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12.04.2003 @ 15:00 Caledonian Stadium, Inverness Attendance: 1682
Inverness CT 1 - 2 Clyde
Referee: H Dallas League-match

Goalscorers
Steven Hislop (63)
Mensing (28)
McConalogue (61)
Starting Lineup
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Steven Hislop
Halliwell
Potter
Mensing
Kernaghan
Fraser
Ross
Shields
Cosgrove
Keogh
McConalogue
Gilhaney
Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Hagen
Falconer
Bossy
Doyle
Morrison
Substitutions
Dennis Wyness -> Liam Keogh (79)
David Bagan -> Charlie Christie (79)
Hagen -> Gilhaney (53)
Falconer -> Shields (69)
Yellow cards
Richie Hart (60)
Fraser
Red cards
None. None
Match report
Clyde were several shirts short of a full kit so had to borrow Caley Thistles change strip it certainly had no ill effects and they took the points despite being under pressure for most of the game. The home teams open attacking style always looked promising but poor finishing and good Clyde defending were what counted in the end plus the loss of two simple goals. John Robertson made changes to avoid aggravating niggling injuries and to give some players a rest. Steve Hislop and Liam Keogh played up front and Russell Duncan returned to the starting line-up. Bryn Halliwell had a busy afternoon in the Clyde goal and he was nearly red-faced in only three minutes when a poor clearance fell to Hislop. His through ball was retrieved with much relief by Halliwell. In six minutes Alan Kernaghan headed back to his keeper but it was rather short Halliwell had to be quick to collect ahead of Hislop. Halliwell touched away a Hislop angled shot in 18 minutes then it was a tale of two Keogh headers - Pat headed past Mark Browns goal in 21 minutes before Liam did likewise at the other end. The first corner of the game in 28 minutes produced the first goal for Clyde Paul Shields sent in a corner from the left and Simon Mensing rose to head home. Just after the half hour mark a free kick from Clydes Jack Ross flashed past the post. A Barry Robson curling corner in 40 minutes nearly went straight in but Halliwell touched it onto the post. A Halliwell clearance close to the whistle caused some confusion and resulted in a scramble back to save from Hislop. Caley Thistle pounded the Clyde goal after the break but achieved little. In 55 minutes an excellent chance fell to Liam Keogh he took a flick from Hart in the box but blasted wide. Three minutes later Hislop sent over a low ball from the right past Halliwell but there was no one in support. Despite all the pressure it was Clyde who scored next in 61 minutes. Kernaghan held the ball wide left, waited for his forwards to catch up then sent over a cross for Stephen McConalogue to head past Brown. Caley Thistle pulled one back just two minutes later. A Duncan shot was blocked and fell to Hislop he shot low past Halliwell from 12 yards. The pressure on Clyde continued and Hislop should have equalised in 70 minutes. Christie and Keogh combined to set him just a couple of yards out. With the goal at his mercy he miskicked and Halliwell collected. Mensing headed away a Robson cross in 75 minutes and, despite seemingly goalbound, it went past for a corner. Clydes McConalogue crossed two minutes later and Brown took it ahead of Willie Falconer. Three minutes from time substitute Dennis Wyness pounced on an interception and, as he attempted a cross, it came off the back of David Bagan. This summed up a frustrating afternoon for the cup semi-finalists.