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02.08.2003 @ 15:00 Raydale Park Attendance: 528
Gretna 0 - 5 Inverness CT
Referee: J Gilmour Challenge Cup-match

Goalscorers
None David Bingham (22)
Steven Hislop (54)
Paul Ritchie (55)
Richie Hart (60)
Richie Hart (81)
Starting Lineup
Mathieson
Cleeland
Skelton
Robb
Neill
Holdsworth
Henney
Galloway
Cameron
Cohen
Allen
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
David Bingham
Paul Ritchie
Steven Hislop
Substitutes
Gordon
Skinner
Knox
Irons
Wylie
Ally Ridgers
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Charlie Christie
Darran Thomson
Substitutions
Gordon -> Cleeland (34)
Skinner -> Allen (79)
David Proctor -> Ross Tokely (69)
Charlie Christie -> Steven Hislop (72)
Darran Thomson -> Paul Ritchie (76)
Yellow cards
O'Neil
Cohen
None.
Red cards
None None.
Match report
A long journey but an emphatic win for Caley Thistle in this first ever meeting with Gretna. The home side are now full time and with many close season signings they were seen as difficult opponents. The visitors dominated the early period but Gretna had a chance in 20 minutes when a Matt Henney shot was deflected for a corner. Caley Thistle went ahead two minutes later when David Bingham scored his debut competitive goal with a neat 20 yard chip over keeper David Mathieson who was off his line. Any hopes Gretna had of a revival disappeared early in the second half when Caley Thistle scored two goals in a minute. Steve Hislop had already hit the post just after the break and he made it 2-0 in 54 minutes a pass-back from David Holdsworth was intended for Mathieson but the keeper failed to collect and Hislop stepped in to score into the empty net. Straight from the kick-off Paul Ritchie headed home a Roy McBain corner for number three. On the hour mark Richie Hart took a Ritchie pass and scored from close range then he scored his second in 81 minutes after a through ball from David Bingham. Gretna had created a good chance just before the fifth goal but Mark Brown saved bravely at the feet of Wayne Gordon.