Morton 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 1st, 2000, 3:00 PM at Cappielow, Greenock
Attendance: 567
Referee: I Fyfe
Morton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Dennis Wyness (52)
Davide Xausa (84)

Team Managers
Ian McCall Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Maxwell
Murie
D Anderson
J Anderson
Morrison
Fenwick
Matheson
Curran
Wright
Whalen
Tweedie
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Andrew Allan
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Barry Wilson
Kevin Byers
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Aitken
Hawke
McPherson
David Hind
Martin Bavidge
David Craig

Substitutions
Aitken -> Tweedie (71)
Hawke -> Whalen (77)
McPherson -> Matheson (84)
David Craig for Stuart Golabek (70)

Bookings
None. Davide Xausa

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 63 apps -
Bobby Mann 43 apps1 goal
Andrew Allan 17 apps -
Mark McCulloch 114 apps7 goals
Ross Tokely 116 apps6 goals
Stuart Golabek 37 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 189 apps2 goals
Kevin Byers 35 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 151 apps43 goals
Davide Xausa 16 apps7 goals
Dennis Wyness 27 apps4 goals
David Craig (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 30 days)
Oldest Player:Andrew Allan (2001 years 243 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 14 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (21 years 30 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2001 years 243 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 14 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A good performance and an emphatic win. Injuries continued to give chances to the youngsters and they performed well. Morton also fielded a young team and they had to endure the distraction of 200 supporters demonstrating against chairman Hugh Scott from outside the ground throughout the match. The first half saw chances falling to Wyness, Byers and Xausa but no goals. Caley Thistle took the lead in 52 minutes when keeper Andy Carlin blocked an Andrew Allan 20 yard drive and it bounced up and Dennis Wyness was on hand to nod it into the net. Bobby Mann came close when his header from a David Craig corner was cleared off the line by Stephen Aitken. With six minutes left David Xausa made the points safe when he thundered a shot into the roof of the net from six yards after good set-up play from Barry Wilson down the right. Caley Thistle have now closed the gap on 5th placed Livingston to four points but have played a game more.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. St. Mirren 31 19 7 5 67 32 35 64
2. Falkirk 31 18 6 7 59 34 25 60
3. Dunfermline 31 16 11 4 55 30 25 59
4. Raith Rovers 31 16 7 8 52 33 19 55
5. Livingston 30 14 7 9 46 38 8 49
6. Inverness CT 31 12 9 10 51 44 7 45
7. Ayr United 31 9 7 15 35 41 -6 34
8. Morton 31 8 6 17 39 54 -15 30
9. Airdrieonians 30 5 7 18 19 62 -43 22
10. Clydebank 31 1 5 25 16 71 -55 8