Alloa Athletic 1 - 4 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 23rd, 2000, 3:00 PM at Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 584
Referee: J D K Smith
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gregg Watson (87) Barry Robson (14)
Paul Sheerin (39)
Davide Xausa (74)
Martin Bavidge (82)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Cairns
Huxford
D Clark
Watson
Conway
Valentine
Davidson
Christie
Hamilton
Irvine
Little
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Paul Sheerin
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Davide Xausa

Bench
Johnston
Gardner
Thomson
Brigain
McQueen
Les Fridge
Charlie Christie
David Bagan
Iain Stewart
Dennis Wyness

Substitutions
Johnston -> Christie (25)
Gardner -> Davidson (46)
Thomson -> Conway (73)
Dennis Wyness for Barry Robson (80)
David Bagan for Ross Tokely (80)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Richard Hastings (86)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 153 apps -
Stuart Golabek 50 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 127 apps7 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 3 apps -
Richard Hastings 199 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 112 apps34 goals
Mike Teasdale 175 apps15 goals
Barry Robson 61 apps7 goals
Roy McBain 8 apps -
Martin Bavidge 55 apps11 goals
Davide Xausa 29 apps13 goals
David Bagan (sub) 8 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness (sub) 40 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 205 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2002 years 53 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 49 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 205 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2002 years 53 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 121 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Stuart Golabek played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The rot of defeats was stopped by this emphatic win. The day was only spoiled by Richard Hastings being sent off late in the game after a tussle with Ross Hamilton. Hastings was returning after concussion on international duty in Trinidad and was playing his 199th game for Caley Thistle. The opening goal came in 14 minutes after a Davide Xausa run down the left and a pass to Martin Bavidge. Bavidge's shot was blocked but it fell for Barry Robson who fired low into the net. The visitors pressed hard to extend their lead but Mark Cairns held them at bay until the 39th minute. Mike Teasdale headed on a Robson corner and Ross Tokely did the same into a crowded goalmouth. Paul Sheerin was well placed to score from a few feet out. Ian Little had a chance to pull one back midway through the second half but shot wide with only Jim Calder to beat. In 74 minutes it was 3-0 when Xausa headed home a Stuart McCaffrey deep cross from the right. With 8 minutes left Bavidge took a pass from Denis Wyness and scored number four through the legs of Cairns. Hastings' dismissal came in 86 minutes and the resultant free kick fell to Gregg Watson who scored a consolation goal with a good strike. Relief all round in the Caley Thistle camp.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 7 5 1 1 16 7 9 16
2. Ayr United 7 4 2 1 13 8 5 14
3. Clyde 7 4 1 2 13 9 4 13
4. Falkirk 7 4 1 2 12 12 0 13
5. Raith Rovers 7 3 1 3 15 8 7 10
6. Morton 7 3 1 3 7 5 2 10
7. Ross County 7 2 1 4 4 10 -6 7
8. Inverness CT 7 2 0 5 11 14 -3 6
9. Alloa Athletic 7 1 3 3 7 17 -10 6
10. Airdrieonians 7 0 3 4 7 15 -8 3