Morton 2 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 25th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Cappielow, Greenock
Attendance: 750
Referee: D Somers
Morton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Derek Anderson (3)
Steven Aitken (19)
None.

Team Managers
Allan Evans Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Carlin
S MacDonald
Davies
Anderson
Raeside
Curran
Aitken
Tweedie
Whalen
Mathieson
P McDonald
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Millen
Boukraa
Murie
McGregor
Maxwell
Les Fridge
Grant Munro
Barry Robson
Kevin Byers
Davide Xausa

Substitutions
Millen -> Tweedie (80)
Boukraa ->Whalen (85)
Murie -> Aitken (89)
Barry Robson for Martin Bavidge (61)
Davide Xausa for Roy McBain (61)
Kevin Byers for David Bagan (67)

Bookings
R Raeside Davide Xausa

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 162 apps -
Richard Hastings 200 apps2 goals
Bobby Mann 65 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 134 apps7 goals
David Bagan 17 apps2 goals
Roy McBain 17 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 121 apps39 goals
Mike Teasdale 181 apps17 goals
Charlie Christie 213 apps27 goals
Dennis Wyness 46 apps8 goals
Martin Bavidge 63 apps13 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 66 apps7 goals
Kevin Byers (sub) 52 apps2 goals
Davide Xausa (sub) 36 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 268 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2002 years 116 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 139 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 268 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 116 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 254 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Richard Hastings made his 200th competitive appearance for the Club.

Back to earth for Caley Thistle as they went down 2-0 at a boggy Cappielow. Richard Hastings returned to the side after a two month absence to make his 200th appearance. They played good football and dominated the midfield but could not break down a resolute Morton defence. The first goal came in three minutes when Harry Curran sent a free kick into a packed goalmouth. A Ross Mathieson shot was blocked and it fell for Derek Anderson who volleyed home from close range. Dennis Wyness shot on the turn in 13 minutes but the ball curled past the post. In 19 minutes it was 2-0. Steven Aitken took a Paul McDonald cross in acres of space and hit it first time past Jim Calder, the keeper got a hand to it but only helped it on its way. In 23 minutes a low Mike Teasdale drive from 22 yards was saved by Andy Carlin. As the half drew to a close Paul Sheerin and Wyness both hit shots past the post. The second half was equally frustrating for the visitors but it was Morton who nearly scored a third on a breakaway. Aitken pounced on a bad pass back and flicked the ball over Calder, it came off the back post and was cleared. The best Caley Thistle shot of the match came after a good move in the 65th minute. It ended with a Charlie Christie 22 yard blast which Carlin saved well. Another Morton break in 76 minutes saw a solo run from Stephen Whalen and he had a clear shot on goal but Calder made a great save. Time ran out for the visitors but they came close to a consolation two minutes from time. Barry Robson crossed from the right, Bobby Mann headed it back across goal but Teasdale mishit on the 6 yard line.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 15 9 4 2 33 16 17 31
2. Falkirk 16 10 1 5 33 25 8 31
3. Ayr United 16 8 6 2 30 21 9 30
4. Raith Rovers 15 6 3 6 24 20 4 21
5. Inverness CT 16 6 3 7 29 26 3 21
6. Clyde 16 5 6 5 23 21 2 21
7. Ross County 16 5 3 8 16 29 -13 18
8. Alloa Athletic 16 4 4 8 17 31 -14 16
9. Morton 16 4 3 9 14 26 -12 15
10. Airdrieonians 16 3 5 8 25 29 -4 14