Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, January 19th, 2002, 3:00 PM at Excelsior Stadium
Attendance: 1,506
Referee: R Orr
Airdrieonians Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Taylor (49)
Taylor (64)
Coyle (89)
None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Bennett
Armstrong
McPherson
Reilly
McManus
James
Taylor
McFarlane
Coyle
Smith
Roberts
Nicky Walker
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Bench
MacDonald
Gardner
Ronald
Trialist
Stewart
Jim Calder
Stuart Golabek
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Neil MacDonald

Substitutions
Ronald -> James (46)
Gardner -> Reilly (75)
MacDonald -> Armstrong (77)
David Bagan for Grant Munro (70)
Graeme Stewart for Charlie Christie (71)
Stuart Golabek for Roy McBain (80)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 20 apps -
Grant Munro 18 apps -
Ross Tokely 181 apps10 goals
Bobby Mann 116 apps11 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 64 apps -
Charlie Christie 264 apps32 goals
Barry Robson 110 apps14 goals
Russell Duncan 24 apps1 goal
Roy McBain 69 apps5 goals
Martin Bavidge 108 apps18 goals
Dennis Wyness 99 apps46 goals
Stuart Golabek (sub) 76 apps1 goal
David Bagan (sub) 47 apps9 goals
Graeme Stewart (sub) 21 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 323 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2003 years 171 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 131 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 323 days)
Oldest Player:Nicky Walker (2003 years 171 days)
Average Player Age:33 years 179 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A score which flattered Airdrie. Caley Thistle had the better of the first half and never gave up in the second � home �keeper Neil Bennett made a number of good saves. The first came in 12 minutes when Charlie Christie sent Dennis Wyness off down the left. He sent in a shot which Bennett pushed out but there was nobody there to take advantage. Bobby Mann headed away a dangerous Anthony Smith cross four minutes later then in 20 minutes a Wyness shot was blocked. Wyness sent shots low and wide in the 37th and 38th minutes and Airdrie came close in a goalmouth scramble in 42 minutes. With a minute of the first half left Barry Robson sent a shot from wide right to the top corner but Bennett just reached it. The second half started amidst heavy rain but it did not deter Airdrie. In 49 minutes they took the lead when a Mark Reilly corner from the right was only partially cleared and Stuart Taylor scored off the bar. In identical circumstances Taylor doubled the score in 64 minutes with a well struck volley. Caley Thistle continued to press forward and in 73 minutes Bobby Mann headed on a Robson corner but Bennett tipped it away. With a minute left the visitors were caught out as Paul Ronald intercepted just inside the Caley Thistle half � he knocked it to Owen Coyle who set off on a long run which ended with an unstoppable shot from just inside the box. In injury time Wyness scored with a spectacular overhead kick but he was offside.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 23 15 4 4 44 23 21 49
2. Airdrieonians 21 13 7 1 43 15 28 46
3. Ayr United 23 9 4 10 36 33 3 31
4. Inverness CT 23 9 3 11 45 38 7 30
5. St. Mirren 22 7 8 7 24 27 -3 29
6. Clyde 22 8 5 9 27 37 -10 29
7. Falkirk 21 8 4 9 34 39 -5 28
8. Arbroath 22 8 1 13 25 44 -19 25
9. Ross County 21 6 3 12 22 31 -9 21
10. Raith Rovers 22 4 7 11 31 44 -13 19