Hat-Trick Heroes

Below is a list of hat-tricks (or better) scored by Inverness CT players throughout the Club's history.


Paul Ritchie (3 goals) vs Brechin City on Jan 10th, 2004 (Scottish Cup)
An emphatic win against a poor Brechin side. It was all over in nine minutes after Paul Ritchie scored back-to-back goals and in the end the winning margin could have been much greater. Ritchie’s first goal was set up by a David Bingham defence-spl...
Paul Ritchie (3 goals) vs Alloa on Apr 26th, 2003 (League)
It was “heads you win” in this convincing victory over relegation-threatened Alloa. The highlight was Paul Ritchie’s second hat-trick of the season at Recreation Park. Alloa tried hard but their only reward was a goal from a penalty awarded by refe...
Paul Ritchie (3 goals) vs St. Mirren on Mar 1st, 2003 (League)
Not a classic match but a welcome three points after the disappointment of midweek. A Paul Ritchie hat trick completed a clean sweep of wins against the Saints in 2002/03. Bobby Mann missed his first match of the season and Grant Munro came in to p...
Paul Ritchie (3 goals) vs Queen of the South on Nov 16th, 2002 (League)
Caley Thistle made it six wins in a row but all credit to Queens’ nine men who fought like terriers. Paul Ritchie scored the first of three in six minutes when he took a Dennis Wyness pass in the box and touched it past Andy Goram with a neat flick....
Paul Ritchie (3 goals) vs Alloa on Oct 19th, 2002 (League)
This was a game of two hat-tricks as first Dennis Wyness and then Paul Ritchie put three past Alloa ‘keeper Jim Evans. It was also an excellent team performance – something which would not have been lost on the watching Celtic management team of Mar...
Dennis Wyness (3 goals) vs Alloa on Oct 19th, 2002 (League)
This was a game of two hat-tricks as first Dennis Wyness and then Paul Ritchie put three past Alloa ‘keeper Jim Evans. It was also an excellent team performance – something which would not have been lost on the watching Celtic management team of Mar...
Paul Ritchie (3 goals) vs St. Mirren on Mar 2nd, 2002 (League)
A few nervous moments but in the end a fine victory. The home side started well and in six minutes had two shots blocked then a Charlie Christie shot saved by John Hillcoat. In 10 minutes Bobby Mann was penalised for bringing down Ian Ross just ins...
Dennis Wyness (4 goals) vs Raith Rovers on Sep 19th, 2001 (League)
With one giant leap this crushing victory sent Caley Thistle from tenth to fifth in Division One. Dennis Wyness was the hero with a record four goals but it was also an excellent team performance. Grant Munro replaced the suspended Bobby Mann. The...
Dennis Wyness (3 goals) vs Arbroath on Sep 8th, 2001 (League)
A much delayed first league win accomplished in style. Arbroath created little apart from an early second half flurry. Dennis Wyness broke his league duck for the season with a hat-trick. In under a minute Paul Ritchie sent a header past the post ...
Dennis Wyness (3 goals) vs Morton on Mar 13th, 2001 (League)
A more convincing victory than the score suggests. The opener came in 3 minutes when Davide Xausa ran down the left and cut the ball back from the line. Denis Wyness was 10 yards out and he hit it low through a defenders legs into the net. Xausa an...
Dennis Wyness (3 goals) vs Ayr United on Dec 2nd, 2000 (League)
A day on which it rained goals and the score could have gone either way. Two attacking teams provided a great spectacle despite the windy conditions. Caley Thistle nearly went a goal down in two minutes after a goalmouth scramble but were rescued b...
Davide Xausa (3 goals) vs Livingston on Mar 18th, 2000 (League)
An emphatic win but not a classic game. Livingston sacked manager Ray Stewart earlier in the week and the spirit of the team seemed to have left with him. Caley Thistle were well on top in the first half but they allowed Livvie back into the game i...
Paul Sheerin (3 goals) vs Alloa on Nov 21st, 1999 (Challenge Cup)
Bitter disappointment for Caley Thistle as they lost their first ever senior cup final on penalties. They came from behind three times in normal play then again in extra time to take the game to a penalty decider. Alloa took the lead in 20 minutes ...
Iain Stewart (3 goals) vs East Fife on Oct 25th, 1997 (League)
The long wait for a league win ended with this defeat of high flying East Fife. The 5-1 score was a fair reflection of play and it could have been more. Shearer scored the first in 4 minutes when his a low drive from the edge of the box was deflect...
Brian Thomson (3 goals) vs Stenhousemuir on Aug 2nd, 1997 (League Cup)
A Brian Thomson hat-trick sealed this victory although the final score flattered the home side. In 2 minutes Iain Stewart hit the bar with a fierce shot but in 13 minutes Stenhousemuir took the lead. A defensive mix-up in the penalty area g...
Iain Stewart (3 goals) vs Montrose on Apr 5th, 1997 (League)
A great day for Inverness as the home side won promotion with a superb hat trick from Iain Stewart. They started well and Charlie Christie hit the bar in 4 minutes. They took the lead in 13 minutes when Iain Stewart took a pass from Daisy R...
Iain Stewart (3 goals) vs East Stirlingshire on Jan 20th, 1996 (League)
An excellent performance by Caley Thistle. Dwyer had two early chances but Caley Thistle took the lead in 15 minutes through Scott when he took a pass from Hercher and shot from the edge of the area. After 28 minutes Stewart made it two aft...
Iain Stewart (3 goals) vs Albion Rovers on Oct 21st, 1995 (League)
In the first half Caley Thistle outplayed Albion Rovers but the second half was scrappy. In 11 minutes Albions Gallacher denied Alan Hercher a goal with his hand - Gallacher was sent off and Iain Stewart converted the penalty. Three...
Charlie Christie (3 goals) vs Alloa on Sep 23rd, 1995 (League)
An excellent result for the visitors and a great team performance. Alloa started well and in 17 minutes Whyte brought out a good save from Jim Calder. After that the visitors dominated and came close through two Hercher headers and a Hastin...
Alan Hercher (3 goals) vs Arbroath on Aug 12th, 1994 (League)
Caledonian Thistle's Scottish League debut resulted in a tremendous performance and a fine victory. In the opening minutes Caley Thistle 'keeper Mark McRitchie had to look sharp to save a 15 yard drive from John Reilly. In 13 minute...