Inverness CT 4 - 1 Livingston

League Match
Saturday, March 18th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,206
Referee: J Herald
Inverness CT  Livingston

Goalscorers
Davide Xausa (11)
Dennis Wyness (32)
Davide Xausa (69)
Davide Xausa (86)
Brian McPhee (58)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Jim Leishman

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Kevin Byers
David Craig
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness
McCaldon
Kelly
Deas
McManus
Coughlan
J Millar
Hart
McKinnon
McPhee
McCormick
Bingham

Substitutes
Grant Munro
Duncan Shearer
Martin Bavidge
King
Fleming
Sweeney

Substitutions
Martin Bavidge for David Craig (70)
King -> J Millar -> (61)
Fleming -> McCormick (71)
Sweeney -> Hart (84)

Bookings
Kevin Byers
A McManus
P Deas

Red Cards
None. Graham Coughlan (80)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 61 apps -
Ross Tokely 114 apps6 goals
Mark McCulloch 112 apps7 goals
Stuart Golabek 35 apps1 goal
Bobby Mann 41 apps1 goal
Kevin Byers 33 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 149 apps42 goals
Paul Sheerin 99 apps33 goals
Dennis Wyness 25 apps3 goals
Davide Xausa 14 apps6 goals
David Craig 5 apps -
Martin Bavidge (sub) 42 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 16 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2001 years 229 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 210 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 16 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2001 years 229 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 210 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

An emphatic win but not a classic game. Livingston sacked manager Ray Stewart earlier in the week and the spirit of the team seemed to have left with him. Caley Thistle were well on top in the first half but they allowed Livvie back into the game in the second. After a rocky spell two further goals sealed the win. The first goal came in 11 minutes when an angled shot from Barry Wilson was only parried by Ian McCaldon and Davide Xausa tapped in from a yard out. In 32 minutes Dennis Wyness made it two when he neatly chipped over a defender and volleyed home from just inside the box. Brian McPhee pulled one back in 58 minutes after he beat three defenders on the left before hitting it past Les Fridge from 12 yards. Xausa scored his second in 69 minutes when he turned on the edge of the area and hit it low into the corner of the net. Graham Coughlan was sent off in 79 minutes for a foul on Xausa and he was led from the field protesting. This led to a stormy spell before Xausa completed his hat trick in 86 minutes - a low ball at an acute angle from the left side of the Livvie area. Two minutes from time Wyness was in on McCaldon but he hit it over the tall keeper and the bar. Livingston created very little and, apart from occasional flashes of skill from Brian McPhee, they looked a shadow of the team seen in the past.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. St. Mirren 29 18 6 5 66 32 34 60
2. Falkirk 29 17 5 7 57 33 24 56
3. Dunfermline 29 15 10 4 50 28 22 55
4. Raith Rovers 29 14 7 8 49 33 16 49
5. Livingston 28 13 7 8 44 34 10 46
6. Inverness CT 29 11 8 10 48 43 5 41
7. Ayr United 29 9 6 14 34 39 -5 33
8. Morton 29 8 6 15 39 51 -12 30
9. Airdrieonians 28 5 7 16 19 59 -40 22
10. Clydebank 29 1 4 24 16 70 -54 7