Ayr United 0 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 8th, 2003, 3:00 PM at Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,464
Referee: K Clark
Ayr United Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Stuart Golabek (17)
Richie Hart (37)
Steven Hislop (61)

Team Managers
Unknown. John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Roy
Lyle
Kerr
Ramsay
Smith
Craig
Chaplain
S Ferguson
Kean
Whalen
McColl
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
David Bingham
Steven Hislop

Bench
Burgess
McGrady
Letta
A Ferguson
Hillcoat
Ally Ridgers
Liam Keogh
Darran Thomson
Paul Ritchie
Craig MacMillan

Substitutions
Burgess -> Kerr (46)
McGrady -> McColl (46)
Letta -> S Ferguson (57)
Darran Thomson for Richie Hart (74)
Craig MacMillan for Steven Hislop (88)
Liam Keogh for Barry Wilson (89)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 62 apps -
Ross Tokely 255 apps18 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 121 apps4 goals
Grant Munro 74 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 139 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 167 apps47 goals
Russell Duncan 91 apps1 goal
David Bingham 17 apps4 goals
Roy McBain 141 apps6 goals
Richie Hart 52 apps12 goals
Steven Hislop 30 apps9 goals
Liam Keogh (sub) 35 apps -
Darran Thomson (sub) 11 apps -
Craig MacMillan (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 251 days)
Oldest Player:David Bingham (2005 years 99 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 80 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (24 years 251 days)
Oldest Player:Craig MacMillan (2005 years 99 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 80 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A welcome return to winning ways in the league after a barren spell. Caley Thistle dominated throughout and took the lead in 17 minutes. A strong run from Steve Hislop created the chance for Stuart Golabek who scored from nearly 30 yards. In 37 minutes David Bingham slipped the ball to Richie Hart and he chipped beautifully into the top corner from 25 yards. In the second half Ayr could easily have been awarded a penalty when Stuart McGrady was seemingly fouled by Ross Tokely in the box in 53 minutes - the referee called a dive and the Ayr player was booked. Hislop clinched it with a third goal in 61 minutes after a long through ball from Barry Wilson. Hislop headed straight through the middle and shot past Ludo Roy from 12 yards. Stewart Kean came close to a consolation when he shot from 18 yards near the end but Mark Brown tipped it onto the bar to keep a clean sheet. The victory ensured a climb back up to fourth place.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Queen of the South 12 7 2 3 18 13 5 23
2. St. Johnstone 12 6 3 3 21 10 11 21
3. Falkirk 12 6 3 3 13 11 2 21
4. Inverness CT 12 6 2 4 17 11 6 20
5. Ross County 12 5 3 4 24 16 8 18
6. Clyde 12 5 3 4 16 16 0 18
7. St. Mirren 12 3 5 4 10 12 -2 14
8. Raith Rovers 12 4 2 6 13 17 -4 14
9. Ayr United 12 2 5 5 12 22 -10 11
10. Brechin City 12 1 2 9 10 26 -16 5