 24 27 -3 23
6. Ayr United 18 6 5 7 18 21 -3 23
7. St. Mirren 18 6 4 8 24 39 -15 22
8. Ross County 18 5 6 7 21 18 3 21
9. Arbroath 18 2 4 12 14 34 -20 10
10. Alloa Athletic 18 2 4 12 11 40 -29 10