Inverness CT 3 - 2 Falkirk

League Match
Saturday, February 16th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,803
Referee: I Fyfe
Inverness CT  Falkirk

Grant Munro (13)
Dennis Wyness (69)
Dennis Wyness (73)
Deuchar (43)
Waddell (76)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Alex Totten

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Martin Bavidge

Martin Bavidge for Ross Tokely (66)
David Bagan for Russell Duncan (66)
Stuart Golabek for Barry Robson (83)
McAllister -> Craig (59)
Waddell -> Morris (75)
Rodgers -> Miller (88)

None. Rennie (51)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 24 apps -
Grant Munro 22 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 119 apps11 goals
Ross Tokely 185 apps11 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 68 apps -
Charlie Christie 266 apps32 goals
Russell Duncan 28 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 114 apps14 goals
Roy McBain 73 apps5 goals
Dennis Wyness 103 apps50 goals
Paul Ritchie 31 apps16 goals
Stuart Golabek (sub) 77 apps1 goal
David Bagan (sub) 51 apps10 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 111 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 351 days)
Oldest Player:Stuart McCaffrey (2003 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 159 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 351 days)
Oldest Player:Nicky Walker (2003 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 207 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Dennis Wyness scored his 50th goal for the Club.
Dennis Wyness scored his 50th goal for the Club.
Grant Munro scored his first goal for the Club.

An important win and a climb back to fourth. The points should have been wrapped up by half time but a missed penalty and bad marking at a corner allowed Falkirk back into the game. Falkirk�s Lee Miller mishit in the box in just four minutes then Myles Hogarth had to rush out of his area to kick away ahead of Paul Ritchie. Ritchie headed just over in 11 minutes after latching onto a Charlie Christie curling free kick from wide left. Christie repeated the move two minutes later and this time Grant Munro scored his first senior goal with a glancing header. In 23 minutes Steven Craig shot at goal, Nicky Walker managed to get a hand to it but it ran free � as the ball stopped a yard out Stuart McCaffrey hooked it away but injured his hand in the process. In 27 minutes Ritchie rounded a defender on the edge of the box but his shot was deflected for a corner. Barry Robson�s kick from the right was blatantly handled by Garry McStay but Ritchie hit the resultant penalty low and past Myles Hogarth�s right hand post. Hogarth had to race out of goal in 40 minutes to head away with Christie chasing a through ball from Bobby Mann. With the first half coming to a close Mann headed a Lee Mair dangerous ball for a corner. McStay took the kick and Kenneth Deuchar ran into the box late to head home. The second half was scrappy for a long while and Falkirk nearly took the lead on the hour mark when a Miller header was hit off the line by Roy McBain. In 67 minutes Walker made a point blank save from Miller then Hogarth was hurt as he dived to collect the ball ahead of Ritchie. Two minutes later it was 2-1 when Martin Bavidge crossed low from the right, Ian Morris kicked fresh air and Dennis Wyness took full advantage to sweep it in from six yards. His second just four minutes later was a classic. Robson took a free kick on the right and hit it cross field to Wyness on the left of the Falkirk box. Wyness rounded Lee Mair then hit a slightly-deflected shot from wide left to the opposite corner of the net past the diving Hogarth. This was Wyness�s 50th competitive goal for Caley Thistle and his 19th of the season. It looked all over but Falkirk soon hit back. In 76 minutes substitute Ricky Waddell hit a lob past Walker with a deflection off Stuart McCaffrey helping to deceive the �keeper. In 81 minutes a great David Bagan run and a 1-2 with Wyness gave him a chance � his shot went close to the top corner but it shaved the post. A minute later Robson was one on one with Hogarth after a run from the left but he hit it low and past. Falkirk had a few chances close to the end but the defence held out for a welcome three points.


Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 26 16 5 5 49 27 22 53
2. Airdrieonians 25 13 8 4 48 23 25 47
3. Ayr United 26 10 6 10 39 35 4 36
4. Inverness CT 26 10 4 12 50 45 5 34
5. St. Mirren 26 8 10 8 31 34 -3 34
6. Clyde 25 9 6 10 31 41 -10 33
7. Arbroath 26 10 2 14 30 48 -18 32
8. Falkirk 24 8 5 11 37 46 -9 29
9. Ross County 24 8 4 12 30 34 -4 28
10. Raith Rovers 26 6 8 12 37 49 -12 26