Inverness CT 3 - 0 Partick Thistle

League Match
Saturday, April 27th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,506
Referee: K Clark
Inverness CT  Partick Thistle

Goalscorers
Graeme Stewart (10)
Paul Ritchie (13)
Dennis Wyness (21)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson John Lambie

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Robson
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Russell Duncan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Arthur
Kelly
Archibald
McCulloch
Paterson
Deas
Gibson
Lennon
Walker
Dolan
Burns

Substitutes
Nicky Walker
Charlie Christie
Neil MacDonald
McKinstry
Hardie
Britton
Connaghan
Budinauckas

Substitutions
Charlie Christie for David Bagan (55)
Neil MacDonald for Martin Bavidge (73)
McKinstry -> Kelly (46)
Hardie -> Dolan (46)

Bookings
None. Kelly (39)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 194 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 76 apps -
Ross Tokely 197 apps12 goals
Bobby Mann 131 apps11 goals
David Bagan 59 apps11 goals
Barry Robson 125 apps14 goals
Graeme Stewart 29 apps1 goal
Russell Duncan 39 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 115 apps53 goals
Paul Ritchie 43 apps20 goals
Martin Bavidge 122 apps19 goals
Charlie Christie (sub) 277 apps32 goals
Neil MacDonald (sub) 20 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 56 days)
Oldest Player:David Bagan (2003 years 269 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 214 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (23 years 56 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2003 years 269 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 277 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Graeme Stewart scored his first goal for the Club.

Jim Calder was captain for the day on his farewell appearance for the Club after eight seasons and 195 appearances. Partick came north for a party to celebrate winning the championship � they lost the match but the party went ahead. After weeks of indifferent football Caley Thistle finished with a flourish. The first goal came in 10 minutes when Barry Robson crossed from the left wing and Graeme Stewart headed past Kenny Arthur. Three minutes later Arthur made a mess of a passback in the 6 yard box and Dennis Wyness nipped in. He found Paul Ritchie who stroked the ball into the unattended goal from 18 yards. In 20 minutes Ritchie nearly scored another when Arthur missed a cross but the ball went past for a goal kick. Wyness made it 3-0 in bizarre circumstances in 21 minutes. Scott Paterson strode confidently out of defence but Wyness intercepted his pass then hit home from 16 yards. In 33 minutes Calder ran out of his area to deny Alex Burns then in 44 minutes he blocked a chip just ahead of Burns. Partick tried desperately to get a goal back in the second half but the nearest they came was when Martin Hardie netted in 64 minutes and offside was given. Five minutes earlier it looked like 4-0 was on the cards when Stewart rose to meet Charlie Christie�s corner from the left � the header was good but it crashed off the post. Jim Calder left the home crowd with yet another memory in 68 minutes when he cleared his lines by a cheeky backheel to Stuart McCaffrey. Caley Thistle regained the upper hand in the closing 15 minutes just after Burns had shot wide for Partick. With the final whistle just seconds away Ritchie headed goalwards from close range but Arthur made an excellent point blank save. A fine finish to the season�s football and Caley Thistle now await resolution of the off-the-field difficulties.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 36 19 9 8 61 38 23 66
2. Airdrieonians 36 15 11 10 59 40 19 56
3. Ayr United 36 13 13 10 53 44 9 52
4. Ross County 36 14 10 12 51 43 8 52
5. Clyde 36 13 10 13 51 56 -5 49
6. Inverness CT 36 13 9 14 60 51 9 48
7. Arbroath 36 14 6 16 42 59 -17 48
8. St. Mirren 36 11 12 13 43 53 -10 45
9. Falkirk 36 10 9 17 49 73 -24 39
10. Raith Rovers 36 8 11 17 50 62 -12 35