Inverness CT 1 - 5 Airdrieonians

League Match
Saturday, April 15th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,401
Referee: K Toner
Inverness CT  Airdrieonians

Goalscorers
Dennis Wyness (51)
Niall Thompson (7, 22, 44)
Austin McCann (pen 20)
Alex Neil (57)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Mark McCulloch
Andrew Allan
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Wilson
Kevin Byers
David Craig
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness
Wilson
Easton
McCann
Stewart
Jack
Sandison
Moore
Evans
Thompson
Dick
Neil

Substitutes
Charlie Christie
David Hind
Neil MacDonald
Taylor
McGuire
McKeown

Substitutions
Charlie Christie for Davide Xausa (42)
David Hind for Kevin Byers (65)
Neil MacDonald for Andrew Allan (65)
Taylor -> Thompson (61)
McGuire -> Neil (75)
McKeown -> Evans (86)

Bookings
David Hind
Barry Wilson
P Jack
J Dick

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 65 apps -
Bobby Mann 45 apps1 goal
Stuart Golabek 38 apps1 goal
Andrew Allan 19 apps -
Mark McCulloch 116 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 191 apps2 goals
Kevin Byers 37 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 153 apps43 goals
David Craig 9 apps -
Dennis Wyness 29 apps5 goals
Davide Xausa 18 apps7 goals
Charlie Christie (sub) 191 apps27 goals
David Hind (sub) 3 apps -
Neil MacDonald (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (22 years 338 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2001 years 257 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 202 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (22 years 338 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2001 years 257 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 143 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Neil MacDonald(Signed )

Milestones

A dreadful display and a crushing defeat. Davide Xausa blasted over the bar in 28 seconds but it was one way traffic for the rest of the first half. In 7 minutes Gareth Evans did well to find room on the right and his cross was headed in by Niall Thompson. In 20 minutes there was a goalmouth scramble after a corner and a penalty was given and only the referee knows why. Austin McCann scored to make it 2-0. Two minutes later an Allan Moore cross from the right was headed in by Thompson to make it 3-0. Thompson completed his hat trick just before half time. A McCann corner fell to him and he hit it in from close range. The second half started well for the home side and keeper Stephen Wilson tipped away a Barry Wilson angled shot in 50 minutes.
A minute later the keeper missed a David Craig corner from the right and Denis Wyness headed home. In 57 minutes it was
5-1 as Alex Neil and Thompson both chased a lob from midfield and Neil was first and he hit it low past Les Fridge. It was nearly 6-1 in 72 minutes but Fridge saved McCann's penalty after David Hind had brought down Alex Neil.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. St. Mirren 33 21 7 5 70 33 37 70
2. Dunfermline 33 18 11 4 63 30 33 65
3. Falkirk 33 19 6 8 60 35 25 63
4. Raith Rovers 33 17 7 9 54 34 20 58
5. Livingston 33 16 7 10 52 43 9 55
6. Inverness CT 33 12 9 12 52 51 1 45
7. Ayr United 33 10 7 16 37 44 -7 37
8. Morton 33 8 6 19 40 59 -19 30
9. Airdrieonians 33 7 7 19 29 66 -37 28
10. Clydebank 33 1 5 27 17 79 -62 8