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08.12.2001 @ 15:00 Caledonian Stadium, Inverness Attendance: 1926
Inverness CT 1 - 2 Partick Thistle
Referee: I Frickleton League-match

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Match report
After being in the driving seat for most of this game Caley Thistle fell to a brace of late goals from substitute Martin Hardie including one with virtually the last kick. It looked so good for so long and the home side nearly took the lead after a minute. A neat Roy McBain header on the halfway line set up a Barry Robson run which ended with an 18 yard shot being deflected for a corner. A Paul Ritchie header went past in seven minutes then immediately at the other end a Mark McCulloch shot was blocked after Danny Lennon slipped when he had a better chance. In 21 minutes Nicky Walker was rooted to the spot when a Derek Fleming free kick was deflected onto the post then Partick keeper Kenny Arthur was scrambling when a Russell Duncan cross from the right went just past. On the half hour mark Robson had a double chance the first was blocked and the second lofted into the car park. Mike Teasdale hit low and past in 40 minutes then in 43 minutes the home fans cheered when former favourite Scott McLean mishit when well placed in the Caley Thistle box. The home pressure finally paid off in 58 minutes when Robson sent over a cross from the left and Dennis Wyness headed in from six yards. This goal seemed to spur on Partick and in 73 minutes Alan Archibald was only denied by a last gasp Charlie Christie block with Walker posted missing. Three minutes later there was a bizarre incident at the other end when Robson blocked a pass on the halfway line and was only foiled by Arthur sprinting 40 yards to put the ball out for a throw. A minute later Robson knocked the ball past Stephen Craigan 20 yards out then was brought down Craigans yellow card was generous. The home side were stunned by an equaliser in 82 minutes when a Scott McLean cross from the right was headed in by the unmarked Hardie. Ritchie and Wyness had late chances but it was Partick who struck at the death to take the points a low Archibald shot was pushed away by Walker but only to Hardie who hit home from a few yards out.