Inverness CT 4 - 0 Morton

League Match
Saturday, October 7th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,439
Referee: I Frickleton
Inverness CT  Morton

Goalscorers
Roy McBain (32)
Martin Bavidge (45)
Martin Bavidge (77)
David Bagan (81)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Allan Evans

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Barry Robson
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Boswell
Murie
Anderson
MacDonald
Raeside
Curran
Aitken
Millen
Whalen
Boukraa
McDonald

Substitutes
Les Fridge
Grant Munro
Kevin Byers
Martin Glancy
Dennis Wyness
Mathieson
Tweedie

Substitutions
None. Mathieson -> P McDonald (63)
Tweedie -> Curran (74)

Bookings
Stuart Golabek
P McDonald

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 155 apps -
Bobby Mann 59 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 129 apps7 goals
Stuart Golabek 52 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 5 apps -
Charlie Christie 206 apps27 goals
Barry Robson 63 apps7 goals
Roy McBain 10 apps1 goal
Paul Sheerin 114 apps35 goals
David Bagan 10 apps2 goals
Martin Bavidge 57 apps13 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 219 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 67 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 75 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 219 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 67 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 75 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Roy McBain scored his first goal for the Club.

After a bland first half hour this match came alive. The opening came in 32 minutes when a Martin Bavidge header was dropped by Matthew Bosewell and Roy McBain hit it high into the net. In 42 minutes Steven Whalen impeded Jim Calder as he raced out but play went on and the ball was scrambled away. On half time McBain sent a lob in front of Bavidge and he held off two defenders before hitting low past Bosewell. In 53 minutes it looked like three when Charlie Christie headed onto the bar in front of goal with Bosewell stranded. Paul Sheerin hit the post in 62 minutes and Bagan came close with a chip four minutes later. Christie set up Bavidge in 68 minutes but he fell over the ball 15 yards out. Bavidge made amends in 77 minutes when he took another pass from Christie and struck it low past Bosewell from 18 yards. With 9 minutes left a ball out of the Morton defence fell to Bagan who advanced and calmly rounded Bosewell for number four. Bavidge came close to a hat-trick two minutes from time after a Christie cross. His header was saved then a follow up shot bundled away. The day was only spoiled by the departure of Iain Stewart to Peterhead. Injury prevented a farewell appearance. His 82 goals in 144 games will be hard to beat.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 9 6 1 2 21 11 10 19
2. Falkirk 9 6 1 2 17 15 2 19
3. Ayr United 9 5 3 1 19 12 7 18
4. Clyde 9 4 2 3 14 12 2 14
5. Raith Rovers 9 3 2 4 16 11 5 11
6. Inverness CT 9 3 1 5 18 17 1 10
7. Morton 9 3 1 5 8 14 -6 10
8. Ross County 9 3 1 5 6 13 -7 10
9. Alloa Athletic 9 2 3 4 10 19 -9 9
10. Airdrieonians 9 1 3 5 13 18 -5 6