Inverness CT 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

League Match
Saturday, August 5th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,366
Referee: G Mitchell
Inverness CT  Airdrieonians

Goalscorers
Ross Tokely (8)
Davide Xausa (71)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Steve Archibald

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Kevin Byers
David Bagan
Iain Stewart
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness
Broto
Capin
McAlpine
Forrest
Alfonso
Aguilar
Moreau
Sanjuan
Fernandez
Calderon
Prest

Substitutes
Jim Calder
Grant Munro
David Hind
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Wilson
Taylor
Boyce
Evans
McGuire

Substitutions
Martin Bavidge for Iain Stewart (80)
Wilson -> McAlpine (60)
Taylor -> Sanjuan (67)
Boyce -> Prest (79)

Bookings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Richard Hastings
E Forrest

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 69 apps -
Stuart Golabek 42 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 193 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 117 apps7 goals
Bobby Mann 49 apps1 goal
Charlie Christie 195 apps27 goals
David Bagan 1 app (debut) -
Kevin Byers 41 apps2 goals
Dennis Wyness 33 apps5 goals
Iain Stewart 131 apps77 goals
Davide Xausa 22 apps11 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 46 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 156 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 4 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 168 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 156 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 4 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 10 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
David Bagan(Signed )

Milestones

A winning start to the league campaign against a Spanish-dominated Airdrie. The home fans were delighted to see Iain Stewart come back from long term injury and put up a spirited performance although he did not make the score sheet. The opening goal came in 8 minutes when Ross Tokely played a one-two with Kevin Byers then hit a left foot shot into the net from just inside the box. It looked like 1-1 6 minutes later when Antonio Calderon let fly from 20 yards but the ball whistled past the post. Keeper Javier Broto did well to deny Richard Hastings and Iain Stewart in 17 and 18 minutes. Martin Prest made a good run into the Caley Thistle box in 53 minutes but he was beaten by the combined efforts of Golabek and Hastings. The rest of the half was dominated by the home side but the second goal was a long time coming. In 56 minutes David Bagan sent in a good ball from the right and Davide Xausa dummied it but Charlie Christie's shot was well saved. The points were made safe in 71 minutes when Xausa scored from close range after good work by Wyness and Stewart down the left. Airdrie nearly clawed one back in the dying seconds when Stuart Taylor ran in on Les Fridge but the keeper blocked it with his legs.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clyde 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
2. Inverness CT 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3. Livingston 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
4. Alloa Athletic 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
5. Ayr United 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
6. Raith Rovers 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
7. Ross County 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
8. Falkirk 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
9. Airdrieonians 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
10. Morton 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0