Ayr United 3 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 24th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,999
Referee: C Melville
Ayr United Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Sheerin(11)
Crabbe (55)
Teale (67)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Dalziel Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Nelson
McEwan
Sharp
Robertson
Hughes
Craig
Teale
McGinlay
Crabbe
Wilson
Sheerin
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie

Bench
McLaughlin
Grady
Lovering
Chaplain
Dodds
Les Fridge
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Graeme Stewart
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
Lovering -> Sheerin (75)
Grady -> Crabbe (83)
McLaughlin -> Sharp (85)
Charlie Christie for David Bagan (60)
Martin Bavidge for Mike Teasdale (69)

Bookings
McGinlay (23) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 192 apps -
Ross Tokely 174 apps8 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 55 apps -
Bobby Mann 108 apps10 goals
Mike Teasdale 217 apps19 goals
Roy McBain 60 apps4 goals
Russell Duncan 16 apps1 goal
David Bagan 42 apps8 goals
Barry Robson 101 apps13 goals
Dennis Wyness 90 apps44 goals
Paul Ritchie 20 apps12 goals
Charlie Christie (sub) 255 apps32 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 101 apps16 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 267 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 115 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 83 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 267 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 115 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 33 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A dress rehearsal for Wednesday�s CIS Cup Quarter Final and a closer game than the score suggests. Paul Sheerin came back to haunt Caley Thistle when he scored the opening goal in 11 minutes. He surged into the box from the left past several defenders then hit a shot which Jim Calder could only help into the net. Minutes later a Bobby Mann free kick was deflected for a corner and Craig Nelson tipped a David Bagan drive onto the bar. Midway through the half Nelson saved a glancing header from Dennis Wyness, Scott Crabbe fired over the visitors� bar then Gary Teale made a strong run from his own half but hit it past the post. In 39 minutes Nelson dropped a Russell Duncan cross from the right at the feet of Wyness but the striker could only touch it past. In the early part of the second half Barry Robson and Wyness forced saves from Nelson but Ayr scored a second in 55 minutes when Scott Crabbe headed home a cross from Craig McEwan. Nelson dived to touch away a Bobby Mann free kick in 66 minutes then Ayr hit on the counter-attack a minute later. Caley Thistle gave the ball away in midfield, Sheerin found Teale and the man-of-the match hit it under the advancing Calder for 3-0. The visitors tried for a consolation goal but it was Ayr who came close to scoring again when Teale sent a 25 yard curling shot past the post.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Airdrieonians 16 9 6 1 33 12 21 33
2. Partick Thistle 16 9 3 4 32 19 13 30
3. St. Mirren 16 7 5 4 21 18 3 26
4. Inverness CT 16 7 2 7 35 28 7 23
5. Clyde 16 6 4 6 21 30 -9 22
6. Ayr United 16 6 3 7 25 24 1 21
7. Falkirk 16 5 4 7 24 30 -6 19
8. Arbroath 16 6 1 9 18 34 -16 19
9. Ross County 16 5 1 10 18 27 -9 16
10. Raith Rovers 16 3 5 8 26 31 -5 14