Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 21st, 2001, 3:00 PM at New Broomfield
Attendance: 805
Referee: J Brady
Airdrieonians Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Owen Coyle (pen 57) Dennis Wyness (71)

Team Managers
Ian McCall Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Ferguson
Armstrong
McAlpine
Wishart
Sweeney
Taylor
Bannerman
Cameron
Coyle
Gardner
McWilliams
Jim Calder
Grant Munro
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Graeme Stewart
Dennis Wyness
Neil MacDonald

Bench
Dunn
Boyce
Davidson
Coulter
Gonzalez
Ally Ridgers
Ross Tokely
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
Dunn -> McWilliams (47)
Boyce -> Cameron (73)
Roy McBain for Charlie Christie (46)
Martin Bavidge for Neil MacDonald (62)
David Bagan for Graeme Stewart (66)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Barry Robson (56)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 179 apps -
Stuart Golabek 60 apps1 goal
Stuart McCaffrey 32 apps -
Grant Munro 10 apps -
Bobby Mann 86 apps4 goals
Mike Teasdale 197 apps18 goals
Barry Robson 82 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 234 apps29 goals
Graeme Stewart 6 apps -
Neil MacDonald 4 apps1 goal
Dennis Wyness 67 apps30 goals
Roy McBain (sub) 38 apps3 goals
David Bagan (sub) 38 apps8 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 78 apps13 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mike Teasdale (31 years 275 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 263 days)
Average Player Age:35 years 346 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (22 years 50 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2002 years 263 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 181 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Dennis Wyness reached 30 goals for the Club.

Caley Thistle won all three league games earlier in the season against Spanish-dominated Airdrie but could only draw with Ian McCall's new team. The pack was shuffled once more with teenagers Graeme Stewart and Neil MacDonald making their first starts. It took great stops from both keepers in the first half to deny the strikers. Alan Ferguson saved from Dennis Wyness who shot low from just inside the box in 20 minutes then Jim Calder's legs blocked a Derek McWilliams 12 yard effort in 33 minutes. Just before half time Calder had to be sharp to stop a Paul Armstrong header. Airdrie took the lead in 57 minutes via an Owen Coyle penalty. A Coyle cross was pushed away by Calder but it fell to Robert Dunn who shot on the turn. It was goalbound before Barry Robson punched it away on the goal line. He had been booked minutes earlier and was not surprisingly sent off . Coyle hit the penalty low past Jim Calder. Airdrie failed to take advantage of a full half hour against 10 men and Caley Thistle equalised in 71 minutes. Dennis Wyness scored his 25th goal of the season with a 22 yard thunderbolt after a pass from Martin Bavidge. In the end a draw was about right.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 32 20 7 5 61 27 34 67
2. Ayr United 34 18 11 5 68 39 29 65
3. Inverness CT 34 14 12 8 68 49 19 54
4. Falkirk 33 15 8 10 54 53 1 53
5. Clyde 34 9 14 11 40 46 -6 41
6. Airdrieonians 33 8 13 12 48 56 -8 37
7. Ross County 33 9 10 14 41 50 -9 37
8. Raith Rovers 34 9 8 17 36 51 -15 35
9. Alloa Athletic 34 7 11 16 37 54 -17 32
10. Morton 33 7 8 18 29 57 -28 29