Inverness CT 1 - 2 Airdrieonians

League Match
Saturday, December 1st, 2001, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,591
Referee: C MacKay
Inverness CT  Airdrieonians

Goalscorers
Paul Ritchie (61)
Smith (17)
Coyle (58pen)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Bobby Mann
Stuart McCaffrey
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
David Bagan
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Dennis Wyness
Paul Ritchie
Ferguson
Armstrong
McPherson
S McDonald
Taylor
James
Henry
McFarlane
Coyle
Smith
Roberts

Substitutes
Jim Calder
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Graeme Stewart
Martin Bavidge
Docherty
Gardner
C McDonald
Dunn
Bennett

Substitutions
Martin Bavidge for David Bagan (70)
Docherty -> Henry (70)
Gardner -> Roberts (84)

Bookings
Barry Robson (39)
Paul Ritchie (56)
Charlie Christie (88)
James (63)
Taylor (87)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Nicky Walker (GK) 13 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 57 apps -
Bobby Mann 110 apps10 goals
Roy McBain 62 apps4 goals
David Bagan 43 apps8 goals
Charlie Christie 257 apps32 goals
Barry Robson 103 apps13 goals
Russell Duncan 18 apps1 goal
Mike Teasdale 219 apps19 goals
Dennis Wyness 92 apps44 goals
Paul Ritchie 22 apps13 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 102 apps16 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mike Teasdale (32 years 134 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2003 years 122 days)
Average Player Age:34 years 12 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mike Teasdale (32 years 134 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2003 years 122 days)
Average Player Age:36 years 205 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Back to league action after Wednesday�s cup tie and more disappointment. The Inverness side took until the last half hour to come alive but in the end were unlucky not to sneak a point. Airdrie nearly scored in the fourth minute when Mark Roberts crossed high from the right and Owen Coyle hit it first time low but past. The home side then applied some pressure before Airdrie took the lead in 17 minutes. A swift move from defence to attack led to an Owen Coyle ball from the right being dummied by Stuart Taylor and Tony Smith hitting it under Nicky Walker and into the net. In 24 minutes a Taylor shot from 12 yards out came back off the bar then in 29 minutes a Taylor header was saved by Walker. The rest of the first half produced very little but the pace of the game improved in the second half. In 53 minutes Allan Ferguson saved a Roy McBain shot at the second attempt then five minutes later Airdrie were awarded a penalty after Mike Teasdale was penalised for a push on Taylor � it seemed soft but Coyle took full advantage and scored to make it 2-0. This seemed to spur Caley Thistle on and they pulled one back only three minutes after the penalty goal. Teasdale ran through the middle and passed to Charlie Christie in the box � he hit the ball goalwards and it came out to Paul Ritchie who scored from six yards. The home side pushed forward for an equaliser and felt aggrieved in 65 minutes when a Ritchie header appeared to be handled and nothing was given. McBain shot not far over from 30 yards in 78 minutes then in 82 minutes the post came to Airdrie�s rescue from a Martin Bavidge close range shot. A minute later a Barry Robson shot was deflected for a corner with Ferguson rooted to the spot. Caley Thistle pressed to the whistle but it was not going to be their day.

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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Airdrieonians 17 10 6 1 35 13 22 36
2. Partick Thistle 17 9 4 4 32 19 13 31
3. St. Mirren 17 7 6 4 22 19 3 27
4. Inverness CT 17 7 2 8 36 30 6 23
5. Clyde 17 6 5 6 23 32 -9 23
6. Ayr United 17 6 4 7 27 26 1 22
7. Falkirk 17 6 4 7 27 32 -5 22
8. Arbroath 17 6 1 10 20 37 -17 19
9. Ross County 17 5 2 10 18 27 -9 17
10. Raith Rovers 17 3 6 8 27 32 -5 15