Morton 0 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 7th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Cappielow, Greenock
Attendance: 987
Referee: I Fyfe
Morton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Charlie Christie (17)
Dennis Wyness (77)
Neil MacDonald (88)

Team Managers
Ally Maxwell Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Carlin
Murie
D Anderson
Davies
Raeside
S McDonald
Aitken
Tweedie
Matheson
McGregor
Kerr
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Webster
Redmond
Robb
Maxwell
Ally Ridgers
Graeme Stewart
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Neil MacDonald

Substitutions
Webster -> Carlin (46)
Redmond -> (80)
Roy McBain for Mike Teasdale (70)
David Bagan for Martin Bavidge (74)
Neil MacDonald for Dennis Wyness (79)

Bookings
None. Stuart McCaffrey

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 177 apps -
Stuart Golabek 59 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 150 apps7 goals
Bobby Mann 84 apps4 goals
Stuart McCaffrey 30 apps -
Grant Munro 9 apps -
Mike Teasdale 196 apps18 goals
Barry Robson 80 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 232 apps29 goals
Dennis Wyness 65 apps28 goals
Martin Bavidge 76 apps13 goals
David Bagan (sub) 36 apps8 goals
Roy McBain (sub) 36 apps3 goals
Neil MacDonald (sub) 2 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 36 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2002 years 249 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 167 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 36 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2002 years 249 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 167 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Neil MacDonald scored his first goal for the Club.

With little to play for Steve Paterson brought in fringe players but still took all three points. This included a classic goal from teenager Neil MacDonald making only his second appearance. The revamped Caley Thistle side took a long time to settle into any rhythm and did not seal the match until the last 15 minutes. Morton keeper Andy Carlin had a traumatic match but he did manage to push aside an early 18 yard drive from Martin Bavidge. The opening came in 17 minutes when Carlin fumbled a Barry Robson corner and Charlie Christie was on hand to head in. The keeper reacted badly to the home fans barracking and was replaced at half time by Stuart Webster. There was little excitement for a long period after that but in 77 minutes Dennis Wyness scored his 23rd goal of the season. He looked offside when he took a Bobby Mann pass 25 yards out but the flag stayed down and he ran into the box before firing home from 12 yards. The third goal came in spectacular style after a clever move. A pass from Stuart Golabek was dummied by Christie and this allowed David Bagan to set Barry Robson on a run. Robson sent over a cross from wide left and substitute Neil MacDonald volleyed it first time into the net from the edge of the goal area.
Not a classic match but points well earned and a move back to third place in the league.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 31 19 7 5 59 27 32 64
2. Ayr United 32 17 11 4 67 38 29 62
3. Inverness CT 32 13 11 8 66 48 18 50
4. Falkirk 31 14 7 10 51 52 -1 49
5. Clyde 32 8 13 11 38 45 -7 37
6. Airdrieonians 30 8 11 11 45 51 -6 35
7. Ross County 29 9 8 12 38 44 -6 35
8. Raith Rovers 31 8 8 15 34 47 -13 32
9. Alloa Athletic 32 7 10 15 35 51 -16 31
10. Morton 30 5 8 17 25 55 -30 23