Inverness CT 4 - 2 Morton

League - Wyness hat-trick
Tuesday, March 13th, 2001, 7:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,025
Referee: M Ritchie
Inverness CT  Morton

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (3)
David Bagan (28)
Dennis Wyness (50)
Dennis Wyness (56)
Paul McDonald (39)
Ross Mathieson (81)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Ally Maxwell

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Paul Sheerin
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness
Carlin
Murie
Anderson
James
Raeside
S MacDonald
Matheson
Paterson
Whalen
MacGregor
P McDonald

Substitutes
Les Fridge
Stuart Golabek
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Martin Bavidge
Kerr
Tweedie
Davies
Robb
Maxwell

Substitutions
Barry Robson for Roy McBain (66)
Mike Teasdale for Ross Tokely (79)
Kerr -> Murie (60)
Tweedie -> MacGregor (70)

Bookings
None. D Anderson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 171 apps -
Ross Tokely 144 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 212 apps2 goals
Bobby Mann 78 apps4 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 24 apps -
Paul Sheerin 134 apps43 goals
Charlie Christie 226 apps28 goals
Roy McBain 30 apps2 goals
David Bagan 30 apps7 goals
Dennis Wyness 59 apps22 goals
Davide Xausa 48 apps20 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 74 apps8 goals
Mike Teasdale (sub) 190 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 11 days)
Oldest Player:Roy McBain (2002 years 224 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 159 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 11 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2002 years 224 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 247 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A more convincing victory than the score suggests. The opener came in 3 minutes when Davide Xausa ran down the left and cut the ball back from the line. Denis Wyness was 10 yards out and he hit it low through a defenders legs into the net. Xausa and Paul Sheerin had shots saved before the second goal came in 28 minutes. David Bagan shot from 12 yards and keeper Andy Carlin was left helpless when the ball deflected past him off David Murie. Morton came back into it in 39 minutes when a David McGregor cross from the left was headed home at the back post by the unmarked McDonald. Five minutes into the second half Bagan had a chance when he was through on Carlin but the keeper did well to block the shot. Seconds later Xausa sent in a low cross from the left and Wyness stretched to knock it in for 3-1. Wyness completed his hat trick in 56 minutes when he headed in a Paul Sheerin cross from the right. Xausa was set up by Sheerin in 63 minutes but Carlin managed to kick the ball away. It was now all Caley Thistle except for another Morton consolation goal. A lob out of defence found Ross Mathieson down the middle - free and surprisingly onside. He ran on unchallenged, rounded Jim Calder and scored easily. With 2 minutes left Wyness had a great chance to score his fourth, he was set up by a Charlie Christie sprint down the left but he hit it low and past the post.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 26 17 6 3 53 22 31 57
2. Ayr United 28 14 10 4 59 36 23 52
3. Falkirk 25 12 4 9 45 46 -1 40
4. Inverness CT 26 9 10 7 55 42 13 37
5. Clyde 27 8 10 9 33 37 -4 34
6. Ross County 22 8 6 8 29 33 -4 30
7. Airdrieonians 25 6 10 9 38 39 -1 28
8. Raith Rovers 26 7 6 13 31 42 -11 27
9. Alloa Athletic 27 5 9 13 25 45 -20 24
10. Morton 26 4 7 15 21 47 -26 19