Inverness CT 1 - 2 Raith Rovers

League Match
Saturday, October 28th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,723
Referee: E Martindale
Inverness CT  Raith Rovers

Goalscorers
Paul Sheerin (79)
Jay Stein (16)
Ivan Mballa (21)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Peter Hetherston

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Sheerin
Kevin Byers
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Davide Xausa
Van de Kamp
McCulloch
Dennis
Hamilton
Browne
Black
Hetherston
Ellis
Mballa
Clark
Stein

Substitutes
Les Fridge
Grant Munro
David Hind
Dennis Wyness
Brian Gilfillan
Shields
Nicol
Hampshire
Creaney
Coyle

Substitutions
Dennis Wyness for Davide Xausa (46)
Shields -> Clark (76)
Nicol -> Hetherston (82)
Hampshire -> Black (86)

Bookings
None. P Browne

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 158 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 8 apps -
Stuart Golabek 55 apps1 goal
Paul Sheerin 117 apps38 goals
Roy McBain 13 apps2 goals
Charlie Christie 209 apps27 goals
Kevin Byers 50 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale 177 apps15 goals
David Bagan 13 apps2 goals
Davide Xausa 33 apps15 goals
Martin Bavidge 60 apps13 goals
Dennis Wyness (sub) 42 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Charlie Christie (34 years 221 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 88 days)
Average Player Age:34 years 221 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Charlie Christie (34 years 221 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 88 days)
Average Player Age:34 years 221 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Kevin Byers played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Injury-hit Caley Thistle lost this game because of a poor first half display. Despite this they nearly took the lead in 13 minutes when a David Bagan shot was blocked by Greig McCulloch and spun over the bar. Raith scored first in 16 minutes when Jim Calder failed to hold a Shaun Dennis cross and Jay Stein hit home the loose ball from six yards. In 21 minutes a poor headed clearance by Stuart McCaffrey was picked up by Andrew Clark and he set up Ivan Mballa and the Frenchman slammed the ball into the net from 12 yards. ICT had a penalty claim turned down in 38 minutes when Charlie Christie was brought down by Paul Browne. After the break the home side improved but Guido Van de Kamp denied them on several occasions. Paul Sheerin pulled one back in 79 minutes when he netted from close range after a good cut back by Roy McBain. Four minutes later Sheerin watched in frustration as Van de Kamp saved his low shot. As time ran out he came close twice more but Raith held on to win.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.