Aberdeen 1 - 0 Inverness CT

Scottish Cup - Round 4 Replay
Tuesday, February 29th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Pittodrie, Aberdeen
Attendance: 18,451
Referee: K Clark
Aberdeen Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Avril Stavrum (75) None.

Team Managers
Ebbe Skovdahl Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Leighton
Perry
Anderson
Solberg
McAllister
Bernard
Belabed
Mayer
Dow
Stavrum
Zerouali
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Davide Xausa

Bench
Young
Rutkiewicz
Preece
Kevin Byers
Martin Bavidge
Dennis Wyness

Substitutions
Young -> Mayer (68)
Rutkiewicz -> Belabed (89)
Dennis Wyness for Davide Xausa (79)
Martin Bavidge for Barry Wilson (81)
Kevin Byers for Mark McCulloch (81)

Bookings
M Perry
A Mayer
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 149 apps -
Ross Tokely 111 apps6 goals
Bobby Mann 38 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 32 apps1 goal
Mark McCulloch 109 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 186 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 96 apps32 goals
Barry Wilson 146 apps41 goals
Mike Teasdale 172 apps15 goals
Charlie Christie 190 apps27 goals
Davide Xausa 11 apps2 goals
Kevin Byers (sub) 30 apps2 goals
Dennis Wyness (sub) 22 apps1 goal
Martin Bavidge (sub) 40 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (20 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2001 years 211 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 138 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (20 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2001 years 211 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 138 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The end of the cup run, but only just. Aberdeen were ahead in the first half and could have scored in the 22nd minute. Rashid Belabed shot from 20 yards and Jim Calder tipped it onto the bar. Most of the action took place in the second half as Caley Thistle pushed forward. Straight from the restart Davide Xausa turned on the edge of the box and shot wide. In 56 minutes Ross Tokely was agonisingly close with a deflected chip and Jim Leighton dived low to save from Barry Wilson in 66 minutes. The only goal came during an Aberdeen breakaway - an Andy Dow chip from the left and an Arild Stavrum header past Calder. A minute later Zerouali closed in on goal and Calder came out but his foot stuck in the ground and he fell injured. Zerouali shot towards the empty net but Stuart Golabek hit it off the line with his knee. In 83 minutes Martin Bavidge was through but he was cynically brought down on the edge of the box by Mark Perry. Surprisingly the card was only yellow. Caley Thistle came very close twice in the dying minutes. Tokely and Bavidge set up Dennis Wyness but he skidded on the sandy surface and it slid past. With a minute left the ball fell neatly for Paul Sheerin 20 yards out and he hit a superb volley which seemed net-bound. Leighton pulled off the save of the match as he palmed it away. This was the last chance and Caley Thistle were out of the Cup.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot