Ayr United 0 - 7 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 3:00 PM at Somerset Park, Ayr
Attendance: 1,804
Referee: Stephen O Reilly
Ayr United Inverness CT

None. Johnny Hayes (2)
Adam Rooney (9)
Richie Foran (12)
Eric Odhiambo (42)
Dani Sanchez (75)
Robert Eagle (85)
Gavin Morrison (87)

Team Managers
Brian Reid Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Gavin Morrison
Johnny Hayes
Adam Rooney
Richie Foran
Eric Odhiambo

Kyle Allison
Nauris Bulvitus
Robert Eagle
Daniel Stratford
Dani Sanchez

Mendes => Connolly (66)
Roberts => McManus (78)
Bowey => Keenan (78)
Nauris Bulvitus for Roy McBain (26)
Dani Sanchez for Richie Foran (64)
Robert Eagle for Eric Odhiambo (71)

Lafferty (40)
Keenan (44)
Connolly (64)
Gibson (88)
Robert Eagle (86)
Gavin Morrison (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 70 apps -
David Proctor 133 apps8 goals
Ross Tokely 516 apps33 goals
Grant Munro 327 apps12 goals
Roy McBain 338 apps19 goals
Gavin Morrison 2 apps1 goal
Russell Duncan 322 apps9 goals
Johnny Hayes 43 apps10 goals
Eric Odhiambo 34 apps6 goals
Adam Rooney 81 apps32 goals
Richie Foran 57 apps19 goals
Nauris Bulvitus (sub) 40 apps5 goals
Robert Eagle (sub) 24 apps4 goals
Dani Sanchez (sub) 38 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Johnny Hayes (22 years 295 days)
Oldest Player:Russell Duncan (2011 years 268 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 204 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Johnny Hayes (22 years 295 days)
Oldest Player:Dani Sanchez (2011 years 268 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 204 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Gavin Morrison scored his first goal for the Club.
Johnny Hayes reached 10 goals for the Club.

Ayr raid Ayr pressure Ayr not at the races Seventh Heaven Seaside Party

Want a catchy headline?  We'll let you pick your own because we couldn't could choose between them.....

Caley Thistle went out and had fun today... 7 goals from 7 different scorers meant ICT recorded the biggest victory in the SFL for the season as the large travelling support partied in style. 

Apparently, there was a match yesterday that briefly interrupted a day long travelling party. A thousand or so highlanders settled(!) down at 3pm. to be treated to as fluent a display of celebration football as you are ever likely to see, and it was important that they did get there at 3pm, because the game was effectively over by quarter past. Ayr United played their part by providing one of the best playing surfaces that I've seen at this end of a season and leaving their defence somewhere else in Ayrshire. They also gave our fans a huge terracing playground that was utilised to the full.

To the events onfield:

Hayes first, scooting in to finish a rebounded Rooney effort (3 mins.) then a typical quality Jonny cross returned the assist for a Rooney header. By the time Foran ghosted in at the back post for a neat header of yet another beauty of a cross from Hayes, it was time for the referee to declare a mismatch and let the party recommence. He was having nothing of it, even when Eric Odhiambo slotted number 4. You'll never guess who made the goal. By this time, Royster had departed (no luck, just back in the team, playing really well) to be replaced by a happy looking Nauris Bulvitis.

Half Time: 0-4

The second half passed largely unnoted to the hour mark or so, and Ayr had come back into it a bit. Russel Duncan was in the right place to batter one Ayr shot off the line, but that was as close as it ever came to the party being interrupted, never mind spoiled. Dani Sanchez had appeared by this time, and seemed to sense the collective will for him to score, obliging in 69 minutes. Rob Eagle followed and Gavin Morrison prompted minor mayhem on the terracing right at the death with a cheeky wee shot under the wall at a free kick. Cue the final whistle, 7-0 and major mayhem.

 Full Time: 0-7 (seven)

The only person that you couldn't consider for man of the match was Ryan Esson, who could have watched the game from the stand. In the end, I would go for Jonny Hayes. The sheer number of quality crosses that he puts in after another stunning run is remarkable, and prompted yet more industrial challenges yesterday as Ayr got more and more sick of him. Raith did the same, as did County and it's a sore way to have respect tattooed on your legs. Respect is due though, especially when you factor in his finishing. Take a bow, Jonny, you were immense and the SPL will really allow you to play.

Poor Ayr must have dearly wished that they hadn't turned up yesterday. Their fans, who were magnanimous to a man hung around blinking in the sunshine right up to the end. I don't think they quite believed it either.


Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 35 20 10 5 71 32 39 70
2. Dundee 35 16 13 6 48 33 15 61
3. Queen of the South 34 15 10 9 53 39 14 55
4. Dunfermline 35 16 7 12 53 44 9 55
5. Ross County 33 13 11 9 43 40 3 50
6. Partick Thistle 35 13 6 16 43 41 2 45
7. Raith Rovers 33 10 8 15 32 45 -13 38
8. Morton 34 10 4 20 37 62 -25 34
9. Ayr United 34 7 10 17 28 56 -28 31
10. Airdrie United 34 7 9 18 39 55 -16 30