Ayr United 1 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, March 7th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,274
Referee: K Clark
Ayr United Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Paul Shepherd (23) Barry Wilson (42)
Paul Sheerin (51)
Davide Xausa (89)

Team Managers
Gordon Dalziel Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Knudsen
McMillan
Hogg
McNally
Campbell
Craig
Crilly
Scally
Grant
Shepherd
Reynolds
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
David Craig
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Wilson
Armstrong
Burns
Grant Munro
Kevin Byers
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
Wilson -> Hogg (56)
Armstrong -> Campbell (56)
Burns -> Scally (70)
Grant Munro for Stuart Golabek (75)
Kevin Byers for David Craig (78)

Bookings
M McNally None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 60 apps -
Bobby Mann 40 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 34 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 113 apps6 goals
Mark McCulloch 111 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 188 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 148 apps42 goals
Paul Sheerin 98 apps33 goals
Dennis Wyness 24 apps2 goals
David Craig 4 apps -
Davide Xausa 13 apps3 goals
Grant Munro (sub) 5 apps -
Kevin Byers (sub) 32 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 5 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2001 years 218 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 354 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 5 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2001 years 218 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 354 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A convincing win for Caley Thistle despite going behind to a 23rd minute goal from Paul Shepherd. He took a Mickey Reynolds hook pass and fired the ball past Les Fridge. Close to half time Caley Thistle equalised after a Stuart Golabek cross fell to Barry Wilson and he scored from close range. Six minutes after the restart a Paul Sheerin corner deceived keeper Martin Knudsen at the front post and crept into the net. Mark Crilly shot wide for Ayr and Fridge saved well first from Roddy Grant then Reynolds.
With a minute left Davide Xausa was rewarded for his impressive display when he took a Sheerin pass and curled the ball in off the post to make the final score 3-1.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 28 15 10 3 50 26 24 55
2. St. Mirren 27 16 6 5 56 32 24 54
3. Falkirk 28 16 5 7 49 33 16 53
4. Raith Rovers 27 13 6 8 47 33 14 45
5. Livingston 25 13 6 6 43 29 14 45
6. Inverness CT 28 10 8 10 44 42 2 38
7. Ayr United 28 8 6 14 30 39 -9 30
8. Morton 27 7 6 14 38 49 -11 27
9. Airdrieonians 27 5 7 15 19 51 -32 22
10. Clydebank 27 1 4 22 16 58 -42 7