Airdrieonians 6 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 22nd, 2001, 3:00 PM at Excelsior Stadium
Attendance: 1,197
Referee: H Dallas
Airdrieonians Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Coyle (19, 25pen & 37)
McFarlane (13)
Gardner (30)
Armstrong (85)
None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Ferguson
Armstrong
McPherson
Stewart
McManus
James
Gardner
McFarlane
Coyle
Smith
Roberts
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
Taylor
Beasley
McDonald
Dunn
Bennett
Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
Mike Teasdale

Substitutions
Taylor -> James (61)
Beasley -> Gardner (61)
McDonald -> Coyle (68)
Stuart Golabek for Russell Duncan (46)
Mike Teasdale for Charlie Christie (70)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 3 apps -
Ross Tokely 164 apps7 goals
Bobby Mann 98 apps8 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 45 apps -
Roy McBain 50 apps4 goals
Charlie Christie 246 apps30 goals
Barry Robson 91 apps10 goals
Russell Duncan 9 apps -
Dennis Wyness 80 apps39 goals
Martin Bavidge 91 apps14 goals
Paul Ritchie 10 apps5 goals
Stuart Golabek (sub) 69 apps1 goal
Mike Teasdale (sub) 207 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 204 days)
Oldest Player:Russell Duncan (2003 years 52 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 12 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 204 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2003 years 52 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 335 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Roy McBain played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

A rejuvenated Airdrie demolished Caley Thistle with five first half goals and a sixth late in the second half. Airdrie swept forward from the start and in 11 minutes Walker tipped away a cross destined for the head of Owen Coyle. The opening goal came two minutes later when Mark Roberts crossed from the right and the unmarked Neil McFarlane headed home from eight yards. Coyle made it 2-0 in 19 minutes with a neat lob into the top right corner from the left edge of the area. Coyle�s second came from a penalty in 25 minutes after Stuart McCaffrey had bundled Roberts. Caley Thistle�s first real attempt on goal came in 28 minutes when a glancing header from Dennis Wyness went past the post. The fourth goal came on the half hour mark when a Paul Armstrong corner from the right was partially cleared as far as Lee Gardner and he drove the ball into the net from 12 yards. The visitors should have pulled one back in 37 minutes when a Wyness through ball set Roy McBain one-on-one with �keeper Allan Ferguson. McBain hit it high and wide from 20 yards. Airdrie ran straight upfield and scored a fifth. Coyle completed his hat-trick when he latched onto a high ball out of defence and hit it low into the net from 18 yards. The pace slackened in the second half and the visitors began to hold their own. They even created a few chances � in a two minute spell midway through the half Stuart Golabek and Barry Robson shot over the bar then Bobby Mann sent a glancing header past. In 79 minutes a Mann cross from the right gave Wyness a chance at the back post but his header was saved easily. With five minutes left Airdrie completed the rout with a sixth goal. McFarlane attempted a shot from outside the area but it was deflected to Armstrong on the right � he took advantage of the break and sent an angled volley past Walker.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Airdrieonians 8 6 2 0 22 4 18 20
2. Partick Thistle 8 5 2 1 17 10 7 17
3. Raith Rovers 8 3 2 3 17 14 3 11
4. Ayr United 7 3 1 3 13 11 2 10
5. St. Mirren 8 2 3 3 13 15 -2 9
6. Ross County 8 3 0 5 6 12 -6 9
7. Arbroath 8 3 0 5 9 20 -11 9
8. Inverness CT 8 2 2 4 14 16 -2 8
9. Falkirk 8 2 2 4 11 15 -4 8
10. Clyde 7 2 2 3 7 12 -5 8