Inverness CT 2 - 1 Alloa Athletic

League Match
Saturday, November 11th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,384
Referee: I Fyfe
Inverness CT  Alloa Athletic

Goalscorers
Mike Teasdale (32)
Paul Sheerin (79)
Grant Johnston (60)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Terry Christie

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness
Cairns
Huxford
Wood
French
Thompson
Valentine
Hamilton
Christie
Nish
Irvine
Little

Substitutes
Les Fridge
Ross Tokely
David Hind
Kevin Byers
David Craig
Johnston
Evans
Watson
Clark
McQuees

Substitutions
Ross Tokely for Davide Xausa (68)
Johnston -> Christie (52)
Evans -> Irvine (80)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 160 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 10 apps -
Bobby Mann 63 apps3 goals
Stuart Golabek 57 apps1 goal
Mike Teasdale 179 apps16 goals
Charlie Christie 211 apps27 goals
David Bagan 15 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 119 apps39 goals
Roy McBain 15 apps2 goals
Dennis Wyness 44 apps6 goals
Davide Xausa 34 apps15 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 132 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mike Teasdale (31 years 114 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 102 days)
Average Player Age:35 years 185 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 254 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2002 years 102 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 20 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

It took special goals from Mike Teasdale and Paul Sheerin to defeat a determined Alloa side. Davide Xausa should have scored with a header in front of goal in 9 minutes but Mark Cairns saved well. On the half hour Wyness turned and shot low in the box but Cairns dived to save. The best moment of the half came two minutes later when Teasdale ran down the right from his own half, cut inside and scored with a blistering shot from 25 yards. A slight deflection helped it on its way but Cairns had no chance. A minute later Teasdale was the saviour at the other end when he deflected a Steven Thompson shot for a corner. In 38 minutes Alloa's Ross Hamilton was unmarked in the box but failed to connect with a low ball. Early in the second half Alloa had a great chance when Bobby Mann slipped leaving Chris Wood and Willie Irvine clear on the edge of the penalty area. The home side were rescued by David Bagan who raced back to block the ball. On the hour mark Alloa's Richie Huxford appeared to handle on the right but play was allowed to continue and he sent a dangerous ball into the Caley Thistle box. As Jim Calder dived in vain Grant Johnston turned it into the net for the equaliser. Three minutes later they nearly scored again from a Colin Nish header but it came off the post and Sheerin cleared off the line. Sheerin was the hero in 79 minutes when he scored the winner with a 30 yard shot into the top corner which completely deceived Cairns. Not a great game and only an average performance but two great goals and three valuable points. Caley Thistle moved up to 5th in the league with the same points as Ross County. An interesting position ahead of next weeks derby match in Dingwall.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Falkirk 14 10 1 3 31 20 11 31
2. Livingston 14 8 4 2 31 16 15 28
3. Ayr United 14 7 5 2 25 18 7 26
4. Raith Rovers 14 6 3 5 22 16 6 21
5. Inverness CT 14 5 3 6 26 24 2 18
6. Ross County 14 5 3 6 16 24 -8 18
7. Clyde 14 4 5 5 20 20 0 17
8. Alloa Athletic 14 3 3 8 14 29 -15 12
9. Airdrieonians 14 2 5 7 22 26 -4 11
10. Morton 14 3 2 9 11 25 -14 11