Alloa Athletic 3 - 2 Inverness CT

Challenge Cup - Bells, 2nd Round
Tuesday, August 14th, 2001, 7:00 PM at Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 394
Referee: D MacDonald
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Gareth Evans (36)
Willie Irvine (112)
Ian Little (116)
Paul Ritchie (78)
Dennis Wyness (91)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Derek Soutar
Andy Seaton
Gareth Evans
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Paul Bradshaw
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Martin Bavidge
Paul Ritchie

Les Fridge
Grant Munro
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness

Hamilton -> Hutchison (75)
Little -> Evans (75)
Irvine -> Raeside
Russell Duncan for Mike Teasdale (75)
Roy McBain for Stuart Golabek (75)
Dennis Wyness for Martin Bavidge (75)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. Roy McBain (117)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 185 apps -
Stuart Golabek 64 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 157 apps7 goals
Bobby Mann 92 apps6 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 38 apps -
Paul Bradshaw 4 apps -
Barry Robson 84 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 240 apps30 goals
Mike Teasdale 203 apps18 goals
Martin Bavidge 84 apps14 goals
Paul Ritchie 3 apps2 goals
Russell Duncan (sub) 3 apps -
Roy McBain (sub) 43 apps3 goals
Dennis Wyness (sub) 73 apps32 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 165 days)
Oldest Player:Stuart McCaffrey (2003 years 13 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 296 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 165 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Ritchie (2003 years 13 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 309 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


An exciting match on a very wet evening and it went to extra time and ended in disappointment for Caley Thistle. Alloa started well and in 9 minutes a Gareth Evans cross squirmed past Jim Calder but nobody was there to touch it in to the net. Caley Thistle came into the match as the first half progressed but during this good spell Alloa broke away and scored in 36 minutes. A cross from the right fell for Evans just inside the box. He had time to pick his spot and hit a low ball into the corner. It dried up in the second half and the football improved. The visitors had a chance in 56 minutes when a Bobby Mann header was touched away by keeper Derek Soutar and it fell for Martin Bavidge but he could only hit it past. In 73 minutes it should have been 1-1 when Barry Robson was brought down in the box but Mann hit the penalty past the post. This was a rare error from the Man of the Match. Steve Paterson sent on three substitutes with 15 minutes left and this improved matters. Caley Thistle equalised 3 minutes later when Bobby Mann and Charlie Christie set up Paul Ritchie. The striker flicked it goalwards and it trickled eventually into the net. It only took 45 seconds of extra time for Caley Thistle to take the lead. Robson crossed from the left and Dennis Wyness hammered it first time low past Soutar. The visitors were now ahead in all respects and it only seemed a matter of time before they killed off Alloa. It was not to work out that way. They were caught badly in 112 minutes when an Andy Seaton corner was headed in at the back post by the unmarked Willie Irvine for the equaliser. Alloa threw everything into attack and scored the winner just 4 minutes from time. Ian Little beat three men on the 18 yard line then turned and shot into the corner giving Jim Calder no chance. The visitors frustration flared up a minute later when Roy McBain was sent off for dissent. Mann rose above the Alloa defence to meet a Russell Duncan cross with two minutes left but he headed wide. This was the last chance and Alloa were through to the quarter final of the Challenge Cup.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot