Inverness CT 2 - 3 Falkirk

League Match
Saturday, August 19th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,132
Referee: M Ritchie
Inverness CT  Falkirk

Goalscorers
Martin Bavidge (53)
Martin Bavidge (79)
Gareth Hutchison (5)
Mark Kerr (28)
Kevin McAllister (58)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Alex Totten

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Paul Sheerin
Iain Stewart
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness
Hogarth
Lawrie
McQuilken
Christie
Denham
Nicholls
McAllister
Henry
Roberts
Kerr
Hutchison

Substitutes
Jim Calder
David Hind
Kevin Byers
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Morris
Rennie
Seaton
Avdiu
Hill

Substitutions
David Bagan for Dennis Wyness (67)
Kevin Byers for Charlie Christie (75)
Roy McBain for Paul Sheerin (75)
Morris -> Roberts (82)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 73 apps -
Richard Hastings 196 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 46 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 53 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 121 apps7 goals
Paul Sheerin 106 apps33 goals
Barry Robson 55 apps6 goals
Charlie Christie 199 apps27 goals
Dennis Wyness 37 apps5 goals
Martin Bavidge 50 apps9 goals
Iain Stewart 135 apps81 goals
David Bagan (sub) 3 apps -
Kevin Byers (sub) 44 apps2 goals
Roy McBain (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 170 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 18 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 140 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 170 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 18 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 140 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Martin Bavidge played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Falkirk took their chances well and were much sharper than Caley Thistle. Gareth Hutchison hit the home post in only 20 seconds and in 5 minutes a Mark Roberts 25 yard shot came off the bar - Hutchison took it first time to score from close range. Caley Thistle pushed hard and a Charlie Christie header was tipped over by Myles Hogarth. Falkirk scored a second in 28 minutes when Mark Kerr knocked into the net at the back post after a cross from the right. Eight minutes into the second half Caley Thistle pulled one back when Martin Bavidge netted from 6 yards after a goalmouth scramble. It took Falkirk only 5 minutes to restore their two goal lead when Kevin McAllister hit a superb angled volley past Les Fridge. Falkirk pressed for a fourth and a Hutchison header came off the bar in 65 minutes. The home side earned a lifeline in 79 minutes when a clever David Bagan through ball sent Bavidge bearing down on goal. Despite two defenders closing and the keeper advancing he hit it home from 15 yards. The home side faded again and Falkirk came close to another goal ten minutes from time when a Kevin Christie free header after a corner went past the post. A win that Falkirk deserved and a score that flattered the home side.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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