Alloa Athletic 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, January 6th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 744
Referee: K Toner
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gareth Evans (85) Davide Xausa (25)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Cairns
Watson
D Clark
French
Thomson
Valentine
Hamilton
Murray
Nish
Johnston
Wood
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Christie
Irvine
Evans
Conway
McQueen
Ally Ridgers
Ross Tokely
Stuart Golabek
Barry Robson
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
Christie -> Nish (46)
Irvine -> Johnston (46)
Evans -> Wood (71)
Martin Bavidge for Davide Xausa (77)

Bookings
R Hamilton Roy McBain

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 77 apps -
Richard Hastings 205 apps2 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 17 apps -
Bobby Mann 71 apps3 goals
Paul Sheerin 127 apps42 goals
Roy McBain 23 apps2 goals
Charlie Christie 219 apps28 goals
Mike Teasdale 187 apps18 goals
David Bagan 23 apps6 goals
Davide Xausa 41 apps18 goals
Dennis Wyness 52 apps15 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 68 apps13 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (23 years 239 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 158 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 355 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 310 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 158 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 344 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Despite first half dominance Caley Thistle could only manage to take a point home from Alloa. Soon after kick-off a Davide Xausa header went over the bar then Mark Cairns saved a low shot from Charlie Christie. Alloa were lucky to survive in 15 minutes when a Bobby Mann header was cleared off the line by Chris Wood then Cairns saved well from Dennis Wyness. Davide Xausa finally gave the visitors the lead in 25 minutes when he drove Paul Sheerin's cross low into the net from 8 yards. Alloa made two substitutions at half time and this gave them more confidence. In 50 minutes an Ian Murray surge set up Willie Irvine but Les Fridge managed to tip away his effort. It was a third substitute Gareth Evans who gained Alloa a point. With five minutes remaining he challenged Fridge for a Derek Clark cross and managed to touch it into the net. Caley Thistle's best second half chance came when Cairns tipped away a David Bagan shot which was heading for the top corner. In the closing minutes Irvine blasted a free kick wide of Fridge's goal. In the end both sides had to settle for a point.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 21 14 5 2 46 20 26 47
2. Ayr United 21 10 7 4 41 30 11 37
3. Falkirk 20 11 3 6 41 33 8 36
4. Inverness CT 22 8 7 7 48 37 11 31
5. Raith Rovers 21 7 5 9 28 27 1 26
6. Clyde 22 6 8 8 28 32 -4 26
7. Ross County 20 6 6 8 21 32 -11 24
8. Alloa Athletic 22 5 7 10 24 39 -15 22
9. Airdrieonians 22 4 9 9 30 37 -7 21
10. Morton 21 4 5 12 17 37 -20 17