Alloa Athletic 2 - 3 Inverness CT

Challenge Cup - Round 1
Tuesday, August 15th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 597
Referee: J D K Smith
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ross Hamilton (1, 6) Iain Stewart (53)
Iain Stewart (82)
Martin Bavidge (85)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Cairns
Farrell
Clark
Watson
Conway
Valentine
Gardner
Thomson
Hamilton
Wilson
Wood
Les Fridge
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Robson
Paul Sheerin
Roy McBain
Iain Stewart
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Huxford
Brigain
Irvine
Beaton
Armstrong
Ally Ridgers
Andrew Allan
Charlie Christie
David Hind
Kevin Byers

Substitutions
Huxford -> Wilson (25)
Brigain -> Farrell (69)
Irvine -> Wood (77)
David Hind for Dennis Wyness (77)
Charlie Christie for Roy McBain (77)

Bookings
C Brigain Barry Robson
Charlie Christie

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 72 apps -
Stuart Golabek 45 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 120 apps7 goals
Grant Munro 7 apps -
Bobby Mann 52 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 105 apps33 goals
Barry Robson 54 apps6 goals
Roy McBain 2 apps -
Martin Bavidge 49 apps7 goals
Dennis Wyness 36 apps5 goals
Iain Stewart 134 apps81 goals
David Hind (sub) 6 apps -
Charlie Christie (sub) 198 apps27 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 166 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 14 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 52 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 166 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 14 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 327 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Despite early Alloa goals Caley Thistle fought back to gain a late victory. Ross Hamilton took a pass from Mark Wilson then lobbed Les Fridge in a record 54 seconds to give Alloa the lead. Five minutes later Wilson crossed and Hamilton made it 2-0 with a powerful scissors-kick. Caley Thistle came back into the match and Barry Robson shot wide in 20 minutes. Alloa claimed a penalty on the half hour mark when Stuart Golabek collided with Hamilton but nothing was given. Caley Thistle pulled one back in 53 minutes when Roy McBain's fine through ball was collected by Iain Stewart and he fired home. Fridge saved from Wood two minutes later and Derek Clark cleared off the Alloa line in 63 minutes from a Ross Tokely header. The deserved equaliser came eight minutes from time when substitute David Hind crossed from the right for Stewart to head his second goal. Further pressure led to Caley Thistle's Martin Bavidge grabbing the winner with five minutes left after being set up by their other substitute Charlie Christie. Stranraer now await in round two.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot